What is an Epic Sunset?

To me, the definition of an epic sunset is one that moves you. One that does something to you on an emotional level. 

You know when you are looking into the distance lost in thought when all the sudden a really great memory pops into your head making you smile from ear to ear? That’s it, that’s what an epic sunset is all about. 

I shot this photo in La Oia Santorini. As I sat there at the old castle ruins,  with my feet hanging over the edge waiting for that epic moment for the sun to show up. I close my eyes, take a deep breath of fresh air, my lungs inflate like balloons right before I exhale. When I open my eyes, the overwhelming orange from the sun surrounds me putting a massive grin on my face. 

I love when everything comes together. It all starts with you being there on time to catch the action when and if it happens. In this particular case, the movement began and it came with a fury. There were about 50 photographers around me, and as the sun made its way down, you could hear a pin drop. 

Everyone sat still, all the sudden all you could hear was cameras clicking away into the sunset.  Santorini is one of those places where there is something magical in the air. Something pure, I like to call it joy. As you look around, all you see is smiles looking into the epic La Oia Santorini sunset. 

The gear I used for this particular shot: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 70-200mm  I used this lens to compress the sun into my image. Notice how I made sure that boat was in place before I clicked the shutter. A MeFOTO tripod. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.

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Have you ever been to La Oia Santorini