There is nothing that inspires me more than watching the sun go down and seeing the sky filled with colours of burnt red and orange – it’s humbling in many ways – a friendly reminder that the world is this transient state of natural wonder occurring with or without our presence.
Recently a friend and I were out for dinner in Mount Eliza along Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, it was one of those spring evenings where the breeze was warm and the air slightly balmy. We had nowhere to be but everywhere to go so we decided to wander down to Daveys Bay Beach to watch the sun go down.
There was barely a cloud in sight, we removed our sandals and sat back from the waters edge. There were quite a few people around, some enjoying a beer, others just the sensation of the sand between their toes. We were a community of people sharing in one of life’s simple pleasures.
I remember it being peaceful and the sky alight with the most breathtaking colours. I turned to my friend Kristie and said, “Can you believe this is our backyard?” to which she replied, “I know, we are pretty lucky aren’t we?”
One of the biggest clichés in photography is sunrises and sunsets but for good reason. We barely take the time these days to stop and appreciate the natural world around us, and we should.
So if there weren’t enough reasons to fall in love with Australia already, here is a collection of our countries most spectacular sunsets…
Hope you enjoy x
- Princes Pier, Melbourne
- Kyogle, NSW, Australia
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- Blue Mountains
photo credit: IMGP6713-Jamison-Sunset via photopin (license)
- Cable Beach Sunset
photo credit: Cable Beach sunset, Broome (explore 15/05/11) via photopin (license)
- Lake Wendouree, Ballarat
photo credit: Golden Glow via photopin (license)
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