Sunday 29 December 2019

Stunning sunset

I was just back from Aldi this afternoon when I saw there was going to be a beautiful sunset. I left the shopping bags on the kitchen floor, unpacking would have to wait. I legged it down the street to catch some shots. 44 pictures later and I thought that was enough, the battery was about to give in anyway. 
I've had a sort out, chucked a lot, and picked a few out to post here. I hung around as the scene changes every few minutes. The next one is always going to be better than the one before, and I didn't want to miss any. The red sun is going down and I thought that would be it, gone. 
But I looked over to the right and saw a new scene emerging, it was more of an orange colour. Just when you think it's all over, it isn't.

I moved along the lane to take pics through the gaps in the hedge.

Then I put the flash on. I like this effect where the focus is on the twigs and the background goes hazy.

A very dramatic ending, at this point I decided to give up and go home.

Walking back through the churchyard. Battery not quite flat, enough for a few more snaps. 

A touch of red still showing in the distance, the church floodlights are on.

No matter how many times I see a sunset or sunrise, I still marvel at the beauty of it. You can click on a pic for a bigger slide show. 
I'm still going out for a walk, even though I have finished the challenge. I start again afresh at zero on the 1st of January. Toodle pip.  ilona


  1. Such I beautiful sunset tonight and I loved the photo of the one in the church. I looked at my kitchen window and watched the colours until it had gone. Until I moved to Stewkley I lived about 5 minutes walk to Heathrow Airport so we never saw sunsets it was such a built area so now I just love watching them., it's times like that I wish I coukd paint. Thank you Ilona for the photos.
    Hazel c uk

  2. Beautiful sunset here too.Just love the colours.Isn't nature wonderful?

  3. Beautiful photos, Ilona. Sunset and sunrise colours can be so magical if we only take the time to watch them.

  4. Wonderful photos, thanks.

  5. I agree Ilona,that how ever many times you see these acts of nature they are still wonderful to watch.The church photos are lovely as well.A couple of weeks ago,I was in the car at about 7.15am and was amazed to see how high the red in the sky was.I had never seen any thing like it before...Well today is going to be my day for putting the Christmas decorations away.They are staring to look very cluttered now.I wish that I could be brave enough to part with some of them,lol,but alot of them have gone on through the generations of the family,so they will all go back into the box for next year!The Christmas paper and bags will be flattened out to reuse..yet again,lol..and hopefully by Jan !st everything will be back to normal!!,xx

  6. Beautiful photos Ilona, sunsets can be very magical x

  7. I really enjoyed your slideshow Ilona-thankyou x

  8. Ilona, these are stunning pics to see on the computer. I can only imagine what it was like watching in person. I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2020.
    From Vancouver Island, BC


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