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Twilight Fade (1X1BW5192)


Twilight fades quickly over Canal Rocks near Smiths Beach, Yallingup, South West, Western Australia.

A very similar image to “Sun Burst”, however taken a little while later as the sun sunk below the horizon and the colour of the sunset started to show from under the cloud canopy. In this shot I wanted to focus on the water movement between the two rock outcrops in front of me at Canal Rocks.

Employing a long exposure I was able to flatten the large waves rolling through and breaking into the channel, filling the surface with foam which then moved with the strong current. The mood and feel of the image, unmistakably dark and dramatic, which is in line with the other images captured that same evening. This is another of my favourites from that series of shots. I didn’t just want to capture happy bright sunset pics, as I have plenty of them, but to create some images that stirred emotions within or conveyed a darker side to the raw beauty of the South West corner of Western Australia.

Titled “Twilight Fade” to reflect the twilight stage, when the real colours of the sunset begin to appear for a brief moment in time.

Canal rocks are a series of rocky outcrops lined up close together, just off the mainland near Smiths Beach at Yallingup in the South West of Western Australia, which form a canal like passage between the rocks on the mainland and the rocky outcrops in the sea. A heavily visited and photographed location.

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