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Old 08-05-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: center of N.M.
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I love taking pics of Sunsets and Sunrises but the Sunsets are very Spectacular and last longer then the Sunrises. My favorite Spot to take pictures is Willard N.M. by the Salt lakes that is the very center of N.M. and the Salt lakes and the Spectacular view of the Mesas and Mountains is breathtaking. Weather Forecasters say that New Mexico has the Most Beautiful Sunsets of anyplace in the World. The Spectacular, Purple, Orange, Red, Yellow and other Colors are Great with the Mesas in the Background. pintada kid at webtv.net
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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NOW I can finally agree with you on something kid! Gotta concur on the unbelievable color of the Land of Enchantment! Very beautiful place.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I love taking pics of Sunsets and Sunrises but the Sunsets are very Spectacular and last longer then the Sunrises. My favorite Spot to take pictures is Willard N.M. by the Salt lakes that is the very center of N.M. and the Salt lakes and the Spectacular view of the Mesas and Mountains is breathtaking. Weather Forecasters say that New Mexico has the Most Beautiful Sunsets of anyplace in the World. The Spectacular, Purple, Orange, Red, Yellow and other Colors are Great with the Mesas in the Background. pintada kid at webtv.net
The only problem with pics...as beautiful as they are....I can never get any of my sunset pics to do justice to the real thing.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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I agree with you Pintada Kid - the New Mexico sunsets are the most spectacular of anyplace I have ever lived.
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The sunset viewed from my front door (Londonderry, NH) can be spectacular this time of year but I must admit NM has way more beautiful sunsets
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Old 08-06-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: phila. pa
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I agree with you Pintada Kid - the New Mexico sunsets are the most spectacular of anyplace I have ever lived.
I agree. It's different each night depending on the clouds and weather. The sky is so big here. Sometimes I feel like I can touch the stars. bacich
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Yootó
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New Mexico has stunning sunsets. Other places I have been where I thought the sunsets were spectacular are Greece and Hawaii, albeit a different hue because of the ocean.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Vinegaroon is correct, the rapturous sunsets over large bodies of water are truly matchless. Countless evenings spent in areas like Kona, Kihei, Ewa Beach, Makapu'u and others can spoil you forever. Lessor luminaries like NM are still quite grand, however, esp. around the lakes adjacent to TorC/Elephant Butte. Nowhere on earth exceeds the beauty of Hawai'i...but NM has its own undeniable charm and haunting loveliness. I admire the stark and multi-hued deserts that contain so much paleontological and anthropological history! Can't wait to head south to Silver City tomorrow!

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Old 08-06-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Every state has beautiful sunsets if you ask me.... its just the sun going down and sending colors up on the clouds. Ive seen gorgeous sunsets everywhere from NY to CA, MN to FL. In fact, of all my time in the SW, I see less nice sunsets there due to lack of clouds, which really make the colors well presented. This is not meant to be an insult, which Im sure many of you will see it as, but rather a personal observation. In all honesty, the best sunsets Ive ever witnessed were in Kansas and Florida believe it or not. Mountains do make a sunset a little more interesting, but often hide the most intense colors (near the base of the clouds) behind the ranges.
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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After many years living in Kansas, I agree that we had really beautiful sunsets there.

For me though, living in a neighborhood full of very large trees and other houses surrounding me, actually SEEING a sunset was pretty much impossible.

Here in New Mexico I can see for miles and miles and miles in all directions ... and seeing the sun setting behind the dramatic back drop of the Jemez Mountains is a nightly show that I never tire of.
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