PHOTO CONTEST- put ur best Baja SUNRISE/SUNSET pix here to share (here's mine to start)

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CasaManzana - 12-3-2006 at 10:52 AM

Contest rules- no doctored photos (PhotoShop etc). That's it.

Here's my best sunrise taken from my front porch at Posada Concepcion-

[Edited on 12-3-2006 by CasaManzana]

Bajagypsy - 12-3-2006 at 10:56 AM

That is one beautiful picture, I love the colors in it.

Iflyfish - 12-3-2006 at 11:01 AM

Oh, man, that one will be hard to top. Lovely.


FARASHA - 12-3-2006 at 11:04 AM

WHOW - this makes me RE - consider to post mine!:(
Which aren't THAT beautiful. But I'll throw them in.
Taken in Mulege on an Misty Morning at Sunrise

FARASHA - 12-3-2006 at 11:06 AM

That is my Velvet SunSET Photo, as you can see very same location

Diver - 12-3-2006 at 11:18 AM

No fair Casamanzana !!
You already win !!
Great photo !!


BajaNomad - 12-3-2006 at 12:03 PM

Nice pic.

Here's one of my older favorites.... and it's an old, old scan... of a photo taken in 1993. The person walking is one of my college roommates, Steve Lancisi, who passed away a couple of years ago due to some health issues. Glad we had a chance to share this trip together....

Natalie Ann - 12-3-2006 at 01:09 PM

I am very much drawn to your photo, Doug... the way the various colors of light and dark interplay, and especially the feel of that image. What a wonderful remembrance to have of your friend.

FARASHA - You already know how I do so like those two photos you took in Mulege.

CasaManzana - Those colors are simply stunning! And you get to wake up every morning to some variation on this view??? Oh how extremely blessed you are!

I have lots of sunrise/sunset images... but none compare to these. I believe I'll enjoy this contest as a spectator.

turtleandtoad - 12-3-2006 at 01:34 PM

Here's a sunset from Requesón

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turtleandtoad - 12-3-2006 at 01:36 PM

This one's not mine but I liked it so much I'm having it painted on the back of my RV.

Mulege Sunrise - by Mulege Marv

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turtleandtoad - 12-3-2006 at 01:43 PM

And here's what it'll look like on my coach.

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Cypress - 12-3-2006 at 01:59 PM

Let's go fishing!:yes: Great photos.:D;D

FARASHA - 12-3-2006 at 02:02 PM

whow the one from Marv is marvellous, will steal it for my collection.


Tomas Tierra - 12-3-2006 at 02:07 PM

Over San Quintin

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Tomas Tierra - 12-3-2006 at 02:10 PM

Sorry about the quality:barf:

We all stole it!

Sharksbaja - 12-3-2006 at 02:19 PM

Originally posted by FARASHA
whow the one from Marv is marvellous, will steal it for my collection.

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Mi esposa y perro

Sharksbaja - 12-3-2006 at 02:24 PM

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toneart - 12-3-2006 at 02:27 PM


No way to top your photo. It's the composition as well as the fire in your sunset that makes it. The Bougainvilla in the foreground, with its strangely contrasting (and yet, compatible) color really enhances the sunset, if that's possible.

I owe you a cerveza for photographing my flood damage in my casita. Now, I owe you at least another for allowing me the privilege of viewing this photograph. See you in January. :bounce:

Oh, and Farasha...Don't sell yourself short. Your photos are beautiful (of course, you knew that!). :yes: I think yours belong in a separate contest because it can't be judged with fiery
sunsets. Yours has an eerie beauty that only color diffused through haze can create. You call it "velvet". Perhaps velvet conjures an image of sensuality in me that should probably be illegal.:spingrin:

Camp Beluga, Gonzaga Bay

Gadget - 12-3-2006 at 02:29 PM

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toneart - 12-3-2006 at 02:35 PM

Well, wait a minute....maybe I spoke too soon, Jim. It is too early to judge. Some others are coming in that may share 1st place. Second or third place and honorable mention may not be adequate awards for these.

OOPS! Who is the judge here anyway? Sorry. By the way, what is the prize? I may have to buy a few cervezas. Let's far, that adds up to, uh,.......:wow:

FARASHA - 12-3-2006 at 02:47 PM

WHAT a SPARKLE the one from Gadget - will call it "Drowning Jewel"

Camp Gecko Sunset, L.A. Bay

David K - 12-3-2006 at 03:08 PM

verdugos sun rise

pangamadness - 12-3-2006 at 03:24 PM

Verdugos post

pangamadness - 12-3-2006 at 03:26 PM

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one more try

pangamadness - 12-3-2006 at 03:28 PM

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Don Alley - 12-3-2006 at 03:41 PM

TacoFeliz - 12-3-2006 at 04:32 PM

Sunrise at Daggett's, Bahia de los Angeles

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comitan - 12-3-2006 at 04:36 PM

Not so beautifull as the sunrise-sunsets but interesting, Eastside Esprito-Santo from a boat.

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Cypress - 12-3-2006 at 04:43 PM

All the photos are super.:bounce:Thanks.:biggrin:

TacoFeliz - 12-3-2006 at 04:47 PM

Beautiful shots all! Please keep posting! :spingrin:

Here's a blazing sunrise at L A Bay...

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red sky in the morning....

woody with a view - 12-3-2006 at 05:00 PM

it soon started pouring. pac side sunrise.

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TacoFeliz - 12-3-2006 at 05:07 PM

Full moon rising and sunset over Isla Angel de la Guardia

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South of Catavina, year 2000

Skipjack Joe - 12-3-2006 at 05:12 PM

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tripledigitken - 12-3-2006 at 05:22 PM

Making bait in Punta Chivato

[Edited on 12-4-2006 by tripledigitken]

[Edited on 12-4-2006 by tripledigitken]

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Don Alley - 12-3-2006 at 05:57 PM

Five minutes ago, from our place in Loreto:

Gecko Days gone by

Roberto - 12-3-2006 at 06:36 PM

[Edited on 12-4-2006 by Roberto]

PabloS - 12-3-2006 at 07:27 PM

La Bay, La Gringa November

toneart - 12-3-2006 at 08:15 PM

So many great photos!

Don Alley, I assume that one of your photos,the one with the green off to the right is a sunrise, based on the islands beyond your position on the beach in Loreto.
It would appear that the "green flash" exists in sunrises too. (I have never heard that, though)

The black and white photo from tripledigitken reminds us that great composition and technique makes great art. It is as competitive as any color photo. Whereas color jumps out at you, B&W draws you in and the result is very gratifying.

I cannot comment on all the photos that are coming in, some are stunning! Casa, you got a contest goin' on!

[Edited on 12-4-2006 by toneart]


BAJACAT - 12-3-2006 at 08:15 PM

[Edited on 12-4-2006 by BAJACAT]

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BAJACAT - 12-3-2006 at 08:17 PM

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kellychapman - 12-3-2006 at 08:48 PM

omg......I have to walk 180 steps to the Malecon for some air after viewing those photo's.....from all of you, as each takes the breath right out of your lungs. I am leaving right now but first.......thank you for the award winning photo's and would be wonderful if you posted them on the website for the city you took them in.....MAGNIFICENT.......BREATHTAKING......

Natalie Ann - 12-3-2006 at 08:48 PM

Said I wasn't going to do this, but can't resist joining the fun. What a fascinating collection of photos.

La Paz Sunset

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Waiting for the race at El Compadre

Roberto - 12-3-2006 at 09:02 PM

[Edited on 12-4-2006 by Roberto]

Gadget - 12-3-2006 at 09:38 PM

The one from Don Alley is my winner so far. What depth of field!

AmoPescar - 12-4-2006 at 12:06 AM


I really enjoy the beauty of Sunrises in Baja. But sadly, I’m not always up to see them. I usually like to sleep in a bit when I’m on vacation.

Taken at Pete’s Camp north of San Felipe

From the roof deck of Casa Camote in Eldorado Ranch, north of San Felipe

Low tide at sunrise in the South Campos area south of San Felipe

Another sunrise at the South Campos

Bahia Concepcion 2 weeks ago

bajadogs - 12-4-2006 at 12:07 PM

Tough competition here!

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Sharksbaja - 12-4-2006 at 01:22 PM


Bob H - 12-4-2006 at 04:04 PM

Moon over Ensenada....

DanO - 12-4-2006 at 04:20 PM

That Chivato shot is incredible.

Only 534 hours, 40 minutes and 24 seconds until I head south.

Not that I'm counting down or anything. That would be silly.

Skipjack Joe - 12-4-2006 at 04:25 PM

That's a helluva shot bajadogs!! It was great without that sliver of moon but that just makes it outstanding. You could make a poster out of that one. I am envious.

[Edited on 12-4-2006 by Skipjack Joe]

windgrrl - 12-4-2006 at 05:05 PM

Great contest entries! Here's 0600H in Los Barilles:

windgrrl - 12-4-2006 at 05:14 PM

...and just one more for good measure!

Ok, these are great...but no judges:

Juan del Rio - 12-4-2006 at 08:59 PM

Here's my "Simon" vote/judgement to-date for photos submitted as of 8:00 pm PST (but not in order):

Windgrrl (page 3/first post)
Gadget (page 1)
Casa Manzana (for starting a GREAT thread!)
Skipjack Joe (Page 2)
David K (page 2)
Don Alley (page 2-personal favorite at moment)

Keep 'em coming...this is true Baja!

Von - 12-4-2006 at 09:39 PM

I cannt catch my breathhhhhhhhhhhhh oh my GOD those are AMAZING dream like pictures! :wow::wow::wow: I wish I could tatoo them on my arms so i could look at them all day:wow:.........

bajasammy - 12-5-2006 at 09:04 AM

Estero Sunset...

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David K - 12-5-2006 at 09:09 AM


Natalie Ann - 12-5-2006 at 09:14 AM

Bahia San Luis Gonzaga sunset

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spike - 12-5-2006 at 10:09 AM

All so beautiful. Such a small part of our day. Such a big part of our hearts.

jorgie - 12-5-2006 at 10:25 AM

preliminary vote; 1- making bait.......2-Don Jorge........3-??????

Ken Bondy - 12-5-2006 at 10:44 AM

Sunrise at San Quintin:

Sunset at Laguna San Ignacio:

Bob H - 12-5-2006 at 10:52 AM

Wow, this is tough.

So far I have it this way
1. CasaManzana (who started this thread)
2. Turtleandtoad's 2nd shot (colors are magnificent)
3. Tied between Don Alley or Ken Bondy's Sunset @ Laguna San Ignacio (great colors)

Cypress - 12-5-2006 at 11:24 AM

Waiting for more photos.:spingrin: The "making bait" pic was neat, but the net looked sorta funky, wasn't what you'd call a "silver dollar" toss.:rolleyes: Really liked TacoFeliz's "full moon rising" photo.:spingrin:

tripledigitken - 12-5-2006 at 11:30 AM


Your absolutly right about the net toss. I was hoping no one would notice. :rolleyes:We used feathers that day. I did get a 30 # dorado though.


Ken Bondy - 12-5-2006 at 11:32 AM

This thread should be turned into a coffee-table book :)

Bajagypsy - 12-5-2006 at 11:34 AM

These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.

Don Alley - 12-5-2006 at 01:21 PM

couple more...

And this one is like my first post, maybe the same day:

Ken Bondy - 12-5-2006 at 01:46 PM

One more, sunrise at San Francisquito:

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Cypress - 12-5-2006 at 01:58 PM

Those are some "heavy-duty" pictures Mr. Alley and Mr. Bondy.:spingrin::spingrin: Thanks.:bounce::yes:

Ken Bondy - 12-5-2006 at 02:13 PM

Originally posted by Don Alley
couple more...

Don this one is awesome. Bravo. ++Ken++

CShirk - 12-5-2006 at 02:29 PM

'somewhere' in the seven sisters

CShirk - 12-5-2006 at 02:37 PM


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CShirk - 12-5-2006 at 02:48 PM

dos mas

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CShirk - 12-5-2006 at 02:49 PM


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Cypress - 12-5-2006 at 03:08 PM

CShirk, Great photos.;)Thanks.

Bob H - 12-5-2006 at 03:25 PM

Originally posted by Ken Bondy
Originally posted by Don Alley
couple more...

Don this one is awesome. Bravo. ++Ken++

I have to agree with Ken.... this one is now in 1st place for sure. Incredible colors... Bob H

wilderone - 12-5-2006 at 05:27 PM

CShirk - interesting name. My maiden name. Where are you from?

CShirk - 12-5-2006 at 05:57 PM


Capt. George - 12-5-2006 at 06:27 PM

the bartender at Verdugos, wadda great guy and made the best Marguaritas..

Can't recall his name, been a lotta know it??

capt george

kellychapman - 12-5-2006 at 07:04 PM

these pictures are beyond words....INNEFFABLE....even looked it up to make sure I spelled it correctly due to the fact there is no other to use to describe what you ...all..have shared with us. I just again beg you to take a few minutes to upload them on the wunderground. com weather site.....I happen to have an addiction to looking at the somtimes 700,000 + photos taken around the world by vacationers....I can go anywhere I want on the planet if I just put the name of the area and I am there.....and OMG if I where not a resident here I would be beside myself if I saw them on the weather site. I can't stop looking at them they are all so beautiful....and I can walk 180 steps and see it for real....which of course I do....but your pictures make me feel like I have never seen it before......unbelievable.....

BajaSedoso - 12-5-2006 at 10:04 PM

I cannot resist this one. Here is my sunset picture (hope the post works):bounce:

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BajaSedoso - 12-5-2006 at 10:08 PM

This one would be a close second.:lol:

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BajaSedoso - 12-5-2006 at 10:13 PM

or maybe this is my second favorite...oh well, I guess I just love them all:tumble:
I better stop now otherwise I may have to enter a 12-step program.

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danaeb - 12-5-2006 at 10:32 PM

Keep them coming.... there should be a new category on Baja Nomads just for sunrise/sunset photos. I'll be in La Paz Christmas week with my camera ready....

From Mom's porch below Rosarito three weeks ago

jeans - 12-5-2006 at 10:56 PM

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tripledigitken - 12-5-2006 at 11:00 PM


Very nice! Nice use of flash.

ItsBetterInBaja - 12-5-2006 at 11:17 PM

Isn't Baja truly AMAZING!!!!!!
These are some awesome pics. Oh the colors.
I'll share mine from San Antonio Del Mar near Colonet. Camped there after the Baja 1000 a few years ago.

bajadogs - 12-5-2006 at 11:17 PM

Now that Mr. Bondy and Mr. Alley and others have separated the pros from the amatures I'll disqualify myself by posting a few from my Thanksgiving trip. Awesome pix everyone! "Making Bait" gets extra points for having the huevos to post a black & white sunset - very cool Ansel!

This one is La paz, Thanksgiving -

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bajadogs - 12-5-2006 at 11:18 PM

Bahia Concepcion

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bajadogs - 12-5-2006 at 11:25 PM

Finally, some clouds at Bahia Concepcion. Thanks to all who shared, inspiring others to wake up early for the sunrise. There's nothing wrong with chasing sunsets either.

[Edited on 12-6-2006 by bajadogs]

[Edited on 12-6-2006 by bajadogs]

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Iflyfish - 12-6-2006 at 12:26 AM

I am speachless and for me that is AMAZING!

I just keep going WOW


Resolution doesn't even matter!

Sharksbaja - 12-6-2006 at 12:33 AM

I noticed many photos when reduced for posting get semi-pixelized. What is amazing here is that even with that the photos here are prize-winners. So many capture the essence of Baja that I find it very difficult to choose one over another. Thanx all :yes:for sharing.

FARASHA - 12-6-2006 at 02:15 AM

I just give up in making my mind up which is THE BEST , just enjoying the wonderful views and revel in them.

kellychapman - 12-6-2006 at 07:10 AM

Did someone mention a 12 step program......I am concerned about the "HIGH" I get from these magnificent photo's........I too may need to enroll because I am addicted and want more:wow:


David K - 12-6-2006 at 09:01 AM

Mom and Dad camping on the beach near Punta Final (Gonzaga) at sunset... Champagne anyone?

I hope they can see how much happiness they gave me by introducing me to Baja!

We were returning north from fishing at Laguna Manuela and decided to check out the brand new graded road going east from Laguna Chapala.

12 Step Program

Don Alley - 12-6-2006 at 09:03 AM

Originally posted by kellychapman
Did someone mention a 12 step program......I am concerned about the "HIGH" I get from these magnificent photo's........I too may need to enroll because I am addicted and want more:wow:

For sunrises, buy a digital camera, wake up early, and point and click. Point and click. It's that easy. Do it 12 times for each sunrise. Repeat at sunset. That's a 12 step program. You'll get awesome photos.

I'm a camera bozo, with a simple camera. I still repeatedly take pictures with my thumb over part of the lense.

In my photos, it's Mother Nature and her sunsets that does all the work. That and maybe a little luck.

Capt. George - 12-7-2006 at 06:14 AM

Good Lord!

How blessed we Baja Nomads are to have found our way here!


FARASHA - 12-7-2006 at 06:41 AM

Originally posted by Don Alley
Originally posted by kellychapman
Did someone mention a 12 step program......I am concerned about the "HIGH" I get from these magnificent photo's........I too may need to enroll because I am addicted and want more:wow:

For sunrises, buy a digital camera, wake up early, and point and click. Point and click. It's that easy. Do it 12 times for each sunrise. Repeat at sunset. That's a 12 step program. You'll get awesome photos.

KNOWING Kelly - and I imagine the ONLY photos we will ever get to see are SUNSETS, and maybe MOONRISE and MOONSETS!!!:lol::lol: So no 12 steps possible so far. We will work on it when I get there !!

NOW that are awesome Photos you make DON - given the fact that you do not consider yourself to be a Professional!! I Love them - they are not FLASHY, by seeking for effects, when taken. But transpire the feeling of the moment you took them!! Sensible Pictures!!

jorgie - 12-7-2006 at 10:54 AM

Making bait still No 1.........No2 ?????.........No3??????

burro bob - 12-7-2006 at 12:25 PM

Has been posted before.
Cabo Pulmo, Jan 2, 2001

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Skipjack Joe - 12-7-2006 at 03:11 PM

Dusk over canyon leading to mission St. Javier.

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