WPC: The Golden Hour

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands tells us that “In photography, the ‘Golden Hour’ is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day, ” and challenges us to post photos taken during these golden hours.

I’m not often up and out for the morning’s golden hour, but I have on the odd occasion, been known to venture outside to witness the early morning sky.

Walking along our promenade early one morning, I caught the sun rising over the sea and bathing the sand in a wonderful golden glow.

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Sunsets are more my thing, and in Venice whilst waiting for our speedboat taxi from the hotel, I was mesmerised by this gorgeous gold and lavender sky, reflected in the lagoon.

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Travelling across the Venice Lagoon, the church of Santa Maria della Salute was sillhouetted against the golden backdrop of the setting sun.

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In Wyoming, the Little Bighorn Battlefield with the grave markers of the two hundred and sixty-three soldiers who were killed during ‘Custer’s Last Stand’, looked so windswept and sombre under the rays of the setting sun. We arrived just as the attendant was closing the gates, but he kindly allowed us in for just a couple of minutes.

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A much more cheerful golden hour was the one caught in New England when we went leaf-peeping in 2001. It had been raining for most of the day, and late in the afternoon, this double rainbow appeared.

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Wild weekly photo challenge: Sunsets

I’m participating in the Lets be Wild, online adventure travel magazine competition.

For the competition, bloggers are invited to share their favourite sunset photographs.

I just had to include some of our magnificent Florida sunsets. I never cease to be amazed at how beautiful and varied they are. These were taken after rushing out of my kitchen whilst preparing the evening meal. It’s so important to get ones priorities right. 🙂

This stunning sunset was taken during ‘happy hour’ at our local golf course.

If you go to Hawaii, it’s almost compulsory to visit Sunset Beach, pick your perfect spot and wait patiently for that sunset to arrive.

Venice Lagoon is also  a great place to capture that memorable sunset,

These photos were taken from the Island of San Clemente, on which our hotel stood.

From the motor launch taxi, we got this shot of the setting sun, highlighting the 17th century ‘Basilica Maria della Salute’, which stands in a prominent position between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco.

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A visit to New England in the Fall, is supposed to be all about leaf peeping, but after a rainy afternoon, it can yield a delightfully surprising sunset moment.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my sunset pics. If you would like to be kind enough to vote for me, please visit this link. http://www.letsbewild.com/photo-challenge/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-6-sunsets/