Tag Archives: Sunsets and Sunrises

Sunset afterglow

After the sunset in Hawaii

A scene shortly after sunset. Nothing odd about this, but having recently seen a couple of shows about art thefts and scams, this photo brought to mind the paintings of Mark Rothko. The odd thing is those paintings are worth millions and this photo, not so much.

Posted in response to this month’s Becky’s Squares challenge theme of ‘Odd.’ See more responses here. Also posted in response to the current Friendly Friday challenge theme of ‘Searching for Serenity.’ See more responses here.

That’s not me in the photos

A couple performs on the beach at sunset in Hawaii
A couple performs on the beach at sunset in Hawaii
A couple performs on the beach at sunset in Hawaii

I don’t often take photos of people, but this couple, on the shore at ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay, caught my eye, as they did of pretty much everyone else at the beach at that time. It would have been hard to miss them.

They started out on the end of a rock wall that juts out from the beach, putting them squarely in everyone’s line of sight. Then, after I’d moved on, they moved on too and ended up squarely in my photos of the actual sunset.

The reason for their odd behavior can be seen in the photos – that little tripod with the camera on top. They were videoing themselves, of course. They’re probably highly paid influencers, social media stars, or well known edgy artists. I don’t know, being ignorant of all those things, but since they were performing on a public beach, I had no qualms about taking photos. I wish them well and I was smiling through the the whole thing. I noticed other people were, too.

If these had been photos of me and my wife, you would know that we are very close to the end of times. It’s hard for me to imagine a less likely scenario. Which is probably why I labeled the photos ‘Sunset poser couple.”

Posted in response to this month’s Becky’s Squares challenge theme of ‘Odd.’ See more responses here.