weekly travel theme: the four elements

This photo is my tribute to the four elements: earth, air, water and fire.

Do you know that the earth‘s atmosphere and the position of the sun from the horizon determines the colors of sunset? I’ve read that when the sun is closer to the horizon, the sun’s light passes through more air. This scatters away the shorter waves like blue and the colors that shine through are red, orange and yellow which makes the sunset appears to be fiery orange and/or red in color. The colors become even more dramatic as they are reflected on water.

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sunset

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5 thoughts on “weekly travel theme: the four elements

  1. Long Life Cats and Dogs says:

    Great photograph. How clever to get all 4 elements into 1. Yip, things like moisture in the air can also affect the visual display, as can dust (sometimes it can make for a truly spectacular sunset but I’m sure we’d all prefer to think of the moisture part 🙂 )

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