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Tankwa sunset - another direction


A sunset can have so many faces. Last week Friday, I posted a picture of the effect, facing away from where the sun is setting. You may remember the rosy light that hung over everything. This shot is directly to where the sun is setting. The two shots were taken within one minute from each other. In this shot the rosy glow is visible on the whitewashed wall of this building. It is the house where I stayed, while in the Tankwa Karoo National Park.



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Magnifiques couleurs du ciel et belle composition.
Louis: Merci, Martine.
i like those clouds aflame, Louis.
Louis: They are special, indeed, Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2019, 02:40
Most evocative, Louis.

[I hope that word means what I think it means...if not...I am trying to say this image makes me think of past times when I was alone in an unfamiliar place and I was enjoying it very much.]
Louis: Evocative from evoke. The past, stirring of memories, reliving them - they are all included in the meaning. Alone in an unfamiliar place and enjoying the experience. It happened here and happened to me before. Some challenges, like driving out on 'roads' and unexpectedly landing in a longish sand stretch. The car sits down in the sand. There is no signal and the chance that another car will pass by in the next two days is very slim. So I make some plans and rescue myself. Some more such little adventures and going home, you realise that it doesn't help to try and explain. They just think "so why did you bugger off on your own?". That brings me to the point that your comment surprises me. Someone with a good idea what I experienced - not just what you see in the pictures.
Great colours Louis.
Louis: They were glorious, thank you, Frank.
Another lovely composition - and that gorgeous color!
Louis: Thank you, Elizabeth - glad you enjoyed it.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2019, 06:09
a breathtaking sunset!
Louis: Absolutely, Philine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2019, 06:31
Colours in the sky of this dramatic nature can be fleeting Louis. Glad you captured this example..
Louis: Thanks Chris, they were fleeting indeed. Checking back on the EXIF's of the various shots, it took around 5 minutes.
One of those "eternalized moments," Louis, I'm sure.
Louis: Eternalized until I become an Alzie smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Sep 2019, 07:05
I like the way those steps are just visible.
Louis: Thank you, Chad. It took me two shots, to get it right.
There is a feeling of peace in this shot Louis
Louis: Big peace, Bill. I believe the nearest human being was around 10kms away.
  • Astrid
  • Hollandshire.....
  • 13 Sep 2019, 10:29
What great colours and I can imagine that it changes in front of your eyes. Love the silhouette with it.
Louis: With us being a lot nearer to the equator than you people in Europe; it leads to visitors from Hollandshire always commenting on how fast our sun sets.
Some great colours!
Louis: Indeed they are, thank you, Tom.
I do remember that lovely coloured atmosphere . I love this pretty sky.
Louis: Thanks Mary, it all was quite special.
What a fantastic sky. Am I right in thinking there would have been no outside light at all once it was dark?
Louis: You are right. Dark means dark. They provided a few oil lamps and candles, but that doesn't really provide good light. I was still left with a lot of dancing shadows on the walls - also not possible to read.
Wow, love the warmth of the building and of course that amazing sky! smile
Louis: Thank you, Martin. It was special.
this is a fantastic golden hour after the sun goes down Louis... there is still a pink glow on the stairs and wall beside it....petersmile
Louis: Thanks peter, the colours were extraordinary.
very cool sunset, and very lonely moment
Louis: Thanks, CrashRyan. So it was smile

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