We all know that Bali offers some of the best sunsets in the world. With this in mind, I decided to put together a list of some of my favourite spots for landscape photography.
#1 Kuta Beach
#2 Tanah Lot Temple
A note to all photographers wanting to visit
The sun sets in the middle of the sky!
Being a photographer who is constantly studying my subject (being the environment in this case), I have this inherent ability to notice when things are different. It will annoy me to the point of trying to figure out why.
One thing that 'annoyed 'me (only a little) was where the sun sets. Yes - where! The Bali sun sets in the middle of the sky and not on the horizon line.
The first night I thought I still had time to capture that perfect shot and ended up missing the sunset, instead I was greeted by fast approaching darkness. I was so bleak but it got me thinking of why this could be? I am used to the sun setting on the horizon line, but why is it so different here. It bugged me so much, I just had to ask the locals why.
Bali is on the equator line, and has no twilight. Darkness falls almost instantly after sunset.
At low latitudes, the sun sets perpendicular to the horizon, while at higher latitudes, the sun can set at a more oblique angle, allowing it to remain close to the horizon after sunset for a longer period of time.
Places on the equator experience the quickest rates of sunrise and sunsets in the world. Such places also have a theoretical constant 12 hours of day and night throughout the year.
As much as it annoyed me they were the most beautiful sunsets I have ever experienced in all of my travels to over 50 countries.
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