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Overlooked Photos of 2020 #6: Wayne’s Sunset


Photo taken in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii — February 27, 2020


One day, scientists say, the sun will expand to several times its current size and boil all of the earth’s oceans.


Watching the sunset in Kona you could be forgiven for thinking that day may have come. Arcing toward the horizon, the sun seemed to swell and soften as its light intensified and the clouds above caught fire. The only way we could tell the sun hadn’t become a red giant was that the water in the pool wasn’t boiling…though the water in the hot tub felt suspiciously warm.


Drinking in this marvel of nature, Wayne stood at the edge of the pool deck, camera balanced on the fence rail waiting for the precise moment the golden colours of sunset would peak. Perhaps if he were lucky, he’d capture the elusive green flash.


* Why I didn’t post it: That’s a head scratcher. Maybe I thought people were burned out on sunset shots? Maybe they still are. Are they?


* I took a lot of photos in 2020, more than in any previous year. Some I shared, but looking back I’ve found many I didn’t. Maybe I thought they weren’t good enough, maybe I had something else to post or maybe…I just plain forgot. As the year winds down I’m rectifying those oversights and posting some photos I overlooked earlier in 2020.

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