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Keelin brought us to the 100th Sunset in Vol 3 ,so into the Sunsets we go for Vol 4.
Arizona Sunset #401
Yes Michael, Keelin brought the sunsets with Second Floor Sunset to a next level. Very funny title.
Nice dark blue atmosphere on Sunset #401 btw.
Thank you for launching us into Volume IV, Michael and Hans with your dramatic and astonishing celebrations of the dimming of days and nights. I shall need to venture outdoors either earlier or later to contribute more to this colorful topic, but here is a simple blush that caught my eye not long ago. Almost as if the Sky were playing coy and flirting with long shadowy Cirrus lashes.
It is a very subtle Blush you captured Keelin. love it.
Here a picture of the sun at his his last attempt at the end of the day to shine through the altostratus making it look like being at the horizon (but it isn’t yet).
Fantastic pictures can be found in the link you provided Hygge. Thanks for sharing. I agree with you about the sunrise. The morning dew on the foreground makes it enchanting and otherworldly.
Here – more simply – a composition in reds.
Cloudspotting on a wing and a prayer
In The Times, UK, the caption adds that this is Utah Lake shore at sunset near Salt Lake City.
Arizona Sunset #402
Hans, your image of the sun’s last attempt has a pleasing patina to it — lovely subtle colors there, and in your composition in reds as well.
Hygee, thank you for links to stunning photos.
And Micheal, ah, another beauty with a blush.
Below, crepuscular rays stretch out the final moments of a Winter’s day.
Another F5 case!!!
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If I didn’t have photography as my passion I probably wouldn’t have bothered to get up before sunrise to capture scenes like this. I’m so grateful to photography for allowing me to witness these magical moments.
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This guy has several similar pictures on his site.
A really nice sunset with these crepuscular rays, Keelin.
A colleague of mine caught this sunrise scene while driving into work (I have to believe he was stopped at a light) and knowing my interest in clouds wanted to share it.
So what kind of clouds are these? Altocumulus? I have trouble identifying with confidence.
Anyway, I think the colors and shapes are quite unique.
Nice sunset George. It reminds me of a picture I posted in a former volume of Sunstes and Sunrises:
Nevertheless any picture of the sky is unique. These formations at sunsets are hard to classify, because the shadows of the streaking light of the setting sun underneath gives the cloud a different appearance. Anyway my guess is stratocumulus. Any other opinions?
Next one is easier to classify as altocumulus. A classical view at sunset.
an explosive sunset..
I love the colors of your explosive sunset Micheal and the composition as well. Wow! Great picture.
Hans, is that Jason’s Golden Fleece you captured on the 25th of January? It’s a beauty! As are the posted images following it. Nice work, all! Below, a smeared sunset announced the end of a rainy day here.
From last November…
Waiting Quietly For Winter To Take Hold
Arizona Sunset #404
REF: Letter to the Editor, ‘British eccentrics’ from Malcolm Mitchell; The Times 11MAR2019
Mitchell ends ‘The next day I was fishing in the Lee when Lady Carton de Wiart appeared at the top of the bank, ringing a bell and announcing tea. When I got to the top of the bank there were two chairs and a table on which were two glasses and a bottle of bubbly in an ice bucket. The perfect way to watch the sunset.’
Lots of bubbly
Winter seemed to take hold Keelin, but spring has arrived all be it with some hesitation over here. Lovely quiet wintery picture it is!
Colors of spring are overwhelming in Arizona Sunset #404 Michael.
From bubbles to
Arizona Sunset #406
A French Sunset
Hans, that makes me think of emigrating to France – Brentry I suppose you could call it. (Funnily enough part of Hillier Gardens where I Volunteer is called Brentry).
This World Service program ‘Why do we find things beautiful?’
mentions sunsets. I think the abstract is very good and well worth reading, but you don’t garner that much more by listening to the whole program.
A Brentry Hygge! Thank you. What a French Sunset can do! If you were able to show it Boris and Nigel, maybe they have second thoughts?
A Dutch Wavy Sunset
Arizona Sunset #408
What a delicate and fine details are in this tender colored sunset Michael. Love it!
Thank you Hans. That shot was a lot of fun in photographing it and processing it.
Your Soft shot looks to be painted! Nice one!
Thanks Michael. Love the reds on this dotted blue and white background on #409.
Next Soft One
Arizona Sunset #410
Arizona Sunset #411
Arizona Sunset #412
So much variation in the Arizona Sunsets. I love the soft blues and pink in #411 Michael.
Marriott seems to have many such pictures at Heacham, an east coast resort that looks west says the caption beneath a different picture in The Times, UK, 27MAY2019.
Hans, Yes the real timing of Sunrise/Sunset is based on what clouds are in the sky. Its best when there is a full range of cumo to cirrus available for the show. Once the sun hits the horizon line there is about 15 minutes of fast color changes .
Yes Michael, it are the last minutes in which colors change very rapidly. Always fascinating to watch.
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