Central Park, New York City

Photograph by Melissa Farlow, National Geographic

Winter scenes are inherently cool in color. Snow reflects the color of the sky and, at the beginning or end of the day, often appears purple in color. In this winter scene, photographer Melissa Farlow waited until the last rays of the setting sun touched the tops of the trees to make her picture. The contrast of the warm sunset light with the cool purples of the scene makes this image striking. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: When shooting at sunset, don’t just shoot the sun itself. Often the best scenes are those being ignited by the warm light of the sunset.

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