Sunset after sunset: Bequia Photography

03rd May 2013
Sunset after sunset
Bequia Photography


An iridescent sunset across the Gingerbread Hotel jetty, in Admiralty Bay, as the reflected colours lit up the whole place

This week has been a series of colourful sunsets, so much so, that on one evening this week I left my camera in the bag (unheard of) as I was chatting with friends and sat and watched, with the obligatory rum punch in my hand, catching it on my Iphone! Sacrilege.

The clouds this week have provided a mix of the usual lower level along with some higher level cirrus style, which catches the light well after sunset itself. So this week we have been awarded a spectacle of glorious pinks, blues, oranges and golden glows across the skies. The real challenge for us as photographers, is to try and re-create that in the processing, to provide you with a scene, as close as possible, to the glorious and iridescent colours we see at the time. With the range of colours and the shades of each, its a challenge.

On top of that, it also depends of course on what you are looking at them on. The screen I use for processing these images is a calibrated screen, calibrated on a weekly basis to ensure as true-as-possinle colour rendition. But, if your looking it these images on an old screen, set to VGA or a lower resolution, or on a laptop, Iphone or Ipad, they will all look slightly different. Such is our challenge.

This evenings sunset was such a colour challenge, as the sun had set and was lighting up the clouds high above, but the colours were then reflecting down onto the lower level clouds, and the water, which was also glowing with the dusky pink glow of the clouds above. For a few moment only, it seemed that the whole world have taken on the colours of the sunset. Truly amazing.

A second shot from a little earlier as the colours on the clouds began to build and glow.

An iridescent sunset across the Gingerbread Hotel jetty, in Admiralty Bay, as the reflected colours lit up the whole place

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