Start of the sunset
Looking to the right of my apartment balcony – approx. north-west
Looking to the left of my apartment balcony – approx. south-west
Looking straight in front of me up to the top of my hill. Nearly west.
Looking back to the left of my balcony to the south down the row of townhouses
The last scene before the sunset starts to disappear
Last scene made with a different camera – Sony a6000 ‘mirrorless’.
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.
……..and then, 20 minutes later, after a brief rain shower……..
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.
….and 8.24pm….3 minutes later
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.
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.
This image was made about 40 minutes after the images in the previous post.