One thing that I liked about living in Monument, Colorado, was the opportunity to see lots of spectacular sunsets. Be they because of massive fires (HERE) or just the time of year (HERE and HERE), I would often run out there with my camera trying to capture spectacles too large to be adequately shared via a simple photograph.
In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that Colorado sunsets are better and more spectacular than anything I’ve seen here to date. Sure, you can often see the sun kiss the horizon whereas in Colorado you would have a mountain sunset (the sun goes behind a mountain but is still a long way from setting).
You occasionally see that here as well . . . the sun sets behind clouds in the distance and you seldom see it actually disappear on the actual horizon.
Plus, I can tell you there is a huge difference between a February sunset in Monument — where the temperature will drop by ten or fifteen degrees once the sun sets — and Hawai’i.
Here, in Hawai’i, as the sun goes down, often the trade winds still, and the heat of the day feels more oppressive.
I tend — despite being conscious of it and trying to correct it — to shot everything with a slight tilt. In the above, I figured to just go way overboard. At least then it looks intentional.
. . . artistic, even . . .
Of course, I could go to a higher elevation and cool off . . .
Except, I can’t get a sleeping berth up there. Actually, today the summit of Mouna Kea was socked-in and there were blizzard warnings for the summit.
As we are having a mini-heat wave, we prepare for an evening of fans trying to stir up some cross-flow and a night of uncomfortable mugginess.
Such is paradise.
Here are some photos from the past week . . .
If you want to see a bunch of sunset photos, go to THIS link (a SmugMug search).
If you want to see the gallery with the above photos, go HERE.
If you want to watch something strange . . .
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