Outback Sunset

This was the first sunset that I saw on my Canning Stock Route trip.   We’d travelled 13hrs to get here and it was like an oasis in the outback.   I was so excited when I saw this and rushed down to the water to take it, I didn’t even worry about setting up my tent first.   This is what I love about the outback, the amazing sunsets and sunrises.

Hope you enjoy,

Jamie Paterson

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  1. Flemming Bo Jensen August 9, 2008 at 11:40 pm #

    I was wondering when we would see more Canning shots, keep ’em coming!
    There’s an outstanding sky and sunset behind the trees. For me the silhouetted trees dominate a bit too much. When they take up so much of the photo some more detail would be nice.
    Human Spirit Level has had problems lately but I do believe the horizon is leaning a bit to the left but could just be the perspective in this case 🙂

  2. jamiepatersonphotography August 9, 2008 at 11:46 pm #

    Hi Flemming,

    I was never going to post this because of the silhouetted trees but my friend who was on the trip loved it so much and wanted it posted so much that I relented. Both he and a few of my other friends were blown away with this photo, yet I hate it. Its indvidual perspective isn’t? 🙂

    Jamie Paterson

  3. Flemming Bo Jensen August 9, 2008 at 11:53 pm #

    Yep, whatever floats your boat so to speak 🙂 I’d love to see more from the trip, some remote wide open arid Canning outback landscapes?

  4. dylanfox August 10, 2008 at 2:01 pm #

    I think it’s a pretty nice shot but I think I would ad a screen layer to the water to even it out a little.

  5. Mel August 10, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    Well I love it!!

  6. tonymiddleton August 10, 2008 at 5:50 pm #

    I like the shot, though a detractor form myself is the ‘cut in half’ tree in the left of frame. One thing that I would love to know more about its story…permanent waterhole or recent rains etc.

    tone 🙂

  7. spoolphotography August 10, 2008 at 7:33 pm #

    You know I’m a little nuts so I took this image flipped it upside down and shit it looks the freakin same, what a stunning reflection Jamie we’ll spotted and captured. Have you tried a high contrast B&W ?

  8. jamiepatersonphotography August 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    Hi Flemming,

    I’m just starting to work on the trip photos a little more. Most of it was fairly featureless so I’m struggling a little with interesting photos from the trip. Only Christian could drag something up from the Canning Stock Route. 😉

  9. jamiepatersonphotography August 10, 2008 at 9:05 pm #

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks for stopping by. Its actually a permanent waterhole that the locals go to for camping. Its pretty big for that area.

    Jamie Paterson

  10. jamiepatersonphotography August 10, 2008 at 9:07 pm #

    Thanks for everyone comments. I have a second set of photos almost the same as above except it was later in the evening with more pinks in the sky. I’m going to take everyone’s suggestions and see if I can’t improve on it. I think there is a great shot hiding in there somewhere. 🙂

    Jamie Paterson

  11. Stephen Williams August 11, 2008 at 4:34 pm #

    yeah i like it. the trees probably are a lil on the dark side, but it’s an awesome reflection and the colours are so nice. so it has me won

  12. kirkhille August 11, 2008 at 9:21 pm #

    nice shot mate ,
    Looks like you had some impressive sunsets 🙂

  13. jamiepatersonphotography August 11, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    Hi Neal,

    No I hadn’t tried B&W but what I did like about this shot was that it was almost a near perfect reflection.

    Jamie Paterson

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