Take pictures before, during, and after the sunset/sunrise: Taking a nice picture of the sun when it is just above the horizon similar to image #1 is great. However, you should not wait until the sun has risen above the horizon to start taking sunrise pictures.
Neither should you stop taking pictures immediately after the sun has disappeared below the horizon in the case of a sunset.
You will find beautiful rich tones and colors in the sky for a short period right after the sun sets below the horizon,or before it begins to appear above the horizon during a sunrise.
For example, picture # 2 was taken about 10 or 15 minutes before the sun began to appear on the horizon.As you can see, there are some very interesting colors and tones in the image even without the sun being in the scene.
Tips for Composing your Sunset/Sunrise Pictures: Beaches, plains, and wide open areas are the best places to take sunset and sunrises pictures. While sunset or sunrise pictures taken at a beach or with some body of water included might be some of the most popular scenes, distant mountains or even bu...