Every Monday on Twitter, there is a #TravelPics chat at 3pm EST. With a different theme each week, it is a great opportunity to share travel photos. If a picture is worth a thousand words, well, this chat is worth many millions. The artistry and talent exhibited is amazing – the photos are stunning. Just try not to have a long list of places to visit after this chat. Everyone is welcome so look for the #travelpics topic early Monday and check out the questions in advance so that you have some time to find photos to share. I am missing today’s #TravelPics so will share my contributions from last week when the theme was “Sunrise/Sunset” as well as a few new sunset photos.
Since I am not quite the early riser (except on safari when they wake you up at 5 am), I much prefer sunsets. Just watching the light change and seeing how it affects the scene with varying colors and shadows evokes a different experiences for each person which is pretty cool. All of my photos below are original without any filters or adjustments (code for I don’t know how to use PhotoShop or other photo editing tools).
In the past year, I was blown away by the sunset on Easter Island using my little point & shoot camera. The colors were unlike anything that I’d seen before.
In Africa, I was quickly enchanted and under its spell . Despite having a new camera, it was often so spectacular that i didn’t take as many photos as i normally would, preferring to sit with my sundowner (drink) and just enjoy the different show each night.
Having been trained to wake up early on safari for so long which I continued the rest of the trip so that on the Garden Route, this was my reward for being up early.
In Capetown, Table Mountain is a MUST see. Being up atop the mountain, above the clouds, is truly unbelievable. Watching the sunset at the end of the day with a handful of people is a wonderful memory. The views are breathtaking and every bit as incredible as people say they are.
On the chat, it was mentioned we are all chasing the sun. As a traveler, that’s a lovely thought, that we are chasing the sun around the world. Do you chase the sun too? Fascinated by it’s many versions around the globe, what do you like best – sunrise or sunset?