Clouds make for better sunsets, but only to a certain extent. If you have storm clouds blocking the sun outright, you might have no sunset at all. If there are no clouds in the sky, you are limited by the amount of color you may see at sunset.
Cumulus clouds are nice and attract light from the sun as it goes down and provide a contrast from the sky as the sunsets.
This photo may have the perfect cloud setting of them all: The clearing of the sky after a violent storm passes through. That was the setting for this photo, which I took from my overwater bungalow at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa earlier this summer. While we were safe in our room, the island experienced several downed trees and lost branches.
About 30 minutes before this photo was taken, I was convinced there would be no sunset. I was disappointed, because this was our last night on the island and essentially our last chance at the perfect Tahitian farewell.
I was ecstatic when the clouds cleared just at the exact right time and I was able to snag several photos and videos of the sun setting in the distance. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Here’s a bonus picture with the island and bungalows out of the picture. This one is equally beautiful in its own right.
There are plenty more photos and colors to share, but I will save those for another post. Have a great weekend everybody!