Having spent all day at Otres Beach Sihanoukville’s quiet beach option we found ourselves lounging on Pappasan chairs some 10km away on Ochheuteal Beach in Sihanoukville, hoping for a stunning sunset.
It did not look promising.
45 minutes later we were enveloped in a purple glow and then suddenly the sky was dark.
Have you ever seen a magical sunset and not had your camera with you? I did one night and the very next night I returned, camera in hand, to the exact same spot and the sun set without a whimper. Which started me thinking “How can you tell what if any colour a sunset will be?”
Google tells me that molecules and atmospheric particles change the direction of light rays producing scattering which in turn affects the colour – the actual colour varying with the wavelength of the light and the particle size.
So I guess for now I might just continue to pull up a seat, order a drink and see what wildcard nature has in mind. Do you have a theory about the best sunsets?
This post is linked to Noel’s Travel Photo Monday’s at Travel Photo Discovery.