A painted sunset in MtLawleyShire

Yes, another sunset in MtLawleyShire – and a strange one.  As the afternoon closed down, clouds built, rushing towards the west, bulking dark and ominous, but their outriders glowed:

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At the sun’s point of departure, the clouds were heavy and it seemed that sunset was over before it had begun:

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then the sun itself slipped below that heavy layer of grey.  I was fascinated with the subtle changes in the clouds:

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Then the colour intensified:

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It began to resemble a mediaeval painting of the Devil’s Inferno:

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& as the light faded, so did the colour:



& then I ran out of space on the memory card.  🙂



4 comments on “A painted sunset in MtLawleyShire

  1. Inga says:

    Lovely sunset series, as always 🙂


  2. bulldog says:

    You are really so lucky to have the clouds at sunset… our skies are clear and although the sun is beautiful… one needs a little bit of cloud to give perspective… Love your photos…


    • Oh believe you me, I appreciate it. THey didn’t bring much rain, those clouds, but a week or so ago, we had weeks of clear skies. Great for the moon, but no sunsets. It was very frustrating. Glad you liked the photos. It was a wonderful experience watching it.


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