Sunsets. I have heard photography described as ‘painting with light’ – and this is precisely the case with sunsets. They paint the familiar in shades of wonder & the unexpected.
This is almost a month’s worth of sunsets. Due to all the storms, there have been some spectacular sunsets which I don’t think is normal for winter. And they’re not in chronological order 🙂
And it’s clouds that structure an urban sunset, along with telephone poles, wires and rooftops – as well as foliage.
Then there is just the lightm which sometimes intimates the coming cold of night:
But the real magic is cloud and light.
These are not all on the same day, but they share teh same characteristic: venting sunset light through clouds:
Some are intensely coloured:
Some are a mixture of clear winter sky and cloud like fleece warming the earth below:
The solstice sunset:
These are dark and somehow threatening:
Some are almost colourless:
They seem more threatening, heavy, ominous:
One thing I love about Perth’s winter sunsets are the pale pastel colours in the evening skies. These would’ve been shot facing east/south-east:
An atypical scene, taken from outside my house – I don’t normally see this spire – & Perth doesn’t have a lot of them anyway. It was a chance shot.
This is from South Perth, looking back over the river to the city. It was taken the same evening as all the sunsettty shots from the car that I posted in Fleeting Moment (previous post). Beside it east towards the south-east, the soft pastels of encroaching night.
This is by no means all my sunset photos. In fact, I’ve just taken another batch, but I will sae them for another time. Now I must cook dinner (for me, not the fattee cattee) & get back to work.
I hope you enjoyed this run of sunsets 🙂