sunset

Last night I was going back through all the amazing photographs I took while in India last year and wondering…what should I do with them?

This one stood out.

At least tonight it did, when I’m having that very strong urge to travel again.

I was camped up under a huge mass of reeds just beyond the beach on the Kagal Peninsula in Karnataka, right up against the Arabian Sea. At dusk, a mass of bats flew from a cave just above my tent. By the time I woke up in the morning, they were home.  One morning there was a sea snake on the beach. One evening a pod of dolphins came close.  Every day there were Brahmin eagles all over the place.

Almost every single evening the sun set like this. I love the way the sun seems to be melting and dripping into the sea.

More posts from my time in India are here, here, here and here.  Also, take a look at this post, ships of the Arabian Sea.  Wow.  I’ll never forget that night.

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19 comments

  1. Comment by Sandra Harris

    Sandra Harris Reply April 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I miss the days when I could appreciate your work daily with the daily picture! I must make time to do so, need more Around…in my life :)

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      well my dear, are you subscribed?

    • Comment by Sandra Harris

      Sandra Harris Reply April 23, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      OF COURSE! Just no time to stop and smell too many roses these days, it seems. Sigh.

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      I hear that. No worries. Its all there when you have some time.

  2. Comment by CheyAnne Sexton

    CheyAnne Sexton Reply April 23, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Oh yeah, the travel bug seems to be biting us as well. Amazing sunset here, that’s for sure

  3. Comment by Simo

    Simo Reply April 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Awesome pic mate…. theres nothing like a beautiful sunset/rise

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 24, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Simo! Especially when the temperature is hot and perfect.

  4. Comment by Kiva Duckworth-Moulton

    Kiva Duckworth-Moulton Reply April 24, 2013 at 2:39 am

    ah, yes, the travel day dreaming…your post about Australia lead me to pull out the photo album (yes, print photos) of my trip. sigh, nuthin' like going somewhere ELSE!

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 24, 2013 at 10:05 am

      I know Kiva. I’m ready to go.

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Print photos?!?! OMG. I know…Im so very ready to hit the road.

  5. Comment by fotoeins | Henry

    fotoeins | Henry Reply April 24, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I love the universality of sunset, especially, like yours, with a globe of orange fire hovering over a rippling mirror of sea. And yet, for every individual who takes a photograph, their sunset marks a specific memory at a marked place and time.

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Very true Henry. We all experience these sunsets but they are so meaningful in a wide variety of ways. I just love the way the sun, setting on the Arabian Sea, looked like it was just melting into the sea.

  6. Comment by Taos Rag

    Taos Rag Reply April 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    wow

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

      Thanks Ron! Amazing…it was like that every single night….and I was stunned every single time.

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply April 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Thank you Bethaney! It really makes you want WARM doesnt it?!

  7. Comment by Destination Infinity

    Destination Infinity Reply May 29, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Super shot… Since I live in the other side of India, I have always wanted to take a photo of the sun-rise in Bay of Bengal. Due to sheer laziness, I have not done it yet! This photo inspires me to do it :) Now I need to wake up early in the morning, take my bike and ride 10 KM and click. That waking up part is the toughest, because I am a night owl and I sleep in the mornings!

    Destination Infinity

    • Comment by Jim O'Donnell

      Jim O'Donnell Reply May 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Hey! Thank you for coming by and thank you for the kind words. Where are you located? I think it is worth the effort. Go get that shot! And share it when you got it! Please!

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