A Sunset Showdown: A Photo Diary

Watching the sun rise and set has become one of my most favourite things to do. No matter where in the world you are or what you are going through, the sun will rise and set. With each sun rise comes a new day filled with hope and opportunity and with each sun set comes closure and reflection. The rising and falling of the sunlight holds much more significance in my life now that I have seen it in such vibrance and warmth all over the world.

Over the last 5 years I have enjoyed many a sunrise or sunset. However, capturing the perfect shot has often seemed somewhat difficult as the timing is not always ideal and I often find myself to be eating dinner, getting ready to go out or stumbling in from said night out when these glorious events are taking place! While sorting through my pictures I decided I would share with you all some of my favourite shots that I have managed to capture.

Sunset at Koh Tao
Sunset in Koh Tao, Thailand.
This is possibly one of my all time favourite photo’s. My partner and I lay on the beach in Thailand with our local beers one evening as the sky ignited around us. As the deepest oranges and pinks I have ever seen in the evening sky began to fade into the night, this little stray dog took up the best seats in the house and lay down before the show. I often wonder what he is thinking as he sits there seeing out his day.


Angkor Wat
Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
This is probably one of the most popular sunrise photo’s amongst travelers to South East Asia and while the colours weren’t as bright and fiery as i had hoped, it’s the reflection in the water of the temple and the light rising behind the clouds that makes this such a symmetrical, spectacular sight.


Sunrise in NSW South Coast, Australia
On a camping trip down the NSW coast IN Australia, I rose early one morning to catch the sunrise on the beach. To me, it feels as though the sun draws you in to the horizon right from the shore line.


Sunset in St.Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
I captured this shot on a walk along the sea front in St.Kilda to witness baby penguins come ashore at dusk. I love the strong silhouette of the boat on the horizon,  you can even just about make out the tiny looking city of Melbourne in the right hand corner.


Sunset in Koh Tao, Thailand
Taken on the same trip as the first photo, this was another spectacular sunset in Koh Tao. I just love the overpowering cloud shapes, trimmed with the light of the sun.


Sunset in NSW North Coast, Australia
It’s not so much the sunset at this beautiful marina that I like but more the little boat in the foreground. The sunshine beaming through the masts helps make it an appealing picture, at least to me.




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