Hi all! I’m Millie, and I blog over at Planet Millie. Like Vic, I also studied an environmental degree at university, and I now work in the conservation sector. When Vic told me the theme for her guest posts, I was very excited. There are so many things I love about the environment – how would I pick something to write about? The answer hit me a few hours later: I will write about sunsets. Those of you that know me from my blog may already know that I collect sunset photos. However, I rarely show the photos and I don’t really share anything about this strange hobby! I’ve always loved sunsets. I love the rich colours that fill the sky. Through my jobs I’ve had the opportunity to compare sunsets and sunrises whilst in the middle of nowhere surveying things, and I think that sunsets are the better of the two events. The shift to darkness reveals a whole sequence of colours, and finally ends with a deep blue and the first stars of the night. It’s a lovely, still time.
The first sunset photo I ever saved was taken in 2004. I was 17 at the time, and sailing around the Mediterranean. We were sailing around the volcanic island of Stromboli (which was doing its usual rumblings) and most of the time my view was focussed on this. I actually took the photo because there was a small sailing boat silhouetted against the sky, and I was struck by how picturesque the view was, but afterwards, I decided to file it separately in my photos and my strange new hobby was born!
Aren't these beautiful photo's? I'm more of a morning person than an evening person, but I must admit that the colours seem so much more vivid in sunsets. I have a habit of photographing my food....but I'm not sure whether that counts as a hobby!