I wrote recently how I was of the opinion that despite the adage, a picture was not in fact worth a thousand words because I felt you generally needed so many words to describe the picture. My position, put simply, was that each great picture needed volumes of words to explain it. I was of course talking about art rather than photography, which often doesn’t need a descripion because the image captured is supposed to tell the story. You interpret the photograph to your own personal perspective.
I’ve been back in New Zealand now for nearly 9 months. I have been taking a lot of photographs because I’m a keen amateur photographer. Emphasis on the amateur. I have a nice camera and try to capture things I like the look of for posterity. Whose posterity I’m not exactly sure but I have a load of photographs. I’ve put a very few of those on the photographic pages of this blog or mostly on my social media outlets. Facebook, Instagram (I’m sandysviews on there as well) and Twitter but it occurred to me today that most of the people who come to my blog are not on any of those platforms so you’ve been missing out on my latest favourite thing to take a picture of, Sunrises and Sunsets. I can’t have you missing out so I’m going to remedy that.
I’ve been here in New Zealand with our incredible natural light and subsequently the most amazing sunrises and sunsets on earth happening right in front of me. I’m going to post a few here. These are just the start and end of any other day in New Zealand from my little corner of it. I hope you enjoy the selection. No filters or Photoshop effects or enhancements have been used. This is simply what I can see from where I spend my time. If you feel inclined to click on the photos you’ll get a larger image.
It’s nice here.