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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.
Nice sunset by Roma and a nice boomerang in #417 Michael.
Thank you for sharing such beauties to softly close the day, Roma, Michael, and Hans. While I don’t catch sunsets as often as I’d like, the intensity of the one below drew me outdoors just in time a few evenings ago.
An intense sunset is a good sunset!
Arizona Sunset #418
Arizona Sunset #419
Your latest sunset is surely a very intense sunset Keelin. Great burning colors. In contrast the colors of the last post by Michael are modest.
Arizona Sunset #420
Arizona Sunset #421
Love your last one Michael!
Arizona Sunset #422
The last several images here are gorgeous! I keep returning to favorites of Arizona Sunset #421 and #422 by Michael, and Hans’s most recent in between them. Again, I’m reminded of The Little Prince who could watch endless sunsets on his tiny planet simply by strolling (as opposed to scrolling). And perhaps because of this reference, I now see a purple rose in the image below. After several days with very few clouds here, yesterday closed with this brilliant surprise.
Michael your #421 is magical and – when possible- your #422 is even more magical. #422 could have been done by Turner imho. And Turner would have loved the Fiery sunset of your last post Keelin.
Lost Cloud In Reds
Some Great Colors Keelin and Hans! Im seein a lot of the purple from the volcano dust in the atmosphere these days or I should say dusks. The pic below isn’t a great example of it but I like it soooo..
Arizona Sunset #423
Arizona Sunset #424
Arizona Sunset #425
Michael and Hans, the latest images from you on this thread are such a delight to see — over and over again. Lost Cloud In Reds and Sunset #425 are favorites and beautiful beyond words. That said, I do wish there were words for the sweet swell of emotions they evoke. Thank you for posting these celestial bookends to your days across the pond and across state lines.
Keelin, you are never lost for the right words – I always enjoy them – which add to the imagery.
New words for me in this article – matutinal, liminal, dimmet, vespertine
Arizona Sunset #426
Just as it was.
Arizona Sunset #427
Nice color-work Michael in #427.
Like you said in the purple thread the coloring is a matter of minutes. In next case I was a bit too late but still had the opportunity to catch this.
Arizona Sunset #428
Oh dear, you seldom get the picture you expect from Twitter – the sunrise is a few pictures down, the wider print appeared in The Times, UK, 23OCT2019 with caption:
“Light up A stunning sunrise over Whitley Bay in Northumberland yesterday ushered in an unsettled day”. (Red sky in the morning…).
A PA photographer, we have had several of his pictures on this Forum. He has a good website.
Hygge, I follow Owen Humphries. Have you seen this stunning Aurora picture by him?
Arizona Sunset #429
Arizona Sunset #430
Love the balanced colors and brightness on #429 Michael. On #430 they are very tender in contrast.
French Sunset Unnumbered
A sunset (almost) without color for a change.
Wonderful images, Michael and Hans—even without color, there is beauty in form! In the latest additions, I keep returning to see Michael’s #427 and Hans’s French Sunset—favorites, for sure.
Way too many cloudless days here lately, so I felt lucky to catch this thin river of gold a couple of weeks ago.
A very beautiful river of gold Keelin. It must make cloudless days worth while waiting for this one.
French Reds And Oranges
Alex Lentati had a picture of a frosty tree in Richmond Park, London in The Times, 6DEC2019. This is not it
Thank you, Hans, and a very nice reminder of what clouds can do in your French Reds and Oranges. Beautiful!
Yesterday, we finally had a skyful! The photo below has only been cropped (no other adjustments made). When I downloaded it onto my computer, I was surprised to see the light rays of sun nearly matching in size the dark branches of a nearby tree.
Rays and tree branches seem to mirror each other Keelin. Very nice.
About mirroring… just a few hours ago this evening. Taken with my phone.
Arizona Sunset #432
Very nice this Pink Pileus at sunset Michael.
Lots of Orange Hans, Pretty Neat!
Arizona Sunset #433
Hello everyone, this is actually my first post/reply on anything. Here’s a sunset from a couple of nights ago. I really hope you enjoy. Best wishes to all of you.
Welcome Gregory. Nice sunset you captured. I saw your parhelic circle also on the thread for optical phenomena. A very nice ending of that Volume for we are used to open e new Volume after reaching the magic number of 100. May a lot follow from you and also best wishes in return.
Thanks Michael for the delicate reds to follow my oranges.
Here is one from the same day where a lot is going on.
Undulatus At French Sunset
Thank you Hans, those undulations look beautiful against the last rays of the sun. Here’s another shot of a cirrostratus sunset with the moon in the center. Hope you enjoy!
A warm welcome to you, Greg! And hope we do see more of your lovely images on the various forum topics. The parhelic circle you posted to the Optical Phenomena topic must have had you dancing that day.
Magnificent Pink Pileus, Michael! And Undulatus At French Sunset is an absolute favorite, Hans.
In the sunset sky below, it looked as if an artist had gone a bit wild with a paintbrush…
Dipped In Dusk
Thank you for the kind words Keelin!! You would be correct, I was incredibly excited that day at seeing something so rare. To be honest, I didn’t know the name of the phenomenon at the time but when I got home and saw how rare it was, I was overjoyed.
Below I have a picture of tonight’s sunset. I’d say it looks like the sky was divided on what color it should be. Hope you all have a cloudy new year!!!!
Very nice, Hans, Keelin and Greg. I am trying to keep up with you.
This is the time of year when from Battery Park in NY you can see the sun setting behind the Liberty Statue. This is near where I work, so I went to catch it. Well, clouds got in the way of the actual sunset, but I captured some very interesting side effects. First, an incredibly bright and colorful sundog over Ellis Island. (I had to reduce the exposure so that the colors are not overexposed.) Then some iridescence appeared on very thin undulatus. And in the end there was a red explosion above the spot where the sun was under the horizon.
A short timelapse video goes with this, shot from inside the building. (Copy and paste the link into the browser.)
Love those soft, gentle colors that closed the day in your sunset photo, Greg. And that’s quite a dramatic contrast in the series you captured, George. Amazing, the palette Sky has to play with.
What caught my eye in today’s sunset here was the subtle sun pillar to the right of the palm trees and the unusual color and brightness above the cloud bank.
Ten minutes later, that spot of color turned so bright is looked like a second sun.
What a spectacular sunset over Hudson Bay George, with a blood red sundog and iridescence as well. You can see the sundog come and go on the video. Thanks for sharing.
And Keelin, I think you did not only spotted a sun pillar but also a upper tangent arc being the unusual color and brightness above the pillar. On the second picture it is only a bright spot that rests on the place where it was. Very nice.
Truly a fabulous start of the year for you both after the first gentle sunset of the year by Greg.
The Last Sunset Over Haarlem Of The Former Decade
George, those sunsets have colors that I wish I could see everyday. Wonderful captures.
Keelin, those sunsets are not only beautiful but as Hans said there indeed seems to be an upper tangent optical phenomena. It is easier to see the outline of the curved in the first picture.
Hans, that sunset has a beautiful color to it. I believe it is mostly red with a hint of pink. Fantastic capture.
Here is a sunset from yesterday. I had to race outside of town to capture it before the color went away. Hope you enjoy!
Hans, thank you so much for identifying the upper tangent arc! It’s my first capture of this phenomenon, and also of a sun pillar, so very exciting! Your richly hued Last Sunset Over Haarlem is… well the adjective that comes to mind is… delicious—like raspberries in winter.
And Gregory, what a lovely series you’ve shared here. Easy to see why you hurried to catch it—and why you stayed through the dimming of the day.
The image below (from last month) shares those same deepening shades. It was taken only seven minutes before the sky dipped its paintbrush into the darker tones featured in Dipped In Dusk (posted further above). The rewards of waiting and watching are beyond words.
Arizona Sunset #434
What a beauty in #434, Michael, with those dark streaks adding a surprising underscore. Really quite took my breath away!
Not having seen any Lenticularis in months, it was a joy to find these two all stretched out at the end of day. They look as if they’re sliding into a relaxing weekend, which I find most inspiring, to say the least.
I hope you had a relaxing weekend keelin!
Sunrise in the Seattle sky!
Evening skies in Lithuania, Baltic sea. Have a wonderful evening!
Very nice Donatella and Saulius. Great sunsets in Seattle and Lithuania as well.
Usually we like to end a thread with 100 posts and then start a new Volume in the case it is a thread for a permanent theme like Sunsets and Sunrises are. Also Contrail, Black and White, Color and Optical Phenomena have a permanent thread of which Black and Whites already has a Volume XIV, so already between 1300 and 1400 posts of magnificent B&W’s. Check them!
Great to have you on board with contributions from such different places like Seattle and Lithuania, so I hope to see more from you on Sunsets and Sunrises Volume V Michael already started.