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Sunsets in the Sunshine State

Here on Inside the Travel Lab, I pride myself on bringing you thought-provoking, thoroughly researched, inspirational stories from around the world.

But today, I’m doing away with all of that and showing you some cool sunset photos instead.

Sometimes it’s good to give your brain a little rest.






Except, don’t you find yourself wondering why these reds, ambers, yellows and violets stimulate the photoreceptors in our retinas in such a way that a complex web of chemical and electrical signals end up making us feel more relaxed and happy?

And were you able to say “Sunsets in the Sunshine State” without turning it into a tongue twister?

Nope?! Must just be me then…


*By the way, no fancy filters or other tricks required to get these shots. The skies over the Florida Keys simply blaze in the evening

I visited as a guest of Virgin Holidays as part of a Florida Photo Safari. The usual, exciting, disclosure policy applies…

What do you think about sunsets? Love them? Hate them? Couldn’t care less?!


11 Responses to Sunsets in the Sunshine State

  1. Alvina May 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Lovely pictures. I have spent a lot of time in Florida and the sunsets never fail to amaze.

    • Abi May 9, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

      They’re absolutely incredible, aren’t they? I always thought shots like this were fake until I travelled there myself…

  2. A Montrealer Abroad May 9, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    My favorite is the purple-ish second one. So magical! We don’t get sunsets like these in continental Europe.

    • Abi May 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      No, more’s the pity! (Unless we subsequently discover the colours come from some strange radioactive pollution ;) )

  3. Matthew Karsten May 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Don’t worry, sunsets are both inspirational and thought-provoking. :)

    Beautiful shots. Florida is also known for it’s great lightning, another photogenic natural phenomenon.

    • Abi May 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

      Hehe. Thanks! There was a great storm raging when we were due to land, forcing us to divert from Miami to Orlando. But after that – no lightning at all for me. I shall have to utter those words “I’ll have to go back!” ;)

  4. Toyann Quirk September 22, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    I love Florida sunset pictures, and yours are some of the best. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Wild Florida Airboats April 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    You definitely did the Florida sunset justice – thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!

    • Abi King April 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      You’re welcome!

  6. John cena May 10, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures of sunset. Incredible Florida! This place is a heaven i must say. Keep Sharing!

    • Abi King May 10, 2013 at 9:49 am #

      You’re very welcome!