SENSATIONAL SUNSET: Emily James captured this image at Canoe Point Tannum Sands last year.
SENSATIONAL SUNSET: Emily James captured this image at Canoe Point Tannum Sands last year. Contributed

Snappers stay alert for perfect image

AMATEUR photographer Emily James says the landscape sunset image she captured last year is one of her best.

Mrs James said she used a slow shutter speed, a tripod and a remote trigger to take the photograph.

"I was at a kids birthday party and I saw the clouds looked different, and at about 4pm the colours started to change.

"That's when I decided to drive to Tannum Sands to get this photo," she said.

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"I wanted to capture the clouds because they were really magnificent that day - and a little bit of water," she said.

Four years ago she picked up her first camera and since then has watched several tutorials online and read many photography magazines.

The Canon-user said she did not normally a photograph landscapes.

"It took a bit of planning," she said.

"I usually think of photos before I take them and sometimes it goes to plan and you take the perfect photo.

"When I took this one, I thought, what an awesome photo."

The stay-at-home mum said she took her camera everywhere.

On road trips, her husband is told to pull over several times, just so she can jump out and grab a shot of something.

"You keep your eyes open all the time.

"I'm going to Hinchinbrook Island soon and I'm really excited to get some landscape shots of waterfalls," she said.

A post on The Observer's Facebook page asking for people to share their photos of sunsets generated almost 100 comments.



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