Everyone loves watching a Sunset!
And it’s hard to find a person who will not stop in their tracks, even if only for a moment, to watch one that is exhibiting a beautiful and unique combination of colors and patterns.
So, I often think about just why Sunsets are so popular with people around the world and I come up with what I consider two great reasons.
First of all, there is the unmatchable and awesome beauty if a Sunset as it goes through the minute by minute changes of it’s dying phases, as it slowly drops below the horizon.
But, personally, I think there is yet another reason for the popularity of watching Sunsets; and that is the fact that by the time of day the sun is setting over the horizon so many people are themselves just beginning to relax after their daily. And the act of watching such a fascinating event gives a strong sense of calm to the one’s watching.
And by the way, if you think about it, all beautiful sunsets are not just the ones giving off so many great mixtures of the color spectrum; but rather, because of different weather conditions, they can often just be a subtle change in shading and light, taking the viewer from the brightness of daily light to the darkness of another night of rest.
The reason I mention all of this is the fact that I am sharing a recent picture I took of a Sunset that is as beautiful as it is simple.
The picture I share with you here, is one I took at a restaurant called Marker-88 in the Florida Keys, not long ago.
It was right after the Sun had set and the ambient light was quickly fading over the Gulf of Mexico providing me with a great shot of simple colors and shadows.
by Don Bobbitt, October, 8, 2017
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Awesome capture! I am always mesmerized by the magic of sunset wherever I travel around the world. I totally agree to the two meaningful explanations expounded by you as to why people admire the changing colors of the sun as it disappears in the horizon. Evermore, I am one who feels relax and peaceful at dusk. Thank you for sharing.