One of the cool things about being on a lonely island in the middle of nowhere are the amazing sunsets.
Me and my wife spent many nights sitting on the beach or on a pier watching this huge glowing ball sinking and disappearing into the ocean.
I took many photo every time we sat there, but I really loved the ones with this plane. Every day, new visitors were brought to the island by plane. Taking off, the waterplane was followed by a small cloud of water that glimmered in the sun.
When I walked through the streets of a small town in France called Roussillon, I was immediately fascinated by the colors of the houses. While in Latin America one town is more colorful than the next one, sadly you don’t find much of that in Europe.
This town was different, for one part because colors have always been an important aspect of this French town, as it is well know for the production of ochre.
While many houses shared the color ochre as the basic color of their walls, all of them varied in hue as well as the color of the doors and window frames.
Each house had it’s very own combination of colors, so much unlike the anonymity of a big city. In this town the houses possessed a character, just like the people living inside them.
When you live in a big city or even a mid-sized town, there is one thing you barely see: stars. And I am not talking about moviestars, no, I mean these wonderful lights allover our sky. If you come from the so-called civilized world, it is increasingly hard to find a place where you can look up in the sky at night and see anything. Most of the time the lights of our never-sleeping cities around us prevent us from seeing this beauty above.
The last time I could really see the stars was basically in the middle of the ocean. I was on a tiny island on the Maldives and surrounded only by water. These nights were dark, really dark. Looking into the pitch black water all around you, you suddenly felt very small – and even more so when you looked up. The infinite ocean of lights above you was simply fascinating.
Only equipped with a mini tripod, I tried to take some photos with long exposure. Especially in the sand and heavy wind trying to knock over your camera, this wasn’t too easy. Somehow I managed anyway to produce some decent pictures.