Have you ever seen a painting of a sunset and thought “That doesn’t look real!” If I saw this as a painting, I might be tempted to think so. But, it is the styling of this photo — the silhouetted boat with vague figures, the pastel colors that seem to melt in unreasonable patterns across the horizon, the sea that looks almost too calm — that makes this seem like a painting. And, that makes me love it!
My husband asked me this evening, when shooting pictures of the sunset if one wouldn’t eventually get tired of taking such pictures. But each is different, I said. Instead, I should have asked him if he would ever get tired of looking at the sunset. While it is true that I tend not to always notice the sun setting at home, but make a special effort to be near shore while at the beach, I don’t think that I ever tire of sunsets. Sunrises are pretty nice too, but I like them best in winter when viewed out my window when still under warm blankets!