Thursday, January 28, 2016

Namibian Magic

What makes a Namibian sunset really special?

Have you noticed when taking a photo of a sunset, it is almost impossible to capture the exact amount of magic you experienced when looking at it. You can have the best camera with the most expensive lenses and know your camera settings by heart, but nothing captures that feeling. 

The magic of a sunset can only be measured by how much it took your breath away.

 It evokes such amazing feelings within, especially when you are experiencing it with someone special. It’s a time to be silent and really drink in the beauty laid out on the horizon before you. 

As the day slowly starts to fade, an empty canvas is softly painted with a midnight blue and a mixture of jaded pinks, evolving to a candy apple red and shades of orange, and the grand finale of colors bursting into a star dust yellow. When the sun is setting, leave everything you are doing to watch it. 

Forget for a while about taking perfect images of such moments but rather let it sink into your soul.

The secret lies in your timing. Check out the weather website Namibia Weather to see the sunset and sunrise times for Namibia. 

A very important aspect is to have a picnic basket with something to snack on while you sit and wait for the perfect moment.

This special moment should be watched in complete serenity. If you don’t know what to pack for a sun downer. Before you leave for your spot, double check if the batteries in your camera are charged and if there is enough storage space left to take a series of photos. 

If photography is not really your thing, well then don’t worry, just enjoy the sunset. Off course, your viewing spot is very. Where are you going to view it? It doesn’t help to drive around just before the sunset looking for a place, because then you miss it.

Take along a tablecloth / a blanket to throw on the ground, so you can sit comfortably and enjoy this experience. Pack out your snacks and drinks, and sit back. 

Don’t take your dog along; he will only ruin it by barking or chasing squirrels and running through your snacks and drinks, causing a total disastrous afternoon.

Sit down and get silent, wait for the moment and enjoy it. 

Jarod Kintz once said: “If I could lick the sunset, I’ll bet it would taste like Neapolitan ice cream.”

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