An Island Sunset

September 14th, 2010

Last weekend an escape to one of the beautiful untouched island beaches was organised by some friends and I.

We spent the best part of the afternoon and evening relaxing on the beach and swimming in the clear emerald waters. And chatted away as the sun set a few degrees off the main island of Abu Dhabi some distance away.

We’ve been blessed here over the past few weeks. We’ve had some truly amazing sunsets. I had the chance to enjoy a few over the holy month of Ramadan as most every day at that time I was driving up or down the Corniche heading to some iftar or other.

But this time I had the chance to sit back, relax and give my attention to the sky. The typically cloudless Abu Dhabi sky was filled with a mix of wide streaks and thin wisps of clouds that shifted and changed during the period from sunset to twilight to dusk. And the dying sun’s rays hit them in such a way as to throw the dome of the sky into a riot of ever-changing vibrant oranges and deep reds.

Naturally, I ended up snapping off a few frames.

Here are a few of the results.

To camera left you can see the Abu Dhabi city skyline in the distance. I loved the gradual change of colour from deep orange to an arc of magenta to deep blue as you look away from the sun towards the top of the frame.

I waded waist-deep in the water to make this frame.

What’s a beach without beach sports? Supersportsman Alex catches a frisbee with the tips of his fingers.

That little speck in the water left of the center of the frame is not a dust spot. It’s one of my friends enjoying the water.

The new moon graced us with its company and itsΒ Cheshire Cat smile.

There’s nothing quite like being in the water as it changes colour to reflect the sky at dusk.

This is one of my favourite pictures from that series. It says it all, really. And yep, I was waist-deep in water for this one too.

More coming soon!


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7 Responses to “An Island Sunset”

  1. Zooey Says:

    Whoooaa! You had your own version of an island getaway. Well, well, well, I don’t want to compete. I must say, your sunset shots are definitely more stunning than mine . Eid Mubarak! πŸ˜€

  2. Daniel N. Says:

    Awesome awesome!

    Miss you guys all, miss the campings! Hope you had a blast!

    Beautiful sunset shots too buddy!

  3. MM Says:

    Those shots are simply breathtaking! Wow… My heart leapt!

  4. Chic Says:

    Yay! Iftar season again! Hey Z, I was just browsing some of your old posts. You’ve become really really good. And your cousins, omg! They’ve grown so fast. They were just tiny babies before. You really got an eye for great portrait shots. Keep it up! πŸ˜€

  5. Z! Says:

    Thx so much you guys! πŸ™‚

  6. Kio Says:

    Loved the second photo, wonderful!

  7. Z! Says:

    Hi Kio! Thanks again! Nothing quite like the sea on the islands at sunset. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed.

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