Photography Challenges / This Is My Life

Road Trip Sunsets

I challenged myself to take a sunset photo every day on our road trip to Arkansas.  The challenge turned out to be more difficult than I thought.  Taking a road trip with our grands is always lots of fun; but leaves little time for photography.  I’m happy to say I met my challenge and managed to get a photo every night.

This first one isn’t my typical photo.  Usually, I wouldn’t post this photo because it’s full of electric lines and trucks and weeds; but this was my view on the first night of our trip.  I hope you stay with me because I think the photos get better.  (Insert smile here)

RoadTripSunset1_www.rainydayreflections.comRoad Trip Sunset 1
Somewhere near Atoka, Oklahoma on Highway 69.

I was a little bummed because I thought I missed the sunset the first night because we stopped to eat — and with 3 young boys it took longer than expected.  We stopped again a few minutes later and I was able to capture a photo of a little color in the clouds even though the sun was very low in the sky.  (– And look at the great gas prices we found.)

RoadTripSunset2_www.rainydayreflections.comRoad Trip Sunset 2
Beaver Lake, Arkansas

This is the view from the deck of our vacation rental.  We had a great view of the lake even with the trees.  It was great to sit on the deck and watch the birds, squirrels, deer and boats.


roadtripSunset3_www.rainydayreflections.comRoad Trip Sunset 3 –  Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Beaver Lake, Arkansas

We found a great area to play and watch sunsets at the Prairie Creek Recreation Area.


RoadTripSunset4_www.rainydayreflections.comRoad Trip Sunset 4
Beaver Lake, Arkansas

The view from the deck after a rainy day of clouds and storms.  The sun rays through the clouds turned the water various shades of pink, blue and purple.

RoadTripSunset5__www.rqinydayreflections.comRoad Trip Sunset 5 – Pinnacle Hills Promenade
Rogers, Arkansas

There was this gorgeous orange sun blazing in the sky and then it went behind the clouds. Suddenly, it looked like the clouds caught fire.  Luckily, I had my camera and took this shot from the parking lot of the mall.


Thank You

If you’ve made it this far, I’d like to say thank you for humoring me and reading my  sunset challenge post.

What other things do you think would make a great road trip photo challenge?



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