Saturday, June 28, 2008

sunrise, sunset

When I took the 'trick photo' for yesterday's Skywatch, the view that initially attracted me and prompted me to run home to fetch my camera was this.....

I had strolled across to collect some documents from a friend who lives nearby. They have awesome views down Albany Road and across the bay, and the mist across the water with a watery sun struggling through and turning the water to a mirror was amazing. It had already changed quite a bit by the time I got back, but it was still quite striking. If you look really closely you will see a ship floating on the horizon.

This is the same road where there was a burst water pipe last week, and when I went to photograph it, the same mirror effect was happening over the sea. Cars splashed through the flood while municipal workers frantically tried to stem the flow.


I don't know why I should expect it, since it is the same optical effect operating in both cases, but I always somehow feel that you should be able to see when you are looking at a sunrise or a sunset, but in fact it seems to be impossible, unless you happen to know from the landmarks whether you are looking towards the East or West at the time. This was sunset of couple of weeks ago, again looking across Albany Road.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone who helped with sourcing Bosphorus photos. I have received some lovely ones from people all over the world, another indication of how awesome people in blogland are!

12 comments:

Rose said...

These are all totally, absolutely beautiful! The last one captures my heart the most, but it had to struggle with the other two.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great set of photos you have here, and well that last one all i can say is WOW!

uma por dia said...

Wow! !st one is just amazing!

I'll change my header before next Xmas! LOL

cocabixinhos said...

I like to see men working :)

sonia a.m. said...

Wonderful photos! Each one more beautiful!

I hope you and Max have a nice weekend!

Kerri said...

These are gorgeous!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning pictures Suzi... and I'm glad the responce was good.

Janet said...

You know I'm a big fan of your photos and these are just beautiful. That last one is what HB calls a "God picture"

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WHOA!! I just adore your photography soooo much.. again... you have not disappointed me!! Beautiful!
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JC said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

Greyscale Territory said...

All your photos are just beautiful! I love all of them! Each has a unique beauty!

babooshka said...

Wow1 The timing on this is perfect.