Gnarly Sunset – The First 6 Months (and a Sneak Peek at What’s Ahead)

Isla Vista Sunset

Sunset at Sands Beach in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara, California

If you’ve been here before, you’re used to not knowing what to expect the next time you come back. If you’re visiting the site for the first time, and you’re trying to figure out what’s going on, you’re about to become even more confused. The theme of the first six months has been progress, and it’s going co continue.

Gnarly Sunset was initially conceived as a resource for sunrise and sunset pictures from all around the world, along with with sun facts, sunrise times and sunset times, and printed canvases and wall art made from the pictures and photos.

It has gone great and exceeded our expectations. In just six months, we have well over 1,000 members from over 100 countries. We also have over 1,000 photos contributed by hundreds of different photographers. Each photo is available in a wide range of sizes and styles (canvas, triptych canvases, and prints).

Over 28,000 people have visited the site and viewed over 107,000 pages. The average visitor stayed for 2 minutes and 43 seconds and viewed 2.9 pages. And our site viewers came from 169 different countries, with 75% coming from the United States!

It’s been a pretty momentous beginning, but we have high hopes for what’s to come. We plan to aggressively roll out more data to become an even more thorough provider of information about the Earth, Outer Space, and the Universe.

We plan to recruit thousands more talented photographers around the world and hope to someday have the largest database of sunset photographs on the internet.

We will be rolling out more product types to offer more ways for photographers to monetize their pictures.

And we’ll be blowing out our blogging coverage of everything happening and are excited to bring you articles about talented member photographers, highlight some of the best sunset photos on the planet (right on this site), and hopefully be a one stop shop for all the facts about the world around us you could ask for.

Thank you for your interest and be sure to drop us a line at

Six months never went by so fast, but we think we’ll be finding ourselves saying that again come October.

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