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Golden hour!!

The glorious hour before the sunset, when the entire skyline seems to glow is Golden hour.
I was lucky to witness this awesome phenomenon at the Golden Gate, San Francisco, when the burning golden ball of sun was dipping in the Pacific Ocean.
The evening was clear without fog, giving a fascinating view of sunset.
The sun lingered on the horizon for a minute or so….and then dripped over and was gone….!

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Sunset on a rainy day

It was raining through the afternoon.

By evening when clouds started thinning; hoped to get some sunset pictures at Kozikode (Calicut- Kerala) beach. That was not to happen…it rained intermittently again.

Ah…it is time and waited with the camera for the glorious moment. Raining reduced to a mild drizzle. The scenes started to unfold on a cloudy sky.

And lo, it rained heavily then! After about ten minutes or so, when the raining subsided, the orange ball appeared at the horizon, half immersed in the gloomy sea…

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Cloudy, yet beautiful!

Stinson beach, California, was cloudy on that day.
Still waited to witness the glorious phenomenon of sunset.

Couldn’t get the dipping orange ball and I had to be satisfied with the sunset glow on the clouds.

Sharing a few of those scenes here.

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Sun sets at Lands End!

Witnessed these sunset scenes at Lands End Lookout in San Francisco.

The winter sunset started at an early hour. Clouds could not suppress the glory of the phenomenon.
And what a glorious finale it was…though the dipping orange ball was not visible in its entirety! A close look will give you a glimpse of the sun in the horizon, through a gap in the clouds.

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My Sunshine…

Makes me happy when skies are grey 🙂

This is the view of sunset from my home; from the terrace of my home.
Good view for a city like Bangalore!

Hope you like my sunshine…er… sunset!

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A Moody Sundown

The day was cloudy and  had intermittent rains, when I visited the beach at Cherai in Kerala.

The sunset was not as bright as one would expect. It was a hide-n-seek, with the sun now behind the clouds, now out of the clouds!

Still, sunset is always a charming and never tiring phenomenon!!

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Spectacle from San Simeon

San Simeon – located along California’s scenic Highway 1 – is a perfect coastal yet rural getaway.

Beautiful coast line. Arrived there just in time for sunset, on the way back from Hearst Castle. Captured these moments from a vantage point.

What an amazing view of the sunset!!

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Sri Lankan sunset

These fiery sunset moments were captured from the backyard beach of Hotel Palm Village in Colombo.

The scene was an enticing one with rich golden tones, a serene beach and soothing breeze.

The place reminded of any beach of Kerala!

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Sunset from hilltop

Sundown as viewed from Diablo Mountain (California) viewpoint was enchanting.

Though the evening was a bit hazy with mist, I could get lovely view of the magnificent moment!!

These pictures were captured with P & S cam sometime back.

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Sundown at Point Reyes

These shots were taken at the Point Reyes National Park, California. Very cool evening breeze making it so very enjoyable .

A clear sky made it possible to capture the dipping orange ball, till it disappeared into the vast expanse of the ocean, leaving an etherial afterglow!

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