Best spot for sunset watching in Evergreen, San Jose, Ca

A couple of months ago, I decided to get a new camera and I was in search of great spots for catching the setting sun for us West Coasters.

I ran into a photographer in Santana Row and we struck up conversation (actually, I asked him some of the features on my camera) and then it turns out, his family lives in my neighborhood right here in Evergreen.

So I asked him where some good spots were for photographing sunsets. He tells me that the bridge at the entrance of the Ranch in the Silver Creek community. He also advised me to find the time of the sunset for the day and be sure to be set up at my spot 30 minutes before the sunset and minutes after. That time is prime photo taking opportunity.

I drove my way up to the bridge and my daughter walked over to the bridge with me. As it turns out, this bridge is iconic to the teens here in Evergreen for taking prom photos! And I can see why:


Here are some of captured sunsets:

Evergreen San Jose - spot for watching sunset

Evergreen San Jose - sunsetting on Silicon Valley