Inspired by a Twitter chat, I decided to showcase some favorite sunrise and sunset photos in one place.
All of these photos were taken by me and with my smartphone at the time. If you love the photo, credit the beautiful setting.
15 Fantastic Sunrise and Sunset Photos
This is the most recent photo from this collection of 15 photos. On my road trip between South Florida and Northern Virginia, my friends (the Murrays) took me to this spectacular location called Sunset Beach Park in Tarpon Springs, Florida. I would say I was there on a pretty good night.
Many years ago, on a road trip between Long Beach, California and El Paso, Texas, my final major stop was White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico. I made sure to get up before sunrise one morning to take the above picture. See also Fun Things to Do in Gallup
While my children were playing in the sand on Captiva Island, I snuck away for a second to take the above sunset photo. I was happy to capture two birds in the scene. See also our South Seas Resort review.
After a brilliant Memorial Day weekend dinner with friends, they took us for an end of the day boat ride. I like the sunset with the calm and churning water.
The above sunrise photo is one of my favorite travel photos. We took family trips to a beach house in Duck, North Carolina (Outer Banks) for nearly 20 years. At least one morning each trip, I tried to wake up around 5:30 to watch the sunrise.
While sunrises at Outer Banks are spectacular, occasionally there are also amazing sunsets. The island is only a mile wide where Duck is and the above scene is looking over the Currituck Sound.
Well, after all of those years of taking sunrise photos at the Outer Banks, I can fill several articles. I absolutely love this celestial special effect but I promise you that this and all of my photos have no filters. Just plain ole regular pictures.
Key West sunsets are classic. This was taken from the Mallory Square area, where there is a sunset celebration every night.
With my stank little iPhone several years ago, I had to zoom in (maximum) to make this boat and the sun appear fairly normal. Although the resolution is lower and not crystal clear, I love how the picture looks.
During my stay at Beliveau Estate, one of my favorite Blacksburg Hotels Near Virginia Tech, early morning after a nice evening thunderstorm provided the above mystical scene.
This photo was probably taken with the first iPhone model, it is so old. I would love to return to Lanikai Beach in Hawaii to see more sunsets.
We were lucky to have this view from our vacation rental in St. John and I was thrilled to capture this sunset photo one night.
I just love the above photo of a Ft. Lauderdale Florida sunrise. What earth-shattering idea did this person have to cause this solar explosion? This spot is one of my Secret Hidden Gems in South Florida.
I took a break from eating lobster (most likely) to snap the above lovely shot of a small harbor in Boothbay area of Maine.
Finally, I had to include one sunset picture from a plane. I love this one because the clouds look like a bed of lava or the surface of Mars.
Do you have any favorite sunrise and sunset photos?