Even though Twilight Cove makes me wince at the memory of my first trip there, which after only 30min- left me with a wet camera and a headache. The headache occurred the day after anyway as I chose to live it up at the pub to try and forget my woes haha. I still love it there, it is such a beautiful place, and obviously sits very highly on the list of visitors who visit Esperance.
I’m not sure if it gets it’s name from the wonderful soft light that occurs there in the twilight hours, but anyway I reckon it’s such a fitting name. For some reason, even though spectacular at sunset- it’s after the sun goes down that the absolute beauty comes out. I found that the first time I was there, and this time it proved to be the case again.
This shot also reminds me why it’s important to scout out an area thoroughly before I start shooting the sunset. I arrived, set up and shot away for a good hour, about 20m away from this spot. It was nice, and I got some shots from it- but I don’t think any of them come close to this. The sun had well and truly gone down, and I was in basically complete darkness when I decided to climb up the rock and see if there was a nice location for the morning. I then saw this! Argghhh!! @#@*!!!! There was awesome colour in the sky directly behind this, but as I didn’t walk up the rock I missed it! Anyway in the soft light I still thought there was an opportunity, so I set up again and fired off a couple of shots.
It ended up being nearly a 2min exposure, at ISO 320 from memory- but when I saw it on the screen I was glad that I set up and gave it a go. With no harsh light the rocks were perfectly and evenly lit, and then the blue cast coming from the cooler light. It’s quite a different shot from my standard landscapes, but one I really enjoyed. I hope you do too 🙂
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