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Sunset at Clifton Beach, Tasmania


As the cloud slowly rolled in throughout the afternoon, I made plans to take a drive and get some photos somewhere. As I arrived at Clifton I realised I had brought my broken tripod, fantastic! I wanted to capture at least one photo of the beautiful clouds so I laid over the rocks, positioning the camera on a rock and snapped away.

This is a 1.3″ second exposure at F.13 with the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40 and Cokin Z-Pro graduated neutral density filters to control the exposure of the sky.

Recently I wrote a small buying guide for neutral density filters that you may want to look at (click).

7 thoughts on “Sunset at Clifton Beach, Tasmania

  1. Another great shot Alex. Perfect exposure length to get a nice amount of movement in the water. Well composed also…

    1. Thank you Mark.

  2. Another inspiring shot! Whichj end of the beach was this?

    I took your advice and bought a B&W 10-stop. In the UK at the moment so picked it up locally to bring home next week. Your guide to long exposures earlier this week was very timely, thanks a lot.

    1. Thanks Paul! This was captured on the main end of Clifton at a low tide, I was lucky to be able to walk around the rocks which is normally difficult.

      Be sure to send through some photos when you get going with the B+W, would love to see. Glad you enjoyed the guide.

      – Alex

  3. Really awesome photo, rarely a better “beach” photo…they kinda tend to look all the same, but this one surprised me!

  4. This is really helpful post on photography, your work is appreciable. Very nice photographs.
    Thanks.

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