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The edge of the continent, and the edge of night, at the westernmost point of the contiguous United States, Cape Alava, Washington.

The edge of the continent, and the edge of night: westernmost point of the contiguous United States at Cape Alava, Washington.

It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in the WordPress weekly challenge.  I like this week’s theme, Transitions.  A lot.  I think of it more broadly as the “edge”.  I love pictures captured at the edge, or within a transition: from the literal edge of a cliff to the edge of a human expression, and everything in between.

These photos are mostly about the transition from sunset colors to dusk (blue hour).  I think it’s my favorite time to shoot landscapes.  Even my blog’s header image, moonrise over Monument Valley, depicts an evening transition.  For variety, I included a photo where a Cambodian woman is at the edge of smiling, plus one captured at the dramatic transition from dry season to the rains in Africa.  To see an image displayed bigger and better, just click on it.  Enjoy!

The amazing Bolaven Plateau of southern Laos.

The amazing Bolaven Plateau of southern Laos.

Edge of a smile: Cambodia.

Edge of a smile: Cambodia.

I've never seen a more dramatic change of seasons than the one from hot & dry to the rains in Africa.  A lone wildebeest stands against the first thunderstorm of the season, sweeping dust ahead of it: Mbabe Depression, Botswana.

I’ve never seen a more dramatic change of seasons than the one from hot & dry to the rains in Africa. A lone wildebeest stands against the first thunderstorm of the season, sweeping dust ahead of it: Mbabe Depression, Botswana.

High up on Mt. Rainier, clouds filling the valley below helped to reveal the edge of night.

High up on Mt. Rainier, clouds filling the valley below helped to reveal the edge of night.

End of the golden hour transitioning to night: Portland, Oregon.

End of the golden hour transitioning to night: Portland, Oregon.

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