Occasionally I’ll scroll back through the time machine that is my photo archive and in this case I ended up all the way back to early 2004 before slingshotting back forward to the summer of 2005 and our Africa trip, in particular this shot taken on our last morning in Zanzibar when I waded out a few hundred yards nto the Indian Ocean at daybreak for what turned out to be a sunrise made all the more glorious and spectacular by the flat calm of the shallow water and the multiple layers and textures of theĀ  clouds (click to triplify):

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More than two years removed from it the image took some getting oriented too, since being a lifelong Californian I’m used to the sun setting into the sea, not rising from it.