Photos: The Golden Hour

Coachella Sahara Tent Sunset
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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  1. says: 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

    1. says: 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

  2. says: 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.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. says: Yvette

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

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