Sunsets in Motala, the small town in Sweden where my parents live, are breathtaking more often than not. The colors are amazing and there are almost always some clouds in the sky adding to the interesting ways the the sun rays come out. At times, the sky almost appears to be on fire.
As is often the case, I was out last night trying to capture the sunset, but it was unusually boring. Don’t get me wrong, the sun was big and bright in the sky as it slowly disappeared behind the horizon, but there were no clouds and there was nothing really to make for a captivating photograph. I decided to walk around my parents’ house and stopped to look at the sun through the very large climbing rose plants that surround my parents’ patio. I was taken aback by the beauty of the sun dazzling through a small gap in the plants and illuminating parts of them in places where you would not expect the light to reach, almost as if sombody pointed a flashlight at them.
(45mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/60 sec)