Thursday, July 30, 2009

Skywatch Friday : London Sunset



The day I arrived back in London, we had this stupendous sunset. The photos were taken from my back garden, all within about ten minutes.







If you're in Europe, Skywatch Friday actually starts on Thursday (yes, I know it's confusing, but just think about the time difference between here and the States). I posted just two minutes after the list opened today and there were already forty posts up. Of those, my favourite so far is a beautiful picture of cloud from PostcardsfromWildwood - a UK blog. But you can check them all out on the Skywatch site.




21 comments:

foto CHIP Sweden said...

Beautiful! What colours! And you even got a mighty bird in the 2nd photo. Love your sky!

Michele- Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Whoa... yep, the colors did change significantly is just a matter of minutes!! WOW... and the bird just sneaking in there to say hello!

Anne said...

Ohhhh, sky watch frm Italy!! not often to se, and my absolutt favourite country, number one.
Therfor I just loved your pictures og course :-)

Love from Anne in Norway.

Tatyana said...

Hi Sue! The images are wonderful! Love that bird!
Thank you for your comment on my blog. No, I didn't know about that flower being a symbol of London. WoW! I should make an addition to the post! Have a great weekend!

Jane said...

Nice, it amasing how are sky can change in just a couple of minutes.

clairz said...

Lovely shots. I love the bird! Thank you for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

I'm glad you didn't stop snapping. I would have gone on and on with sky like this pretty.

Autumn Belle said...

I do agree that the image with the bird is the most beautiful. A bird flying high among the trees in the sunset gives life to the picture. No matter where we are, we look at the same sky, in London, Milan or KL. What a nice feeling.

Gaelyn said...

You've been welcomed home by a beautiful sunset. Plus that large bird flying through. Nice captures.

James said...

What amazing captures, especially the one with the bird.

prue said...

Ooooh what a lovely photo! And what a lovely sunset it must have been to witness.

D Herrod said...

Absolutely beautiful. Someday I hope to visit your country.

Pietro said...

Very lovely sequence of skies!
About Mr Linky, it's always difficult to get the first positions: he is so quick! ;-)

Regina said...

Pretty skies!

Arija said...

LOL! I got up at 4 in the morning to post just as it opened and only got into the 30's.
Nice shots, I love the soaring bird in the second and thse beautiful clouds in th last two.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Sue those are wonderful pictures .. I miss my red sky sunrises here .. this time of year is not a great one for skies such as yours.
BTW .. over a week ago something crashed into the Ottawa river .. there were a few witnesses .. they saw lights and a loud sound that was like a plane crashing into the river .. nothing by way of aircraft were missing .. no problems reported at any airports with aircrafts .. no one has an explanation .. talk about a UFO experience ? LOL
PS .. I have some odd pictures myself from the past week .. I'm sure they are just birds caught in an odd flight pose but they look "saucer shape" !!

Carrie said...

this sound like a lovely thing to get into, i love skywatching and have a few sunset pics. I love the second one you out up, birds are fab posers. What lovely light you get.

Scary - my verification word is 'ideas'!!!

Melusine said...

Truly a beautiful sunset with wonderful colours! Great captured :)

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

That must be an eagle in the second picture... Lovely pics all of them.

~ bangchik

Sue Swift said...

Thank you all for commenting. But I'm afraid the bird fooled you - actually it's a pigeon! The reason it looks like something far grander is that the camera blurred the wingtips as they flapped, giving that pointy look of a bird of prey. Oh well - I did once see a kestrel here ...

Miss Daisy said...

So lovely! I enjoy the picture with the bird in the sky. The colors are dazzling! What a nice night you must've had seeing all of the paints in the sky.

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