I couldn’t resist doing a second entry for this week’s photo challenge.
These photos were all taken in the half-light of dawn at Denmark in southwest Australia. I got up early one morning to watch the sunrise but was instead treated to a light show of a different kind.
Sunrise at Wilson Inlet, Denmark, WA
Wilson Inlet, Denmark, WA
Pelican at sunrise at Wilson Inlet, Denmark, WA
Dawn and dusk are my favourite times of the day. At dusk when the light softens and the air grows still around us it’s time to reflect on the day gone by. Living near the ocean we are fortunate to see beautiful ocean sunsets and this poem describes it perfectly:
As the day ends to rest
The sunset does its best
Setting on fire the lively waves
Colouring orange the nature he saves
its pure ancient glorious perfection.
The great ocean will receive
The burning sun who’s going to leave.
Slowly comes the night
Devouring that magic light:
we are still suspended in a great delight.
The various stages of sunset as taken on different nights each has its own delight and in that magic half-light I often feel suspended in time until the sun dips below the horizon and darkness takes its place.
Sunset on a warm summer’s eve at Sorrento beach north of Perth
Sunset at Sorrento beach north of Perth
We are treated to a light show as the sun sets and paints the clouds in different hues.
Sky and ocean on fire.
Sunset at Rottnest Island near Perth
A different evening brings a different experience in the half-light. No fiery glow this time only quiet, captivating colours.
In response to the Daily Post photo challenge: Half-Light