I was in Darwin over the weekend, with a few hours to spare and my camera gear in hand. Nightcliff is a popular Sunday afternoon picnic spot, with families gathering to watch the sunset over the water, people fishing from the rocks, and even some swing dancers practicing.


There were a few other photographers out on the rocks, including one guy from Melbourne who told me that his son had just got his learners permit, so they drove to Darwin to get up his 150 hours. That’s one way to do it!

Most of them left as soon as the sun dipped below the horizon. Big mistake. If they’d stuck around, the colour in the sky becomes much deeper and the light much richer. Like in this shot below, taken from the from the break wall about 6 minutes after the one above, and 40 minutes after sunset.