Just Sharing Last Night's Sunset with You

Sunset in Paso Robles
@bagarad (12300)
Paso Robles, California
January 25, 2018 1:36am CST
I took a short walk to the mailbox last night to pick up the mail. I had a magazine and a package to carry back home, but I had my camera bag strapped on my arm just in case. I could not resist taking a slight detour to another block to get a view of the setting sun. It no longer goes down between the two trees across from my house the way it did in summer, so my sky shots aren't quite the same as they used to be. We haven't had as many clouds lately, either, so the sunsets weren't as interesting. But last night we had a few, so I decided to take the photo I'm sharing here. I put my mail down on the street every time I took a photo. Not ideal, but it worked. Have you noticed any change in the position of the sun in the sky since the change of season? Are your sunsets interesting this week because of cloud formations? How often do you make a point of observing the sunset? I consider a sunset a free gift of beauty from God. Everyone gets to see it who can get outdoors, regardless of race, gender, financial position, or nationality.
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@RasmaSandra (18420)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Jan
Lovely photo. Our days have been gray and colorless now but last week here is the sunrise I caught early in the morning. By sunset time the sun had left the sky and it was gray and cloudy.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
Gorgeous! I'm never up in time to see a sunrise. We've had many nights when the clouds completely covered the sun and we couldn't see it set.
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
25 Jan
Beautiful photo of sunrise.No clouds here these days.
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@JohnRoberts (60143)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jan
There is a fire effect going on there.
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@toniganzon (51694)
• Philippines
25 Jan
I hardly see the sunset living in this city but when I'm out on a trip to beautiful islands, I make sure to watch the sunset. It's one of my favorite view to watch. And here's a photo of the sunset in our recent trip.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
It's a wonderful sunset. I don't often get an ocean view of it, since I'm inland most of the time.
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
25 Jan
Good that you has a sunset photo with a ocean view.
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@JohnRoberts (60143)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jan
The folks on that boat are enjoying the sunset also.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jan
This is a lovely photo. Clouds often make for a more spectacular sunset. We found it strange when we were travelling in the northern hemisphere to have the sun following a different path to what we were used to in the southern hemisphere. We could never work out where to park our motor-home so that we'd be in the shade at a certain time.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
I guess we forget that the sun seems to be in a different place as the seasons, or as in your case, your location changes.
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@JudyEv (126347)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jan
@bagarad Our sun moves east to west (of course) but travels in an arc to the north. In France the arc was to the south which was continually confusing us.
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@Dena91 (4381)
• United States
25 Jan
Beautiful picture. Our sunrises and sunsets have been a lot redder and orange in color in the winter time. Love to just look at God's beautiful creation.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
God doesn't make anything ugly. It's people that have a way of ruining what he creates.
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@Dena91 (4381)
• United States
26 Jan
@bagarad Amen to that!!! Have a blessed day!!!
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
27 Jan
@Dena91 You, too. Or a blessed night.
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
25 Jan
pretty, calm, relaxing picture.
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
26 Jan
@bagarad - a meditation of sorts for you?
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
27 Jan
@Plethos Perhaps.
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@allknowing (66708)
• India
26 Jan
That's a different kind of sunset - as though it is somewhere in the middle of mountains. I am a sunrise person and have loads of photos taken right from our garden; But for a change I took this sunset photo
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
26 Jan
It looks like it's disappearing into your palm tree.
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@allknowing (66708)
• India
26 Jan
@bagarad It will go down to the back of of Solitaire.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
It is a beautiful sunset. I admit I haven't paid attention to them, though I have seen some great dawns when coming home from the Y in the morning. Right now it's still too dark for dawn, so yes, I have seen a change in the position of the sun. It is definitely a free gift from God. Your picture is beautiful.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
I collect sunsets with my camera. I must have hundreds of sunset photos and other sky photos.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan
@bagarad I'm sure they're all beautiful to look at.
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@mandala100 (46248)
• Hong Kong
25 Jan
@bagarad That's a very nice picture my friend.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
Thank you. Sunsets help keep me sane.
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@mandala100 (46248)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan
@bagarad That's so very true my friend.
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@andriaperry (53497)
• United States
26 Jan
Yes it is a gift from God. Yes I notice the sun, sets on my eyes while driving home many days. I see th most wonderful sunsets while driving.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
27 Jan
I used to see those when I lived in Templeton and drove home at just the right time to see them.
@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
25 Jan
That’s a beautiful sunset
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
I think most sunsets where clouds are present but not covering the sun are beautiful, and no two are the same.
@thelme55 (14722)
• Germany
25 Jan
Beautiful! I have not seen sunset lately.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
I make a point of looking for it most days -- especially cloudy days.
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@JohnRoberts (60143)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jan
You captured those final moments before the world is plunged into darkness.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
I have to wait until the sun won't wreck my camera lens. By that time the sun is almost down.
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@silvermist (20073)
• India
25 Jan
That is a lovely photo.That is really good that you had your camera with you.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 Jan
I took the camera just in case. I try not to go anywhere without it. I'm always sorry when I leave it home.
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