In May, early May, there was a sunset. Of course, there are sunsets every evening, and some are more photogenic than others. It had been a week of some lovely sunsets, some of which I will post later perhaps, but there’s been a couple of washed out ones as well. This one stared quietly, colours mild, the sky subdued:
a cloud strayed in from the south, sunset faintly firing its edges:
Some clouds lifted to show clear streaks of sky behind. Light played gentle colours through the shapes
Drama crept in as dark clouds momentarily covered everything but where the sinking sun was:
The cloud was getting larger, more colourful:
Then something happened: pink spread behind the clouds – & by this time it was beginning to get properly dark:
Some other clouds lifted and the sun shot colour across the sky, under the clouds:
Then it went crazy – beautiful and utterly unexpected. Even if it was really too dark for my little camera, I kept taking pictures
The clouds were utterly amazing:
& the colours, despite the dark on the ground, in the middle air where I stood, the sky was aflame:
& soon after that, it went dark, too dark for my little camera, & I know I missed some photos because I spent so long just watching it.
It was beautiful.