Friday, January 22, 2016

Pink twilight

Further to my two previous posts, there is a 10-minute walk from the shore where we were watching the sun set and slowly fade away in the horizon to where we had parked our car. You will understand our astonishment as we were driving away believing the show was over and suddenly noticed the south-western sky turning all pink.




The evening twilight hour – the time from sunset to when the sun is 6° below the horizon (currently for us some 50 minutes) – may offer pleasant surprises depending on the weather conditions such as the type of cloud cover. We couldn’t but continue to Saaronniemi to admire the deliciously pink sky turn purple and mauve. A week earlier the sunset hour we spent at the location was little more than grey (post here).




I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful natural spectacle. Then again, I might be a bit biased as a hint of blue in any red or vice versa will immediately make the tone irresistible to me. Well, perhaps the Nordic lights might beat this but capturing those will remain beyond this amateur’s reach if not forever at least far into the future.



8 comments:

  1. Totally beautiful. It is often the case when you think the sun has set that you get that extra colour spectacle. It is wonderful to be in the right place at the right time..Do you choose your favourites and mount them on the wall. I have really enjoyed seeing your last few posts. Thank you. Barbara

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    1. We were lucky, weren't we? I'm afraid I won't have any enlargements made. Ten months ago we moved from a rather large house to an apartment and most of our paintings and pictures are still waiting to be mounted on the wall. But now I have several nice photos to choose from when I'm having our 2016 Christmas cards printed.

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  2. Oh my goodness, that really is an incredible sight isn't it, so beautiful!! xx

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    1. The seascape was like a gorgeous painting, wasn't it?

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  3. Your photos are stunning, what incredible space and light!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. Even an amateur may get lucky every once in a while.

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  4. Wow those colours are just so fantastic! Sarah x

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