Broome is a small but extremely popular tropical town in Western Australia and gateway to The Kimberley. It is sometimes marketed for tourists as a tropical paradise with the 22km long Cable Beach complete with camels as the main feature. I reckon small and quiet outback town is much more describing. The weather is tropical and perfect in the dry season – where the town is not so quiet as the population of roughly 15,000 people triples around July! I have somehow ended up in Broome 3 times so far and love slipping into “Broometime” and hanging out here in perfect climate with quirky, funky and weird residents in a charming outback atmospheric town.

Broome have a few great photography spots right around town and here’s a few of my takes on Broome from September 2008:

Cable beach in pastel coloured light as the sun rises

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Cable Beach at Dawn
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Sun Pictures Cinema in Broome; world’s oldest picture gardens! – bring a pillow as the deck chairs get a bit uncomfy!

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Sun Pictures
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Dusk light at Gantheaume Point home of 130 million year old dinosaur footprints

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Gantheaume Point at Dusk
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Back at Cable Beach; this time at dusk

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Cable Beach at Dusk
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Broome is a great place to relax for a few days either before or after your Kimberley outback trip. Just remember to not get stuck in “Broometime” sunbaking on the beach all week but get up the Gibb River Road and experience the Kimberley Outback!

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14 thoughts on “Lazy days in Broome

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  1. Michael 11 years ago

    Love Broometime. Great images Flemming, hope you stay off the nudie beach!

  2. Christian 11 years ago

    mate I want 5D mark II shots, where are they. I have noted Neal is pretty quiet too on the 5D front. Are you guys saving up for a big show???

  3. Tony Middleton 11 years ago

    Nice work Flemming ! I like Broome too…but then again I love the Kimberley. Gantheaume point is pretty awesome and you have captured it so well in that image ! (stitch or crop ?)

    cheers,

  4. Flemming Bo Jensen 11 years ago

    Christian, mate a bit of patience 🙂 Also read the following post: http://flemmingbo.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/canon-
    Btw at websize no one can tell the difference between 5D Mk I and II shots

    Tony, cheers mate! Yeah I could live in the Kimberley!
    Cable at dawn and dusk are cropped shots, Sun Pictures and Gantheaume Point are stitched shots (somewhere around 9 vertical). I forget to write whether panos stitched or not as I don't care myself how I achieve the pano, stitch or crop, I'll choose whatever method I feel works with the scene.

  5. Stephen Williams 11 years ago

    all such great shot's Flem.

    lovely colours in the first complements the ripples.
    love the Gantheaume Point. with the golden light hitting the rocks and then the subtle blue of the water.

    also love the last one too. it's such a simple shot.
    the colours are amazing and the heavy vignette really works for me. then the slight criss crossing lines in the foreground are very nice.

    looks like Broome was a big success for you! 🙂
    not been to Broome but this sure makes me want to go!

  6. Flemming Bo Jensen 11 years ago

    Thanks very much Stephen ! The vignette in last shot is all Nature, I didn't add anything. It was so late the only light left in the sky was where the sun had set 20 minutes earlier.

  7. mattlauder 11 years ago

    Nice arrangement of shots Flemming. Looking at doing a shoot this year in Broome myself. Use to go here as a kid on holidays to a place called "Coconut Wells".

  8. Flemming Bo Jensen 11 years ago

    Thanks Matt! yeah Broome has a couple of very nice and easily accessible spots to shoot. I'll be back in Broome as well this year, end of April!

  9. John Roshka 11 years ago

    Amazing images. What software do you use to stitch the photos? I use a free one – Hugin.

    I like the first image. It's so relaxing and calming.

    Thanks.

  10. kirkhille 11 years ago

    nice collection of shots Flemming was it hot enough for you up there that time of year 🙂
    Looking at going up there as well some time this year .

  11. Flemming Bo Jensen 11 years ago

    Thanks very much Kirk and I would say Broome in September is just perfect for me 🙂 Pushing 40 degrees during the day and a lovely 15-20 or so at night, just perfect living conditions for me!

  12. John Roshka 11 years ago

    I use Hugin. I think it's the same Panorama Tools software, but Hugin it's free, open source and more ticking and stuff…
    Thanks for sharing…