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“If you are in a beautiful place where you can enjoy sunrise and sunset, then you are living like a lord.” Nathan Phillips

Photo Challenge: RISE & SET

Photo Challenge: RISE & SET


Photo Challenge: RISE & SET

Photo Challenge: RISE & SET


Swae Lee – Hurt To Look (Audio) ft. Rae Sremmurd

For this week’s photo challenge, called RISE/SET, we turn to the rising and setting sun. We could choose to present one or try what I did… you can choose to show both. I hope you like them. The setting sun is below and on the left, and the rising sun is above and all on the right side of the frame… What are your favorite times of the day? I love both but I think sunset shows better…



“What breaks in daybreak? Is it the night? Is it the sun, cracked in two by the horizon like an egg, spilling out light?” Margaret Atwood

Photo Challenge: Sunrise - RISE & SET

Photo Challenge: Sunrise – RISE & SET


Photo Challenge: Sunset - RISE & SET

Photo Challenge: Sunset – RISE & SET


Photo Challenge: RISE & SET

Photo Challenge: RISE & SET

Drake – God’s Plan


Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours,
is your ultimate


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“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” Jo Walton

Photo Challenge: RISE & SET

Photo Challenge: RISE & SET


Photo Challenge: RISE & SET

Photo Challenge: RISE & SET




This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post:  – RISE/SET –  For this week’s photo challenge, share your favorite photos of a sunrise or a sunset. If you’re an early bird, try to capture what dawn means to you. Is it a symbol of hope? A reminder to get going? Do you have any special early morning rituals that you do as the sun rises in the sky? For night owls, share a snapshot of the day coming to an end. Show off the vibrant colors of sunset and the peaceful calm as the moon rises or any twilight rituals you may have. Get creative and show us the sun in all of her fiery glory.


Positive Motivation Tip:  Go with the flow of life and rise/set with delight

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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  1. Gladys Parker permalink
    28/03/2018 5:42 pm

    Again stunningly beautiful pictures. I think I like sunset more because it is more beautiful in my eyes. Also it is serene the rest of the night, I can feel the peace.

  2. Emily Fata permalink
    28/03/2018 6:03 pm

    There’s something so magical about dusk and dawn… these are such gorgeous photos and you’ve captured the ethereal beauty of them so brilliantly!

  3. mhizdlite permalink
    28/03/2018 5:02 pm


  4. jackielovesreadingtruestories1 permalink
    28/03/2018 5:32 pm

    Eliz, yes changed my blog name, you have dedicated so many wonderful years to your blog, do you ever want to write a book? Jackie 🙂

  5. Blu permalink
    28/03/2018 8:43 pm

    Sunsets are my favorite. It reminds me how magical life is!

  6. Kristy B permalink
    28/03/2018 6:27 pm

    My favorite is a beautiful sunset on a beach! We take so many things for granted. We all should appreciate the simple things like sunrises and sunsets.

  7. Cris permalink
    28/03/2018 10:38 pm

    I love the rising and setting of then sun. The pic are amazing, especially those with the ocean.

  8. Rosey permalink
    28/03/2018 11:23 pm

    I like both too. I think sunsets look more spectacular for some reason though. We saw one last week that was brilliant.

  9. Megan @ permalink
    29/03/2018 12:37 am

    What a great challenge! I always find it difficult to capture sunsets via photography… Might try painting!

  10. Kelly Reci permalink
    29/03/2018 4:48 am

    Such a great choice of words. Very powerful and inspiring. Definitely needed this today.

  11. Jagriti Roy permalink
    29/03/2018 2:41 am

    In contrary to you I love sunrise than sunset. ☺ It inspires me, for me it is the symbol of Hope, new life and a good start of one’s life.. But I love the way you tried to meet with this photo challenge… Nice article…

  12. Ashley permalink
    29/03/2018 6:05 am

    Sunrises and sunsets are so peaceful! You captured some wonderful photos! I’d definitely watch the sunrise everyday if I could force myself to wake up on time! Lol. Thanks for sharing!

  13. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    29/03/2018 6:28 am

    Love the pictures and the contrast of sun rise and fall. Rise a time to get ready for the day and the fall for me is reflection on the days events x

  14. Lisa Rios permalink
    29/03/2018 10:04 am

    Sunrises and sunsets are both gorgeous. Since I am a romantic at heart, I have to say sunsets are my favorite, especially at a beach. And then the beautiful transition to the moon being out is breathtaking.

  15. blogthirtyminusone permalink
    29/03/2018 7:32 am

    This is a great collection of images. I also love that song by Drake. 🙂

  16. Ann F. Snook-Moreau permalink
    29/03/2018 11:29 am

    Your photos are amazing! I am not a morning person at all so getting to see a beautiful sunrise is always a perk to having to get up early.

  17. Jacqui Odell permalink
    29/03/2018 10:47 am

    I love the purplish red sunset. It’s just beautiful!

  18. Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty permalink
    29/03/2018 11:57 am

    So beautiful, what an interesting concept to show them both together. I love the poem by Suzy Kassem. I always view sunrise as a chance for new beginnings and I am glad to see another day.

  19. laveremis permalink
    29/03/2018 1:20 pm

    I’ve been both an early riser and a night owl (working both overnight and late night shifts), so I can say I’ve had ample opportunity to enjoy both sunrise and sunset. I’ve got to agree with you, sunset photographs beautifully. The colors are just so rich and inspiring! It’s my favorite.

  20. Kamree permalink
    29/03/2018 1:52 pm

    That sunset with the orange and yellow colors behind the trees is so mesmerizing! I love seeing the different views of the sunrise and sunsets! Such a beautiful collage! – Kam

  21. Kansas Bonanno permalink
    29/03/2018 2:51 pm

    I love sunrise, its always such a blessing to have such an amazing new day to be alive.

  22. Kelsi permalink
    29/03/2018 7:56 pm

    I love the songs you picked for this post! Also really enjoyed the sunset photos — i have a similar one of the golden gate 🙂

  23. 29/03/2018 9:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I have different meanings for both sunrise and sunset, so not a single favorite actually. With sunrise, I feel there are so many dreams that are ready to be fulfilled, there are so many things which were left uncompleted will be completed. For sunset, it is all about coming back to your nest, to your loved ones, to have a time that you wait for all day.

  24. Sarah’s Sage Advice permalink
    29/03/2018 7:41 pm

    I love taking time to watch the sunrise and sunset. I find I get so much done in the day too if I rise with the sun. It can be hard.

  25. kanishka permalink
    29/03/2018 9:00 pm

    Sunset and sunrise have always been my favorite! Both are rays of hope for a new day new beginning and a new opportunity <3 love the pictures

  26. Aseky Bonnaire permalink
    29/03/2018 9:18 pm

    These are all such beautiful photos!! I love watching the sunset at the beach. As much as I wish I could love watching sunrises, I am NOT a morning person lol.

  27. Alison Rost permalink
    29/03/2018 9:25 pm

    I’m not sure which one I like more, but both the rising and setting sun are beautiful to look at and I always wait for those whenever I can. The pictures that you chose are lovely!

  28. Natalia permalink
    29/03/2018 10:59 pm

    I love sunsets most, they can be very beautiful … I love this wide range of colours in the sky. 🙂 Great combination of pictures! 🙂

  29. alainamonster permalink
    29/03/2018 11:00 pm

    You have outdone yourself again with these photos. Beautiful job. I lovr to get up early enough to experience the beauty of Sunrise everyday… But I don’t do it as often as I’d like.

  30. lucicoo permalink
    29/03/2018 11:41 pm

    Your photography is so beautiful. A sunset is my favorite time to take pictures of with the beautiful colors that can change from pinks, purple and orange. I have taken so many pictures of the sunset I can’t keep track.

  31. The Crumby Vegan permalink
    30/03/2018 2:46 am

    I’ve always loved a sunset where there is a huge contrast between the blues and oranges, like in some of your photos. So beautiful 💚

  32. emman damian permalink
    30/03/2018 12:28 am

    I love a good sunrise and sunset photo! I love all your photos! It’s really amazing!

  33. Evelyn Lo Foreman permalink
    30/03/2018 4:22 am

    This inspiration brings me to gratitude – that there is a beginning, and an end to every day. Taking it deeper, I am also grateful that in all things, there is a beginning and an end, and in between is Life: precious life! 💕

  34. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    30/03/2018 5:18 am

    I’m a big fan of nature as well. I love watching both sunsets and sunrises (with slight bent to sunrises to tell the truth). Day feels so different when you have seen it born esp if you did it while standing on the street

  35. Corina permalink
    30/03/2018 5:53 am

    That’s especially useful to remember on the tough days when you feel that it’s all over and yet the sun rises again…

  36. Emily Terrell permalink
    30/03/2018 8:12 am

    I am happy to say that I have been blessed to watch the sun set and rise over the sea in Florida. It is a sight I have loved for as long as I can remember. And I do hope to one day see it rise and set in other areas. It is always beautiful.

  37. NicoleShillings permalink
    30/03/2018 11:06 am

    This is just so beautiful. Sunrises and sunsets are my favorite times of day, they are awe inspiring.

  38. melclayville permalink
    30/03/2018 11:13 am

    I think sunrises are my favorite. I love the new light and the promise of a new day! But you’re right, in general, sunsets show up more spectacularly.

  39. Heather Margiotta permalink
    30/03/2018 12:43 pm

    These are beautiful.

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  41. Danielle Thomson permalink
    30/03/2018 5:59 pm

    I love this challenge! I had a chance to see the sunrise for the first time in a while due to an early start time last weekend and there was something so amazing about it. It’s this beautiful time of day where everything is calm and new.

    • 01/04/2018 6:18 pm

      Sure… I love the dappled sunlight of early morning too. I have some photos of early morning but didn’t have enough time to find them.

  42. Melissa Blevins permalink
    30/03/2018 8:22 pm

    I love sunrises and sunsets! Jamaica is my favorite place to watch them! And God’s Plan is one of my favorites <3

  43. jossynana permalink
    30/03/2018 10:48 pm

    This is beautifully written. I love that Gods plan song by drake… watching it brought tears to my eyes.

  44. DC (@GameOnMom) permalink
    31/03/2018 5:42 am

    I wish I had the energy to get up early enough to watch the sunrise. It’s such a beautiful sight to see.

  45. Ana Ojha permalink
    31/03/2018 10:00 am

    You have captured some amazing sunrise and sunset shots for this photo challenge! Nature is surreal and I’m so glad that I live near the beach where I can enjoy its bliss every day!

  46. Msddah permalink
    31/03/2018 12:59 pm

    I absolutely love that poem. I had to share it my group page. Thanks for sharing!

  47. Nati permalink
    31/03/2018 2:10 pm

    All your pictures represent so beautiful those magical moments of sunrise and sunset Elizabeth! I enjoyed this post very much.

  48. Chastity permalink
    31/03/2018 4:20 pm

    I am all about the sunrise it’s starts our day with blessings of waking up. It’s always the start of something new as well.

  49. Ashley 🍯🌲 (@ashleyfromHP) permalink
    31/03/2018 6:15 pm

    So beautiful!! We have an amazing view off of our back door because we look out over a mountain range. The sunrises and sets there are absolutely gorgeous.

  50. Esme Sy permalink
    01/04/2018 8:18 am

    I really like seeing the horizon. It means the end but it also means a start. It’s got me rolling on my toughest days, just by staring at it. In this sense, yes, I’m lucky to be living in a place where I see the sun rise and set.

  51. MrsX Lifestyle permalink
    01/04/2018 1:11 pm

    I love sunrise more than a sunset. They all look beautiful though, very calming.

  52. Amber permalink
    01/04/2018 9:43 pm

    I missed both the sunrise and sunset today. But I was able to spend a spectacular amount of time outdoors and it felt like freedom and tranquility!

  53. Stylish Paradox permalink
    01/04/2018 8:27 pm

    Beautiful pictures as usual. I love sunset. and the new Drake video….makes me tear up each time I see it. My new fave!

  54. kylie cre8tone (@cre8tone) permalink
    01/04/2018 9:01 pm

    I love all the sunrise sunset views.. amazingly beautiful and nice view… Magnificient photography!

  55. Journa Liz Servito Ramirez permalink
    01/04/2018 9:49 pm

    Beautiful photos. Sunrise reminds us to have new beginnings.. to forget the bad things which happened yesterday.

  56. Tiffany Yong permalink
    02/04/2018 1:15 am

    Recently, I have been having insomnia, or should I say I can’t sleep early due to the bad body clock, and the sun rise is definitely something that I’ve missed for the longest time

  57. Cia Black permalink
    02/04/2018 5:45 am

    Beautifully capture a rise and set challenge. I’ve witnessed countless sunrises and sunsets I think what makes them all the more beautiful is no two are the same.

  58. Emily (@amummytoo) permalink
    02/04/2018 11:44 am

    Beautiful shots. I’m really excited that the weather is starting to warm up and the days are getting longer here in the UK. I can’t wait to be able to sit outside to watch the sun set.

  59. Megan permalink
    02/04/2018 11:56 am

    These are such beautiful images! I’m definitely more of a sunrise than sunset person –– there’s something so peaceful and calming about a beautiful start to a new day. x

  60. Rachel permalink
    02/04/2018 9:02 am

    Wow these sunset and sunrise pics are ace! I can’t wait for summer to see more!

  61. Holly @ Granola on the Side permalink
    02/04/2018 1:37 pm

    What an interesting collection of sunset and sunrise photos. Sunsets and sunrises are truly beautiful.

  62. permalink
    02/04/2018 1:40 pm

    I love the idea of this photo challenge – sunrises and sunsets are two of my favourite things to photograph when I am travelling x

  63. Karen Giuliana permalink
    02/04/2018 6:17 pm

    I love both the sunset and sunrise. Living in south Florida and literally 29 minutes from the beach I can happily say I’ve seen both live. There’s something so magical about those moments. Your photos are lovely. I love the feeling you get by just watching either, to me it symbolizes the end of bad day or the beginning of a new day, you make that decision.

  64. lexieanimetravel permalink
    02/04/2018 3:42 pm

    I always love the sunrise and sunset, the most passionate about this two opposite feature is their beauty on photos. I’m fond of photography as well, taking photos of sunrise is challenging, however sunset I find it more easy. This two only means that life is like a repeated actions that you can be used or not used to it, you can change your way of utilizing your time but this two will defenitely be the same.

  65. thebusyboymama permalink
    02/04/2018 8:11 pm

    What beautiful shots of nature! Nice addition of the songs and poetry as well. I love seeing how different sunrise and sunset can be on different days in the same location. We have beautiful ones in AZ!

  66. Pippa permalink
    02/04/2018 9:26 pm

    These photos are so beautiful! I love how you captured the colours. I like both sunrise and sunset, but sunrise is harder for me to get to 😉

  67. nadaliebardo permalink
    03/04/2018 9:18 pm

    I cannot seem to decide which one I like more, sunsets are so beautiful but a sunrise for me gives me optimism as weird as that sounds. Seeing the sunrise, I look forward to starting the day, it marks the beginning before the end.

  68. Ana Vukosavljevic permalink
    04/04/2018 5:06 am

    I love watching sunsets! Even though we don’t have a sea it’s a true blessing watching a sunset. It feels you with peace and positive energy, it’s the light to our lives!

  69. Stephanie Jeannot permalink
    04/04/2018 2:59 pm

    I really love the poem. Very beautiful words and thank God for beautiful sunrises and sunsets to make us see the beauty that nature holds.

  70. Chei Pangan permalink
    09/04/2018 6:23 am

    So meaningful pics. I wish I can see such things as sunrise and sunset. Seeing them will definitely mean so much.

  71. BuddhaBelly permalink
    09/04/2018 11:44 am

    I want warm weather! This place looks amazing and your photos are gorgeous. You captured everything really well!

  72. kjs11j permalink
    09/04/2018 1:30 pm

    What beautiful photos! I love the sunrises and sunsets.

  73. iiipphy permalink
    26/04/2018 1:02 pm

    this is such a heart warming sight .i love the sunrise because it reminds me that i have another opportunity to fulfill purpose.every new day is a gift.

  74. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    27/10/2020 10:33 pm

    how beautiful! I also love it that you added a song, it matches the theme so well!

  75. marjiemare permalink
    28/10/2020 3:42 pm

    The heartwork poem by Suzy Kassem is so powerful and brings hope to my heart. The ending is so beautiful and makes me things of the many things I can do. The journey of the sun
    and moon is predictable.
    But yours,
    is your ultimate


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