Backlight and the bloke

Backlight and the bloke

By |2014-10-18T08:23:35+00:00Oct 18th, 2014|

I only got to experience two sunsets at Byron Bay in Australia and both were spectacular. On the evening of the first sunset, I was frantically running around looking for different photos to take of the ocean, the surfers, and the landscape. Admittedly, I didn’t get to really enjoy the sunset for what it was. I decided to fix that on the following evening. This time, I just kept to laying back and watching everything unfold. In front of me was this bloke who, just by looking at, seemed to exude charisma and a lifetime worth of stories. At least, that’s what I conjured up in my own mind. He kept looking off to the right, into the expanse of the ocean, and as he did, the sun began exploding this surreal golden light around him, framing every inch of his profile.

Fortunately, I had the right gear with me to get the photo I intended to get. I had handheld my Sony A7 and Sony Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 and quickly nabbed a few quick photos before the sun dipped too far below the horizon. It took all of a few seconds before I was back to simply taking in the beautiful scene in front of me.


  1. Dave Veffer October 18, 2014 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Nice one!

  2. Brian Bonham October 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Love this shot!

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