Current location: Somewhere in the Java Sea
The obvious choice for the Picture of the Week- perhaps Picture of a Lifetime- is the one you see above. About an hour before I took the photograph, I was standing on the main deck of the ship. The water was calm as a swimming pool and most of the clouds were low laying in the horizon. The sun was bright, full, with a powerful glow. The ripe conditions for a beautiful sunset.
I waited and waited. With my camera, I walked around taking various pictures of Sailors, objects, and the horizon in a variety of aperture and shutter speeds. As the sun began to set, I readied myself and got in the right position to capture what was developing right in front of me.
It’s hard to say something is the most beautiful of anything, but what I saw for about 15 solid minutes last night could only be described that way. I had been shooting most of the sunset with a 24-70mm lens but it was at a certain point where I decided to attach my 70-200mm and really zoom in on the horizon. That is what you see above. No Photoshop required except for the watermark. Nature at it’s most glorious, life at its most beautiful. Moments like the one I saw last night stay with you forever and it is why I love photography; because it can stay forever even long after I am not remembered.
The following photographs were also taken last night, along with a few of my favorites from the two days I spent in Singapore over the weekend.
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