Rise/Set – Weekly Photo Challenge

What could be better for this week’s photo challenge than Sunrise and Sunset? It’s impossible to pick just one picture so I will give you a few of my favorites from recent travels.

First, Sunrise!

I’m not much of a morning person so I don’t often get many of these.  But a couple of years ago we were on the island of Kauai (my first and only time) when a hurricane was forecasted to land early the next morning.  Needless to say I slept light and arose early enough the next day to catch this wonderful sunrise. Fortunately the hurricane failed to materialize.

This next picture was taken in Florence over the Siuslaw River on a trip to the Oregon Coast last year.  According to my husband,  the early riser, it started out in shades of brilliant red. Still,  I was happy to catch the unfolding golden colors over the river.


No early rising necessary, so I have quite a few more pictures of the sun setting  in my collection, which makes it very hard to choose just two.  But here you go. The first is from Lincoln City during the same trip to the Oregon Coast last year.  You can’t lose with a sunset over the ocean.

But they’re pretty spectacular at the Grand Canyon too, where I took this photo last fall.


That is all.

~ Susanne

25 Comments on “Rise/Set – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Breathtaking 🙂 There’s something about sunrises and sunsets – never tire of them. Strangely enough, I seem to have more sets than rises in my photo collection! 😀

  2. Loved the rise and sets of the sun when I was Kauai last year. A coffee in front of the ocean was an amazing experience. Your photo of the Grand Canyon is spectacular. ❤

    • Thank you so much! I would love to visit Kauai again; there’s nothing like the beautiful Hawaiian islands! And I’m glad you liked the Grand Canyon sunset. We got a good tip from a ranger on his favorite place to watch the sunset. He was so right! 🙂

      • I would also love to revisit and go to another island, but the travel time from my area of the world was 12 hours, not including layovers, 3 connecting flights, a bad back and knee enduring tiny, cramped seating. Not pleasant. I’m wishing for a private plane. Ha ha! 😉

      • Yikes! We have an easy flight under 6 hours from Seattle. Much more doable! But a private plane does sound nice! 🙂

  3. Love that tree in silhouette, Susanne. Like you, I don’t often see the sunrise, at least not since I retired, anyway.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I remember the first time I watched the sun come up out of the Atlantic. I couldn’t believe my eyes, so used was I to watching it fall into the Pacific. Lovely photos.

    • Thank you. I was surprised to see the sunrise over Kauai too. I’ve yet to see it rise over the Atlantic but maybe I will someday. 🙂

  5. They are all gorgeous but the one at the grand canyon is my favorite….I love the tree and the colors. It speaks to me for some reason! 😁

  6. Great photos and every single sunset or sunrise is so different isn’t it and that to me is the beauty 🙂 Love the contrast with the tree very nice Susanne 🙂 x

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  8. Beautiful! I love that you also got the moon in the last one 🙂

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