The Gallery:Sun

sun setting Namibia
Last year we spent two weeks of the UK Summer in Namibia. It was winter there, but winter on the African continent is rarely as cold as a miserable British summer day. We certainly saw plenty of sun during our travels.

This photo is of a winter sunset in the coastal city of Swakopmund. It actually got quite cold there when the sea mist rolled in; we actually had to wear fleeces for some of the early morning excursions.

While we were there, we made a point of going down to the beach each evening to watch the sunset. One night the kids were playing on the beach, wave jumping , and I spotted this person standing out on the sea wall. I moved around a bit until I had their silhouette framed by the sun and took several shots as the sun went down.

And once it had, I kept an eye on the  figure on the wall to see if I could get a closer look at them.

The figure turned out to belong to a teenage girl and she walked right past us. I spoke to her and told her I had taken her photo, and gave her my email address. She was friendly enough and told me she was staying with her grandmother during the school holidays. She seemed happy and was excited to have been photographed.

I would have loved her to have contacted me, so I could send her the photos, but I never heard from her again.

If you haven’t had enough sun already this week, then check out The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers.

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