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How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?

I've been lucky on a few occasions, but I often struggle with capturing awesome sunsets. What can I do to remove the element of luck and get more consistent results? Additionally, is it possible to ...
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What is “golden hour”?

I've heard that as a photographer, I should be taking advantage of time near sunset and sunrise called "golden hour". When exactly is golden hour? Why is it important in photography? What is the ...
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Are there any mobile applications that calculate sunrise/sunset based on location?

Do you know a mobile application that would: calculate sunrise/sunset/twilight time calculate moonrise/moonset/moonphase would do that based on the location from internal GPS module There are good ...
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What's different about photographing at sunrise vs. sunset?

I usually get better light at sunrise (compared to sunset). I do though hate to wake up early in the morning to use that light ;) What are the biggest differences between sunrise and sunset?
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How can you tell when a sunset is going to be spectacular?

I have a spot that I like to take sunset pictures. I find that the most spectacular moments last for only maybe 5-10 minutes. What I would like to do is know about a half hour before that a sunset is ...
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Can one tell, just by looking at a picture, if it's a sunset or a sunrise?

I was wondering, is there any inherent difference between a still of a sunset and one of a sunrise, if you have no further context? That is, without knowing the time when the picture was taken, where ...
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How do I photograph the sunset without damaging my camera?

This applies to the Sony NEX-5R, and the iPhone 5S. I want to shoot a timelapse of the sunset. The Sony manual says not to point it at the sun. Other questions on photo.SE agree with that advice, but ...