Chasing Sunsets – 50 Favourite Sunset Photos From New Zealand, South East Asia, the USA and Central America

The Auckland CBD as viewed from Mt Wellington.

A couple of years ago I took a photo of the Auckland CBD from one of Auckland’s less-visited volcanoes, Mt Wellington. Crouching in the grass in the late afternoon sun shortly after a rain-shower, I was taken by the colours. The effect of the hazy-yellow sun against the skyscrapers in the distance and the grass in the foreground was pretty striking, inspiring me to create more photos like it and to search for older photos with a similar look.

Most people love a good sunset photo, so what about a collection of photos either all at sunset or at least with the colours we associate with it? Realising I was increasingly drawn to photos with strong yellows, oranges and reds, I decided to make this compilation of some of my favourite photos.

This collection is also a reminder of how fortunate I’ve been to have visited these places. In order of appearance the countries featured are Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, New Zealand, USA, Indonesia, Burma / Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam. The photos span 2008-2014, hope you like them.

 

Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

 

San Ignacio, Belize.

 

Tikal, Guatemala.

 

Tioman Island, Malaysia.

 

Luang Prabang, Laos.

 

Luang Prabang, Laos.

 

Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Near Mt Maunganui, New Zealand.

 

Kampot, Cambodia.

 

Santa Monica, LA, California, USA.

 

Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

 

Seattle, Washington State, USA.

 

Tioman Island, Malaysia.

 

Tioman Island, Malaysia.

 

Tioman Island, Malaysia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Bali, Indonesia.

 

Auckland, New Zealand.

 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand.

 

Yangon, Burma.

 

Irrawaddy River, Burma.

 

From the U Bein Bridge, near Mandalay, Burma.

 

Pindaya Cave, Burma.

 

Near Inle Lake, Burma.

 

Koh Chang, Thailand.

 

Hollywood Hills, LA, California, USA.

 

Hollywood Hills, LA, California, USA.

 

Downtown LA, California, USA.

 

Mekong River, Vientiane, Laos.

 

Mekong River, Vientiane, Laos.

 

Mekong River, Vientiane, Laos.

 

Tioman Island, Malaysia.

 

Tioman Island, Malaysia.

 

Java, Indonesia.

 

Halong Bay, Vietnam.

 

Halong Bay, Vietnam.

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very nice travels and pictures, Tim.

  2. Margaret says:

    Loved the photos Tim. Awesome.

  3. Brenda Lee says:

    would love to paint some of your photos but can't copy them… 🙁

    1. timroxborogh says:

      You're most welcome to copy them for a painting Brenda, you have my permission. All I ask is that you send me a photo of your painting!

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