Sunrise and sunset are the two times of the day that I actively seek out for my camera dates. But which one do I prefer; sunrise or sunset?
A few years ago, I posted about my favorite time of day to go out. Back then, I said sunrise. And that hasn’t changed. So picking between these two times, I’m going to pick sunrise again. Here are a few reasons why I’m picking sunrise.
- It is a lot quieter and more peaceful waiting for the sun to rise than it is waiting for the sun to set. And as an introvert, I’m much happier having less of a chance of running into people and having to socialize.
- I have more scenic locations for sunrise than I do for sunset. I know this is a “me problem,” but I think having a variety of locations makes for a variety of images. I’m hoping to change this and find a few more sunset locations. If you have any suggestions within half an hour or so of Oshkosh, comment below.
- I have found that the sky is more fun to photograph in the morning than it is at night. I prefer capturing the calm, pale sunrises more than the vibrant bright sunsets.
- I’m not a morning person. Not even a little bit. So I feel like I accomplished something whenever I go out for sunrise. I like to take my time getting ready on my days off from the day job, but if I have to get out for sunrise, then I don’t have time to dawdle.
What about you guys? Do you prefer photographing sunrise or sunset? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
5 thoughts on “Sunrise or Sunset: Which One is My Favorite?”
I enjoy both equally for different reasons, but sunsets are gorgeous where I live, so I photograph those more than sunrises.
That’s fair. I love to look at our sunsets, and we have pretty epic ones here too, I just don’t want to photograph my neighbor’s stuff. I feel weird doing that.
I understand. I have to venture beyond my backyard to catch sunsets.
I’m hoping to explore more this summer and get some locations lined up so I can go out in the winter.