White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunset in the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

The temperature drops, the shadows lengthen, and another day slowly draws to a close on top of this 10,300 foot peak in the Sandia mountains.  (Panoramic image - click it to view in full width).  "Sandia" means "watermelon" in Spanish and likely refers to the color of the  mountain in sunset light as viewed from the valley below.

The sun has set in the valley but the last rays of red-orange still tint the rocks on the mountaintop.

The final rays peek out above the horizon.  (Panoramic image - click on it to view in full width).

The mountain isn't the only thing that turns a bright red-orange color in the setting sun.

The lights in the town of Albuquerque become more visible as the last vestiges of daylight fade from the sky above.


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