Boat With Watercolor Sky


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!

After Sunset; Before Nightfall, With Watercolor Sherbet Sky

Would you be at all surprised if I told you that I’ve made special trips to Paris’ Musée Marmottan Monet to see Impression: Sunrise? No? I didn’t think so.

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!

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12 responses to “Boat With Watercolor Sky

  1. Stunning photo, and no, I’m not at all surprised that you like to revisit it. I love sunsets, too, and sunrises best in winter — then again, it’s easier for someone like me who doesn’t like to get up before 6:30 to catch them in the winter!

    • Thanks, Emily. One of the benefits of where I live is that we really should be in the Central Time Zone. The sun would never rise at 6:30 here in the winter. I took pictures of the sunrising this morning well after 8:15!

  2. How could you ever get tired of this!

  3. I am with you on that Anne, taking pictures of the sky will never get old.

  4. Loved catching up – your photos are amazing. Sunsets and sunrises are wondrous and I never tire of seeing them in full force. Loved the post on your fear of heights – what a surprise to see you paragliding after the intro. re your fear. 🙂 Yay for you!

  5. Pretty much it looked just like this SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera). The sky was amazing that night.

  6. Neither will I get tired of watching sunsets. Not too often that I can see one against the sea too. This is just beautiful. Is that exactly the same color you saw with your eyes? Often I find photos that come out of the camera when uploaded onto my computer, their colors look different from how I remembered them… esp. for sunset or dusk pictures.

  7. Really nice! Great capture.