When we were living in Singapore, we used to hear about couples who’d fly out to Australia with a photographer to get their pre-wedding photos shot. They did that, we were told, because “the light is better in Australia.” We thought that a tad excessive…until we moved here.
The light in Australia is stunning. We’re told this is because of the depleted ozone layer (that also causes Australia to have the highest per capita incidence of skin cancer – but hey – at least you get better photos!). Then there’s also lower levels of pollution, dust and all those other wonderful things that make the sky look a little less blue elsewhere. Then again – we’re no scientists – we’ll just take the light!
And within that universe of beautiful light, the most breathtaking part of the day is dusk. The light changes rapidly and with dramatic effect, like a visual symphony — bright blues turning into deep purples; blazing yellows, oranges and pinks reflecting off the city’s buildings like they’re on fire.
As with everything else, when you see this everyday, the novelty wears off and you stop noticing. Until one day when you decide to “stand and stare” and take it in all over again.
If we were to get married again, we’d take our pre-nuptial shots here. At dusk.