Laying Sandman at the Naples Beach on Christmas Day

Laying Sandman at the Naples Beach on Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, hoping for one of those oh so rewarding sunsets, we aimed to the shore but arrived there at the brink of twilight.

That’s when the hundreds of residents and visitors of Naples that come every day to watch the nature’s spectacle start the exodus to abandon the beach, leaving it all to a few dusk hunters: I like that fleeting blue environment that engulfs everything around you during the civil twilight, as it is called the short time from sunset to Nautical Twilight. Today it lasted 25 minutes.

We shared this Christmas twilight with that laying sandman, a wannabe snowman built by anonymous people.

That’s me in the picture, to the left, and my boy Samuel, who couldn’t be quiet for the one second I set the camera for this photograph. Taken at 6:05 p.m., ISO 100, f/4, 1.0s, with a Nikon D5200 sporting a AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED.

Feliz Navidad a todos.

For an almost overwhelming amount of info about sun, moon and astronomical stuff in Naples, visit timeanddate.com.


  1. Mo T · December 26, 2014

    Another beautiful, soulful entry! Well done 🙂

  2. seandavey · December 26, 2014

    Nice one Cesar.

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