Happy Sunset Day! Everybody loves a good sunset, right? The brilliant color display, the happy ending to a long day, the warm fuzzy feeling you get deep inside watching the sun quietly slip below the horizon. Or maybe you experience a lonely, sobering feeling as another day passes away. Either way, sundown is a special and unique time.
A Photo Extravaganza
So what am I talking about, Sunset Day? The Weather Channel knows just how much people like sunsets so they’ve dedicated a whole day, September 19th specifically, just to celebrate this natural delight. All you have to do is go to your favorite social network and search for the tag #SunsetDay to see the glorious sunsets that people from all over the world are sharing! You can join in too, either with today’s sunset or one you’ve photographed before, by simply uploading a photo and tagging your post with #SunsetDay. Check out the event and all of the details right here. TWC did a couple of Hangouts on Air (live video chats; aka HOA) all about sunsets, both the meteorology behind them and photographing them, that are linked up on the event page for your viewing pleasure.
If you’re a Google Plusser then you can even upload your photos direct to the event page, or simply share it to your personal stream and tag it with #SunsetDay. Whichever you like. And if you don’t use Google+ then you really should give it a go. It’s a brilliant network to hang out in, especially for photography. TWC is also going to be selecting their favorite photos that gets shared as part of Sunset Day to feature on their website, TV channel, and as cover photos for their various social pages. So be sure to share your sunset photo for everybody to enjoy!
As part of the celebration, I’m offering 15% off the price of a photo print of my sunset image above (and any other image in The Observation Deck photo gallery!). Just click the image embedded right up there, add whatever print size you like to your cart, and put in the discount code SunsetDay2013 at checkout. The offer is good all weekend long even (through the 22nd)! I’d definitely recommend getting it printed on a metallic paper (noted next to print sizes when you go to choose); it has a nice shine about it and makes the colors really pop. If you do order a print, feel free to take a picture when it gets to you and share it with me. I’d love to see how you like it!
As a final note, it’s also International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Grab your camera and we’ll sail into the sunset, mate.