Silhouettes at dusk

IN a small island surrounded by beaches, chances are you would have taken for granted what it is to watch the sun sink into the horizon at the end of the day, especially at the beach.

Oh, everybody knows the sun rises and sets every single day but have you ever really spent a few precious minutes watching the descent until it disappears beneath the waters in the distant? Have you experienced the blissful minutes that follow after the sun’s disappearance?

Those few minutes referred to as the ‘blue hour’ is my most favorite time of the day. It is that time where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness and everything seems to come to a standstill.

I try to spend time at the beach to capture the sunset and blue hour as much as I could, but the chance to hang out with office mates is rare. It came one afternoon at the Micro Beach.

A handful of people were taking advantage of the remaining light, swimming and frolicking in the warm and gentle waves. Slumped on the ground some distance away, I set the zoom lens in my camera to start capturing silhouettes of everything.

The next minutes rolled by swiftly with the sun setting and me trying to capture as much as I can with my camera the everyone and everything around in amazing silhouettes. My buddy did an exhibition and away I clicked.

I only got to appreciate the spectacular sunset and silhouettes later when the photos were uploaded to the computer and I saw the amazing results.

If you are at the beach just to enjoy the sunset and the blue hour, then take your time. This spectacular routine of nature could happen so quickly you may look somewhere else and it would be gone before you know it.

A lot of people from other parts of the world would give a lot to experience what we take for granted every day. If you got some spare minutes, or better yet allocate a few minutes at the end of the day to be at the beach and see for yourself this wonder of nature free of charge for all to see. You too, can capture silhouettes in your camera or in your minds to treasure forever—one of the bonuses of living in a tropical island.

First published HERE

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