Hawai’ian Sunsets

One thing that I liked about living in Monument, Colorado, was the opportunity to see lots of spectacular sunsets. Be they because of massive fires (HERE) or just the time of year (HERE and HERE), I would often run out there with my camera trying to capture spectacles too large to be adequately shared via a simple photograph. 

In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that Colorado sunsets are better and more spectacular than anything I’ve seen here to date. Sure, you can often see the sun kiss the horizon whereas in Colorado you would have a mountain sunset (the sun goes behind a mountain but is still a long way from setting). 

You occasionally see that here as well . . . the sun sets behind clouds in the distance and you seldom see it actually disappear on the actual horizon. 

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Plus, I can tell you there is a huge difference between a February sunset in Monument — where the temperature will drop by ten or fifteen degrees once the sun sets — and Hawai’i.

Here, in Hawai’i, as the sun goes down, often the trade winds still, and the heat of the day feels more oppressive. 

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I tend — despite being conscious of it and trying to correct it — to shot everything with a slight tilt. In the above, I figured to just go way overboard. At least then it looks intentional.

. . . artistic, even . . .

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Of course, I could go to a higher elevation and cool off . . . 

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Except, I can’t get a sleeping berth up there. Actually, today the summit of Mouna Kea was socked-in and there were blizzard warnings for the summit. 

As we are having a mini-heat wave, we prepare for an evening of fans trying to stir up some cross-flow and a night of uncomfortable mugginess.

Such is paradise. 

Here are some photos from the  past week . . . 

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If you want to see a bunch of sunset photos, go to THIS link (a SmugMug search).

If you want to see the gallery with the above photos, go HERE.

If you want to watch something strange . . .

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17 Responses to Hawai’ian Sunsets

  1. Those sunsets, with the sun sinking into the ocean, brought back memories of similar sunsets, which I witnessed, when I lived in Western Australia, there the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean and disappears very quickly, the further north one goes up the WA coast, the Kimberley coastline in the north covers over 12000 kliometres, I believe.

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  2. HA!!!!!! That vid IS strange! (Even stranger than me. And I’m pretty strange.) Ha, that guy is quite the yodeler! HA! (I need to get me an attacking chicken!)

    WOW! Your photos are stunningly amazing, beautiful, and wonderful! Thank you for sharing them!

    Coop and I try to take a sunset walk every day.
    HUGS!!! :-)

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    • disperser says:

      Yes, it’s a strange video . . . but I can’t look away.

      And thanks for the effusive praise. I try and look out there every night, but I admit to occasionally missing it unless the sky is really lit up. I think I have more shots from last year that I’ve never processed.

      Hope you and Coop get plenty of colorful sunsets to enjoy.

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  3. oneowner says:

    I especially like the sunset photos from last week. Nice.
    If the “chicken Attack” video is supposed to make me want to see a feature length movie it had the opposite effect on me.

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you, and as for the video, it’s supposed to give you a small exposure to the width and breadth of the strangeness of humans.

      And yes, at your age — and mine — you’ve probably seen a lot of strange things . . . but I’m betting that until now, you would never have been able to imagine chicken attacks.

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  4. seekraz says:

    Beautiful images, Emilio…and why did I never know (or imagine?) that there would be snow on the mountains in Hawaii….? Wow…..very nice.

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you, Scott.

      As for the snow, at 14,000 feet the weather is a little different than at sea level. Also, if I remember correctly, that’s one of the attractions in California . . . you can either go up to the mountains and ski or drive down to the ocean and surf. But, I agree; few people think of snow and Hawaii in the same thought.

      I just read an article that Mauna Kea got more snow in one day than Denver had all winter so far (although Colorado snow is usually a Spring occurrence, so I expect that to change).

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  5. paigeaddams says:

    I love your sunset photos! :D

    Thank you for sharing that video! XD Lmao – I am totally going to serenade my husband with this when he gets home and possibly make this my new ringtone. :D

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    • disperser says:

      Wow . . . you already learned the words? Good job!

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      • paigeaddams says:

        Oh, just the chorus, but that’s the best part! XD mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha Be afraid husband who is probably coming home soon. Be very afraid.

        Ever since he pen pineapple apple pen’d me, I’ve been out for revenge. more evil laughter We wage musical warfare on each other all the time, and that man is going down! XD

        Lol, watch at your own peril. It may be stuck in your head for decades, whether you want it there or not.:

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      • disperser says:

        Sorry; it’s a worthy offering, but “chicken attack!” is difficult to dislodge . . . I think he’ll be straining his vocal chords for the next few days (if not weeks).

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  6. PiedType says:

    A blue ribbon to that second photo!

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  7. AnnMarie says:

    That Chicken Attack song is actually quite good, if you don’t mind the words. Always did like listening to yodeling . . . though it kinda makes me homesick.

    Ooops, almost forgot to offer my praises for your sunsets . . . especially the tilted one.

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