No one can argue that Mother Nature creates some spectacular sunset displays, especially for those lucky enough to find themselves on a beach in Jamaica. But sometimes the scene painted across the canvas of the sky isn’t the most beautiful artwork in the gallery. If you can tear your eyes away from the classic, clichéd picture-postcard features of gilded clouds and fishing boats silhouetted against a fiery horizon, you might notice the fading rays also play with often over-looked elements in the scene, highlighting unique textures in ordinary objects and drawing forth unexpected colors from normally unremarkable surfaces. In this case, I was particularly taken with the colors and patterns surfacing, frolicking, then dissolving across the undulating surface of the ocean.
Today’s post is my entry in The Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details, in which we were encouraged to examine the typical scene we’d normally frame in our camera’s viewfinder then look for new and unexpected angles and details to capture.
March 6, 2013 at 8:20 AM