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Sunset - White Cliffs NSW Australia by Bev Woodman

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We stayed in the underground motel at White Cliffs on our trip back from Broken Hill in outback NSW recently. The experience of sleeping underground was on our bucket list and we were really impressed with the motel and its facilities. The owner had pointed us to a steep underground stairway at the back of the motel and said that the view from the top was the best spot for sunsets … well he wasn’t wrong. After climbing to the top I found myself on the roof of the motel … and in actual fact on top of the hill that the motel is built inside of. The 360 degree view from this point was mesmerising and a few others had gathered to sit and wait for the sun to do its last dance of the day. All around were wide open plains scattered with mining huts or old machinery … and stunted unusual trees like the one I finally chose to silhouette against the sunset. While diving in and out of shrubs and waiting for the sun to go down, I emerged from behind one bush only to be confronted by a family of long horned goats … I’m not sure who got the biggest shock but it was me who finally decided to retreat ever so quietly while keeping a close eye on those horns that these beasts so proudly displayed.

White Cliffs can be found in outback NSW not too far from Wilcannia on the Tibooburra road. Take the turnoff just after Wilcannia, midway between Broken Hill & Cobar and its about an hours drive on a newly sealed road. Watch out for the many cattle grids in the road and the vast number of cattle, sheep, goats and emu along the way. For more information

Taken with the Nikon D700, 28-300 mm lens, F/L 78 mm, F9, 1/400 sec, ISO 200, Exposure Bias -03, hand held.


white cliffs, outback, nsw, opal, mining, sunset, colours

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  • joak
    joakalmost 3 years ago

    sounds like some place bev.terrific shot an a grand wee story

  • Thanks Joak … this is a truly amazing place … not much out there but heaps of scenery … and goats … and emus … ♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 3 years ago

    Great story Bev & a great choice for a sunset silhouette.

  • Thanks Michael … I loved these scrappy trees – they did provide a great silhouette♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, that is gorgeous Bev, what a lovely moment to see !

  • Its a great time of day anytime but this time was perfect … thanks Steven … hope all is well♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely shot, you’ve used the tree to perfection

  • Thank you David for the great comment … I loved this tree and its weird shape♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyalmost 3 years ago

    Just beautiful Bev – love this !!

  • Thank you Gail for the comment … and especially for the favourite♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballalmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic Bev! I always enjoy your stories too!

  • Thank you John for the comment and favourite. I’m pleased you enjoy the stories … I feel the picture is not complete without the story behind it♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Robin Young
    Robin Youngalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Bev.

  • Thank you Robin … I always love the challenge of each sunset … they’re always so different♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • Kymie
    Kymiealmost 3 years ago

    Oh so beautiful, love the detail in the silhouette, those individual branches look awesome

  • Hi Kymie and thank you for the comment and favourite. I was really fascinated by this tree♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • geoffgrattan
    geoffgrattanalmost 3 years ago

    great shot bev
    glad you had a great timecheers

  • Thanks Geoff … we did have a great time out west and I think we saw it at its best too♥

    – Bev Woodman

  • richbriggs28
    richbriggs28almost 3 years ago

    Superb image, wish I had taken it. Well done. :))

  • Hi and thanks heaps for stopping by and commenting on my work … especially for favouriting this one♥

    – Bev Woodman

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