Paint the sky challenge

@TheHorse (63929)
Pleasant Hill, California
February 5, 2016 12:34pm CST
I've been able to enjoy some beautiful sunsets over the past couple of days, thanks to the "paint the sky challenge." I thought I'd throw my favorite sunset photo into the mix. I know I've used it before, but it remains one of my favorites. I took it from the Inspiration Point Trail, in Tilden Park, between Berkeley and Orinda CA. I believe it was taken a year ago in late December, when the sun happens to set behind the Golden Gate Bridge. I've watched the sun set many times from this trail, but on this day, the clouds were perfect for a dramatic display. If you click on the picture, you can clearly see the Golden Gate Bridge in the near distance.
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb 16
Wow, that's got to be one of the best I've seen in this challenge. Absolutely beautiful, and the bridge gives it an extra something.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Feb 16
It's one of the prettiest sunsets I've seen. The clouds were striking that day. I'm glad I happened to bring my camera. Sometimes I don't.
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
5 Feb 16
I love the swirls of color in the sky. Our sky swirls are usually pinks and blues not so much, yellow and red. It looks sinister.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Feb 16
Where in the Country are you?
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@mommaj (22729)
• United States
5 Feb 16
@TheHorse Are you getting ready to be evil?
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
@mommaj Moi? Actually I was evil again this morning. But I don't have a picture, so I can't post about it yet.
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@kevin1877uk (36975)
5 Feb 16
Wow wonderful, look the view of Golden Gate Bridge :) Love the colours of the sky.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Feb 16
That's one of my favorite views of the Golden Gate.
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@kevin1877uk (36975)
5 Feb 16
@TheHorse Yes I do love to see the Golden Gate, I have some photos of it myself.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
@kevin1877uk I want to cycle across it, but I haven't done so yet.
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@DeborahDiane (20760)
• Laguna Woods, California
6 Feb 16
Oh, Wow! I can remember some stunning sunsets when I lived in Northern California. This one is fabulous!
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
We get some interesting clouds in Winter. That year, not enough of them dumped rain on us.
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• United States
6 Feb 16
@TheHorse Good luck that February and March will come through with our needed rain.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
@ElizabethWallace I'm rooting for you down South. We're getting a week off from the rain, and I miss it.
@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
6 Feb 16
It's stunning. Love the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
I like seeing the Golden Gate bridge. I'll be avoiding San Francisco and Santa Clara tomorrow, though. Super Bowl is here.
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@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Feb 16
@TheHorse That will be a mad house. I'd stay away too.
@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
6 Feb 16
Another great one...
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
It's fun looking at everyone's sunset pictures!
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@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
6 Feb 16
@TheHorse I think so, too.
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Feb 16
oh very striking! love it.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Feb 16
Thanks! One of these days, I'll get a "close up" of the Golden Gate.
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• Centralia, Missouri
9 Feb 16
@TheHorse that would be lovely to see!
@paigea (21974)
• Canada
8 Feb 16
That is a stunning view!
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Feb 16
I love that trail, both for cycling and light hiking.
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@LadyDuck (152242)
• Switzerland
6 Feb 16
This photo is amazing, I have seen the Golden Gate Bridge and the sky is just golden and red, beautiful.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Feb 16
It really is a lovely bridge, though I like the Western span of the Bay Bridge just as much.
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@BelleStarr (37666)
• United States
6 Feb 16
OMG you have captured some different colors than all the purples and pinks. Just stunning.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
6 Feb 16
We tend to get a lot of orange and red when the clouds are right.
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@JudyEv (121315)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Feb 16
I saw the bridge and as you say the clouds are pretty incredible.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Feb 16
I was lucky to be there on that particular day.
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@just4him (113261)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
I can see why you love that picture. It looks like the sky is on fire. Just beautiful!
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Feb 16
Thank you! I think I took about four photos that evening. This was the best one.
• United States
5 Feb 16
Wow beautiful photo! I see the bridge too!
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Feb 16
The view is a big part of why I like that trail so much.