I was picking almonds with my nieces-in-law when I caught sight of the setting sun. Knowing how fleeting this moment would be, I sprinted to the house to grab my camera. I went as close as I could to the edge of the farm making sure the almost bare almond branch got into the perspective.
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little the book of Nature. Claude Debussy
I tried several shots with the sun in the middle, on the left and on the right using the rule of thirds. The sun was fast disappearing and I wanted to capture its entirety.
This shot my favorite one. The cloudless sky with a few contrails and the almond branches gave it a Chinese feel. The farm houses and the trees comprising the skyline all added drama to the scene.
The girls who followed me shared my excitement as we watched the sun disappear from our sight. I bet they have never paid attention to this kind of scene although they see it everyday.