Posts Tagged ‘sunset’

Flowering Yucca, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Flowering Yucca

I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Southwest where I was fortunate to spend some time with my folks. They were very excited to see the iconic sights of the canyon country around Moab, Utah that I’ve previously photographed and enthusiastically discussed. The vistas they had witnessed over the course of a week exceeded […]





Stud Horse Point, near Page, Arizona

Foreign Planet

Alien shapes of the prehistoric pedestal rocks, seemingly defying laws of gravity by balancing their enormous tops at acute angles, give Stud Horse Point an otherworldly feel. Located near Page, Arizona close to the Utah state line, this group of half dozen stunning hoodoos is positioned within a depression overlooking the valley and Lake Powell […]





Blackrock Summit, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Blackrock Summit

Easily one of my favorite locations in Shenandoah National Park, Blackrock Summit is a fantastic place to see and photograph stunning sunrises and sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains with unique rock formations in the foreground. Although it is an approximate 2.5 hour drive from Luray, it is accessible via a short 20 minute hike […]





Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine

"Cadillac Mountain Morning Glory"

Cadillac Mountain is one of the most frequented attractions in Acadia National Park. Because of its elevation and northeastern location, Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the United States to see the dawn of day.      The motivated individuals who rise early enough to see this spectacle will witness the break of dawn over […]





Bass Harbor Lighthouse Sunset, Acadia National Park, Maine

Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Located on the rugged, rocky southwestern shore of Mount Desert Island, the Bass Harbor Head lighthouse is one of the most frequently photographed sites in Acadia National Park. Built in 1858 in Tremont, the lighthouse rises 56 feet above mean high water. Several previous attempts at photographing this beautiful site were frustrated by dense New […]





Manhattanhenge, New York City

Manhattanhenge

What makes this beautiful sunset light percolating through the New York City grid and illuminating the urban canyons extraordinarily special is that during Manhattanhenge, the setting sun aligns exactly between the bustling streets. Due to seasonal variations in position of the sun, it rises precisely due east and sets due west only twice a year. The […]





Yavapai Point Sunset, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Yavapai Point Sunset

Yavapai Point on Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places to experience a dramatic, one-of-a kind sunset. It is also convenient to reach, as it is located just steps away from the Visitor Center. In the photograph below, the red light from the setting sun lights Wotans Throne […]





Awaiting Spring, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

Awaiting Spring

It has been finally getting warmer in New York this week, and it seems everyone has springtime on their mind. I thought I would share this photograph of seagulls huddling together on the snowy Coney Island Beach after the last snowstorm, all facing the blowing wind together in anticipation of spring.   I finally got […]





For A Minute There, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

ForAMinuteThere

For a minute there, I lost myself.   This is not one of the world famous California coast beaches. This is Coney Island / Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, but there is no shortage of great images to be captured here. Although this is the birthplace of Astroland, America’s first theme park, it was not what I […]





Warmth on a Snowy Day, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York

"Warmth on a Snowy Day"

After a day of shoveling snow yesterday, I had suspicions that the sunset would be great. I headed to Coney Island Beach, just 10 minutes from my home. As I traversed a good foot of snow on the beach to get to the shore, the colors blew up. Amidst all the snow and cold, I […]





On the Rocks, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

This photograph of blue hour on Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine, is a high dynamic range (HDR) image, generated by processing multiple exposures and combining them using specialized software. There has been much debate concerning this topic in photography circles, pretty much dating back to the time the technique was invented. Many pundits have […]





Into the Distance, Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia National Park, Maine

In stark contrast to my previous post, this is a peaceful image of the sunset as seen from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine. The clouds were very thick and we were only able to get a brief glimpse of the sun as it set; it had faded from view momentarily as it sank into […]





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