Beauty Seen Is Never Lost....

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John Greenleaf Whittier once said:
“Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.”  (Sunset on the Bearcamp, 1876 )
I don't know about you, but I try to take time out to enjoy as many sunsets as possible although I must confess that I haven't actually purposely gone to watch the sunset in quite some time.  The wonderful thing about purposely making a point of enjoying a sunset or sunrise is that it never leaves you. You can close your eyes and transport yourself back to that place in time and it helps bring a peaceful calm over you even in the most stressful situations.

As a landscape photographer who's constantly "chasing the light", I would try to find the perfect locations to capture the beauty of the sunset in the horizon.  On this day I was at a place called Magic Island to the left of Ala Moana Beach Park with my son Alaka'i just watching the sun fall below the horizon in the west.  Of course, I had my camera with me... I would never purposely watch a sunset without it!

I love this particular photo more than so many other sunsets I've shot because I literally had to do little to no editing on this photo.  I just cropped and sharpened.  The colors were naturally vibrant although I did add just a little vibrancy to make it pop but very little post-processing was done to this photo.  It's just God's perfection as I watched it live.  The golden hue was truly bright and rich and the contrast between the purple/blue of the water growing dark from the looming dusk that follows the sun as it fades below the horizon created such a lovely contrast.

Happy Wordless Wednesday!! I'm working on the March Aloha Friday Blog Hop Team post today and some other exciting posts.

What are all of you up to?


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