Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction…road trip sunset

Posted: July 26, 2017 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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Happy Wednesday, the last Wednesday, if you can believe it, of July.  Where’s the summer gone?  But no matter how fast it goes by, each Wednesday brings a new Photo Challenge theme and today that’s “Satisfaction.” I guess that means we can get some satisfaction, right?  🙂

I love road trips, nature, and beauty, so a combination of all three gives me a great deal of satisfaction.  This South Dakota sunset was so beautiful that I pulled off the highway and took some photos, not content so simply see it in my rearview mirror!

11:35 am EST, Wednesday, July 26…Can anyone else see comments or pingbacks from the Photo Challenge?  I tried two browsers and I’m not seeing anyone’s entries, including my own.

© janet m. webb


  1. That’s pretty! So nice you actually had a place to pull over to photograph it and watch it.

    • I know. Usually I see great shots and there’s absolutely nowhere to pull off safely. That can be so frustrating, as frustrating as having the photo challenge not working properly, which it isn’t today. 🙂


  2. Nice shot, Janet! A true photographer, having a camera ready while you are driving! I returned home on Saturday evening after a long trip to Sacramento and back for the day and saw a hawk perched on the streetlight; I’ve seen this hawk fly around the neighborhood but was never able to capture a shot. Sadly, after driving slowly under the streetlight and stopping to pull out my cell phone it took flight and I missed the photo op (I guess that only makes me a part-time photographer). Have a great rest-of-the week and weekend!

    • I always have my iPhone handy, Gordon, which stood me in good stead here. It’s hard to get a good shot of a bird with one, though, so I wouldn’t feel too bad. When I leave for my trip on Monday, I’ll have my Nikon as well…but I still always have to be able to pull over somewhere and that’s usually the hard part.

  3. Nature is so awesome, and I love that what some may miss, can be so satisfying to others.

  4. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Nice photo, Janet. You are the Mistress of the Mat, what with your framing and bordering techniques. It works so seamlessly with this photo.

  5. Jeanne says:

    Red sky at night, Sailors’ delight…lovely…even without the water. 🙂

  6. Dan Antion says:

    The sun looks like it’s setting into an envelope

  7. orna2013 says:

    What a stunning photo! Great capture.

  8. updownflight says:

    That is a beauty! We don’t get sunsets like that in my state.

  9. Sandra says:

    Lovely sunset, Janet.

  10. Yuvi's Buzz says:

    Beautiful sunset!

  11. Nice shot J,
    (Hey hey hey,
    That’s what I say!)

  12. SoyBend says:

    Simple and stunning.

  13. I’m grateful for the joy in natures’ beauty you share with all of us.

  14. JT Twissel says:

    South Dakota? Wow. My photos are never good enough for a photo challenge but I do enjoy seeing everyone’s work!

  15. A beautiful sunset could be the dictionary definition of satisfaction.

  16. Nice! I really love the colours. The best that can happen to you after a long day, or not that long, is a beautiful sunset.

  17. Irene says:

    Glad you were able to capture such a beautiful sunset.

  18. The sun looks like it is leisurely floating and about to make a slow dramatic exit –
    this summer has been flying by

  19. eklastic says:

    If you’re still interested: I do see the contributions on the photo challenge and I did see yours … actually, I came via the click on it from there. And I am glad I did 🙂

    • Thanks! It came up about half an hour after I posted the comment and you reminded me that I want to go take it off. Appreciate your visit and comment.


  20. Anita says:

    Such a beautiful sunset, and I’m glad you were able to find a spot to pull over! It always feels like sunsets happen incredibly fast when you want to capture them.

  21. Emilio Pasquale says:

    You can’t lose with a good sunset! Or a good road trip. One year we were coming home from a road trip and I guess we were driving into the sun for quite awhile because the sunset seemed to last for two hours. Lynn still talks about it.

    • When we used to drive from Cleveland to Wyoming and left after my husband got off work, we always seemed to be in the heavy Indiana/Chicago traffic right during the time the sun was setting and looked as if it were right in the middle of the highway. That seemed to last forever, too. 🙂 But yes, sometimes a sunrise/set lingers and lingers, which can be truly magical.


  22. beautiful rosy hue in the sky! What a nice picture!

  23. restlessjo says:

    LOTS of satisfaction in that sunset, Janet 🙂 🙂

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  26. Su Leslie says:

    Nice shot Janet. Wouldn’t it be great if roads had more places to pull over for photographs. Be great for tourism — hehe. 🙂

    • People complain about the interstate highways here, but they’re the fastest way to get somewhere. The secondary roads are often lovely, but oh, so slow. 🙂

      • Su Leslie says:

        Even some of our main highways are slow. At the moment we seem to be struggling with a lot of landslides. Guess hilly country + high rainfall = landslides. 🙂

  27. Hammad Rais says:

    Simple but oh so lovely 🙂