The sky is impossible to ignore. Here in rural Ireland we are mesmerised by it. Approaching weather systems come up from the Atlantic south west and we peer into the distance for information, comfort and possible impending doom.
When I began to share my photography on line through the blog and on social media, it became clear that I wasn’t alone in this fascination. My statistics would go through the roof when I posted a sunrise/sunset photo, and so I shared lots of them, even though sunsets are renowned as a cliched image to be avoided at all costs!
In reality no sunset is a cliche. Each is a once off, unique, live, light show. It’s even easy to think that you are a great photographer when in fact you just show up and Mother Nature does the all work. That’s the way it is with sunsets, the magic is just present in the light……
Tonight on the drive home through County Carlow I was seduced yet again by the golden hour. A combine harvester was creating an extra layer of dust and this seemed to act like a filter for the lens.
Standing there under a deep terracotta sky, besotted by the gloaming, I remembered the words of a reader from Brazil,”when the sun rises it is for everyone.”
Sunsets and sunrises will always be the people’s favourite…..
I am taking part in a Group Exhibition called Being Here and you are all invited to the opening on September 12th @7.30 in Aoife’s Gallery, Parnell Street, Waterford
Marigold Jam says
Wow! You can see why people love sunsets though can't you?
I know!! Greatest show on earth…..
Спасибо вам, за ваши фотографии.
Just so beautiful, what's not to love.
Thank you:~)) The sky does all the work!
Looking for Blue Sky says
And why not? These are just so gorgeous too x
Thank you Candi! AH yes irresistible….
Catherine C. says
Beautiful……I am partial to nice sunsets!
Thank you Catherine……impossible to resist:~))
Gotham Girl says
I'm with you…it doesn't matter how many times I see a sunset..it wows me! And it's so true…all one has to do is to show up with a camera and nature does the rest! Wonderful, brilliant captures! And CONGRATS on your exhibition!! Hope you'll share with those of us who can't make it to your neck of the woods! xo
Thank you Robin. It is possible that we don't have to be too clever at all and simply turn up and get to work. I have just one piece in this exhibition and it's a spider's web!
Gardens at Waters East says
Beautiful photos. I have the same opportunity here at the lake, both in the morning with the sunrise and in the evening when the sun from the West reflects over the waters in the East. I must have a thousand photos. Excellent. Thanks for the posting. Jack
I love that I have thousands too. Let's keep it up Jack, just doing what we love!
Thank you for not avoiding sunsets and sunrises! A marvel as always.
LOL Thanks Amelie :~))
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
Catherine I agree we do love the sky and the sun coming up or going down…these are lovely!!