A spectacular Winter sunset over Swansea Channel as twilight looms. Swansea is situated in Lake Macquarie on the East Coast of Australia. It’s a very popular spot for people who love the water – excellent for fishing, sailing, boating, swimming, and paddling. It also has a lot of great surf spots close to Swansea Heads.

Captured using a Canon 450D with a standard Canon 55 – 250 mm lens.

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I enjoy the whole creative process from beginning to end and seek to discover and portray the world in all of it’s rich, intense colours and interesting forms, textures and subjects. I draw inspiration from the harmonious colour schemes often present in the natural environment when creating my Graphic Designs, or composing a Photograph or other work.

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    superb!! love the wonderful light and colours with the brilliant pelican silhouettes

  • Thanks Maggie ! It was a quick shoot but things got more interesting in the final 15 minutes before nightfall ! :))

    – reflector

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    amazing capture, lovely scene

  • Thank you Antanas ! It was a great spot and I was working quickly as the light vanished !

    – reflector

  • AlMiller
    AlMillerover 5 years ago

    Whata great shot James well done!

  • Thanks Al ! At this place you can face the ocean for lighter scenes, or face west for more contrast. This is an untouched shot on EV 0.

    – reflector

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 5 years ago

    Rocking shot James!! Love it!

  • Thanks Sals ! It’s been days since I really went out to take photo’s, so I had a speed session at this place today and came back with a few good ones.

    – reflector

  • kia3
    kia3over 5 years ago

    hi reflector this is a fantastic shot.

  • Hi David ! That colour didn’t last for long but I made the most of it and had a great speedy session. Thanks for the fave !

    – reflector

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 5 years ago

    Good shot James. They have come to roost. We have pelicans where we live now nearer the coast.

  • We have stacks of them all over Newcastle / Lake Macquarie. They were down the end there because there’s a table where the fisherman prepare their bait and throw the off-cuts to the birds. Thanks for your feedback Gloria !

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    WOW~ absolutely stunning my friend!!!

  • Thanks a lot Cheryl ! I was very keen to get some new location shots today and I thought of a great place that’s not too far away.

    – reflector

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture James!!

  • Thanks Rainy, it was a very nice afternoon ! We are having some excellent Winter weather here, and Spring is just a few weeks away.

    – reflector

  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftover 5 years ago

    I like the little sparks of light from the street on the solid black.

  • Thanks Murray ! That’s a motel sign, a street sign and a bunch of car headlights / tail lights – the light " we had to have " [ to borrow a line from Prince Paul Keating].

    – reflector

  • nancy dixon
    nancy dixonover 5 years ago

    WOW !!! amazingf shot

  • Thanks for your nice feedback Nancy ! Much appreciated ! I was very happy with this location – you can shoot the Sunset, but the sun doesn’t actually get in the shot so it can’t negatively affect the exposure.

    – reflector

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