Having just finished a monster editing session in Finn’s Beach Club, I was feeling a little lethargic, to say the least. As I sat down waiting for the sunset, the gloomy wall of clouds that glared back at me did little to inspire me.
Ten minutes later the sky still lacked vibrant colors but a golden glow, glossy reflections, a crazy dog, a child and a few surfers had me back on board with the sunset.
From here I could already see the edits I wanted to add to these photos. Overexposed and atmospheric.
As I have traveled around the world often chasing a sunset I have noticed a few things. Most people leave as soon as the sun disappears! Crazy right! We all know that the best colors appear 15 minutes after the official sunset. Another thing I have noticed is people often shoot directly into the sun leaving them with silhouettes. Sometimes these can turn out okay but often the best angles are to the side with the pastel colors or softer tones allowing for more than a silhouette.
When I arrive at a beach I try and envision more than just a shot straight out at the sun above the ocean. Sometimes it easy while other times you have to create something out of nothing.
These are my photos from a mild sunset at Canggu Beach in Bali, Indonesia: