Mallorca Moments: Sunset over the Docks
Another day in Palma, another sunset. And this one was a true spectacle. It started with a walk down to the marina. The port of Palma is so big that it fills the entire bay of the city, yet it seems to be so impenetrable, fringed as it is with gates and cordons and goodness knows what. Yet unperturbed, Dominik and I have set ourselves the challenge of exploring as much of it as we can. Thus walking down what appeared to be a rather industrial road leading to what must be the main docks and boat repair industry, we found ourselves exploring yet another area of the port which we hadn’t found before, ending up at a beautiful café out on the harbour arm overlooking the undisputed icon of the city: the Cathedral.
There we had our fill of taking industrial photos of the machinery in the port and the workers retreating from the port back to the city at sundown (it reminded me a little of the factory paintings of the North of England by Lowry, although the scenery was somewhat more beautiful…) before heading back to the less industrialised pleasure port where huge shiny yachts rest gracefully by the harbour edge. It was there that ultimately, as the sun plummeted to its lowest visible point, we bore witness to the most stunning sunset which, when interspersed with the clouds scattered across the horizon, made for an incredibly sumptuous visual feast. And as is so often the case with sunsets over the coast, the interplay with the still waters of the marina was incredible. I have never seen ripples so lavishly shot through with rich tones of orange and blue.
So excuse me if I bore you with post after post of these natural spectacles, but with sunsets as good as these, what other aesthetic fix could you possibly need?
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I could have sworn photo #3 was an undiscovered corner of Monet’s “Nymphéas” pond…I’ve been following your blog since I discovered your Flamenco dancer a few months ago, and can’t decide whether I enjoy your photography or your visual art more (especially the paintings of the Ronda gorge). I look forward to more of both.
It so easily could me a Monet – that’s why I adore ripples in water so much: art coming to life. Some ripple shots are so utterly abstract that I can barely believe they’re photos of reality! Your comments are very kind – I’m so grateful that you have continued to follow my blog. It really makes the work worth it. No need to choose between visual art and photos – I promise to continue posting both! Best wishes and thanks again, Nick 🙂