Fire in the Sky

Yesterday afternoon driving home we were treated to an exceptional, fiery sunset. Stuck on a dual carriageway with nowhere to stop, I was despondent that by the time we reached a suitable point where we could turn off and find something remotely appropriate for foreground interest, the light would have gone.

Thankfully I was wrong, and I got some shots. These two are probably the best.

Fiery sunset_1 - click to enlarge

Fiery sunset_2 - click to enlarge

Photographs never seem to do full justice to events like this. Nothing, except our eyes, can capture the full scale and grandeur of sunsets that can be such a visual feast. It’s a long time since I’ve seen one around here that’s had colours quite as dramatic. Enjoy this one.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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14 Responses to Fire in the Sky

  1. Len Saltiel says:

    Wow great color Andy. Like the silhouette of the trees, they really stand out. Don’t you just hate it when you can’t stop for a picture? Lucky that you were able to find a place to grab these.

  2. Curt Fleenor says:

    Impressive colors! So many times I’ve been stuck on some back-road with no vantage point or even a place to pull off the road and been forces to view a magnificent sunset through my rearview mirrors.

    • LensScaper says:

      I know the feeling. You end up driving erratically trying to catch the view, searching for a place to stop, and keeping the car on the road all at the same time!

  3. Gorgegous shots Andy. The colors are really incredible. Unfortunatley all we’ve had here this week is grey skys.

  4. ChrisdMRF says:

    Impressive sunset Andy. I don’t recall it being that good down here

  5. andy gimino says:

    Nice colors in this sunset andy!

  6. Rick says:

    Looks like you did a pretty good job capturing the sunset! Love the deep rich colors!

  7. munchow says:

    Sunsets are indeed difficult to capture – at least if compared with the real thing. It’s just so much bigger out there when it covers the whole horizon. But what can we do – as photographers? A gorgeous sunset like this one, is just too good to not be photographed. But still one have to find a good vantage spot, which is always hard to come by from a car. But you did really good. You were able to capture the mood and the intensity of the moment. I particular like the first one, it’s a little more subtle than the other one and it’s just amazing how the trees seem to be on fire.

  8. Marcie says:

    Absolutely breathtaking!! What gorgeous color and light!!!

  9. Jimi Jones says:

    Awesome shots, Andy! The colors are fantastic, really impressive shot. Glad you were able to catch this before it was over. 🙂

  10. Dave DiCello says:

    Well, you’ve certainly done a good a job as any capturing the scene Andy! Incredible colors

  11. Good Lord, Andy, these are so very incredible my friend! Love the colors, and the trees produce the most striking silhouettes here!

  12. seekraz says:

    Hello Andy – I’m glad you stopped-by my blog today…now I know you’re here…and what incredible photos you captured along the roadway! Stunning! I shall be visiting.

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