Sunset on Mount Soledad Mountain

Sep 13, 2009 by Lisa Newton

I visited Mount Soledad during my recent visit to San Diego.

Because this was the first time I was able to see and photograph an ocean sunset from such a great vantage point, I wanted to be able to share the experience with Travelin’ Local’s readers this Sunday morning. These photographs were taken during the 12 minutes leading up to the sun’s setting over La Jolla.

0 minute

This is minute 0 for my trio of sunset pictures. I love the colors here, and its contrast between the ocean, fog, and clouds.

If you look closely, you can see the ocean at the lower right of the mountain, at the same time that the fog was rolling in as the sun was slowly setting over the horizon. Although there was unusually heavy cloud cover, this picture’s soft pastel colors and the clouds playfulness, create a peaceful ambiance of time and space.

6 minutes

This photo was taken 6 minutes later in almost the exact location. As you can see, it’s getting darker and the sun is further setting. The color has moved from the fog to the clouds.

12 minutes

6 minutes later, the orange sky is slowly shifting to pink and purple hues. The distinction between the fog and the clouds is even more dramatic.

When Travelin’ Local in San Diego, you’re able to enjoy the sunset from Mount Soledad, and witness first hand the ephemeral change of daytime to evening, while literally being on top of the world.

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4 Responses to “Sunset on Mount Soledad Mountain”

  1. Lance says:

    These are incredible sunset photos! In fact, I’m drawn very much into sunrises and sunsets. Something about them is very spiritual for me…. Thanks for sharing today.
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Lance, You’re so welcome. I’m drawn to the sunset and it’s not often I get the opportunity to shoot it, so I took full advantage. I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)


  2. Davina says:

    Hi Lisa. Brilliant pictures. Sunsets sure give cloud cover a whole new perspective don’t they?
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Davina, The mixture of clouds and fog really made my night. Thanks for stopping by, Davina. :)


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