The sun, it rises and sets every day. We take that for granted, especially photographers. We get up early for the sunrise and go to bed late because we’ve been out capturing the sun set. This week Amy wants us to post our sun images no matter what time of day.

I’ve chosen to begin with a sunrise I captured in Yosemite from first light to almost full sun. I was with my photo buddy Laura and was 6 years younger. We were standing on Swinging Bridge and photographing Yosemite Falls. I don’t know if I’d face that cold again!

During the day, we can use the sun to our advantage. Sunflowers always face the sun to the sun.

This next flower has the sun at its side.

This duck has the sun at its back.

Now for sunset. Years ago I was out with Karen and Marlene and when the sun started setting we looked for a good place to capture the moment. Before we found the pond, we came across this piece of motorized machinery as the sun began its dissent. Do you know what it is?

It was in the same area that we found this beautiful pond we photographed from the road. You can see the sun setting and after it set.

Yes, we can’t live without it, but sometimes the sun makes life difficult. It’s been a hot summer here in Sacramento. I try to do whatever I need to do outdoors before 10 a.m. and the sun is out full force.

Thank you Amy for this enjoyable post. When you reply, please remember to link to her post and use the Lens-Artists tag. We enjoyed your images of motion in response to Patti’s Motion challenge last week. Next week Ann-Christine is hosting our challenge, so look for her post. Have a great week and enjoy the sun!

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38 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #213: Here comes the sun

  1. I love the Yosemite sunrise, Anne but I also love your pops of yellow in many of your images. Gotta love sunflowers! I hope you don’t mind that I added your link to my Sunday Stills post “mustard.” Seems to work perfectly with the theme for both ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Beautiful set of images from sunrise to sunset, Anne. Images of Yosemite from first light to almost full sun are breathtaking, and the reflections are beautifully captured. Glad to hear you traveled with your friends. The little duck looks happy under the sun. Love the skyscape of your sunset photos. Thanks for sharing with us.
    We have had the hottest summer here in TX this year, and no rain for almost two months. Luckily, we got some rain these past couple of days.

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  3. I’m glad you braved the cold to document that Yosemite sunrise – how lovely to see the sun gradually touch the falls and mountains like that! Love the sunflower too, and those final sunset shots ๐Ÿ™‚

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