Sublime silhouettes

With background lighting and bold shadows, photographers have eloquently added cinematic qualities to twilight moments in photos. Here’s a selection of England’s Crosby Beach to the Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Sunset light

“The first outing with my new camera, tonight’s sunset at Crosby. I’m still figuring stuff out mind you!” – Beverley Goodwin

Nel silenzio della sera..[Explore]

Lone ibex in the Alps.


“Sunrise at the stupas of Borobudur overlooking a misty Kedu Plain with Mount Merapi in the background.”

“Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa and temple complex in Central Java, Indonesia dating from the 8th century, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of world’s truly great ancient monuments, the single largest Buddhist structure anywhere on earth, and few who visit fail to be taken by both the scale of place, and the remarkable attention to detail that went into the construction.” – BoXed_FisH

Kaomei Wetland 高美溼地
La metáfora
the top of the end of the world

Summit in Snowdonia, Wales.

Gold dust... (please read below) Winner of the Lonely Planet Competition for travel photographers-challenge-dusty
Photography by Julia MartinGold dust… (please read below) Winner of the Lonely Planet Competition for travel photographers-challenge-dusty

“Taken on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Travelling by car shortly before sunset, I was suddenly aware of a golden haze set back from the road. A group of local boys were enjoying a game of football the other side of a line of tall trees, as they did so kicking up the dust which turned gold in the low sun light. The white spots in the foreground are dandelion clocks backlit by the sun.” – Julia Martin

Watching the sunset [Explored]

The Azores, Portugal.

Deception in the Desert [Explored]

“In the early evening, I traveled back to the sand dunes with the young man, who was also a desk clerk of the hotel, to meet the other man and his camel. They were as enthusiastic about helping me get that perfect shot as they were in the morning.” Thar Desert, India. – Louise Bleakly

Good Evening Corcovado

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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