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Posted by on Aug 19, 2010 in Sailboat, UK, US |

Killer Sunsets I’ve Seen This Season

Summertime in New England brings great sunsets for those who frequent the waterfront.

I like to go sailing in the evening as often as possible in the summer. Usually I’m equipped with some kind of camera. It’s hard to resist taking pictures as the light gets low—and progressively more dramatic.

Sometimes I have my good camera along, a good-quality point-and-shoot by Panasonic (DMC-ZS5) with a great Leica wide angle and 12x zoom lens. But just as often I end up shooting with my new Blackberry Bold 9700, which has a much better camera than my old one. Hopefully the photos below will remind you of all the sunsets you’ve enjoyed and encourage you to get back on or near the water at sunset. That’s where you’ll find me.

—John Burnham

Macx, Bill MacGowan's homebuilt 28-foot "garage rocket" sails home past Fort Adams and the Museum of Yachting.

Sunset, August 10, 2010 - Macx, Bill MacGowan's 28-foot "garage rocket" sails home to Sail Newport past Fort Adams and the Museum of Yachting.

Sunset, Newport, Rhode Island, August 17, 2010 - The normal beautiful sunset turned crimson at the last moment.

Sunset, Newport, Rhode Island, August 17, 2010 - Some days a "normal" sunset turns brilliant at the last moment.

Sunset, Newport, Rhode Island, August 18, 2010 - Shields sailboat picking up a tow home

Sunset, Newport, Rhode Island, August 18, 2010 - Shields sailboat picking up a tow home

Sunset, Newport, Rhode Island, August 18, 2010 - Where did the blue come from? I'm not sure.

Sunset, Newport, Rhode Island, August 18, 2010 - Where did the blue come from? I'm not sure.

Late July, Somes Sound, Mount Desert, Maine - Almost sunset

Late July, Somes Sound, Mount Desert, Maine - Not really sunset yet

Sunset from Islesford Dock on Little Cranberry Island, Maine in late July

Sunset from Islesford Dock on Little Cranberry Island, Maine in late July

Sunset across the transom of our Shields, Newport, Rhode Island, early August, 2010

Sunset across the transom of our Shields, Newport, Rhode Island, early August, 2010

Sailing home with my namesake, Newport, Rhode Island, August 10, 2010 - Two John Burnhams

Sailing home with my nephew, Newport, Rhode Island, August 10, 2010

May 2010, Brenton Cove, Newport, Rhode Island

May 2010, Brenton Cove, Newport, Rhode Island

Sunset, Brenton Cove, Newport, Rhode Island, May 2010 - Riding home in the launch after an early season outing

Sunset, Brenton Cove, Newport, Rhode Island, May 2010 - Riding home in the launch after an early season outing