Top 10 Sunset Photography Locations

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The magic of the sunset. The reset. The glory of a day gone by. Watching those last rays of light create all my favorite feelings of longing, wonder, and nostalgia. And you can grab on to those feelings at anytime with great sunset Photography.

During my 2 year travels across the western US (when I packed up everything I loved and threw it in a van) I had the joy of witnessing and photographing sunsets on beaches, in deserts, under mountains and in many, many a rest stop, which I will spare you from.

I hope you enjoy my Top 10 Sunset Photographs from some of my favorite US travel locations.

Siesta Key, Florida

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The soft white sands of the world famous beach in Siesta Key, Florida provides the perfect resting place to watch a killer sunset. Famous worldwide you can expect this beach to be crowded. While I was skeptical at first, the friendly inviting atmosphere and powder soft sand quickly changed my mind.

Haleiwa, North Shore, Hawaii

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Sunset photography in Hawaii is a no brainer. While the entire island of Oahu will reward you with immense beauty, I had a few spots (Haleiwa being a Favorite) that I couldn’t get enough of during my 3 year stay.

Waialua, Hawaii

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Home to one of the most laid back, less known beaches in Hawaii. Waialua offered the most glorious Sunsets I have ever witnessed.

White Sands National Park, New Mexico

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The sweetest pastel sunsets reside in New Mexico. I fully recommend watching the sun go down while riding horseback through the desert dunes of White Sands.

Joshua Tree, California

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The most eclectic spot on the list. It’s hard to understand the draw to this seemingly sleepy desert town, until you’ve came and went. The feeling of freedom and “just being” surrounds you here as easily as the sunset.

Alton, Illinois

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Right across the Lewis and Clark bridge from St. Louis is Alton, Illinois. My family has deep roots in the area and though I have had a love/hate relationship with the place (read more about that here) I find my appreciation has grown more and more over the years. I had crossed this bridge a thousand times before I finally took the time to appreciate it. The greatest gift photography has given me.

Tuscon, Arizona

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I could visit Tuscon over and over again for 2 reasons. It is home to the best Mexican Food I have ever had and you won’t go a day without a stop and stare sunset.

Flagstaff, Arizona

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Right outside of Flagstaff, Arizona there is a little back road that holds incredible black sand hills and brilliant sunsets. And an old soup can the size of an RV. But thats for another post.

Which One Was Your Favorite?

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