Sunrises and sunsets are nature’s free shows to be enjoyed by all. With a little bit of planning, you can time your morning or evening walks to watch these events….especially when you are on vacation near beaches and mountains. I am an early riser, especially when I travel. I am sharing some of the photos I have taken using my iPhone camera over the last few years here. I will continue to update this post as I take more photos during my travels.
An early morning walk in Charleston, SC from the Battery Park to the Waterfront Park and Cruise Terminal is a great way to enjoy the sunrise while passing some of the historic points. The moon was still shinning when I stared at 6:30 AM on a late November morning. The eastern sky was starting to light up slowly. The moon was still up over the western sky at 8:10 AM over the Pineapple fountain (Water Front Park), but the sun was starting to peak up over the eastern skyline. Within 5 minutes (by 8:15 AM), the sun had come out in all its glory. Time to head back to the hotel along another interesting route….there are no shortages for finding interesting walks in Charleston.
Sunrise over Edisto Beach at the Edisto Beach State Park (August 2015) located an hour south of Charleston, SC. I am puzzled why I see two suns in my second iPhone photo taken almost at the same time as the first on this cloudy morning. It is a state beach, so no hangover effect either for me or my iPhone!
More photos of the changing scenery during the sunset at the Galle Fort over the Indian Ocean in Sri Lanka. These photos were taken within a 15-minute window as a tropical storm was approaching.
- Use you weather app on phone to easily get sunrise and sunset times to plan viewing.
- Go to an open area for clear views.
- Late fall and winter are the most favored times in most parts of the United States.
- Sunrises and sunsets tend to be more beautiful with at least a few clouds.