SUNRISE, SUNSET (and clouds that come in between)

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……..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).   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).

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.

Would you believe………………..12 minutes after the previous post image.

Whenever the winter sunset lit up the rooftops at the Abbotsford Convent with golden light, it would also light up the flocks of Rock Doves spiralling around the area before flying down to settle on the Chapel roof to roost at night.  Such an extraordinary sight of gold-coloured birds and I’m not sure whether I captured the scene as well as it actually looked.  The images below were made at different times… Read More

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

There’s a story behind the series of images in this post. I had seen a spectacular sunset the night before walking home from the Royal Botanic Gardens.  I decided to go down to St Kilda beach and walk out to the end of the long pier at dusk in the hope of catching a ‘repeat performance’ by Mother Nature.  Melbourne has some of the most spectacular sunsets, or sky colours, depending on… 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.

(note: my camera says 6.13am which must be wrong – no way would I be outdoors in the Royal Botanic Gardens at that time, when this image was shot.  It must be 6.13PM).