Sunset, is there a better time of day to make you feel alive?
I’m a sucker for a sunset. No matter where I am or what I’m supposed to be doing, I can’t help but drop everything and set off to capture a brilliant sunset. Sometimes they can sneak up on you. There have been plenty of days that haven’t been terribly different or spectacular during the day but then as the sun sets all of a sudden there is a riot of colour or just one magnificent orange moment that takes your breath away.
Clouds do make for great colour and drama at this time of day but they aren’t necessary for a spectacular end to the day. Here are some of my favourites, but it’s very hard to narrow them down, there have been so many to choose from.
On holidays in the middle of this year we hitched on the caravan and headed to the East Coast for a few weeks. This picture was captured at the Tweed Heads Billabong Caravan Park when some perfect reflections happened in the billabong as the sun was setting. The trees were turned burnt orange autumn coloured even though they were gum trees.
Nelson Bay in NSW was another spectacular spot to find and a cloudy day turned into a gorgeous pink sunset on the beach.
Darwin never fails to deliver some pretty sunsets. This one taken from the yacht club provided some interest in the shot with the yachts moored.
I’m sure I will always be chasing sunsets and trying to bring out the feeling that they evoke. Luckily in South Australia we have plenty of places where you can watch the sun sink into the sea every evening. There is something so peaceful about watching the sun go down into the ocean.
And as the sun is going down there’s no better time to grab and rod and bucket and head out onto the nearest jetty to try and bag a few fish, crabs or squid as you do at Moonta Bay.