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.
"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.