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The sky was looking really interesting all day today and, when I checked the forecast for sunset it looked like perfect conditions for a back-lit sky. So I headed out nice and early and was at the beach an hour before sunset. As I sat in the car waiting for some colour a line of low clouds marched in and I nearly packed up and went home. However I could see a gap in the distance and, when I saw a flash of gold way to the south I figured I’d go down onto the beach and see what unfolded. As it happened the real colour only started right on sunset but then it carried on for a good 35 minutes afterwards producing some awesome light.

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My friends the gulls were gathering at the tideline for an evening gossip.
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Beautiful flame-like clouds above, reflected in the water on the beach.
Peak colour about this point. How nice is that golden sky?
Wanted to show off the back-lit skies so I pointed the wide angle upwards.
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Your eye gets drawn into the centre there doesn't it.
Whole beach got colour-tinted - it was even nicer behind me.
Liked the reflections of the colour in the sand.
Zoomed into the clouds for this one. Mad colours.
Beautiful reds as the colour starts pulling back to the east.
Last shot of the dya, on the walk back to the car, looking north-west.
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My friends the gulls were gathering at the tideline for an evening gossip.
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Beautiful flame-like clouds above, reflected in the water on the beach.
Peak colour about this point. How nice is that golden sky?
Wanted to show off the back-lit skies so I pointed the wide angle upwards.
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Your eye gets drawn into the centre there doesn't it.
Whole beach got colour-tinted - it was even nicer behind me.
Liked the reflections of the colour in the sand.
Zoomed into the clouds for this one. Mad colours.
Beautiful reds as the colour starts pulling back to the east.
Last shot of the dya, on the walk back to the car, looking north-west.
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Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa is my ‘go to’ beach as it’s a short drive from my house and offers a flexible number of landscapes in one small area. You can shoot on the beach, on the reserve by the boat ramp, over the rocks behind Crooked River or round the corner at Black Head.

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