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

  11. SoyBend says:

    Simple and stunning.

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

  13. JT Twissel says:

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. Irene says:

    Glad you were able to capture such a beautiful sunset.

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

  18. 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 🙂

  19. 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.

  20. 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.


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

  22. restlessjo says:

    LOTS of satisfaction in that sunset, Janet 🙂 🙂

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  25. 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. 🙂

  26. Hammad Rais says:

    Simple but oh so lovely 🙂

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