Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour.

I am enraptured with the golden hour every day from my new home!  The sky seems to be a different colour here in South Africa as the light projects in an alternative contrast to the big Australian skies.  Why is it that even though you have seen the sunset more times than you can count there is this compelling force that makes you look…?

Like flashes of lightning or the site of a rainbow, you simply cannot refrain from taking them in.  Perhaps because the golden hour comes with the knowledge it is always unique, never to be repeated in exactly the same way, and is therefore something magical to enjoy as one of those lucky enough to see it.

Recently I have had the pleasure of soaking up the golden sunset every evening down by the beach and I must keep reminding myself that staring at the sun, particularly through a camera lens, is not good for ones retina’s even though it is amazingly soothing for the soul.  So do watch yourself when its beauty compels you to look and try to keep your vision off centre!

Spreading a little magic with the weekly photo challenge.