2013 Challenge, Week 25: SUNSET/SUNRISE

Shell Beach Sunset

“Shell Beach Sunset”, by Trevor Carpenter

OK y’all, we’re already at week #25! So exciting to see the mid-point of the year arrive. At this point, you should have a firm grasp of what to do with each week’s theme. Some of them, we feel compelled to encourage or cast a vision for you. But, most of the time, I think you get the idea.

Perfect Ending

“Perfect Ending”, by Noeltykay

This week’s theme is simple, but not necessarily easy. I want to see you get up early, or plan an evening, with the best opportunity for you to capture a sunset or sunrise. These can take some planning, to pull off right. Sure, you can shoot one anywhere. But, often the best presentation of the sunset or sunrise isn’t just about the actual thing happening. It’s really about the context! The light created at these wonderful times can really be exquisite! You have a cobalt blue sky, being contrasted with the most wonderful oranges. If you don’t have any special weather happening, you might need to capture all the gorgeous light bouncing.

New York Sunset - HDR

“New York Sunset – HDR”, by Jerry Ferguson

So, you almost need to location scout before you’re ready for the best sunset or sunrise shot. You might need to even try it a couple days in a row, before it’s just right.

Sunrise On Water at Todd's Point 7-30-06

“Sunrise On Water at Todd’s Point 7-30-06″, by Paul Aloe

Don’t forget to tag and upload to all the right spots. Tagging is generally “2013PhotoChallenge”. And uploading happens to our Google+, Facebook, and Flickr group/community/pages. :-)

I look forward to the results!

2009 Challenge, Day 73: SUNSET


Today’s theme for the 2009 Challenge is SUNSET.


Rio at Sunset by Thomas Hawk

"Rio at Sunset" by Thomas Hawk

Sunsets can be a very striking subject. It seems that people never tire of seeing a beautiful, dramatic sunset. However, this subject might be difficult, since you will only get one chance at a sunset today. We chose this subject for a weekend to give you some time to plan ahead. Perhaps you will want to be near some water to capture the reflection of the sunset. If there is no water nearby, perhaps a building or a tree would add interest to the sunset if it is not particularly colorful in your area today. Or try to capture a  silhouette against the setting sun.  Use your imagination on this one!


Dandelion Eclipse by Roger Smith

"Dandelion Eclipse" by Roger Smith


Once you’re ready to submit your work to Flickr, you’ve got to do two important things. First, make sure you tag your photos correctly; “2009challenge″. Also, if you haven’t already, join the PhotoChallenge group on Flickr. Then, submit each day’s photo to the group’s pool.


Whered the sun go? by Matthew Stewart | Photographer

"Where'd the sun go?" by Matthew Stewart | Photographer

a walk into the horizon by !!sahrizvi!! (back in Dubai) !!

"a walk into the horizon" by !!sahrizvi!! (back in Dubai) !!