Photo Challenge – Rise and Set

For this week’s photo challenge, explore the vibrant, hopeful colors of your favorite sunrise or sunset.

Other than from the direction, you can’t tell if the sun is coming up or setting. I’ve done all the checking I can and in fact, the light is the same. It depends on the season of the year, but the coloring is identical otherwise.

And yet we are fascinated by the coming and going of the sun. Even when I was a child, I used to stand outside and watch the sky, sometimes for a full hour from late afternoon until final darkness, watching the delicate changes in the sky and the clouds and the way the light filtered through the trees.

I have not yet lost my wonder.

The rising sun in the mountains in October
A gull at sunrise
Sunset in Douglas
Sunset through clouds

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Opinionated writer with hopes for a better future for all of us!

22 thoughts on “TWO BY TWO – SUNRISE-SUNSET”

    1. Wonderful. Pics are inspiring as I look out at our slate gray horizon. Ugh.

      Love “the last sunset.”…..(Universal/’60) Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten, Carol Lynley, Neville Brand, Jack Elam. (Dir: Robert Aldrich)

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    1. Some of these shots were so easy to take, it’s almost embarrassing. Assuming you have a decent camera, the colors are there and the light is perfect. All you have to do it point and shoot!


  1. Very nice! My sunset/sunrise pictures all look like there’s a distant blazing inferno somewhere… but there just aren’t any good views of the horizon from my neighborhood. Imagine living at the North Pole and only getting one sunrise and sunset each year…


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