Pastel colours bright
Last rays of a winter’s night
Set the sky alight
Sunsets are very brief here in Cape Town. When I notice the light outside is slightly different at night, I grab my camera and try to catch a few shots of the sunset before the colour’s gone.
Moments after I took these photos the reds faded, leaving the dark blues and purples of the approaching night.
post script: Many of you will know the expression, “Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.” Alternatively, it can be sailors instead of shepherds.
You can read more about this prediction, and whether there is any truth in it, here.