Category: Sunset

  • Single Blade

    Single Blade

    Sunset or sunrise photography always produces a rush of emotion because the I can see, feel, hear and smell the passage of time. In the later months of summer, this rush is further emphasized by the warm tan of drying grasses that blanket the ground. 

  • Scrapes & Scratches

    Scrapes & Scratches

    When the ball gets trapped between the branches of a dried bush, the game doesn’t end. There is preemptive anxiety, then pain as I reach my arm through the branches and grasp the ball. There is pain as I pull my arm out and stinging as I brush the scratched areas before throwing the ball…

  • Cloud Blanket

    Cloud Blanket

    Falling asleep with my head under my blanket is comforting. This blanket of clouds, seemingly pulled up over the bay at sunset, feels comforting. The gradient of light from bright to dark definitely contributes to that feeling. It is as if I’m being eased into night instead of the world suddenly going dark. 

  • Leaf Heart

    Leaf Heart

    The bright disc of the setting sun sits behind a heart-shaped leaf at the end of a dry branch. Other dry branches are above it, some sharp and some hocus.  

  • Precarious


    Compared to the size of the universe, we are smaller than the atoms that make up our bodies. We live precariously on the outside of a sphere rotating at almost 1,000 miles an hour,  flying through space at 67,000 mph. The energy for our daily lives originates within a giant spinning nuclear reactor located 93…

  • Seagull Sunset
  • Transitions


    I like the contrast of the sharp blades of grass in the foreground against the soft silhouettes in the background. The angular repetition of lines, the blurred archway around the sun and the transition from dark to light, are all very pleasing. 

  • People-set


    It is mind altering to think that, every second of every day, the sun is simultaneously rising and setting, somewhere in the world. By degrees, there are 360 sunsets and sunrises per day. By human life, there are 7.8 billion sun ups and sun downs each day. Through all of these, the sun is stationary…

  • Dark Pylons

    Dark Pylons

    Everything is black and orange at sunset when the wildfires are burning in California. The color and contrast intensified my sense of foreboding as I stood underneath the dilapidated structure taking the picture. 

  • Sun Flag

    Sun Flag

    The sequential bands of light and dark are the appeal for me in this image. The dark bands of clouds at the top, the dark lines of the distant horizon, the light band of water in the center, the dark band at the edge of the shore, and the band of wet mud at the…