Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sunset At Rialto Beach

If you are looking for a screaming sunset, you hope for clouds. Clouds give texture to the sky, they reflect the colors of the setting sun, and create layers and give depth to the composition.

But there is something incredibly satisfying about a clear sky at sunset....that chance to witness the singular moment when day becomes night. Sunshine leaves not in an explosion of color, but with a quiet moment of contemplation. A cacophony of daytime sounds disappear and are replaced with the quiet symphony of twilight. Rushing movements of the bright landscape are traded for the slower, more thoughtful pace of the dark. The light dims, fades away and finally disappears altogether, leaving you alone with your thoughts and anticipating tomorrow.

Brilliant sunsets may flood you with a sense of excitement but a clear twilight sky fills your mind with a sense of peace.

Sunset at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

1 comment:

Madge Bloom said...

I LOVE Rialto Beach, it's been a few years since my last shoot... this is an exquisite shot Jim...