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Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Sunset and A Silhouette

Hey there friends, I'm back from a cruise to Phuket. My mission that fellow blogger,One, had assigned me this time was to capture a silhouette against the sunset. Easy enough, except the best opportunity I had, happened to coincide with the Captain's Gala Dinner. I managed to capture the earlier part of the sunset before the dinner was served. Fortunately, we had a table with a window view, so I could monitor the sunset. While the first course was being served, I could see some orange and red hues colouring the sky. However the colours were not very obvious, so I decided not to leave the table yet. Then the serenading trio came to our table to play us a song just as I thought I should make a move to capture my sun hitting the horizon. So I waited for the song to end. When I had successfully, and unobtrusively, made my way out of the dining room to the deck, there was not a soul for me to photograph leaning against the ship's railing. Fortunately, I spotted a waiter striding down the gangway, so I just grabbed him and made a fast decision...should I get him to pose for me, or should I get him to get a shot of me with my back facing the camera? Both options would be deemed a little odd. Which would be less odd? I thought the second option would seem more natural. Not wanting to waste his time or mine, with explanations, I just asked him to take a photo of me and the sunset. That was what I exactly those words. As I posed with my back facing the obliging man, trying to look as if I always have my photograph taken this way, there was no sound to be heard from him. Was he still there? I couldn't turn around until the photo was taken, and he didn't say, "Say Cheese", for that wouldn't sound right, would it? He didn't say "One, two and Smile" either, so I counted to three myself, and turned to him. Poor man didn't know what to say. However he said, let's take one more.(Just in case I had blinked at the moment he clicked?) Maybe not. Well, I just had to report this in detail to my Chief, 001. So here's my report, Ma'am...and Mission Accomplished(?)

I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon
We'll meet I know we'll meet 
beyond the sea
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailing

I am sharing the joy of that sunset that I thoroughly appreciated. There are more beautiful sunsets, I know, but this sunset is unforgettable because I had set out to capture it, and in the process, I watched it from the beginning to the sizzle when the sun touched the water! This is not something I do everyday, and I felt the joy. And I am sharing the joy of the game that One and I have begun. My mission for her now is to capture a picture that would fit the theme 'as tough as a nail' And anyone who would like to join in the fun is welcome to do so. Just link to my new meme, "Mission Quite Possible" which I shall launch next week on Tuesday in travel-i-tales.

For more blazing skies, do visit Skywatch Friday.
For Share The Joy Thursday, visit Meri's Musings
For Thursday Theme Song visit Hootin' Anni's.


  1. Gorgeous captures and looks like a terrific cruise! Magnificent skies! Happy SWF! Hope you have a great weekend!


  2. beautiful captures :D
    looks so peaceful :D


  3. beautiful captures. must have been a lovely vacation.

  4. Your sunset photos are gorgeous, the cruise must have been wonderful. Great song choice for your photos.

  5. Beautiful skies and proof that the beauty of nature can incite joy for those who wish to find it.

  6. Good job, good job, Rosie, and it's hilarious too. Come to think of it, I wonder what went on the waiter's mind. He could have been waiting for you turn around so that he could capture more beauty.

    Btw, the mission was suppose to simpler than you imagined. You could have taken a macro of a vase of flowers or even a spoon against the sunset.

  7. Ok, I've got your message. The link is only FOC for one month, right?

    Since you are always filled with ideas, do come by and give me some captions every now and then during my Caption posts, yeah?

  8. Just simply AWESOME!!! stunning photos.

    I'm a day late visiting for Theme song, but I do hope you'll stop by to enjoy my entry also. I love the fact you've joined and hope to see you again next week.

    Here is my T T S link:

    Heart of Stone

  9. Beautiful photos, funny story, and I love the words from Bobby Darin's hit song "Beyond the sea"!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel