Sunset Layers

On the way home from an afternoon trip in search of storms, I stopped at the Western Window lookout on Mt Glorious at Sunset to catch these shrouded, layered mountains and pastel coloured sky.

The Sun was setting off-frame to the right, and was approaching blood red due to the smoke. I managed to shoot it a bit further down the road through the trees, but the camera wasn't able to record the colour as I saw it (presumably due to the intensity of the sun).

View all photos taken: Sunday, 15th November 2009, This photo: 6:10pm


  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful David - I always love this soft layered effect.
    Very different to what you were looking for though :-)
    I didnt realise there were storms predicted for today
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Excellent shot David... I love the soft pastel tones and the layering of those hills... especially the three on the extreme right!
  • GJ Wind said:
    You will become quiet here.
    Good shot, love it.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    A beautiful sky, I can see why you stopped for this. Lovely hazy layers and pastel tones, David.
  • Giorgos~ said:
    They look so nice!
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    quite lovely,
    we had plans to maybe go and see what was going to become of sunset, but afer the improptu morning dawn shoot we decided that we were too tired to go drivng anywhere yesterday evening!
    you did well catching this one though
    love it
  • Margot- said:
    Ahh...that's beautiful, David.
    I also find it very difficult to capture the real color of the sky. search of storm?
  • David de Groot said:
    The prediction was for west of the range, alas, it didn't happen - upper atmosphere wasn't conducive to storm heads.
    Yeah I'm a sucker for layered hills Paul. Somewhat like the old Chinese paintings.
    Indeed - and it was quiet too (well apart from the sounds of the rainforest).
    Thanks David - at least all that smoke from the 4 or 5 fires I saw out that way during the day was actually useful for something.
    Thanks :)
    Sunset was definitely worth it though - smoke + setting sun = colour :)
    Yep - storm chasing :) Fun for everyone! Well when there is a storm that is, otherwise it's a long drive looking for clouds.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    I saw the nice colours today as well. Shame I was sitting at work, doing that working thing :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Working ? On a Sunday ? Bah!
    EDIT: Oh wait, you said today.
  • looby88 said:
    for what my opinions worth.... I think its beautiful !
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis isn't it ? :)
    I was treated to a blood red sun a few minutes later down the road a bit.
  • flash of light said:
    Gorgeous, like a warm duvet!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah that's why it's so inviting ;-)
  • Wansbeck Wanderer said:
    Beautiful view,what great vision!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - bit of a sucker for mist enshrouded mountains. (well smoke enshrouded in this case)