Set sights on prize
PERTH'S coast dishes up some of the best sunset photography opportunities over summer – and we want you to share your best snaps to be in the running for a great prize.
In the lead-up to Sunset Wine, Scarborough's boutique wine festival held on February 18 and 19, the hunt is on for Perth's best summer sunset photo.
Our photographer Andrew Ritchie is extremely proud of this award-winner he took at a past Sculptures By The Sea exhibition.
We've barred Ritchie (and other staff at the paper) from entering our readers-only Sunset Wine competition, but as a competition judge he has offered advice on how to capture a perfect sunset image using a camera or smartphone.
“The foreground can be just as important as the background, so adding a silhouette of something like a champagne glass lifts and gives the image depth,” he said.
“Don't be afraid to try different angles by lying down or from up high – you should not just always shoot from the hip.”
Snap a good one and you could win a Sunset Wine event experience.
The prize includes a voucher for overnight accommodation at Rendezvous Scarborough and two tickets to enjoy the event, which this year is at Brighton Reserve while Scarborough's main beachfront undergoes a makeover.
Sunset Wine will feature wineries, brewers, distillers, gourmet food and live entertainment. Event director Richard Campbell said the new venue would still enable visitors to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the ocean.
“There is a great range of local wines on offer to taste, then enjoy with a glass at the event or take home some bottles to share later,” he said.
“Along with gourmet food, live music and good friends, it's the recipe for one of summer's best boutique events.”