Thursday, June 08, 2006

A special Brisbane sunset, June 7th.

I woke on the morning of the 7th of June to hear our local ABC radio host Spencer Howson say that there was something special about the day's sunset. He went on to explain that the sun setting at 5pm was the earliest time it would set in Brisbane. So armed with what some might regard as trivial information I headed off to the city's highest spot Mt cootha. Here it is, not spectacular........but special


Alice said...

As you may have noticed, I'm rather partial to sunsets. They can be so very frustrating though. I'm always trying to capture the best colour, yet sometimes I'm not in a position to do that, and when I finally get there, the colour has changed or faded. Nor do I like to take them always from the same place which means I have to go walking in different areas or drive somewhere. Still, I guess one consolation is that there will be one sunset EVERY DAY, whether we actually see it or not.

Your sunset from Mt Cootha looked like it was very colourful and may have lasted a while. I like the fact that you were able to include trees in the photo, too.

I walked my little grandaughters home from school yesterday and on the way I took a photo of some clouds. That got them talking about all the different clouds, their shapes and their colours. I'm thrilled that it's so easy to get them observing and talking about things of nature, whether it be clouds, leaves, flowers, trees, insect, animals, or whatever. For 5 and 7 year olds they are pretty much in tune with what's around them.

Kerri said...

That's a lovely sunset. I love the trees in foreground. Our sunsets get pretty spectacular as we get further into summer. We get some pretty pastel shades in our spring sunsets.
Alice takes some spectacular sunset shots, doesn't she?

weirdbunny said...

How wonderful to step back form busyness and go and enjoy the sun set. I always wished I could get up for the sunrise. Well That was until I has kids and saw loads trying to rock a crying baby back to sleep. Not the sort of sunrise time I'd imagined!

roybe said...

Yes Alice you've got some beautiful sunset shots. You should post some of your's into the sunset groups on flickr. It is lovely to see grandchildren observing nature. When our grandaughter comes over it's not long before she takes me by the finger leading me round the garden, she's not quite two but very observant.
Thanks Kerri, I can imagine your sunsets would be pretty wonderful over there. I hope you are having a nice summer.
Hi weirdbunney , thanks for calling by, a Welsh sunrise must be lovely I'm sure. Wales has some magnificent countryside.

Spencer Howson said...

And I thought I was only reading out sunset times for my own pleasure! How chuffed I was to read about your trek up Mt Coot-tha on June 7. The following day, June 8, was the 10th anniversary of Nikki and I tying the knot ... atop Mt Coot-tha!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone ever take a photo of a sunrise and sunset everyday? It'd be pretty amazing to see how much the sun changes from day to day. Like some days it could be near the top of a tree and the next day it's somewhere completely different.