Ever wondered what happens when an amateur photographer points an automatic film camera directly at the sun and presses the shutter?
Well, wonder no more!
It might be amateurish, but I kinda like it … although I would, wouldn’t I?! Yes, I’m the photographer, and this amazing sunset on the first night of my virgin visit to Western New South Wales’ spectacular Menindee Lakes region used up a couple of rolls of film.
Was it worth it?
You’ll have to let me know …
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #2
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #3
From our campsite (Free! How good is that?!) on the shores of Lake Pamamaroo, the sun sets spectacularly over water – so much water it’s an inland sea, with the opposite shore barely visible.
Meterologists more expert than I will have already noted the water’s mirror-like reflective surface – a significant clue to the evening’s stillness …
They’d have seen the fast-moving cloud that offers another clue to the prevailing wind direction.
And they’d have picked up that a change was on its way!
It’s a giveaway if you know what to look out for – the weather would turn to cold and drizzle by the next morning.
But for now?
Balmy and beautiful. Evocative and ever-changing. Magnificent and mesmerizing.
Incredibly, the staggering view intensified as the sunset progressed.
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #4
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #5
How could I stop at one picture (Or five? Or ten??!) when every moment the panorama in front of me was changing?
Different cloud formations.
Ever more spectacular reflections.
Just as well the great-oil-painter gene passed me by … it was all happening too quickly to capture on canvas!
BUT … yes, some are no doubt thinking I’ve missed out on the great-photo-snapper gene too!
Why do I keep exploring OZ?
For experiences like this!
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #6
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #7
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #8
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #9
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Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #11
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #12
Lake Pamamaroo Sunset #13
Yep, the best things in life are free …
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