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Sunrise Clifton Beach

I recently shot this stunner of a sunrise down at Clifton Beach.

sunrise clifton beach tasmania

On arrival some fairly dark and brooding clouds greeted us. I crossed my fingers, at this point thinking even if there aren’t any great sunrise colours there should be a few nice wave crashes under a menacing sky…

It was something of a “slow burner” – quite overcast and grey on arrival, a sliver of pink entered the sky and gradually caught fire over a large part of the sky.

sunrise clifton beach tasmania

Slowly some pink appears above the cliffs at the far end of the beach

sunrise clifton beach tasmania

The pink and orange slowly began to spread…

I have shot here before but this was a particularly nice morning 🙂

sunrise clifton beach tasmania

…before exploding across the sky!

sunrise clifton beach tasmania

The same composition as above with different wave patterns

sunrise clifton beach tasmania

Finally, as the colour started to fade, I turned the camera sideways for a portrait shot of the scene 🙂

Clifton Beach is around 30 minutes from Hobart on the South Arm Highway. There are two beach access points, one right at the end of Clifton Beach Rd (where it is a short stroll to the rocks at the southern end of the beach where these shots were taken. The other is up towards Cape Deslacs (the cliffs/headland you can see at the other end of the beach in these photos). Click here for the location on Google Maps 🙂

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.