Sunset Storm 6th November 2021

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop 22.5 (Windows)
  • 2021:10:25 16:27:49
  • 0.033 s (1/30) (1/30)
  • f/4.0
  • 200
  • 2021:10:23 17:44:05
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  • 17.00 (17/1)

Shot Notes

This photo is the result of being in the right place at the right time. The weather front arrived as the sun was setting, creating vivid colours in the sky. This pocket of subtropical valleys surrounded by ancient rainforests is a special part of the world.

Follow the coast north from Sydney, turn left near Byron Bay and weave along picturesque winding roads until you are deep in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. On your way, you will have travelled the length of the Northern Rivers region.

Small farms dotted along the hillside put the Wales in New South WalesWaterfalls in sublime settings feel magical. Natural wonders attract hippies and artisans who add colour to mountain villages. Stunning landscapes strengthen peoples connection to nature. No surprise, it was in this area, the continent saw the first successful anti-logging protest in 1979. It continues to be a centre for counterculture and home many of Australias most interesting people, places and festivals.

2 Responses to “Sunset Storm”

  1. 1

    Beautiful photo! Is the colour enhanced?

  2. 2
    Jason Benz:

    Thanks. White balance shifts dramatically at the end of the day so everyone will experience different colours. After all colour is just an illusion created by your brain. No camera or display can capture the dynamic range of the sun. These colours are just a faint approximation to the memory of an illusion.

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