This is my neighbour’s tree, which I love because it is the only one near me that is deciduous and waves its bare branches in the pink winter skies.
Most of my trees are evergreen, like my Eugenia. My large Syringa will eventually shed all its leaves, but at the moment it’s still looking very green. It better get a move on though, as the sun is starting to come back already!
And it’s only chilly until the sun rises higher in the sky, then, barring any storm fronts heralding gales, the day rapidly warms up.
It is rare for me to see a red sky, with little hint of blue or purple, and this is such a deep red, it is really dramatic.
Red Skies 2
While I was taking my photos at dusk, with the sun rapidly setting, I was “serenaded” – if you can apply that term here – by a couple of Egyptian Geese, standing atop a neighbour’s roof and screeching loudly to another couple some distance away.
Early one morning, just as the sun was rising . . .
I grabbed all my cameras and photographed my daughter’s lavender bush as it basked in those first warming rays.
Back Lit 2 CANON
I clicked away using variously; my Galaxy camera phone, my decent Nikon camera and my little point and click Canon.
Below, my Galaxy camera phone really captures the effect of the sun’s rays slanting towards the lavender bush.
Back Lit 3 GALAXY
As expected, my Nikon camera (with no zoom lens) achieves the best close up of the lavender, with a lovely bokeh.
Back Lit 4 NIKON
I really liked how my little point and click Canon camera catches the sunlight, so that the lavender bush appears lit from within.
Back Lit 5 CANON
I found it interesting that each device offers a different aspect of the sunlit challenge. Though the results differ I think each has its own merit. They all found something unique to highlight in apparently the same shot.
Bearing in mind I have no filters; (and, indeed, little skill!) I was quite pleased with the varied results.
And that so far I have managed not to kill this lovey bush!