I fret a lot if I suspect that nature would come out all guns blazing at a sunset and I am stuck somewhere while the grand display is on. While I was in Goa I was staying right by the Miramar Beach, at GTDC’s Miramar Residency. I theoretically had two evenings to enjoy the sunset. On the first one, I was stuck in a car while the sun was going down. It helped that the sun went out into hiding quickly, leaving a grey trail behind. I was not missing out on much. The second evening I managed to go to the beach at the sunset. And I was glad I went.
I wonder if there would be a day when I would sit down quietly and just watch the sunset. As of now I worry more about underexposing the picture so that I get the colors correctly!
The sea was rough that day, there were warning flags put all over the beach and the patrolling car discouraged people for venturing beyond a few steps into the sea.
Another of my worries at sunset is to find a reference point for the picture. Just the sun won’t do for me most of the times! Luckily this yacht came into the view! I went into a mad scramble to change the lens. Thankfully the yacht was in no hurry, it took its time to glide over the scene, giving me ample opportunities to click pictures.
The sun decided to disappear a little above the horizon! However, I was happy that I was actually on the beach and not stuck elsewhere! There was a stiff breeze blowing and that meant I had to tie my hair severely into a ponytail or else it starts blowing in front of the lens and spoils my pictures!
This family of three was enjoying the sunset together. I sort of envied them, they had to lens to change, no ISO settings to worry about, they just went out on the beach and enjoyed the evening!
In a way I was happy that the sun went down a little early, leaving the sky almost flat. If the dusk would also create a drama, as it sometimes does, I would have been even more late for my date with the second day of Goa’s Coconut and Cashew Festival 2015.
PS. I was invited by Goa Tourism on this trip.
30 thoughts on “Sunset at Miramar Beach”
lovely is an understatement, Mridula. My favourite is the one with the boat. Thanks for sharing and making my Friday rock 🙂
Thank you so much Archana. Thank you.
Wow – what gorgeous sunset shots!
Thank you Lady Fi.
Awesome set of sunsets 🙂
Loved the third one :):)
The third one is my favorite too Amit.
They is a thing about sunsets, that you just get transfixed to them. With all that golden hues, you just want to live in that moment. Though how bad weather is. Love all of your pics. 🙂
Thank you Life Stalker.
Lovely images Mridula . congo you get these and I certainly wish that one day you will be lazing in the chair watching sun go down … but……again you will go crazy to catch the moment in its best shades . 😀 😀
I can fully relate to your frenzy to change the lens !
A lovely post with beautiful images 🙂
Thank you so much Kokila. I too hope, one day I wish I would not go crazy about taking pictures!
Thank you Niranjan.
Great clicks, this post makes me want to go back to the beaches!
What a clicks Mridula. Simply superb. And a lovely place to have super-fun 🙂
Thank you Gowtham.
wow, Amazing photos.
My favorite 3rd pic
Thank you Rupam. I too like it a lot.
You are not quiet a sunset photography expert…
Always willing to learn Prasad.
OOPS !!! typo it was suppose to be ” you are NOW quiet a sunset photography expert. “”” My apologies for that… I need to learn to proofread..”
This is mesmerizing! Great shots!
Thank you Indrani.
Each and everyone would love to be there for a while for vacations. What a fantastic place . Very attractive photographs Mridula ji .
Thank you Yogi.
Thank you so much.
You look scared and thrilled all at the same time all tied up. Nice pictures.
Beautifully captured sunset and the whole evening feel! Great photos and choice of subjects.
I like sunrise and sunset pics ! awesome pics , thanks for sharing.