Valentine Photowalk & Sunset

It was my photo group’s last shoot of the year yesterday. It was a bit of a crazy shoot – we went to Valentine for the sunset, only to get hammered by a storm which sent us scurrying for cover and ended the shoot early.

Then on the way home, the sky absolutely exploded with colour. It was one of the best sunsets of the year and typically I’d left my camera in the car! At least I managed to get a few shots with my phone.

It was a pity that we missed the sunset at Valentine as it would have been spectacular there too but oh well, another time. And it was definitely an interesting way to end our photowalks for 2021! 😀

Photos © CJ Levinson 2021

Swansea Sunset 08/12/2021

Wednesday night’s beautiful sunset. I almost missed the sunset as I was busy most of the day but managed to run down to the Swansea foreshore for the end of it.

I didn’t have my tripod or most of my gear with me so all of these were shot handheld at 6400 ISO. The files still look very good – it’s amazing how advanced cameras are now in low light.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2021

Sunset at Thomas Halton Park

My photography group had its first photowalk back since lockdown last Sunday. We went to Thomas Halton Park in Eleebana to catch the sunset. It’s a great spot with lots of beautiful trees and some lovely views of the lake.

At first we didn’t think we’d get much of a sunset as the sky was very grey and you could see heavy rain coming across the lake. So I started out shooting detail shots with a mind to converting them to black & white later to enhance the mood.

As the sun went down though we started to get a little bit of colour and it ended up being a pretty sunset in the end as a sliver of the sky exploded with colour for ten minutes or so. Then just as we finished shooting it started bucketing down. Perfect timing!

Not a bad adventure for our first walk back since lockdown. 🙂

Photos © CJ Levinson 2021