Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour (2)

This week’s photo challenge is The Golden Hour.

In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day.

The images here were taken in the last hour of sunlight of the day in Langkawi, Malaysia.

The island of Langkawi is our favorite destination for relaxation.  We very much enjoy going out to the beach when the sun is setting and lazing around the beach until the sun finally set.DSC_0374

We like the tranquility of the beach, with the nearby islands silhouetted against an orange sky; the soothing murmurs of the sea as the gentle waves lap on the shore and also the reflection of the islands on the calm waters.DSC_0368

One of the readers commented that the Golden Hour is “La Hora Magica”. I love this in Spanish. It is indeed the magical moment. The minutes just before complete darkness sets in is even more magical. The sea and the sky have turned into a darker shade, but there are colorful streaks in the sky, appearing between the darker clouds.

The scene with islands, boat, tranquil waters illuminated under the last rays of light are not just golden but magical,  dreamy and picturesque; a scene  that we wish will last forever. . . . . . . .