Readers' Sunset Photos


Memorable sunsets—and stories—from your travels around the globe.

We recently took a wonderful trip to Costa Rica, and when we left I captured this beautiful sunset from the plane. Enjoy. —Wendy Foster

I travel to France every year and shot this photo of the Louvre in Paris in the summer of 2007. —Patricia Myers

When my boyfriend and I first moved out to California, we took a trip to Venice Beach. After a day of hot dogs, cheese fries, local art, and skateboarding bulldogs, we sat down to watch basketball on the often-filmed basketball courts there. The sun set as we sat on the bleachers, and this photo reminds us every day of why we still live here. —Adele Rogers

June sunset in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, taken with a Kodak Easy Share Z760. —Curt Rutledge

Using your techniques the very same day I got the e-mail from, I ventured to Sunset Point outside of Marquette, Mich., to take photos of the sunset over frozen Lake Superior. What a lucky (and cold!) evening I had to take photos of the sunset! —Sarah Roberts

A glass of wine, a Greek salad, good friends, and a fabulous sunset over the caldera in Santorini, Greece. —Terrie Santamaria

Sunset off Maui just after I got married on Kauai. —Martrese White

My wife and I traveled to southern Africa in 2007. One evening, we were in Chobe National Park in Botswana observing a herd of elephants. We stopped the vehicle and broke out the drinks, and my wife snapped this photo as the elephants passed in front of the setting sun. It was the perfect ending to another perfect day on safari. —Richard and Patricia Thompson

During my husband and my fourth anniversary trip in Key West, Fla., we saw this full moon. I do believe the picture tells the story! —Linda Allen Clifton

Destin, Fla., in winter: The picture says it all. —Melanie

My husband and I refer to this as our "$850 picture." We were sailing our 32-foot motor yacht to a restaurant when one engine quit. We tried to limp home, but about five miles out, the other engine quit. We dropped anchor and called for a tow. Insurance covered $100, and we paid the remaining $850. But we did get this picture, taken at Burnt Store Marina in southwest Florida. —Shan Meils

I was in Hawaii last year and took this sunset photo from a boat off Waikiki. —Marilyn Ball

My wife and I live on Lake Panorama at Panora, Iowa. Life doesn't get much better than this, does it? —Robert W. White

Trees and flags; the picture was taken in Spanishtown on Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. —Lauren

Here is a sunset that ranks right up there with our most memorable: Taken from a sailboat off Key West, Fla., on January 5, 2008—a beautiful ending to a beautiful day. —Jackie Diffenderffer

Picture this: You're cruising up the Grand Canal your last night in Venice as the sun slowly sinks behind you. You step onto the pier and turn to get your bearings and¿magnifico! The sunset of a lifetime. It was so stunning, I cried—and took a couple of photos to treasure. —Cynthia Howland-Hodson

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