Beautiful Examples of Waterscapes at Sunset


Photographer André Alessio is a 48-year-old photographer from France. Alessio was born in Montpellier, a town in the south of the country, and he lives there to this day. He recently shot this beautiful series that he calls Boats at Sunset, a portfolio from a series of waterscapes shot during the weekend as dusk settled in. Montpellier is close to the Mediterranean Sea, and Alessio photographed boats and ponds at sunset in the same area.

sunset waterscape

Montpellier is a city found in southern France. It is the capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, and the Hérault department. Montpellier is the 8th biggest city of France, and is also the swiftest growing city in the country over the past quarter century. Situated on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-biggest French city found on the Mediterranean coast, following Marseille and Nice.

sunset waterscape photo


Montpellier is one of the rare large cities in France that has no Roman heritage. It is also one of the few cities in southern France that does not have a Greek foundation. Montpellier sits on hilly ground 10 km inward from the Mediterranean coast on the River Lez.  The city stands on two hills, Montpellier and Montpelliéret, which is why some of its streets have large discrepancies of altitude. Many of its streets are also quite old and narrow, which adds to its distinct charm.

sunset photo


Boats at Sunset on the other hand shows its coastal appeal, with small sea vessels shown as they are attractively moored. Shot as the day comes to an end, the images have a relaxing feel to them. They are also all imbued with the warm hues commonly associated with a setting sun.

boat sunset

Enjoy the relaxing Boats at Sunset by Alessio here.

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Patricia Ramos

Patricia Ramos

I am a freelance photographer who is no stranger to smudged lenses, long hours in front of the computer, heavy camera bags (and the back aches that ensued) and missing lens caps. If you know what I'm talking about, you probably have as much love and passion for photography as I do.