Photos: The Golden Hour

My travels have taken my all over the world, and I’ve witnessed some beautiful sunrises and sunsets.  The “Golden Hour” is my favorite time of day to take photos; the light is simply astonishing.  This post is a response to the DailyPost weekly photo challenge.

Here are some photos I’ve taken over the years from California, Europe, Bali and Central America.  I hope you like them and Invite you to share your photos in the comments section!

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Coachella Pictures

Coachella is my favorite annual event, mainly because of the music, but also because of the beautiful sunsets.  More of my photos from Coachella can be seen here.

Coachella Sahara Tent Sunset Coachella sunset 2012 main stage

 

Costa Rica Sunset Photos

This is from a trip I took to Costa Rica in April 2012.  These photos are from Mal Pais on the Nicoya Peninsula.  More photos of my trip can be seen here.

Vista las Olas Mal Pais sunset View of Mal Pais Costa Rica at Sunset Mal Pais Costa Rica Sunset

 

Bali Sunset Photos

Some photos from my August 2011 trip to Bali.  Read more about my experience on my Bali blog post.   More of my Bali photos can be seen here.

Bali Ku De Ta SunsetPadang Padang Sunset BaliBali Bintang SunsetKu de Ta Bali Sunset Kuta Beach Sunset

 

Santa Barbara Sunsets

This is where I live now and where I attended University.  Santa Barbara!

View from QAD summerland californiaSanta Barbara Sunset Santa Barbara Sunrise Santa Barbara Leadbetter beach sunset

 

London Sunset Photos

Two photos from two trips I made to London in March and June of 2013.  The first one is from the statue outside of Buckingham Palace.  The second one is the Apple Store near Oxford Circus.  More of my London photos can be seen here.

London Buckingham Palace Sunrise London Oxford Circus Sunset

Manhattan Beach Sunsets

Manhattan Beach, California. Where I was born and raised!

Manhattan Beach Pier Christmas Lights paddleboard sunManhattan Beach Palm trees sunset Manhattan Beach pier orange sunset Manhattan Beach Pier Sunset Manhattan Beach strand sunset Manhattan Beach under pier sunset

 

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Evan is a recent graduate of UCSB and lives in Santa Barbara, CA. He loves sushi, traveling, music, surfing and any outdoor sports. You can reach him at evan[at]travelgrom.com and can follow him on Twitter and Instagram

38 Comments

  • Reply July 12, 2013

    Jean

    Wonderful places you’ve been to. Wish I can catch Coachella soon.

  • Reply July 12, 2013

    noel

    Great representation of the golden hour and challenge from all those cool locations.
    I’m inviting you to join us on a regular photo tour link up on Mondays called Travel Photo Mondays, take a look

    • Reply July 12, 2013

      TravelGrom

      Hi Noel, do you have a link to the Travel Photo Mondays group?

      Thanks,
      Evan

  • Reply July 12, 2013

    Veronica Roth

    Nicely done! Of course I love the London ones because I’ve just moved to England for a couple months. 🙂

    • Reply July 12, 2013

      TravelGrom

      That’s awesome you moved there. I just got back from London two weeks ago. I love how it stays light until 10:30 at night at this time of the year.

  • Reply July 12, 2013

    bambangpriantono

    Great pictures you’ve gotten then! I love ’em all..

    • Reply July 12, 2013

      TravelGrom

      thank you! I love all of your Indonesia photos!

  • Great photos.

    • Reply July 12, 2013

      TravelGrom

      thanks, your lighthouse sunset photo is amazing as well!

  • What a great way to start Saturday, with a trip around the world at sunset. Lovely photos.

    • Reply July 12, 2013

      TravelGrom

      thank you, I enjoyed your latest posts on the Dingos of Fraser Island. I hope I don’t encounter one in the wild when I come visit Australia next year (or at least don’t get too close to one). I would love to be added to your blogroll if possible!

      Thanks for stopping by

    • Reply July 13, 2013

      Tom

      Great sunsets you captured in this series. Love the Manhattan Beach pier shot the best, but the others aren’t far behind.

      • Reply July 13, 2013

        TravelGrom

        Thanks Tom, have you ever been to Manhattan Beach?

  • Reply July 12, 2013

    janet

    Gorgeous photos!

    janet

  • Reply July 12, 2013

    Jennifer Avventura

    Great shots!

  • Reply July 13, 2013

    Joe Owens

    These are fantastic. I have begun capturing mor sunrise and sunset photos and was so excited to see this prompt to show them off. Mine are not as great as yours, however.

    • Reply July 13, 2013

      TravelGrom

      I would love to see your photos, upload them and send a link!

  • Reply July 13, 2013

    i*Kan

    Wow! Great shots. I especially love the London ones.

  • Reply July 14, 2013

    njoyeverymoment

    wowwww…amazing pics ….very difficult to choose one among all the pics but i guess the best could be manahattan – 2nd ,santa barabara -1st ,caoachella – 1st and coasta richa 1st one….u have a lovely travel blog 🙂

  • Reply July 14, 2013

    Stephanie

    They are all stunning, but if I have to pick, I’ll go with Santa Barbara sunsets.

  • Reply July 15, 2013

    Connie Hanks

    Your images are *stunning* – thanks so much for sharing! I too love the golden hour! Took some shots in CDM of my sister who is expecting her first next month… http://clickychickcreates.com/2013/07/14/photo-challenge-golden-hour/

    • Reply July 15, 2013

      TravelGrom

      I Love CDM, I’ll check them out. Congrats to your sister!

  • Reply July 15, 2013

    Yvette

    I think your photos are more about Idyllic Hour with some gold thrown in! … Sigh… I think I need that holiday. 🙂 Beautiful collection.

  • Reply July 16, 2013

    Jessie

    I love the drama in the statue photo from London!

    • Reply July 16, 2013

      TravelGrom

      thanks! The spider web in the background of your photo is very cool

  • Reply July 16, 2013

    Nando

    ALL these photos are simply beautiful! Great job!

    • Reply July 16, 2013

      TravelGrom

      Thanks Nando, great photos on Cyan Skies too!

  • Reply July 18, 2013

    dogear6

    I really liked the Bali second from the end and the last London one. They’re all great though – it was hard even picking favorites.

    Nancy

  • Reply September 28, 2013

    TravelGrom

    yes Coachella is awesome. here is my review of it http://www.travelgrom.com/travel-blog/coachella-2013-recap-dust-storm

  • Reply June 20, 2016

    Frivmini

    Great. Romantic pictures. I wish I could go to all these places

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