I love this photo because it has three of my favorite photography subjects: the sun(set or rise), the clouds, and the sea.
And I just love how the sunlight streams through the clouds. It almost looks like sunrise breaking in but this was actually taken about half an hour before the sun would set.
When I googled “Sunlight Streaming Through the Clouds,” I learned that this phenomenon is called Crepuscular Rays. Alternative names are Divine Light, Buddha’s Rays, Gateways to Heaven, God’s Rays, Jacob’s Ladder, Beams of Jesus, Shafts of Light, Sunburst, etc. Interesting.
Looking at it does make you remember God and His wondrous creations, doesn’t it? No wonder photos with crepuscular rays are a favorite in religious calendars and books.
like you three of my favourite things to watch, clouds, sunrise/sunset, water…this is a beautiful photo!
Thank you. I’m just so grateful I live in a tropical country so I always see them.
Lovely photographs, you obviously get as much pleasure as I do from photographing the world around us.
Thank you for the kind words. I found out that photographing the world around me is as therapeutic as writing. 🙂
Gorgeous picture! I’ve read that the best sunsets and sunrises have some clouds in them – you’ve just proven this!
Blessings ~ Wendy
Thank you again for the kind words and most especially for being an inspiration because of your writing. God bless!