Yes, I understand that the world of the interwebz is overflowing with pretty pictures of sunsets. But how can it not be? When we stop enjoying the small wonders and beauty of the world, it will become wasted… and we can’t let a good sunset go to waste now can we?
If you haven’t noticed ‘round these parts, we are sunset people. I don’t do mornings. I don’t take pictures of sunrises. If you want to see a sunrise picture, pretend my sunset pictures are coming from the east. It has to be a very special occasion for me the get up before the butt crack of dawn.
I’ve started a tradition this past year. I’m making sure to photograph the last sunset of the year every year on Over Yonderlust. It started in 2011 in Montanita, Ecuador and continued into 2012 in Cedar Key, Florida. While being in Ecuador was EPIC, nothing can compare to the show-stopper that Cedar Kay produced in the sky on New Years Eve.
It was like we got our own special show. In a matter of 20 minutes we experienced 5 different sunsets, each with their own color palette and highlighting a different part of the sky. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
My hands were shaking and my legs were trembling as a photogasm set in.
Pinks, purples, blues… I didn’t know the sky could be PURPLE. How did I miss this?
Great. Now the bar has been raised.
I finally understood what all my friends were raving about in Florida. Their Instagram pictures were beautiful, but didn’t give them enough credit.
They really do have the best sunsets.
Now to somehow make sure we are always out of town somewhere where clouds don’t exist during New Year’s Eve… I’m determined to find out where we can go to keep raising the bar.