The green flash! I first heard of this optical phenomenon when in Jamaica some years ago. While on one of those big sailboats for the – ahem – booze cruise as they were commonly called in Negril, our tour guide told us about “the green flash” and if the clouds and atmospheric conditions were in our favor we would be able to see one. Well we all lined up on the port side of the boat and watched as the sun took it’s leave and sank into the ocean. And then – poof – there it was for just a split second. Everyone on the boat cheered and went back to enjoying the ride back to the resort.
That was the first time I had ever truly taken the time to watch a sunset (which by the way seemed really fast) and I’m pretty sure I took pictures of it; at least I think I did. I know there are pictures of the divers at Rick’s Cafe but the rest is a tad blurry. Since then I have been in pursuit of the green flash; determined to get a good shot of it. Sadly it has not happened yet. This image was taken one night in Key West, Florida as I patiently waited and ran off quite a few shots in anticipation of it showing up. It didn’t this night or any of the following nights. As Captain Ahab in pursuit of Moby Dick – my hunt continues!
Please share in the comments below what you are determined to capture.