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Southern California Sunset Pictures

Updated on August 19, 2016

Sunsets are stunning scenes to photograph. Do you have an interest in travel, photography, and breath-taking sunsets? Did you know Southern California is known for some of the best picture postcard sunsets, which might be of of interest to you as a travel photographer? I love that I live in a place where people spend money to travel to, which makes me feel a bit more fortunate about not having money to explore the world myself.

Vibrant sunsets will bring you to Southern California, and this is something that will entice you to stay for months, or even years. The typical sunsets are enjoyable, but when you see a really spectacular sunset here in SoCal are show stoppers. Going on a walk past the orange field down the street gave me the perfect opportunity to photograph and take a couple of videos of this kaleidoscopic hued sunset that streaked across the sky. The orange and pink colors coalesced and mixed like the paints in an impressionist masterpiece, and all feels right with the world when I am walking at sunset time. I just stand there for a moment and drink in the serenity of the sunset, which is better than any high end retreat. I seek out beauty and serenity in nature, and things that are free. Even when you have a bad day and people say hurtful things to you, well you can just smile and gaze upon the sunset. The end of the day with a perfect sunset can be quite rejuvenating.

A vibrant sunset here in Southern California.
A vibrant sunset here in Southern California. | Source

The various hues of orange in this sunset were quite striking to me. The photograph above was one of my favorite sunsets that I happened to capture in the year of 2012.

The vibrant pinks and oranges of the sunset are quite soothing. There is nothing more serene than just looking at a sunset and letting your thoughts wander.

The silhouette and the outline of the trees at sunset.
The silhouette and the outline of the trees at sunset. | Source

The orange, pink, and light purple streaks in the sky were quite stunning.

Vibrant orange colors in the sunset.
Vibrant orange colors in the sunset. | Source

The pine needles create interesting silhouettes on the trees at sunset.

The colors of the sunset look like these are blending together like a painting.
The colors of the sunset look like these are blending together like a painting. | Source

The blurry sunset has colors that are quite alluring.

The lights blur to create an interesting effect in this sunset photograph.
The lights blur to create an interesting effect in this sunset photograph. | Source

Street lights blur in this sunset photograph, which almost looks more like an impressionist painting. Some people hate blurry photographs, but I like to find the redeeming qualities of these.

Pink and orange colors coalesce in this sunset.
Pink and orange colors coalesce in this sunset. | Source

Bright colors illuminate the mountains in the distance.

The mixture of colors create a vibrant and mesmerizing sunset to behold.

Vibrant colors of the sunset are striking.
Vibrant colors of the sunset are striking. | Source

Colors mix and roll together during the magnificent sunset.

The shadows of the trees and the buildings at sunset.
The shadows of the trees and the buildings at sunset. | Source

The shadows of the trees and the buildings and the trees have a slightly blurred look in this sunset photograph.

The pylons create interesting silhouettes against the orange and pink colors in the sky.
The pylons create interesting silhouettes against the orange and pink colors in the sky. | Source

The slightly hazy traffic lights add to the romance of this sunset scene.

The tangerine colors are really striking in this photograph of the sunset.
The tangerine colors are really striking in this photograph of the sunset. | Source

Different shades of orange can be seen in this sunset.

The bright orange stripe in the sky.
The bright orange stripe in the sky. | Source

The sky is blue at the top, and pinkish/orange near the horizon.

Looking out towards Mount Baldy with the streaks of color in the sky.
Looking out towards Mount Baldy with the streaks of color in the sky. | Source

The blur of lights looking out towards Mount Baldy. My camera was sure jumpy on this day back in 2012, but I think the blurred images make the sunset photographs look like experimental paintings.

The video above is a little walk that shows what a sunset looks like here in Southern California. Creating vlogs is a useful and fun way to share the scenery of your world with others.

Photographing The Sunset

You can find good deals on cameras for photographing sunsets in your own neighborhood.

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    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      2 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for all the lovely comments.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Nothing lifts my spirits more than a breathtaking sunset!

      I love gazing at a sunset when I'm sad. It gives me a feeling of hope.

      Thanks for the beautiful photos you've shared in this hub, SweetiePie.

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      Graham Lee 

      4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi SweetiePie. A delightful hub. It seems so peaceful and serene. I live in North West England. It is generally cooler and cloudy, however we do get delightful evenings in the summer.

      Graham.

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I appreciate your comments, Paradise!

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      Paradise7 

      6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Very lovely! You know, I envy you at least a little bit. From your pictures, I wish I lived in Southern California!

    • SweetiePie profile imageAUTHOR

      SweetiePie 

      6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you, Movie Master!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi sweetiepie, the sunset my favourite time of the day.

      The colours of this sunset are just beautiful, thank you for sharing.

      Best wishes Lesley

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