DP Photo Challenge: rise/set

Sunrise shot of glowing orange skies with clouds reflected in the water of Orakei Basin, Auckland, New Zealand. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Sunrise at Orakei Basin, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Photographers love the ‘golden hour’ whether it’s in the morning or evening.

I’m a morning person, so I’d expected to have more sunrise shots in my archive. Surprisingly, that’s not the case.

What I did find though, is that my morning shots tend to have fewer traces of humanity in them — whether people themselves, or our planet-covering artifacts.

Sunset at Hobsonville Point, Auckland, New Zealand, with house construction silhouetted against golden sky. Image: Su Leslie, 2018

Housing development, Hobsonville Point, Auckland, NZ. Image; Su Leslie, 2018


Construction fencing silhouetted against the setting sun. Hobsonville Point, Auckland, NZ. Image: Su Leslie, 2018

Daily Post Photo Challenge | rise/set

37 thoughts on “DP Photo Challenge: rise/set

  1. I so much love sunrises but here in the city you can’t really watch it and so it’s not worth getting up early for it. πŸ˜‰ The first pic looks like God or nature of whoever had a Van Gogh like moment, pouring out this golden orange yellow in drips across the sky and water…

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    • I know what you mean. We get great sunsets here, but there are so many houses around it’s hard to enjoy them. On the other hand, I could walk down to the Barbour for better views; it’s not far, but I never seem to get round to it.

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  3. Mesmerising the dawn’s magical rays,it’s really sad when human intervention spoils the harmony of nature.The juxtaposition of your beautiful photos clearly displays the plain truth,dear Su,Best to you,my friend πŸ™‚ xxx

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