Driving down the Mornington Peninsula last Friday there was a stunning sunset. From the eastern side of the bay the sun always goes down over the bay- but it’s not always that exciting. You need something to put in front of the sunset, and the sun’s rays need something to reflect off. Like clouds.
I pulled in at Safety Beach just as the light was turning magic and it was clear it was going to be something special. And special it was- one of the more colourful sunsets I’ve had the chance to photograph recently, and in a beautiful, peaceful setting by the calm waters of the bay as well. Some local gents in their little boats kept the fore-water looking interesting, while mixed cloud soaked up sunlight like sponges. More shots down the line.
Putting something in front of a sunset is essential. It was actually this grand old Norfolk Pine at the edge of the road (last image) that made me pull over. In the end it didn’t turn out to be the subject I’d hoped it to be, but it none the less provided a point of interest.
I really, really need to get me a telephoto lens. That way I can take these sunset shots and really fill the viewfinder with these distant little subjects against the colourful light.
Plus I won’t have to get so close to the water, so with any luck next time I won’t end up with wet feet courtesy of a stray wave…