I love ending the day with a good sunset and I’ve certainly seen a few. I’ve sipped cocktails and cold beers during sunset happy hours, I’ve gazed across golden-lit landscapes lost in my own thoughts and dreams and I’ve focused (pun intended) on capturing the last light of the day with my camera.
I’ve enjoyed sunsets on all seven continents, but when asked for my favourite location to watch the sun fall beneath the horizon, it’s an easy answer.
It may be a sentimental answer as it’s the country I was born in, the country I saw my first sunset and the the country I still call home despite not living there for nearly fifteen years. But an Australian sunset is hard to beat.
Whenever I return to Adelaide to visit family and friends, it doesn’t take long before I feel myself pulled towards Henley Beach, camera and tripod in hand. I arrive when the sun is just starting to drop, looking across the ocean as I wait to see whether the sky will burst into a fiery collage of red and orange or a peaceful collection of pastel hues.
Last night it was a little of both. I love shooting the sunset at Henley. It’s only a few minutes drive from where I stay, I can always get a park, its uncrowded, and I can create different compositions from the jetty, boats and swimmers in the water, rocks on the sand’s edge and people enjoying the last light of the day.
What is your favourite location in the world for a sunset?
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