Sailing through the Coral Sea…
Sunsets can be most impressive when viewed at sea as the horizon appears endless against the ocean and there seem to always be clouds floating past!
In April this year, my mother and I cruised to some of the Pacific Islands. Our last port of call was Noumea. Unfortunately a cyclone prevented us from visiting the city and instead sent us hundreds of kilometers off course to avoid it.
However, the sunset that night was most impressive. I am sure the boat was heavily weighed down on the viewing side. This was the view from our balcony and this photo captures the entirety of the sunset…
Coral Sea Sunset
1/160 sec – f 4.0, ISO-80
This sunset was so spectacular due to the variation of colours and clouds on either side of the setting sun. Each side displayed its own unique beauty.
To the right of the sunset…
Coral Sea Cloud Cluster
1/160 sec – f 4.5, ISO-200
To the left of the sunset…
1/50 sec – f 3.2, ISO-125
1/100 sec – f 4.0, ISO-160
The lingering light as the sun leaves the horizon…
1/30 sec – f 4.0, ISO-80
These photos are much more impressive when surrounded by black. Check out the slide show!