Shifting Hues

©Arthur Drooker

The beautiful and elusive colors of twilight are captured in an Arthur Drooker photo series that he created from sunset photos made at the same spot over four years. The images overlook the ocean as seen from The Sea Ranch in northern California.

Drooker captured each image in soft focus, resulting in an abstract style that invites viewers to derive their own interpretation of the images. The series was made into a book, “Twilight.” It includes compositions presented as diptychs with time stamps showing they were taken moments apart even though their colors differ markedly.

“I learned early on that the naked eye perceives twilight one way, which differs from how a digital camera records it, which ultimately differs from how it’s presented in the book,” Drooker writes. 

Amanda Arnold is a senior editor.