For as long as I can remember I have always wanted home and a piece of land with a view. Not just any view but one that would allow me to see the sunset or sunrise on a daily basis. What is interesting is that this idea has been present in my thoughts from before I was a photographer. I have always enjoyed that calm feeling of watching the sun rise or set. It is a personal past time that has been enhanced by photography becoming one of my passions. The rising and setting of the sun is a favorite subject for many photographers for a number reasons. As the Sun's rays dance through the clouds they produce a spectacular show of light and color, a daily gift for photographers. You are also presented with other photographic opportunities opposite of the rising or setting sun during what is called the golden hour. That magic hour when the low hanging Sun drenches your surroundings in soft golden light. What is amazing about this magic hour is that more than a great photo opportunity. For me it is a spectacular show that nature performs on a daily basis. The Sun, among many other things is nature's clock and great to see the flurry of activity that takes place around its coming and going.
Enjoying The First Sunset
I find it rather fitting that the first sunset we were able to enjoy in our new home was a spectacular one. Victoria and I with the help of friends and family had spent the day putting up a fence in our backyard. throughout the day we had experienced a multitude of weather conditions from warm sunshine to cold driving rain. By the time the sun began its descent below the horizon we were well and truly knackered. We decided to call it a day and watch the sunset from our dock with Scarlett (our pup).
The moisture in the air left over from the passing rain showers throughout the day made this sunset simply stunning. The air itself was thick and humid. The clouds themselves were rolling through the sky. The scene was changing by the second. Nature was doing its dance.