Tuesday, 25 June 2013

10 Things Tuesday- Sunsets

It's that time again for 10 things Tuesday- but I couldn't decide this week on 10, so actually its Twelve Things Tuesday! You know I love taking pictures of sunsets, well here we go-Twelve glorious sunsets from around the globe.

1. Biloxi, Mississippi

First up was taken at Biloxi, Mississippi on New Years day 2010. The sun was going down across the Gulf of Mexico and it was glorious- My friend Amanda and I had just spent New Years Eve in New Orleans and were slowly heading back across the South and up to North Carolina. A great Sunset to start the year.
2. Key West, Florida

The First week of Summer holidays 2010 and we'd headed on a road trip from North Carolina down to the Florida Keys.
3. San Francisco, California
Another road trip, this time 4 weeks on the west coast. For the most part there were four of us, for some of the trip, there were 7 and at one point about 12 of us were travelling together. It was such a good vacation. San Francisco was our first stop and last stop on a wide circular route that took in 4 states- and a lot of sunsets!
4.Near Cusco, Peru
Now I have no idea the name of this little place, but it is somewhere near Cusco in Peru. If you look carefully, you'll see a little village with the Andes Mountains peeking through in the distance. The rays of the sun really did look like that. My friend, Anne Marie and I, had been visiting some Inca ruins for the day and were heading back to Cusco, when we stopped to have a look at the view. 
5.Islay, Scotland
For the last 4 Summers, my mum and I have gone on a camping trip to some of the Scottish Islands. Last year was the turn of Islay, Jura and Colonsay. We were camping on the edge of this beach, just out of camera shot on the sand dune. Absolutely stunning !
6. Temperung, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

An old faithful. 2 hour's drive from here in KK and you'll arrive at Temperung. My weekend beach retreat. Perfect peace and quiet. I have hundreds of photos of Sunsets from here and for those eagle eyed of you, will now begin to recognise some of these pictures.

7. The Lake District, England
Home- Or as near to it as I can be. My home county.
The top image is looking west towards Whinlatter, Causey Pike way. The bottom left is over Bassenthwaite and the bottom right is actually a very poor photograph, taken over my neighbours wall, looking towards Anthorn, The Solway Firth and Scotland in the distance.
8. North Carolina
For a couple of years I lived in North Carolina. I loved it- a land of beaches, farms, mountains and everything in between. This was taken at my friends Ranch / stables, one evening- it's not a very clear shot- its a bit underexposed, but I like it.
Greece, quite a while ago now, but the scenery was stunning. I was on a walking holiday, taking in various islands, good food, good company and great places. Santorini must be one the worlds most photogenic places- truly beautiful. The bottom pictures were taken on Naxos, equally beautiful:)
 10, Miami, Florida
A Carnival cruise ship cruising out of the harbour, December 2008. I was on the one in front, heading out for a week's cruise over Christmas, down to the Caribbean. It was a lovely sight! And the ship wasn't too bad either!
11. Grand Canyon
I've been lucky enough to visit the Grand Canyon on more than one occasion and each time I have been I still marvel at the greatness of it all. These images were taken from our big West coast trip, at various times, at the Canyon.

12.  Santa Monica, California
Another West coast image- A bit dark- but I like the silhouette effect of the Santa Monica Pier in the background- And lots of fit people running in the foreground- Rather them than me!
 Oh, Alright, 13! As I couldn't go and not leave a photograph of a sunset of Graham's Landing. It's not a true Sunset either- as it's on the East coast- So we'll call it a sun downer. Of course this isn't really Graham's Landing either. (There is, I believe, and unbeknown to me, a restaurant called Graham's Landing somewhere down in South Carolina- I shall have to visit!)

  In reality, my favourite place on the East Coast is actually a small part of Carolina Beach, Near Wilmington in North Carolina- But to me- it will always be known affectionately,  as Graham's Landing :)
Until next time,
p.s. I have no idea why my photos suddenly decided to put themselves in a white box frame- it was intentional- sorry- but I'm not technologically savvy enough to start to change it all!
 Amanda x


  1. Wow, these photos are so beautiful. I'm envious that you've seen the sunset in so many places! And I love that you gave a little story behind each photo and the place where it was taken. This was such an enjoyable post.

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm very lucky to have travelled to so many wonderful places:)

  2. So many lovey images of sunsets all a little bit diferent.

    1. It's funny because when I started looking at them, I wondered if it would be too 'samey' but surprisingly they're not :)

  3. Wow, what incredibly beautiful photos. You are very well traveled! I loved all of these but number 3 is my favourite - we spent out honeymoon in San Fransisco and I'll always love that city. xx

    1. What a cool place to honeymoon. San Francisco has a nice feel to it and I've enjoyed my visits there too.

  4. I loved all of these particularly the ones of the Lake District :) However, my favourite is the first one with the lighthouse - I just love lighthouses. x


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