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.
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). 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.
Would you believe………………..12 minutes after the previous post image.
For those interested, we now come to the time in my Sunset, (and occasionally Sunrise), and Cloud Library Folder where I was living in a third floor apartment for 20 months with an uninterrupted view across the rooftops toward The Convent in Abbotsford, (an inner suburb of Melbourne). Looking slightly to the right from my 3rd floor balcony……the inner suburbs or office block across the lane also became the subjects of a… Read More
This image is the same scene as in the 2nd last post but just zoomed in with the telephoto lens I was using.
With 2 cyclones hitting north and north-eastern Australia causing billions of dollars in damage and flash flooding this week, I thought it might be timely to share a small storm which hit Melbourne back in 2015. At the time I was living in a 3rd floor apartment that had an uninterrupted view across the rooftops and surrounding skies. These images were made exactly 5 minutes apart over one hour. It was only… Read More