SUNRISE, SUNSET (and clouds that come in between)

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Melbourne was blessed with a gorgeous sunset last night and I only wish I was down the beach or somewhere with a clear view of the sky.  But the reality is there’s only so much one can capture by standing on my apartment balcony and looking up the short steep hill towards the main road to the west.   Not having a car means I always prefer to be home by dark… Read More

Too much heavy rain and cloud cover towards Sunset – but still worth a view.

I couldn’t decide on the best shot to show off the sky colour last week, so you get a selection.

Autumn in Melbourne, Australia, is usually the time when we get magnificent (or at least better-than-usual) sunsets. Not a lot so far, but even a small one is a welcome sight, especially if it has rained and/or been overcast during the day. If you have the time, (and interest), take a few minutes to quickly scroll back through past posts on this blog.  Since it’s mainly an image blog…….. with few words,… Read More

 

I have to apologise for the lousy compositions in this post, but since this blog is about the sky, not the landscape, I’m sure you will excuse me.  I nearly missed the sunset last night as I had the block-out blinds down early due to the heavily overcast sky from the rain.  Even then, when I peeped through the side of the blind I was so awestruck, I just grabbed 2 cameras… Read More

Not a great sunset, so we’ll call this one ‘Clouds that come in Between’ The last image does not really portray the scene too well.  The reality was more like tiny flames scattered across the sky (and maybe I should have edited the image to make it look more like those tiny flames) 🙂

If there’s no sign of the setting sun directly in front of me where I sit at my desk (in front of my lounge window), how do I know it’s coming? I just glance to the left hand side of the floor-to-ceiling windows where they joint the side window and I see a reflection coming from the top of the hill next to the main road far to the north-west. How ‘neat’… Read More

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.

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