Adventurer and talented photographer, Graham King recently took advantage of clear skies to head down and catch the sunset at a local beach in Stanley, Tasmania. The trip proved a great field test for Big Red Gear, with Graham and his buddy Wayne equipped with our LED lightbar and driving lights.
While interstate and overseas trips haven’t been on the agenda much for anyone the last few years, we are lucky that in Australia there is lots to see in your own backyard. This was definitely true for Graham, based in the North West of Tasmania.
The footage he captured at Stanley speaks for itself, with natural golden light bringing a touch of magic to this stunning part of the world.
Graham filled us in on how his trip went, letting us know how Big Red Gear performed along the way:
Where have you travelled to in the last 12 months?
I am based in the North West of Tasmania and thankfully have lots to explore locally which has been amazing during this period of time while we are experiencing Covid-19.
Some of my favourite locations to visit are Arthur River on the West Coast and the Tarkine Forest. Both locations are only around 40 mins away from my home!
Which destination is your favourite?
Any location on the West Coast of Tasmania is always a favourite of mine to visit, it is such a rugged coastline which suits my style of photography perfectly.
I have been fortunate enough to capture some amazing sunsets on that coastline and despite visiting many times, it never gets old! I highly recommend it to everyone.
What was the location for this shoot?
We have had some amazing weather over the past few weeks in Tasmania so when I saw how clear the sky was for sunset I knew a local beach at Stanley, Tasmania that would look great for the shoot.
I was lucky enough to get my friend Wayne and his Land Rover Defender to help me out with the shoot for Big Red Gear and we got lucky for sunset and experienced some amazing golden light.
After the sun went down we were able to really see how powerful the LED lights are and we were blown away!
Can you tell us about the rest of your set up?
Wayne's 2012 Land Rover Defender 130 is a 2.2 PUMA TDI with 255/86 r16 tires. It has side steps, a safari snorkel, ARB bull bar and winch with the rest of the setup remaining as purchased.
We got a local auto electrician to install the Big Red LED lights for the shoot and were lucky enough to field test the 20-inch lightbar and a pair of the 9-inch driving lights.
What did you like about the Big Red Gear lights?
I loved being able to capture these lights as a photographer. Not only did they go above and beyond my expectations for performance and build quality but they also look amazing installed.
Living in Tasmania you have to be so careful with wildlife on the roads while driving at night and these lights eliminate that worry, allowing the driver to have a wide field vision of light.
Did you install them yourself? How was it?
As I mentioned before we got a local auto electrician to install the lights for us and he did a great job!
The lights were connected to a new switch on the dashboard allowing the driver to separate them from the regular brights of the vehicle.
What lighting products would you say are a must-have for anyone starting out with their build?
I think the LED light bar would be a great start for someone looking to add something new to their 4x4.
I was so impressed at how wide the lights reach and the clarity for the driver is just amazing!
Not only did they go above and beyond my expectations for performance and build quality but they also look amazing installed.
Living in Tasmania you have to be so careful with wildlife on the roads while driving at night and these lights eliminate that worry, allowing the driver to have a wide field of vision of light.
I was so impressed at how wide the LED light bar reached and the clarity for the driver is just amazing! A great start for someone looking to add something new to their 4x4.