21st January, 2018 – Sunset – Summer

 This image was made towards the end of the sunset, but I like it the best out of about 50 photos that I shot.  I nearly missed tonight’s sunset as I’d fallen asleep in my chair, but woke up just in time to see a change of sky colour on the horizon (at the start of the series below).




7th January, 2018 – Sunset – Summer

Last scene made with a different camera – Sony a6000 ‘mirrorless’.

20th December, 2017 – Sunset – Summer

Note the plane above the cloud. Can you imagine how magical it would have been to be sitting in a window seat on a plane looking out as the sun went down tonight.

16th November, 2017 – Sunset – Spring


I nearly missed the sunset last night.

It was small and fleeting.

This was all that was left (of it) from my apartment balcony looking up the hill to the main road when I stepped out to see if my potted plants needed watering.

6th November, 2017 – Sunset – Spring

7th November, 2017 – Sunset – Spring

30th January, 2017 – Sunrise – Summer

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13th July, 2016 – Winter Storm

30th June, 2016 – Sunset – Winter

……..and then, 20 minutes later, after a brief rain shower……..

29th January 2016 – Summer

These images were made over one hour from 8.00pm to 8.58pm with 2 different cameras looking directly south (The Abbotsford Convent skyline) AND south-west (the office next door to my apartment block and further south-west to the inner suburbs of Melbourne).  

These clouds are zoomed in to the right hand side of the first image.

A couple were a bit blurred but its the sky colour that is significant in this post.

The show ended at 8.58pm.

The first 2 images were made a couple of minutes apart….

……and the last 3 images were made about 40 minutes later (at differing focal lengths obviously).

There was no sunset this particular summer evening, but the contrast between the clear sky above my suburb and the storm clouds to the South were quite unusual and very striking.

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NOTE: to gain a full appreciation of how much the skies changed over the 20 months I lived in a 3rd floor apartment, may I suggest you click on the HOME button at the top of your screen (after viewing each post) and scroll back through a few posts to compare the colours of the skies. 

The last of the sunset lights the top of The Good Shepherd Chapel, Abottsford Convent (to the south) from my (then) 3rd floor apartment balcony.

Leaning over the balcony fence, looking to the right – west – over the nearby warehouse roof………..was the most amazing orange sky colour I’ve ever seen.  It was like the sky was on fire.

Of course this post is all about the sky colour, not the lousy 🙂 silhouette.

This image was made about 40 minutes after the images in the previous post.