Trying to Catch the Sun | Calgary, AB

Hello friends,

Do you ever have those days where you are like.. ya lets go on an adventure! Because I do …

Usually I end up being too lazy to actually go, but I wasn’t this time! Hallelujah! Mind you, an adventure to me is pretty much anything haha like going o McDonald’s for ice cream at 10 o’clock at night is an adventure to me. Anyways, back to the current adventure! It was to go take pictures of the sunset at Crescent Heights in Calgary, AB.

So it was going on 4 o’clock and I texted my boyfriend saying I was getting too lazy to go. While waiting for his response I got all my camera gear together and headed out. He replied saying “Do It” with an unimpressed emoji face.

So I got in my car and headed out. Now Crescent Heights is quite a drive from where I live. Probably around a 40 minute drive North. So what do ya do? I turned on the radio and started to jam out..then I heard about all the car accidents and traffic on my main route to my location! Lucky heading there wasn’t too bad…the way  home was a different story!


Trying to get one of the mountains in the back of the city, but the quality is not the greatest.



A while later my gps was like “Arrived” and I was like but where do I go now haha I have only ever been there a few times which were spread out over the two years! So of course I took way too many wrong turns and I was getting frustrated. The sun was going down and I was panicking. Eventually I pulled over and hoped out. I got a couple of shots, but I wasn’t satisfied!



Looking at where the sun was, I thought I had a bit more time to drive around looking for where I went in the fall because the site of the city from there is gorgeous! And all I had to do was go back to where I turned left right away and turn right! haha so simple yet it took me 20 minutes to figure it out.




Some of my favourite pictures from this trip because of the sky colour!


The sunset made the cement city look pretty!


Now I am still not completely satisfied with these sunset pictures. I need to get back out another time to try again at a different spot I think. The only thing with sunset and sunrise pictures is that you don’t know when they will be good ones! Nonetheless I just do my best to predict the weather like all weather stations do, and go for it.

Hoping to get out for a sunrise sometime soon. Obviously you guys will know when that happens!

Which do you prefer more, sunrise or sunset? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,



33 thoughts on “Trying to Catch the Sun | Calgary, AB

  1. These pics are absolutely stunning!! Great job!! If I have a choice, I don’t wake up before noon, so I definitely prefer sunsets. haha Sunrise is beautiful to watch though, on the rare occasion that I see it. 😉 🙂

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  2. Wow… What an honour in stumbling across your wonderful blog! Your pictures and photography skills are very prolific, they really do depict the realness of that scenery, very nice. Just a little tip, maybe you can schedule your posts in a way that your cover pictures follow a certain tone of colour to make your whole blog even better, (not saying that your blog now is not good, but rather fantastic). Thank you so much for sharing your pictures. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  3. Very nice photos, Phoenix. I really love the purple colors in the sky. That definitely captures the “winter light”. Winter skies are different from the summer. Take a really good look. I don’t even know how to describe the difference, but it is there.

    To answer your question, sunrise or sunset, I think it depends on what you are photographing. For us western folks, shooting sunsets over the water looking westward is great. But if the best subjects are looking east, well then it must be a sunrise.

    I like that you just go do it, and that you are always learning. You set a good example for us all. Thanks again for your great posts.

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    1. I agree. There definitely is a difference between winter and summer skies. I’ve always told my mom that haha

      I would love to get a sunset over the water! Or a sunrise for that matter haha it’s on the bucket list!

      Always keep it real and true for you guys ☺️


      1. I am so glad you see the sky color difference. I think a lot of folks think I am crazy. I get funny looks when I mention it. 😀 So, if we are crazy, at least we have company.

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