My first in depth exposure to photography occurred 6 years ago when I purchased a Nikon D90 with two kit lens. Up to this point I had primarily used my mobile phone to capture images as I went through life. In my youth i used film cameras,in particular Polaroids and Instamatic cameras.
When I started shooting with a digital SLR my main focus was landscapes, particularly sunsets and sunrises. In the past 6 years I worked in the Pilbara in Western Australia on mining construction projects. I personally believe that the Pilbara has some of the best sunset opportunities primarily because of the prevailing winds impact on cloud formations as well as the amount of dust in atmosphere. Another contributing factor was that if you were close to the sea the sun set over the ocean which also provided additional photographic oportunities.