One of the so-called rules I was told about when I first started in photography was – never shoot directly into the sun. Well, I’ve never been a big believer in rules and I greatly enjoy shooting into the sun, particularly at sunset, when the world’s colour palette turns to gold.This series is a collection of photographs taken mainly at sunset. The light about five minutes before the sun goes down is a very particular shade – a vibrant gold colour. I shoot directly into the sun against this colour so as to silhouette the people who happen to be on the beach at that time. Many of these shots were taken at the north end of Seven Mile Beach in Gerroa – a location which lends itself particularly well to this sort of shot.