Paint The Sky Challenge: Outside My Front Door!

photo I took of sunset
@bluesa (13477)
Johannesburg, South Africa
February 9, 2016 7:29am CST
I have seen so many beautiful sunrise and sunset photos, inspired by the Paint The Sky challenge started by @Raelove . It has been breathtaking. I thought I would share a photo I took of a sunset outside my front door. I have been stressed out lately, and going through some of the photos I found this one. And I was reminded that I was having a glass of ice cold fruit juice and looking up at the sky, when I used my cell phone to snap this shot, because I was so relaxed and enjoying that moment when the sun is about to set. It was a bit of peace after a busy day, a blissful lull before a busy night of having to start dinner. A time to catch my breath and enjoy the magnificent colours in the sky before the stars winked on. Have a wonderful week everyone. Remember to take time to catch your breath and enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset.
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
9 Feb 16
Love how the sun tints just one side of those clouds. Thanks for sharing.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Feb 16
Thank you @Raelove :-) . And thank you for starting such a wonderful challenge, it has been a sight to behold :-).
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@Raelove (16813)
• Saco, Maine
9 Feb 16
@bluesa It was fun, and thanks for participating.
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• Eugene, Oregon
9 Feb 16
That is a great one for sure. It is good that, the world over, we can all enjoy the beauty of a sunset or a sunrise.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Feb 16
@JamesHxstatic , thank you :-). It really is great that no matter where we are in the world, we all have the beauty of sunrises and sunsets to appreciate.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
9 Feb 16
gorgeous shot. I love the colors.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 , thank you :-). It was lovely to look out at that afternoon.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
9 Feb 16
@bluesa I'm sure, no better way to end the day.
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@BelleStarr (38917)
• United States
19 Feb 16
What a gorgeous sunset. Haven't you found this a great challenge where we can see glorious sunsets from around the world.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Feb 16
@BelleStarr , thank you! Yes, it has been a real beauty of a challenge! :-)
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@PainsOnSlate (20328)
• Canada
13 Feb 16
I have seen so many gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. I am going to miss them when I get home, the water makes them bigger.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Feb 16
There really is something about the sun setting over a big body of water @PainsOnSlate , extra special.
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@JudyEv (125436)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb 16
This is an incredibly beautiful photo! Just love the pink tones. Hope you won't be stressed out for too long.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Feb 16
Thank you @JudyEv :). The sky really is a canvas. I am trying to handle stress better too.
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@Morleyhunt (19806)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
Beautiful shot. The clouds add texture.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Feb 16
The clouds really do make a difference to the shot, thank you @Morleyhunt .
@Lucky15 (33823)
• Philippines
10 Feb 16
the colors are just so relaxing into the eyes
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
10 Feb 16
@Lucky15 , there is something relaxing about sunset colours, thanks. :-)
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
Oh this is lovely, i love the colors...looks so peaceful.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Feb 16
I did feel peaceful gazing at that sunset @salonga , thank you. :-)
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@LadyDuck (162735)
• Switzerland
9 Feb 16
This is a beautiful photo, I like how the sun has tinted the clouds, while the sky is still blue.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Feb 16
Thank you, Anna. It is amazing how the blue was still there as the sun was melting away @LadyDuck . :-)
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@DianneN (79855)
• United States
9 Feb 16
What a beautiful, red hot sunset! I love the colors and the wispy clouds. I must see one in SA with my own eyes. Enjoy your week, Catherine.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Feb 16
Thank you, Dianne :-). Glad I could share this SA sunset, even if only in a photo for now, with you. Enjoy your week too @DianneN .
@marlina (74719)
• Canada
9 Feb 16
A beautiful sky! I enjoy sunrise better than sunset.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
9 Feb 16
Thank you . @marlina , yes that first peek of the sun welcoming the day in a sunrise can be so very lovely.
• United States
22 Feb 16
I found this sunset among my images and thought it would be beautiful to add here . . .
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Feb 16
Thank you so much @enlightenedpsych2 , that is a gorgeous photo you have shared, golden flame in the sky :-).
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• United States
23 Feb 16
Yes it is gorgeous but wow was it super cold when I photographed it ! Glad you enjoyed it and have s upper great Tuesday @bluesa
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Feb 16
@enlightenedpsych2 , thanks, sorry it was so cold. Have a great Sunday! :-)
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@TheHorse (67111)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Mar 16
That's a nice one! I like the way the sun is playing on the clouds away from the horizon.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Mar 16
@TheHorse , Hi there. Thank you, it was gorgeous to gaze up at, and I am glad I could share it with you all. :)
• United States
24 Feb 16
what a beaut! i do adore me a purty sunset 'r sunrise fer that matter. got hundreds'f photo's 'f such. i find it most calmin' to peruse through 'em when i'm havin' a wonky day.
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@bluesa (13477)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Feb 16
Thank you @crazyhorseladycx , and boy, oh boy, we surely do need moments of beauty like this on certain days :-).
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@Hannihar (38009)
4 Mar
I love your photo. Thank you for sharing with us.