Misconceptions of sunset

Sunset for me as a photographer is a magical time of day, but why, is misunderstood by many people. I remember years ago wanting to get pictures of sunsets. I have one of the sun melting away into the Gulf of Mexico from a pier in Key West Florida. I clicked and clicked away, giddy with results on my camera display. Two minutes after the fire ball disappeared, the crowded wharf was evacuated, and my wife and I headed off to dinner. Little did I know that the sun’s light, stretching around the Earth, could spray buckets of colorful drama into the waning blue sky. Now, when I’m stalking photos, I watch as people leave the scene, smile to myself, sit back and soak in the ebbing spectrum of light that washes over the immense palette above me. Click click.

Purple to Dark Blue Sunset

Nikon D800 Nikon 28-300mm @ 28mm f/3.5 IO 100 1/3 sec