Proof that dusk and dawn are the best times of the day

People like dawn because it’s the start of the new day and the illusion of opportunity exists as light breaks the night. I like dawn because when I see the sun rise it meant I had a great night. But dusk is more my speed, the world comes alive in a completely different way. In any case, dusk and dawn are the best times of the day.

Riley Blakeway made this short film, Light Therapy, that shows the life of surfers using only the light of dawn and dusk. It’s a beautiful piece of work. He writes:

Filmed on location in New Zealand and Australia, ‘Light Therapy’ was shot with the intention of utilising only available light within the hours of dawn and dusk, over a month spent with surfers Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius and Nate Tyler.


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As a photographer, I like sunrise and sunset, but I prefer sunsets for two reasons: you don’t have to get up too early for a sunset; and sunsets are less likely to involve pea-soup fog.