Friday, 9 May 2008

Sunset at Brisbane Golf Club - Sky Watch Friday

Sunset at the Brisbane Golf Club
Sky Watch Friday
bright orange sunset over the mountainsI was at a baptism in Brisbane this week, and the service ended with refreshments available at the Indooroopilly Golf Club. It was late afternoon by the time we arrived, and in the "Jacaranda room" I had an excellent view out to the west, where the sun was setting over the golf links. Somewhat surprisingly, the best framing I could find for the sunset was to zoom right in to 300mm, excluding the golf links entirely and silhouetting the mountains in the distance.

Mountains in the distance with
the setting sun
looking through leaves at the sun setting over the mountainsThe photo above was taken at about 4:30pm, before the sun began to set properly. I was walking through a doorway, and caught a glimpse of the mountains through the leaves of this plant. So, out came the camera for a quick shot! The leaves give an interesting tilt to the image, framing the mountains and drawing your eye along a diagonal path.

84 comments:

  1. Fantastic skywatch captures! Well done!

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  2. What a beautiful color!
    Great shot.

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  3. Good thing you had the camera handy. These are marvelous.

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  4. David: That first shot is really special with the sun showing off its shades. It didn't want to say goodnight.

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  5. My goodness, David, that first shot is almost unreal. Amazing... your blog is beautiful!
    The Rocky Mountain Retreat

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  6. You got some beauties here! Have a great weekend..

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  7. I love them both and normally the top would grap me, but there is just something about the one looking through the leaves that I love.

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  8. Hi Sonia a. Mascaro,

    Thanks for visitng. I hope you have a great SWF today.

    Cheers,

    David

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  9. Hi luiz.ramosforest,

    Yet again, a different and yet beautiful colour. Thanks for your comment, hope you have a nice day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  10. Hi sandycarlson,

    Yes, I try to have the camera ready as much as possible, but don't always succeed. Last night I was on a bus and saw the crescent moon over the city. At that time, I had the camera with me, but the bus wouldn't stop to let me get a photo! :) Well, you can't get it every time!

    Cheers,

    David

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  11. Hi neal,

    Thanks for taking the time to comment today. I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  12. Hi fishing guy,

    Great description, it didn't really want to say goodnight, as it took a very long time to set! Some places have long twighlights, but Brisbance certainly doesn't.

    Cheers,

    David

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  13. Hi michele,

    Thank you very much for your comment. Sometimes one does capture an "unreal" looking shot, and often somebody comments that if I painted it they wouldn't believe that it actually looked that way! Photography is a wonderful medium.

    Cheers,

    David

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  14. Hi ellen b,

    Thanks for leaving a comment, ellen. Hope you have a great weekend too. I'm going to be trying to relax - this week has been chock-a-block!

    Cheers,

    David

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  15. Hi nina,

    Thanks for visiting, I hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  16. Hi rose,

    That's exactly what I feel. The "looking through the leaves" photo technically isn't a great shot, but something about it's atmosphere appealed to me. I'm glad you feel the same way.

    Hope you have a great weekend, and SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  17. Hi tommy v,

    Thanks for dropping round. Hope you enjoy Sky Watch Friday and have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  18. Very magnificent photo! SO beautiful!

    My SWF is now posted, too! You can check it out here:

    Jenn Was Here

    Please drop by when you have the time. Thanks!

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  19. What fantastic shots! -All- your photos are always so beautiful.

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  20. fantastic shots. i love the 1st pic :D

    Mine in here Thanks

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  21. Nice photos David.
    I have also been enjoying your other posts

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  22. Wow, such beautiful color. Stunning. I also like the shots of the lightening bolts in your side bar. I have never tried to photography lightening yet.

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  23. Hi jenn,

    Thanks for dropping by. I will try to get round to yours when I can.

    Cheers,

    David

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  24. Hi sherry,

    Thank you, I'm glad you appreciate all of my shots. It's really mostly being in the right place at the right time (with a camera!), so it looks as if I've been in the right places from your point of view. Thanks for visiting, have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  25. WOW! The little clouds on the top one look like a little puff of magic left over from making this beautiful sunset. Great shots, both of them

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  26. David, spectacular pictures as always.

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  27. Gorgeous light. Two great shots.

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  28. Hi picturing,

    Thanks, I'll try and visit yours soon.

    Cheers,

    David

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  29. Hi juliana rw,

    Yes, the first one the colours are great! Hope you have a nice day, thanks for dropping round.

    Cheers,

    David

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  30. Hi max-e,

    Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you could enjoy my other posts too. Hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  31. Hi dottie,

    THanks for visiting. Those lightning shots are my favourite, glad you like them too. Hope you have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  32. Hi Liam the Hawk,

    I was wondering how to describe the first shot, you've given me the answer. Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  33. Hi i must confess,

    Thank you so much for your comment, hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  34. Hi babooshka,

    Funny, how the light is nicest when the light is fading or just appearing! Thanks for visiting, happy SWF!

    Cheers,

    David

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  35. Beautiful Sky Watch.
    I love the orange in the first shot.
    I would love to stay in that colour, the whole night through..... :)

    Ida

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  36. Great fire in the sky, but the 2nd is a wow, love the shine of light..

    Pop over and see Belvoir Castle Gardens skies.

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  37. Fantastic skywatch captures! Well done!

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  38. Fantastic entry for SWF! mine's up too hope you can visit... Happy weekend!

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  39. Fantastic entry for SWF! Happy weekend! Hope to see you in my corner too..

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  40. Hi Ida,

    It is a beautiful warm colour, certainly one that I would look forward to right now in the cold. :) Thanks for dropping round, hope you have a nice day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  41. Hi imac,

    There is that difference, isn't there, you look at the first one and think wow, then the second and it's entirely different but still wow! I love how the sunset can do this.

    Cheers,

    David

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  42. Hi quintarantino,

    Thanks for dropping round and commenting. Hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  43. Hi pretty life online,

    Looks like there was a problem with those posts! Is the captcha giving you any problems? I've tried to disable it, but from some reports it is still appearing.

    Thanks for your visit, hope you have a happy weekend and SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  44. The first one is gorgeous,like the second one too!

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  45. Those are two terrific shots. Have a great weekend!

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  46. The colours in the sunset are wonderful.

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  47. Wow... you're such a good photographer! Look at these two totally outstanding shots. Congrats!

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  48. Beautiful! Very interesting framing in the second shot, it really works for me!

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  49. Two great shot for the price of one?
    I would have to save one for the next SWF post...
    Love the first one:)

    Petunia

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  50. Great shots and very good catch David! As alway great work.

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  51. very beautiful images, excellent.

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  52. Wow! These are just beautiful!

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  53. It's really fantastic. The colour of sunset... Here in Brazil(Southeast) we can capture a orange colour like that only in the winter time.

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  54. I enjoy these little clouds that become simply irradiated with bright sunlight as they are overwhelmed by it.

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  55. you have a nice composition and color. :)

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  56. Hi anne-berit,

    Well, you can have them both! Thanks to the blogs, you are able to view any of these pictures, which is actually quite amazing if you compare today with 10 years ago. Glad you could enjoy these pictures.

    Cheers,

    David

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  57. Hi dave coulter,

    Thanks for dropping round. I hope you have a great weekend too.

    Cheers,

    David

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  58. Hi zetor,

    Thanks for dropping round, I'm glad you like the colours. Have a nice day!

    Cheers,

    David

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  59. Hi digital polaroids,

    Thanks a lot for your nice comment. I'm glad you could get something out of both these pics. Hope your photography continues to improve and advance. Happy SWF!

    Cheers,

    David

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  60. Hi salty,

    Glad you like the framing in the second one. I think it's a sort of love it or leave it photo, so it's great that it works for you. :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  61. Hi petunia,

    Good idea! I've got so many sunsets though that I'm sure you could have another one next Friday! :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  62. Hi John,

    Thanks for dropping round again. Hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  63. Hi eyestothesky,

    Thanks for dropping round, have a nice day!

    Cheers,

    David

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  64. Hi daniel j santos,

    Glad you could make it today. Have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  65. Hi lana g,

    Thanks for visiting. Great to see a new visitor! Hope you can come again soon.

    Cheers,

    David

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  66. Hi claudia,

    I always find it interesting how the sunsets are different in other parts of the world. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

    Cheers,

    David

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  67. Hi davidlind,

    Exactly my thoughts. I've always tended to notice those little clouds, and you descibe them excellently.

    Thanks for visiting, sorry I don't have time to visit all your blogs still. Maybe soon I'll be online a bit more.... :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  68. Hi jian hong,

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  69. i love these pics - keep up the good work!

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  70. That is a beautiful photo of a sunset, you must have been delighted when you got back home after taking that. Great work.

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  71. Stunning photos I will be back to see more.

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  72. Hi rich,

    Thanks, I'll certainly try to keep up this photography as long as people are still enjoying it! Thanks for your comment, hope to see you again soon.

    Cheers,

    David

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  73. Hi diane scott,

    Thanks, glad you liked the pictures. Have a great day!

    Cheers,

    David

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  74. Hi Matt,

    Yes, I was! I'm glad you could enjoy this too. Thanks for visiting, I've commented on your great blog too.

    Cheers,

    David

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  75. Hi sogeshirtsguy,

    Thanks, I hope to see you around again soon. Hope you have a great blogging success!

    Cheers,

    David

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  76. Very nice. I enjoy your sunsets very much.

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  77. Hi davidlind,

    I personally enjoy sunsets more than most other nature landscapes I come across. I think the comments on this post show that a lot of other people do too. Thanks for your continued comments, hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  78. Hi all,

    I've had a few queries asking whether the second sunset was "touched up" in any way. The answer is no. As a rule I don't touch up any of my pictures, and when I do it's generally just the saturation. I don't have anything against digital editing, but I just don't do it often.

    Anyway, this photo was not touched up in any way. Thanks for the questions and comments!

    Cheers,

    David

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