Friday, 22 February 2008

Orange glow


Last Sunday and Monday we had a very special sunset. The meteorologists said it is a combination of air pollution and no wind. It was also visible in the UK see Julie's blog "Sunset glow".

48 comments:

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Perfect Dick. Ik had het wel gezien, maar bij miju vandaan was het lang niet zo goed zichtbaar.
Mijn complimenten.

Anna said...

Wow these are so cool, its really orange, Anna :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Dick..
You are correct, we have had some very strang skies. Julie as caught them just right.

These are great to.. thanks for your visit and comment.. I spoke to a friend of my today and his PC will not load that page also. Maybe it is a glitch.. the page just contains more pictures of different Pill Boxes and a load of info.

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Hi Dick - how funny - that light was really peculiar! Lovely clear shots you have.

Thanks for the link - I'll have to have a go at painting one of the shots I got.

April said...

Really wonderful with those black silhouettes. My friend on the island of Norderney has taken wonderful sunset photos, too.

Donna said...

How Orange!!! I've never seen the sky that color! It's beautiful Dick!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Now that is a Orange color and i love how the black mixes with it

Ida said...

Amazing colour and shapes on the roof tops. Excellent! :)

evlahos said...

great simplicity, fantastic color

Daniel J Santos said...

fantastic colors, beautiful images.

quintarantino said...

Perfect and odd skies here. Loved the way you captured the whole lot of it.

Sandy Carlson said...

Perfect. I like the shapes of the first one.

Andrea said...

Yep, I would call that an orange shy. Strange looking.....very unique. Good shot.

dot said...

Very unique skies. When we had forest fires in Georgia last year our sunsets were beautiful. Sometimes bad is beautiful but not good. lol

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Great capture, the silhouettes add interest to the glowing sky!

gaz said...

the angles in that top one make for a really different image.

Carole said...

These are amazing! It reminds me of the song Beautiful Day by U2 - finding beauty in all things, good and bad. In this case air pollution causing a gorgeous sky.

Suzi-k said...

the skies are amazing, and I also love the rooftop silhouetes!

Garden Angel said...

Lovely orange sky!These are amazing!

Anita said...

Gorgeous sky... even if it did take smog to make it!
Love the angles of the rooftops...

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hi Dick
This is a great skywatch, I love the fantastic sunset colours

Watch the DUTCH sky on my blog,
Greetings JoAnn from Holland

marcia said...

interesting how the light flattens all in front of it

DeeMom said...

fascinating what skies we see these days’…great pictures

happyone said...

What a beautiful color!! Fantastic!!

daryl e said...

Very Halloween feeling ..

Yolanda said...

Nice colors and composition here.

Lezard said...

Such a clear sky. Beautiful...

Anemone said...

Almost like a VERY BIG fire... :-)

Petunia said...

Very creative! Great shots!

RuneE said...

I especially liked the close-up. The use of the lamp in the dark area made the composition really great and well balanced.

Kerri said...

Sorry that it was from pollution :(
But they sure are beautiful shots!
Great job!
Happy Friday!

dot said...

Hi dick! I think you left me two comments today so I'm leaving you two also. lol. Thanks for the nice comments!

Angie said...

Hi Dick,
A beautiful photo! You are right about us also seeing this in the UK, it was either Sunday or Monday that I took my pictures.

ellen b said...

Beautiful.

Misty Dawn said...

Wow - that is truly quite the glowing sky!

Paulie said...

Simply beautiful -- like its all on fire or glowing! See, even pollution has a purpose in life. . .

Anna said...

Pollution is bad, but it looks pretty, anyway. Nice color.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Very cool! Extremely nice LOOKING anyway! I love the lamp with the sky.

Amrita said...

Beautifully captured Dick.

chanpheng said...

Great rooflines and sky!

GMG said...

Hi Dick, here I am trying to recapture your last posts on my weekly visit and look what I get: a superb sunset picture! Also loved the different look.
Congratulations on your many (and much deserved Awards!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter, where I’m still strolling around the streets of Sofia.
Have a great weekend!
Gil

Andrée said...

I saw her's and it is unusually beautiful. Now that you have explained what caused it, it seems a bit ominous, too. But it did create gorgeous photos here. I love how you silhouetted rooflines.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dick Bedankt nog voor je reaktie, goede zondag gewenst:)

JoAnn NL

Monique said...

Yes, I saw it on Julie's blog as well as at home. I was in total awe. Great shot.

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. The combination of colors is amazing.

B E 6 6 said...

I'am Back
Wat een mooie foto die bovenste
zo een zou ik zelf wel hebben willen schieten en zeker niet een.

Gr brian

Ted Roth said...

I especially like the first of these two. I love shots in which one gets the most from the least.

Oswegan said...

Terrific images Dick.