Perhaps one of the most inspirational scenes to capture on film (or digital media) is the light on land or sea at the beginning and end of the day. As light travels a longer oblique path through the denser atmosphere close to the horizon, more of the short blue and green wavelengths are scattered leaving just longer red and orange wavelengths to travel toward our eyes. Throw in a few clouds to further refract light and you get a dramatic scene like those below. I was inspired by fellow bloggers (who have recently posted on this same topic) to look through sunsets/sunrises I’ve photographed from around the world.
Sunrise from our sailboat on the southern coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean (most recent trip).
Sunrise over Capetown, South Africa. We were on a ship going around the world with Semester at Sea.
Sunset at Kusadasi, Turkey, on the Aegean Sea in the Mediterranean.
Sunset view from one of the temples near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Nothing is more beautiful than one of these sunsets from our campsite in the Sierra Nevada mountains.