"We like camping better!" --Raymond Alexander Kukkee

view of the north shore Critter Pond, KOA Canandaigua NY [c] 2009 jcb

Why do we go camping? So we don't miss sunsets like this one!

Photo by Jim Bessey location: near Shortsville, NY 

When we go camping we leave the TV behind, and usually find ourselves outdoors looking westward at sunset. The final sixty minutes before the sun goes down are known as "the golden hour" by photographers -- a time when the light is muted but somehow magical. Almost-sundown provides ideal conditions for taking picture, not to mention relaxing with your loved ones, a cold drink, and the beginnings of a campfire.

Stunning sunsets and the time to notice them -- just one of the reasons we go camping. "We like camping better!" (RAK)

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  1. I love that picture, Jim! I do like a good sunset. Of course, I like sunrise too. Got any of those?

  2. I just might, Glory -- will have a look. Sunrises are great, 'cause you know the whole day is ahead, huh?