27.1.14

Still drawn to the evening sky






Having posted photographs on line for almost 3 years I've learned a thing or two about what people enjoy and at the top of that list would be sunrise and sunset snaps.  In our house, and I suspect all over the planet, a golden sunset is still a magical yet unfathomable sight. 

Because my windows catch the south western sky with a clear view across open country, I photograph them regularly.  Still drawn to the window every time.....

It can be the reflections in the lake, the dramatic cloud formations or the deepest colours that catch the lens. Critics say that these are the ultimate in chocolate boxy cliches but there's no denying they are always the peoples' choice........

My good friend Susan who blogs on Vibrant Ireland obviously faces east!! She's a curator of sunrise photos from Ireland on Twitter and Instagram. Just add the tag #irelandsunrise to participate or check out the weekly highlights here.

Photography develops keen observation skills and capturing the goings on in the sky puts our tiny planet into perspective.....we may never fully understand the goings on up there but we are still captivated by each stunning performance.......



There are even more here in the Winter Sunset album





15 comments:

  1. I can't image a more beautiful way to end the day than with the beauty in these photographs....

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    1. Hi Nancy! It is an irresistible draw alright. I hope you can see the sun setting where you live:~)

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  2. Such beauty! You've changed my perception of Irish weather...I used to forecast it when I was a meteorologist and it always seemed to be grey and drizzly :D Now I know that the sun does make an appearance!

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    1. There's actually plenty of grey and drizzly, like today!

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  3. I am very much a sunset person, partly because at the right time of year, I can, if I'm lucky, catch images as the sun sets over the sea.
    This time of year, I also like to get the odd sunrise.
    These are beautiful dark and dramatic images just before the sun goes down

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    1. Thanks Mairead, and I agree seaside sunsets are totally mesmerising:~))

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  4. Please send some of your fantastic Irish sunsets across the Irish Sea, it is grey grey, grey here.

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    1. Well Cait we are all under the same sky so I will do my best ;-)

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  5. I see the sunrises as well and these lift my heart daily when I see them....you capture the sky so beautifully Catherine!!

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    1. Thanks Donna I know you are a sister sun watcher on the other side of the Atlantic, there's a bit of a stretch in the evenings too as we say endlessly about this time of the year!!

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  6. Just so very lovely, you live in a wonderful part of the world.

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    1. Thank you! Very much off the beaten track......the South Eastern corner of Ireland.......

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  7. Oh, to have a view like that out my windows! I face the east but too many houses in the way... Unless, I run over to the cemetary next door. Pretty clear shot from there. :)

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    1. Maery Rose I'm loving the sound of your cemetary!! Would give anything to shoot from there!!

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  8. I've seen some fantastic dawns recently whilst out walking the dogs but never seem to have my camera with me. It's the only time there aren't houses in the way. I'll just content myself with your pictures. Lovely as always. Philippa xx

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