Whisky Bay Sunset by Travis Easton

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On showing this photo to a friend he admired the way I had patiently waited for the sun to reach just the right spot before taking the picture. In reality this shot was taken in a frantic hurry, I had sped down to the Prom trying to get there before sunset. Parked the car sprinted down to the beach set up the tripod and composed the shot, changed lenses ran another 50m down the beach recomposed levelled the camera and pressed the shutter. As a matter of course I always release the shutter on a ten second delay to avoid camera shake. On this particular occasion I was convinced the rapidly setting sun would disappear before the shutter tripped. Fortunately it all came together in the end.

This shot along with 107 others is available in my book The Prom – Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria, Australia

For more shots from this area check out my Wilsons Promontory gallery.

$30 a month of photography related profits go to the Wilderness Society .

Australia’s rugged landscape is an important part of my life and over many years I have explored some of the more remote parts of it on foot, ski, kayak and rope. I usually travel alone so I can take my time capturing the essence of these places without distraction. Life slows down and after a while I feel like I begin to merge with the land, nature takes me into her confidence and changes me. I hope you enjoy the fruit of these excursions.

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Comments

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful soft warm colors so lovely how you caught sun setting such a visual treat for the eyes !

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 7 years ago

    A great story to go with a great view and image. Frantic sure paid off !

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowalmost 7 years ago

    Pristine Image Love the way the sun bounces off the foreground water

  • LindaR
    LindaRalmost 7 years ago

    I love the beauty of this image – full spectrum of why – color, light, compo – you name it ~ however I found myself totally feeling your story as many of my own —sans the equipment and skill you portray in your telling, hurried tho it be… I lived this most every clear evening spent getting thru dinner, then high tailing it barefeet barely grazing the ground to get to the path, over the dune to the beach in time to shoot with my instamatic…thanks for the sunset and the remembering (and tolerating a my tale told here)

  • Charl045
    Charl045almost 7 years ago

    Sensational beauty!! Well done Travis!

  • Trace Lowe
    Trace Lowealmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic beauty here!

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98almost 7 years ago

    Tremendous Travis. All that effort was well rewarded. We have visited Wilsons Prom three times and not once has the sun shone for us!! Obviously we are not righteous enough! Peter.

  • I teach with a guy who has an identical story except for him it’s never stopped raining. He’s now given up thinking he must be cursed or something. Thanks for the comment.

    – Travis Easton

  • Camerashy
    Camerashyalmost 7 years ago

    Now that is what I call cutting it fine………..worth the run down the beach

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful capture, wonderful colours, great legend

  • Halcyon007
    Halcyon007almost 7 years ago

    Very interesting story behind the shot. It’s funny how things pan out sometimes, another day and you would have missed it.

    Well captured, given the hurried conditions – I particularly like the small reflection of sun on the wet sand in front of the tide and the overall pinky / orange tones are very soothing.

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