For this week’s challenge, Half-Light, we were supposed to take inspiration from a poem, song lyric, or literary work of art for a picture that captured the moments just before dusk. Watching the ships coming in from the Strait of Gibraltar brought back fond memories for us since we lived on the water for the first year of our marriage. We used to sit outside in the restaurants and watch the fishing ships come in to the harbor through the channel in Ocean City, Maryland.
“But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favors, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought.” – Santiago from Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea.
The day that we took this picture, the sea had clearly decided to grant her favors to the cargo ships as the water was as calm as glass. The calm water just adds to the reflection of the sun, which is just starting to make its way down towards the horizon. We thought that the photo below, from Estepona, Spain, would have also been fitting, but thought that the photo from Gibraltar was more fitting.