Cumulo sunset, St George, Queensland, Australia

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© SisAnnick on January 6, 2008

Wonderful Ian, you give us such a beautiful look from Australia! 21 hours flight... so far, but it worth it!

Ian Stehbens on January 6, 2008

Dear Annick, When I took this, I had been called to the dinner table, but I grabbed the camera and took it as I went out the front door and in the back...trying to be obedient and receive the image at the same time. I wished that I had learnt from Swissmay and Rosina Lamberti to photograph sunsets through grass or leafless trees, as they have done so well. It is great when we can say "wonderful" to each other and at the same time enjoy the wonderful world. As for the long flight, think of it as a day off or a day to rest and sleep in. Or if that isn't sufficient, try a few days holiday with a camera at some stopover along the way. Waiting. Ian

Rafal Ociepka on January 7, 2008

Oh, I love clouds like these! Good shot, Ian

LEE TUXFORD on January 9, 2008

Fantastic shot Ian. Did it feel as eerie as it looks?

Ian Stehbens on January 11, 2008

Dear Lee, It was the reflected colour that was lighting the house through the lounge windows that got our attention. Eerie wasn't the sense I had at the time, but I see what you feel. As it was to the north, it wasn't going to directly affect us even if it built to a hail storm. This was in a period after the drought had broken and the country was recreating itself and the populations were joyful: human ones for Christmas, New Year and hope of cropping success for the summer; and the cicada, sandfly and other insects; as well as the roos and birds! Dear Rafal, Thankyou for your appreciation. The whole human population out on the western plains around St George were delighting in clouds like these because it meant more rain in the catchment of the river..and therefore more production after a tough time of drought.

Regards, Ian

Palmina Moore on January 15, 2008

Such a wonderful sight. Clouds building up with the promise of rain.

Don't you think the sunsets are getting more intense than they used to be here. I remember when we first came here we really missed the sunsets we used to get in England. Many Aussie told us, we don't get them much her, it's light then it's dark! It seems that over the last few years the sun has taken longer to go down and the sky's have been marvelous.


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