Are Sunset & Sunrise Photos Cliché?
The term cliché is used to describe a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or unique. It is a somewhat common opinion that sunrise and sunset images are subject to this definition. And, while I agree that sunrise and sunset photos are certainly a mature subject and yes, even cliché, I just can’t resist them. Being present to witness their beauty is a spiritual experience each and every time. Just like snowflakes, no two are alike. The sunrise and sunset photos below were shot on my recent trip to Chincoteague, VA. I especially enjoyed the foggy mornings that limited the visibility and simplified the scenes creating a peaceful and abstract quality. Please forgive me if these images are cliché … I just couldn’t help myself! (Scroll down to see more posts about Chincoteague; ‘Wild Ponies & Other Creatures’ and ‘Chincoteague Trees’.)
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