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Rippled Sunset (3X2BW9061) – Limited Edition


Black and white long exposure with Interesting ripples in the sand at low tide, Cable Beach, Broome, Kimberleys, North West, Western Australia.

Captured on the same night as the colour image “Outgoing”, however this time concentrating on ripples more and with the utilisation of Black and white, it is a completely different feel. The choice of black and white was to combat the quickly fading colours of the sunset as darkness fell and to also focus on the structure of the reef, ripples and water. Left in standard format to provide a bit of a journey around the image through leading lines, rather than bringing the focus to one hero too quickly. One of my favourite images. Why? I’m not actually sure. It’s just one of those images which actually isn’t that perfect technically, but has some appeal. Perhaps that’s just a personal view, but its why I take photos, first and foremost for me.

Titled “Rippled Sunset” to reflect the ripples at sunset.

Cable Beach is a 22 km stretch of pristine white sand beach, washed by the stunning turquoise water of the Indian Ocean near Broome in the Kimberly region within the far north west of Western Australia. Named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889, its natural beauty attracts visitors from around Australia and the world.

The western facing beach experiences large tidal movements on a daily basis, peaking on the spring tides, where the tide can recede several hundred meters from the high tide mark, leaving interesting ripples in the sand. There are several sections where the low flat reef just offshore is exposed on low tide, making for excellent photographic opportunities with some foreground interest. Combined with the stunning sunsets typical of the northern Australian skies, it is heavily photographed as a result.

Note: This image is a limited edition and as such the number of prints will be limited to 100.  For more information click here.

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