I don't usually take very many images of sunsets.
It's not that I don't want to, but more that with an active toddler at home, sunset usually occurs around dinner/bath/bedtime in our house which means that sneaking out to watch the sun go down just doesn't happen for me often when I'm not working.
Not for lack of wanting to.
But it does have the effect that when I do manage to be out and with my camera handy - usually I am without child when I manage to be somewhere beautiful where the sun is setting (or rising for that matter!) then it's really nice to be able to look around, find a good vantage point and take some beautiful images in the golden hour.
Last weekend I had one of those moments.
I call them moments as sunsets always seem to be gone before you realise, so you really do have to grab the opportunity while you can and get in quick before the beautiful light disappears.
I took this photo, looking out over the beautiful Pukerua Bay while on my way home from Foxton.
Every time I look at it, I just marvel over how calm the sea is on this notoriously violent piece of the coast. It's usually crashing waves, bouncing spray and so rough it's almost scary. So the complete calm and peace, of it bathed in the beautiful golden arms of the sun captivated me completely.
I love it!