The last picture show.
I started this project three hundred and sixty-five days ago. The goal was to make a photo of every sunset for a year—almost. That caveat was important for I knew not every sunset was worthy of a photo. Some days there was just nondescript gray skies. I also know I might be too lazy or distracted to shoot every day. Little did I know that a major injury would prohibit me from shooting a number of stellar sunsets that I could only admire from a window.I had a small number of loyal number of followers throughout the year that would always “like” the post. That was reassuring and allowed me to display some shots that I thought were cool, but knew that many would just not get. Thank you. A big day was to have 10 or 12 people approve or comment on a shot—not record breaking media numbers by any measure. But when I posted a frosty glass of a high quality beer in the foreground, I always received an enthusiastic response. That explains why the song “Five O’clock Somewhere” was such a popular hit.Most of the shots were taken from my terrace on Bonaire, but several were made around the island. Others I shot from the deck of a sailboat while crewing from Bonaire to Grenada and west to Colombia and Panama. One solo shot came from the Chihuahua Desert in New Mexico while traveling there in November.
I had trepidations about tonight’s sunset. What if it was a dud? That is not how I wanted to end this thing, but no worries. Tonight was prestigious. So as they say in the biz, “That’s a wrap”. I hope you enjoyed the pix as much as I did making them. And as we say in Bonaire, “Ayo”.