Sunrises and sunsets inspire rest and relaxation, freedom, nostalgia, and make excellent stock photos for all kinds of projects. As backgrounds for web pages or postcards to inspire, images of the sun setting or rising in a wide expanse of sky easily draws the eye and creates an almost immediate emotional response in viewers.

The following collection of sunsets and sunrises has a little of everything - from ocean views to cityscapes to gorgeous clouds. Take a look and let the photographs below inspire you to start your own collection of morning and evening sky photos.

Photo by Paul Bica

end of the day


Photo by Joseeivissa

Batalla de luz - Es Vedrá - Ibiza 2009 Eivissa


Photo by Bas Lammers

Lake Bled


Photo by Vijay Bandari

Sunset @ Gandipet


Photo by Captain Kimo

Naples Fishing Pier Sunset at Beach


Photo by Paulo Brandão

Lanzada | Galicia - España


Photo by ~jjjohn~

Fire, Air, Earth and Water


Photo by Esther**

wave


Photo by Swami Stream

Sunset at Worli Sea Face


Photo by Difusa

vuelo


Photo by Christolakis

Sorrow


Photo by Frank Wuestefeld

Good Morning!


Photo by Chris Gin

Edge of the World


Photo by Caese

Lookout


Photo by Ennor

Bedruthan sunset


Photo by Jeff S. PhotoArt

Georgian Bay Sunset


Photo by Nick-K (Nikos Koutoulas)

Eight (Explored)


Photo by MagnusL3D

Downtown Vancouver Sunset


Photo by Stuck in Customs

A Sunset on a Texas Farm


Photo by Chris Gin

Whatipu Sunset


Photo by Mike Hornblade

tipsoo meadow


Photo by Ecstaticist

The day drains into a pool of gold


Photo by Paul Bica

fairy tale


Tara Hornor has a degree in English and has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She writes for http://www.printplace.com, an online printing services company that offers business cards, catalog printing, posters, brochure printing, postcard printing services, and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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