Saturday, 22 January 2011

Friday sunset


Well, I had such a good time having a virtual pint in Fanny's yesterday. (Thanks for the offer Alan!)  Time flies when you're enjoying yourself - and in no time at all it was sunset!

Seriously, this was last night's sunset - taken through a window in my office.  It was so spectacular that I thought I'd interrrupt the mono (tony) of our virtual tour of Saltaire with this exhilarating zing of colour.  And this is SOOC (straight out of camera) apart from a bit of a crop.  No saturation boost necessary.  We rarely get this richness of colour round here but it had been a lovely, crisply sunny, cold day. (Such a pity that the weekend weather forecast is back to damp gloom!)

Our office was built in the 70s, before a PC on every desk had even been imagined.  So it has wraparound windows and we spend all but the dullest days with all the blinds drawn, to prevent reflections on our monitor screens.  In consequence, I nearly missed this glorious view.  When someone drew back the blinds, it was like the opening sequence of a film or a colourful theatrical piece.  Breathtaking.  Like a free show put on by God just for our delight....

You can pick out a few Saltaire landmarks silhouetted on the skyline: from left to right - the fire station tower with its tall antenna, St Peter's church tower, the roof and tower of Saltaire's Victoria Hall and Salts Mill's soaring chimney.

15 comments:

  1. What a magnificent sunset!

    Hope you have a great weekend, in spite of the gloomy forecast ;)

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  2. Stunning is a word that gets far too much use in the comments boxes, but this really is...stunning!

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  3. No monotony in your tour!
    I'm thinking of the ENDING sequence of a film (Gone with the wind.)The top of the story! :)Wonderful!

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  4. The sunset was equally spectacular here, but I was at work and NO CAMERA!!! I was sooooooo annoyed with myself. I haven't seen such glorious sky colour for ages.

    Thank you for capturing it :)

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  5. What amazing colours to greet you as you opened the blinds. Your tour is certainly not monotonous. Is your place of work able to be seen on the map???

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  6. Breathtaking indeed! Glorious colours. Very spectacular.

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  7. Wow! That's incredible!! Nature is very good to us.

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  8. My goodness that is gorgeous! ~Lili

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  9. What a treat! Grey day today in York.

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  10. That is gorgeous! I think I'd turn all the monitors in the office a different direction and keep those blinds open. How beautiful!

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  11. What a beautiful sunset! Looks like an oil pastel drawing.

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  12. Incredible colours on this sunset. Nature is the greatest artist!!! A wonderful new week from Luzia.

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  13. Its true for my office as well, the blinds are always drawn and we never see the view outside, especially the sunsets...

    This is a beautiful pic, maybe I should get up right now and take a picture outside as well. Its sunset time here :)

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