Watching the sunset or the sunrise is one of those moments that always feel special, no matter where you are or what kind of day you had or you’re about to have. Growing up in a land-locked town in Romania, the sea always felt like a huge treat every summer when we would go on holiday to the Black Sea for a few weeks. The Black Sea shore in Romania faces east so the only opportunity to watch the sun dip into the water was the sunrise and I remember many long nights spent clubbing that would end on the beach waiting for the sky to get that deep blue colour and for the sun to rise slowly from the water.
That’s probably one of the reasons why I love photographing sunsets or sunrises by the beach and Zanzibar in Tanzania provided a perfect opportunity to do just that as sunset always seemed to be a busy time with lots of people and boats moving about creating perfect silhouettes for me to photograph. Like always when it comes to travel photography and capturing a fleeting moment I probably had about 2 minutes to take this photograph. The boat was being pushed by the currents, the guys kept moving in the boat, but for just one second everything came together to line up along with the setting sun.
On another note, while I’m being a bit sentimental about sunsets and sunrises, on the 14th of July the blog turned 4 years old! For me, in terms of photography, these 4 years have been very interesting and the blog has allowed me to experiment and develop my photography skills. It has helped me choose a direction for my photography and your comments here, on Twitter or on the Facebook page have made me try harder and do better. So for that, I thank you!