Layers of colour burn bright in the afterglow of sunset at Port Willunga, south of Adelaide, South Australia.
The old Port Willunga jetty is a magnificent backdrop to a South Australian sunset, and a place well known also for The Star of Greece, a ship that wrecked off the coast here in 1888 and the adopted name of the famous restaurant perched on the cliff top.
The light just after sunset is my favourite time for beautiful landscape photography. Colours can vary so much from deep blues and magentas, to bright yellows and oranges more common in the hot summer months.
My thoughts in creating this image was to use a long exposure to capture a gamut of colours over a period of minutes, as the light gradually fell away to the deep blue of night. In layering the changing light onto the film over time I intended to achieve a strata of colours melting into one another, rather than a single moment and hue. The result on film is delightful, and the afterglow of purple, yellow, orange and red intense against the sharp line of the horizon is exquisitely reproduced in the final print.
capture: film | edition: open