Hi again. Today I thought id share a collection of a few of my favourite shots iv taken of sunrises and sunsets over the past couple of years, because who doesn't like a good sunrise/Sunset???
As you might know iv fallen in love with photography in the last couple of years, and one of my favourite styles is landscape so naturally iv been drawn to taking the odd shot at sunrise or sunset.
I think it has something to do with the fact that each one os unique in some way.
Depending on the time of year or the type of clouds, they always turn out a little different.
I normally seem to snap them off with my phone because its always handy so when I see a good one ill just grab a quick shot on the go but sometimes ill have my canon or my drone which can make things a little more interesting.
Another thing I like about a good sunrise/sunset is how they surprise you out of nowhere.
Its that time of the day and just happen to look up and see these amazing colours in the sky. Nature is putting on a free show so you kind of have to stop what your doing for a minute and take it in.
You could be walking your dog, driving somewhere, standing on the beach or even just in the backyard. It doesn't really matter where you are, its always easy to appreciate what you're seeing.
It doesn't matter how many I see, I still get a little buzz out of it. In fact some iv seen recently are some of the most spectacular Iv ever seen.
I saw one just the other day that was nothing short of jaw dropping. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
The colours were extremely vibrant but that wasn't what impressed me the most.
It was the cloud formation that was the real star of the show. The city was in the foreground and the clouds formed a pattern of symmetrical spikes across the sky behind the city. The only way I can explain it is like one of those classic graphic designs you may have seen with a city or mountain range and the Sun rays coming out from behind. Id never seen anything like it before. Picture perfect!! The irony is the picture I took didn't capture the spikes as the lens on my phone camera wasn't wide enough. Anyway this is what I capured. Amazing but it honestly doesn't even come close to what I saw with my eyes.
Sometimes when I see a particularly impressive sunrise/sunset it has changed dramatically by the time I can grab a camera. It almost feels like the best part can come and go with in a matter of seconds.
You have to be lighting fast if you want to try and bottle up the magic.
I work as a crane operator so that can have its advantages.
I never really planned on taking so many shots of this everyday natural phenomenon but when I look through my pics now I realise its something that I must really enjoy taking photos of it. Theres something special about it that I cant quite put my finger on.
At the end of the day (or start of the day for that matter). Its just a good feeling when you take a nice shot of the colours in the sky. You can look back later and remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you were blessed with that particular sunrise/sunset. Theres definitely something magical about it and the best part is you don't need a million dollars to experience it. They are free!
Ok guys, thats about it for now. I hope you enjoyed the read and liked the photos. Make sure to keep an eye out for future posts and pics. Have a nice day everyone!!