Thursday, December 5, 2013

Summit House Sunset

Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton, CA, is at what I think is probably the highest elevation in the city. There's a hiking trail that starts out from the west end of the property (Panorama Trail) and it's a great place to go for a Skywatch shot!
The restaurant is decked out for the holidays!
My wife, dog, and grandchild are just blurs in this 20-second exposure!
A close-up shot of one of the fountains... you can just make out some city lights in the background.
The photo above is Panorama Trail, which takes you up to some excellent look-out points. I could tell it was going to be a great sunset!
Our reward for hiking to the top of the hill... a beautiful sunset with hikers stopping to admire it!
My wife and I with our granddaughter and chihuahua. A long exposure shot, so things are a little blurry, but I like the sky behind us!

Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click the link to check out great skies from around the world!

28 comments:

  1. Great night shots. I like them.

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  2. Beautiful shots! Love the way you've captured the water.

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  3. Sunsets are great to watch and you picked a good place there

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  4. WOW!!Very beautiful photos for SWF!Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Such a fiery sky..love the colours..have a great weekend.

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  6. Gorgeous colors and sunset! The last shot is a nice family shot! Have a happy weekend!

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  7. Great pics. I really like your long exposures. The details just pop out. I think that I'm getting a pinhole camera for Christmas and those require long exposures and I'm looking forward to experimenting. I've already got a tripod and a cable release.

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  8. A great series of photos!
    Happy Sky Watch Friday!
    Lea

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  9. Wonderful shots with amazing colours.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  10. EVERY ONE OF THESE is gorgeous!!! I even love your blog cover photo shot!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Ooohhh, I love the silhouette of the hikers. You really make me want to conquer long exposure photography. I have yet to have any success with it.

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  12. very nice! like the fountain, too.

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  13. Great night shots! That's a gorgeous sunset!

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  14. Nice shot of the sunset with the people in it. Few sunset photos have that element in it so it does make for a more interesting picture.

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  15. You sure have great instincts for knowing when and where a spectacular sunset will appear! Absolutely beautiful photos. The restaurant looks very pretty and festive, but its manmade lights are no match for that breathtaking sky! (And it's fun to get to see you in front of the camera this time!) :-)

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  16. Wonderful night time photos, wonderful family pics and super sky shots. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a very nice comment.

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  17. great long exposure photos! such beautiful colors!

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  18. Beautiful views of Southern California as always! I have never walked that trail, does it go up toward Carbon Canyon? Looks like a nice nearby hike.

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  19. A gorgeous sunset indeed, and nice family shots. Send some of that nice weather our way, we're stuck in an unusually cold, snowy pattern.

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  20. Great shots - I do like the long shutter speed images.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful night and sky shots!

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  22. Great long exposures! The second-to-last shot is especially gorgeous.

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