Unreal Skies

The Sunset Starts

The Sunset Starts

Sky on Fire!

Sky on Fire!

A few days ago, I was at the woods at sunset, when an absolutely astonishing sunset began to happen. As the sun started to go down in the south-west, as it does at this time of year, the clouds opposite, in the north-east, started to take on an amazing colour.

The Colour Starts to Build

The Colour Starts to Build

The Colour Spreads

The Colour Spreads

At Its Glorious Peak

At Its Glorious Peak

Slowly the colour began to get progressively more intense, and the colour started to change from yellow, through orange, to pink. The clouds looked like a scene from the movie “Independence Day”. Every cloud seemed to be affected and the sky looked as if it were on fire.
Every minute, the scene was changing, as it faded through shades of red and pink to darkness.
I have never seen a sky like it over the woods. It was quite incredible.

Fading to Pink

Fading to Pink

Continuing to Fade to pink

Continuing to Fade to pink

Sun Disappearing

Sun Disappearing

Last Pink Clouds

Last Pink Clouds

The last rays

The last rays opposite the entrance

January Gloom and More Sunsets

Peachy Sky

Peachy Sky

Some fantastic weather has led to breathtaking skies across the fields from the woods – both wonderful sunsets and amazing conjunctions of cloud and light. The view may seem the same, but it is forever changing, and the same subject can yield very different images. We’ve been really lucky to be there in the early evenings and witness this wonderful natural beauty.  This is a collection of images taken of the same subject – the hills and trees opposite the woods – but in different light, and with different moods.  I could photograph these trees forever!  The first set of sunsets were taken from the entrance to the woods, and the fields opposite us.  The second set were taken from the boundary within the woods, showing the trees from slightly different perspective, as a shower cleared to let the light show over the horizon.

Peachy Sky

Peachy Sky

Turning Pink

Turning Pink

Golden Sunset

Golden Sunset

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers