Friday, 20 May 2016

Sunset In May


Last week, Elephant's Child - a lovely blogger from Australia - posted among her Sunday Selections a few photos of a recent sunset (if it was a sunrise, please correct me, EC), and the colours in her photos reminded me of a shot of mine, also taken recently.

If you haven't yet seen EC's photos and would like to do so, go here and scroll to the last three photos to have a peek. And take your time scrolling because the rest of those photos are worth lingering over too. EC has pictures of magical-looking birds and unfamiliar (to me) plants of all kinds.

And here is the photo I took at nearly the same time as hers was taken, but on the opposite side of the world, and in the opposite season (it's fall in Australia and spring in North America):


I was so pleased that the image was true to the real colours of the sky that evening. That's not always the case. I love this shot, partly because of the colours - two of my favourites - but also because of the still-bare trees silhouetted against the sky.

Thank you, Elephant's Child, for the inspiration for today's post, and for all the beauty and comfort I find on your blog.

Wishing you all a weekend with beauty and comfort in it.





19 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful sky. Thank you for this inspiration today.

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    1. My pleasure - and I was so glad for yours yesterday; it came at just the right time.

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  2. Nice photo! Sunrise and sunset pictures can be hard to take -- as you said, often the colors are weird and the light is low, so blurriness can result. But yours is nice!

    Thanks for the link to Elephant. I love her photos, especially those amazing birds!

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    1. Aren't those birds fantastic? And I think the photo was more good luck than good management :)

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  3. Thanks for the recommendation. And for sharing the loveliness!
    :) BJ

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    1. You're welcome, and thanks for visiting!

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  4. Beautiful shots, kinda remind me of California in the spring. Those are really exotic looking birds, if I do say so myself. My favorite place to watch a sunset is at the Lawrence Hall of Science on the hillside above UC Berkeley. The view from there reminds me of why I moved to the East Bay in the first place, and there are usually a few Red Tailed Hawks to watch as they hunt along the hillside and ride the upward air currents.

    -Doug in Oakland

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    1. It's good to visit those beautiful places, isn't it?

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    2. Yes it is. Sometimes it seems difficult to remember to include them in the workings of your day, but I'm always very glad that I did/

      -Doug in Oakland

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  5. Thank you for your kind words. There were both sunrise and sunset photos featured - but the ones with similar colours to yours were indeed sunsets. Isn't it nice that the world has become smaller through the blogosphere? And hooray for someone else who appreciates the elegance of bare trees.

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    1. I love how the internet has connected me with such great folks and places of beauty.

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  6. EC is a one woman wonder showing us the amazing and beautiful things down under.

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    1. Jono made a rhyme! and it's a good one, too. I've learned a lot about EC's flora and fauna from her blog.

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  7. A beautiful image indeed. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a wonderful weekend too.

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    1. Thanks, Mr. Shife. Heading over to your blog to see how your tune up went.

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  8. O Jenny, beautiful photo! I have long appreciated EC's images too and am glad you are recommending them.

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    1. Thanks, Geo. I always look forward to EC's photos, too.

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    1. It only lasted a few minutes so I'm happy I caught it!

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