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During the summer of 2011 my wife and I were traveling through Aruba, looking for locations that would make for stunning photographs. On our second day on the island, we stumbled across this little section of beach known mostly to locals and devoid of tourists. We knew where the sun would set and the clouds looked just right for a marvelous sunset. We returned several hours later, and I setup to get the shot. Waiting for the sun to be just perfect in relation to the clouds and horizon was a stressful experience. But then, as if by magic, it all came together. The colors took on a magical colorful quality, enough ambient light remained to get a proper exposure of the divi-divi tree, and this marvelous photograph of a tropical sunset was created. And just as fast as it came together, the sun disappeared, darkness fell over the beach, and it was over. It was very special to be out there that evening, and now I'm thrilled that I can share this shot with you.

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