I am learning that, as a photographer, you should never turn your back on a sunset. Not until it is completely pitch black and even then you should probably try a few more settings just in case. With clouds in the west Birubi Beach promised to be spectacular tonight. As summer wanes there are not that many more weeks that I can take photos of the sun setting over the waves (although the dunes can be just as spectacular). As winter sets in it will be time to turn my attention to the cool crips skies over the bay. So 4pm, 5pm, 6pm I kept checking. Clouds still there: check. Sun still setting: check. But as I watched the sun to go down I was a little disheartened. Don't get me wrong - it was beautiful and the photos were lovely but there were none of the rich colours I've been craving since the hike up Mount Tomaree. The sun officially went down and I turned my back to walk away. I don't know why but for some reason I looked back. Vibrant pinks, oranges, reds, purples lit up the sky! I hope I did them justice. But I did learn a very valuable lesson... Don't turn your back on a sunset until there is no light left in the sky.