I just couldn’t describe how much I enjoyed this evening’s sunset here. First there is what I call the faux sunset, this happens before the sun is really setting. To the eye it doesn’t look all that much, but the camera does lie on this ! Most people don’t even bother photographing it, big mistake, there are some incredible shots to be had during this phase.
Then the sun approaches the cloud cover, things start to get interesting, I notice the clouds look like multiple explosions have gone off on the island in the distance. But completely tranquil, no noise no stress, a silent apocalypse. Then the sun goes behind the clouds, and I think it’s all over. It then reappears under the the clouds for yet an another amazing array of colour. Absolutely epic, I was taking photos for about 2 hours, and I mean really taking photos, like 600 in total.
Sometimes I Photoshop to bring out the colours, often the camera doesn’t do justice to what I saw with my eye … but just occasionally it comes off the camera just looking perfect. This one is that one, I’ve done nothing with the colours, it’s pretty much as it came off the camera. Only Photoshopping I did was merging the 6 photos, and minor error correction in the stitching.
To process all the photos and panoramas that I took will take me some time, but I’m building up a stock to post on the blog, so you’ll see them sooner or later … Well unless Richard Branson buys them for multi-millions, in which case I’ll just take some more and post them instead.
Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma