Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Memorable Sunset



 A weather report in the weekend paper informed me that many millions of tons of sand were on the way north from the Sahara. Winds were blowing the sand into the air and it was being carried along at a height of between 5 kms and 7kms above the ground.

It was likely that Sunday's sunset would be memorable.

Five minutes after I'd taken the above photo the sky was a fiery orange. I was in a car and was unable to take a second photo.

With a computer tool I've coloured the photo and created an image that reminds me of how dramatic it was.



10 comments:

  1. Ahhh... the art of it all, first the photo, then the painting, 'as that sunset became.' Nifty!

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    1. Thanks Magyar. I went and left a comment. The blog is a croaker. I mean cracker.

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  2. Glorious. We get little moths blown over from the Sahara sometimes. Rare and beautiful and (surprise surprise) sand coloured.

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    1. That's amazing. Can they survive the journey? It's awfully cold 3 miles up.

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    2. They are amazing insects. They have a form of antifreeze in their blood. I've seen winter moth species flying in -6 degree temps. They easily survive very long distance migrations too.

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    3. I've seen a documentary of geese flying over the Himalayas, apparently they can fly up to 10 kms above the earth, but moths . . . that's amazing. Yesterday I saw a film about fish that can climb trees.
      The natural world is full of surprises. And it's great that it's so.

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  3. Wonderful sunsets Gwil. You should design book covers for a living.

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    1. For that reply I'll do you one for free. Let me know what your book's about.

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  4. The snow in the Alps turned to sand

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    1. And snow in the Sahara. Not long ago we sent them a snow cloud. There were pictures of people tobogganing on the Sahara sand dunes. This is the payback!

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