Arizona Sunsets

orange sunset

What can beat the Arizona sunset? They are magnificent, and I love trying to capture them on the road or out my back door. There’s only a ten minute window, and then the brilliance is gone. Here are five shots taken during the summer season:

1. DSC00732

2.DSC00534

3. DSC01001

4. road sunset

5.pink sunset

Which one do you like best? 

65 thoughts on “Arizona Sunsets

    1. Hi, neighbor. I imagine your CA sunsets over the Pacific are stunning, too. Do you get to the ocean much?

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      1. We’re about 2-3 miles from the Pacific and try to head out as often as we can. Usually, it’s on the ocean where we take time off.

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        1. Living in the desert, I dream of visiting San Diego (5 hours away) and getting out on the water.

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  1. Hey, loving your new blog look Cindy! LOVE all of these, I dig dramatic sky photos 😀 Btw, I’ll be going to Sedona later in September, maybe we can meet up if our schedules match up?

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    1. You bet! I’d love to invite you over or see a movie or show you stuff. 🙂

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      1. Sounds good, hope to see you on the blog sometime too 😉

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  2. These are all incredible shots. I guess if I have to choose one. . . . hmmm. . . . #3. The orange is just so explosive.

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    1. Hi Tom 🙂 They colors we get out here still amaze me after three years living here. I liked the orange one, too.

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  3. lovely imagery, friend. First, it was 1. second the motion with enigmatic number 2/ Thanx Cindy

    o

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  4. They are all incredible, but #4 with the two-lane blacktop is my favourite.

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    1. Yay! What a sky to drive into, I thought. It was hard to keep my eyes on the road.

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  5. Yes I think they are great sunsets. And thanks for posting them. And in return two of mine http://wp.me/p5rgVm-wC and http://wp.me/p5rgVm-zt

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    1. Thank you! Your bottom shot with the row of trees is my favorite of the two. Thank you, for sharing. Where were yours taken? From what neck of the woods do you hail?

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      1. Sorry, I should have said. Ballarat in central Victoria.

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        1. I have been to British Columbia once and it was a magical time. I’d like to revisit.

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          1. Actually I should have added Australia. I am in Ballarat Australia.

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          2. Holy cow. Oops! Can’t say as I know anything about Victoria other than I’ve always wanted to visit Melbourne and The Twelve Apostles. Only been to Sydney and Cairns.

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  6. I went straight with number one. The drama is magnificent. Lots of places have great sunsets. Some of my favourites were in Egypt, and we also have some pretty good ones in Norfolk. Nice idea Cindy. All good to see.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Hi Pete! I’d love to see a post of your Norfolk sunsets. Do you get to the North Sea much? I imagine the sunsets on the coast would be lovely. Egypt. Ah, I wish!

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      1. I live only 18 miles from the coast, the closest beach is at Wells-next-the-Sea.
        http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g315941-d4875387-Reviews-Wells_Next_The_Sea_Beach-Wells_next_the_Sea_Norfolk_East_Anglia_England.html
        We go a few times a year, more when we have visitors. The next time I am up there, I will try to get some sunsets, but in the summer, we are normally home by then. I will wait until autumn perhaps.
        In Egypt, it about the sunsets over the Nile, with the silhouettes of the palms, and fishing boats. I have print copies of those (somewhere…) but no scanner as yet.
        Regards as always, Pete.

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        1. Pete, thanks for sharing. On the east coast, I’ve been to York. I’ve not been to the west coast of your island; I’m partial to the north and south, so far. 🙂

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          1. So much to tell you about Cindy. So little time…x

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  7. brilliant job.. love’em all but i really love #5

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    1. Kim, the pink streaks that early evening was a fireworks show to me. It filled the sky. I’m glad you liked it, too. Thank you for commenting.

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  8. I hope one day to catch on, but in the meantime – I’ll enjoy your outstanding photography!! Terrific job, Cindy.

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    1. Howdy, GP 🙂 Thank you for stopping to comment. I bet your Florida skies are lovely, too. Hope to see some soon!

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      1. Down in the Keys have the best, IMO.

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  9. Gorgeous! I can’t choose, I love all sunsets.

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    1. Me, too, Brenda. My favorites are when the clouds are fingers leaving streaks across an expansive sky.

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      1. Yes, that’s gorgeous, too.

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  10. They are all good but #1 is my favourite. It is a little more mysterious than the others.

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    1. Thank you, John. You picked my favorite. Standing below it looking up it felt like something from a Sci-fi story. Mysterious is right!

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  11. Those are amazing. I can’t decide between 1 and 2.

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    1. Hi Abbi 🙂 I was very lucky that evening to have had a storm followed by the light hues reflected off the setting sun. I’m glad you like them.

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  12. Oh wow, these are amazing, so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Paul. I’m always amazed. 🙂

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  13. Oh my gosh. I love it when you post your photography. This time it is impossible for me to pick a favorite. 1 and 2 are incredible (look like perfect desktop backgrounds). But there is something 4 that really grabbed me.

    Great stuff Cindy.

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    1. Hi Keith! While I’d welcome your visit to my film posts, I’m thrilled you enjoy my photography. I like road (4), too. There’s movement in the picture and your eye leads to the mountains and the closing of the day and when one remembers all that had happened. Thanks, friend.

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      1. I have so much reading to catch up with. We had a great family vacation and then my son and I had a vacation 2.0 which was cool. Now I’m finally getting back in stride. Catching up with movies. Catching up with blogging. Catching up with reading.

        I really like your photography. And you’re in an area that offers itself to a great eye. This isn’t flippant encouragement. You’re really need to keep taking pictures! 🙂

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  14. Amazing shots! I do all my sunset pics in one week when we rent a house in Gloucester, Mass. Although on the East Coast, we’re on a bay facing west so it works out perfectly. We even saw a big yellow moonset this year around 11:30 one night.

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    1. Hi Rick. Thanks for commenting. Ohh, I bet the late night moon was gorgeous rippling on the water. I love Mass. Bay.

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  15. All great shots. 🙂 We certainly do get some wonderful sunsets here in Arizona. I only wish the summers weren’t so crazy hot!

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    1. Karen, you are too far south, methinks ;). Up in the Verde Valley its ten degrees cooler. You have that gorgeous horizon sunsets with the Saguaros I like so much.

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      1. We’ll have to get together sometime, somewhere in the middle, for a cup of coffee or tea. 🙂

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        1. That would be an excellent idea, Karen!

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  16. Wonderful shots Cindy. The second one looks like it could be approaching midnight on the set of a western.

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    1. Thank you very much! I felt like I was on the set of ‘War of the Worlds’. An ominous force was invading.

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  17. 3.
    Very beautiful. Couldn’t get tired of that. So many moods too.
    is that really a rainbow in that last shot?

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    1. Ha! JC, you noticed! I don’t know scientifically what it is, but I think it is and because it was so dark you couldn’t see it but when the sun flashed during that brief window, I think that’s what you are seeing. I love it. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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  18. These are so beautiful. I LOVE the site’s new look by the way!

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      1. Really professional looking and easy to navigate. Good choice.

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  19. You could easily release these in a calendar. What photos!

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    1. Wow, thanks for the high praise, Alex.

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  20. It looks like those clouds are dancing 🙂

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    1. They were! Lots of depth and colors. Really dramatic.

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  21. i cannot choose. each is so different and all are excellent.

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    1. I’m so glad you visited me today, Bill! Maybe because you say nice things.

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  22. Ah, memories…need to make it back out to Arizona, been too long.

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    1. Aren’t you in Maine? I miss Maine very much. We should do a house swap over a long weekend. 😉

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      1. New Hampshire, but a quick bicycle ride from the Maine border. Still, sounds like a plan!

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