Sunset over Bagan Pagodas

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Rise/Set.

Sometimes we think that there are too many sunset photos. Then we find ourselves in a beautiful location with a magnificent sunset and we can’t resist capturing the image.  We climbed the steep, handrail-free, steps of the Shwesandaw Pagoda with several hundred very new friends (all of us in our bare feet) to take this shot. When we finally got back to the ground, we agreed the climb had been worth it.

This photo was taken from an upper level of the Shwesandaw Pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar, on February 9, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/16, 1/100 sec, 135mm

Gin Oya Sunset — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sunset to Sunrise (including any nighttime photography).

As the timely finale to a leisurely boat ride on the Gin Oya river, our Sri Lankan boatman brought us out to the Indian Ocean to view a remarkable sunset over crashing waves.

This photo was taken on February 2, 2018. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 2000, f/9, 1/320 sec, 250 mm

A Camel Driver at the Golden Hour

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Hour.

We were at Manvar Camp (essentially a dude ranch) in Rajasthan, India, on an evening camel ride. After rocking back and forth and doing our best not to fall off, we stopped to rest and wait for the sunset. We saw our guide in an unguarded moment and managed to capture this image. It is one of our favorite images from that ride.

This photo was taken on November 10, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3. ISO 100, f/5, 1/60 sec, focal length 60mm (35 mm equivalent).

Grape Vine on a Bamboo Trellis — Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Texture

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Texture.

The sparse vine for these ripe clusters of grapes is supported by a rustic bamboo trellis.

This photo was taken on September 7, 2017. It was converted to black and white using the WhiteMist preset of Photoshop Express. Specs are: Olympus TG-4, ISO 500, f/4.9, 1/100 sec, 18 mm

 

 

Sundial near Sunset — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers: Anything with Numbers on It

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers: Anything with Numbers on It.

This sundial in Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia, was photographed shortly before the 4:46 pm sunset.

This photo was taken on December 5, 2016.   Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/15 sec, 55 mm

Mount Lycabettus at Sunset

In September 2016, we visited Athens, Greece. This is a nighttime view of Mount Lycabettus, as seen from a higher street in Athens just below  the Acropolis. Lycabettus is the highest hill of Athens. The Chapel of  Saint George can be seen on the top.

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Mount Lycabettus at Sunset

This photo was taken on September 21, 2016. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.6, 10.0 sec, 55 mm