Tag Archives: sunset

Pink Moon

Sunset/Moonrise

We get the pinkest of skies here in Cape Town in winter. A subtle hue spreads evenly across the sky as the sun thinks about setting.

You have to be quick to catch this tint though, as the sun sets so rapidly that suddenly all colour is gone.

To add a little glamour to the scene, a sliver of a moon shines out in the pinkness.

You noticed it without the title, right?

 

And if you want to know what a Blue Moon is, check out my post Blue Moon!

 

Strata

Railings

Railings – Abstract

I wonder if these inanimate railings were enjoying the lovely sunset as much as I was?

Later I noticed how the angle of the railings paralleled the streaks of coloured clouds, producing odd strata.

 

Strata – Definitition

One of a number of portions or divisions likened to layers or levels.

 

Sunset Fly-by

Sunset Geese

Sunset Geese

Wedgie!

Egyptian Geese fly by in a wedge formation, heading into the setting sun.

I know the photo is a little blurred, but the light was rapidly fading and my trusty point and click Canon did its best, at least capturing the spirit of the evening flight.

 

post script: You can read here about Why geese fly in a V shape. And Dawn Patrol to see my skein of flying geese.

 

Liquid Gold

Golden Sunset 1

Golden Sunset 1

Illumination

Liquid sunlight

Dripping molten from the sky

Catching wispy evening clouds

Shed a little light on us

Illumination Perfection

Golden Sunset 2

Golden Sunset 2

Now if I could just find some way . . .

Golden Sunset 3

Golden Sunset 3

. . . to get rid of the neighbour’s roof.

Maybe an extra long selfie stick?

 

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Sunset Rage 1

Sunset Rage 1

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

– Dylan Thomas

 

Sunset Rage 2

Sunset Rage 2

When I witnessed this dramatic sunset the other night, I couldn’t help but think of these famous words by Dylan Thomas:  Rage against the dying of the light