Most people tend to forget that images are open to interpretation. I cannot always tell whether it is sunrise or it is sunset, especially if the image of the sun dominates the shot. Do you agree that what we "see" is not reality, but our perception. Can you tell the difference? This image is only an illustration, it is neither, but only a spectacle.
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I looked at it again and it looks to me like a sunrise. I think my perception comes from the fact that the shot is done at the angle - from below. Is there is anything more disorienting than words and photography?
Thank you for answering, I thought nobody would volunteer - too ambiguous! I perceive this image as neither - it seems like the sun is on stage, center stage. But being sure about images? Can we ever be?
I liked the question. I don't think we can ever be sure of any image. I think would be kind of boring if everyone saw the same thing.
OOPs again - that is when it's actual. The question was if it's in an image. I sort of sense that. There is a more intense yellow look to sunrises & more subdued, though brilliant purplish look to sunsets.