This weeks The Gallery theme is Nature and as an extra incentive Tara over at
Sticky Fingers has a prize!! Yes a prize! Not any old thing to give away, but a hamper filled with Green & Blacks chocolate nom nom nom!!
I love taking nature photographs there is such an abundance of beautiful things to appreciate with the lens. In fact it was hard choosing which photo/s to use because I have a lot covered by this theme within my collection.
In the end I have decided to go with Sunsets.
Remember the old saying:
Red sky at night, shepherds delight
I always think of this when I am witness to a beautiful setting sun and the sky it leaves behind once it has been absorbed by the horizon.The colours that the sky displays are so beautiful and vivid.
I wrote a piece of poetry (for the Writing Workshop for Josie at Sleep is for the Weak) back in May where I describe a setting sun:
The glowing sun starts to set
and the twilight sky erupts,
ablaze with vibrant colours
its final incandescence unveiled.
Like a work of art hung in a gallery,
it paints the beauty of mother nature.
The world seems a better place
when the golden sun luminates!
This first photo of the twilight sky could be a painting I think. If it were, I imagine it to have been inspired by an artist with a tormented soul who is expressing so many emotions, as it seems to me to be so fiery and full of anger and yet also showing love and beauty - just so dramatic. I love it!
This next one is again another example of the many different colours the post sunset sky reveals: purple, salmon pink, pink, lilac, grey just gorgeous! I was driving home one night and just had to pull over and capture it.
However, I do think that to witness a sun setting over the sea is an amazing sight and when you are on holiday or after a day in this country, it makes a perfect day in the sun end on a high aswell. Indeed as the dying rays reflect across the ripples and waves, it is almost giving you two sunsets for the price of one!
I will stop writing anymore now and let you enjoy the photos I took at Westward Ho! beach here in North Devon, one cold January afternoon just as the golden sun was setting.