WP 88 Sunset for Dale
2 days ago my good friend Dale Sharpe was killed in a freak car accident in the US. Dale was Gold Coast based and was never happier than when he had a camera in his hand. The love of his life Karlie was his partner in crime and together they were dkphotography. Both avid photographers they travelled the world capturing amazing images. Last year Karlie gave birth to their gorgeous little girl Mia who is now nine months old. It has always been Dale's dream to head to the US and photography their crazy storm season and hopefully capture a tornado. he left 4 weeks ago and the photos that he captured were incredible. He was due to come home this week but whilst travelling in his car he struck a deer.
" Dale’s vehicle was disabled on the road and he sought safety calling for assistance.
The vehicle started to billow smoke from the engine bay and Dale sought refuge on the side of the road.
A passing motorist avoided colliding with the stranded vehicle at the last moment by leaving the road.
Dale ran for cover into a ditch, however it’s understood the same oncoming vehicle sought refuge in the same direction simultaneously and he was subsequently struck."
To say that I am devastated is an understatement. Dale was not only talented he was larger than life, he was funny, always so happy and ALWAYS there to help other photographers. He would respond to questions no matter where in the world he was.
A friend and I did a half day photography course with him last year just the 3 of us and it was meant to finish just after sunset - we were still with him at midnight! that was Dale, so generous with his time and he LOVED a good chat.
RIP Dale, I will never forget chasing storms with you whether it was in person or watching you online. Whenever I see a storm or a gorgeous sunset I will think of you.
For those of you who didn't have the privilege of knowing Dale or seeing his work please click on the link below.
if you knew Dale I would really appreciate it if you could donate to help Karlie with the costs of bringing him home.
if you would like to purchase this image please contact me, all proceeds will be donated to the above fund.