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The sky is on fire

By ColleenA
Good morning....TGIFGrinGrin
Thank you for all your votes and comments and to Herman for his generous User award for my Iris macro.

Yesterday we had the most unusual sunset....the skies were mostly clear but we had this broody pocket of clouds over the horizon. I should have planned earlier to go out and capture it from the sea but decided to shoot this from our apartment looking over the Cape Town soccer stadium. It was already dark when I captured this, just the clouds you see were still lit by the sun.
This is straight out of the camera, have just cropped top and bottom, the colours are real and have not been modified or saturated. It truly was a very unusual sunset.

We also have a ski boat club next to us as we live on a Marina, at lunch time yesterday a fire broke out in the boat garages and by the time the fire brigade arrived at least 6 boats had been burnt. It was a huge fire ...see V2,3,4....bet their were a few boys crying over their burnt toys last night

Tags: Cape town Landscape sunset Landscape and travel

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Comments


andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:05AM
that's one cracking sky colleen nice one Wink
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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:08AM
Beautiful sunset, the silhouette makes it even more dramatic. Lovely. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 72 14 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:29AM
Some fire Colleen, hope no one was hurtSmile


Cliff
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:30AM
Wow some sky and some fire and I bet the boys are crying.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
25 Oct 2013 7:39AM
A superb sunset, Colleen, but the remaining images are heartbreaking for some, I wonder just how much was lost in that terrible fire. Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
25 Oct 2013 7:48AM
Good photo journalism here Colleen.

Albert
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 8:08AM
Great sunset Colleen...really colourful
and your photography skills with
the fire ...brilliant! skilfully captured, also bet it was 'warm'
Lillian
25 Oct 2013 8:12AM
brilliant work all round great set
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
25 Oct 2013 8:18AM
Yes Lillian it was already hot with a 31 deg day and the fire was intense heat, we were also worried about an explosion as their was fuel in the boats and sheds. Luckily no one was hurt, the aftermath is not a pretty sight today. Not sure how they get away with having no fire hoses etc on the site.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 8:46AM
Dramatic images, well captured, Colleen.

Ray
moiral 6 12 Scotland
25 Oct 2013 8:49AM
Superb sunset, and your photojournalism shots are great. You must have been quite close. Moira
johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 8:49AM
Great shots lovely sky in v1 and some very good action.
Regards John.
Great sunset, like you I am never prepared for them when they come but you done well to captured this one. Shame about the boat house.

Mary
25 Oct 2013 9:10AM
Beautiful sunset in V1 Colleen but V2 my favourite in this fine set,
Fred.
25 Oct 2013 9:21AM
Wow what a sky!
25 Oct 2013 9:27AM
Superb images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
25 Oct 2013 9:41AM
A good set, Colleen!Smile Although, to be honest, I prefer to see fire in the fireplace only ...
Regards Valery
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
25 Oct 2013 10:13AM
Very good reportage, Colleen, and v4 is spot on with the firefighters and flame on the beam. I'd be tempted to crop the right side to miss out that white block at the bottom of the frame which is showing quite strong fringing. The resultant square crop would make a very good stand alone image.

Dave
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 10:13AM
Dramatic set of images Colleen.....
They sky in V1 is tremendousGrin
Diane
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 10:22AM
The sunset is lovely with the silhouetted buildings.
We often see images of African sunsets which look very bright.
The fire image V2 is excellent too.
Sorry about the lost boats though.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
25 Oct 2013 10:38AM
I have just caught up with your last three days I think it is…
The sunset was a magic capture but sorry to see the fire. Sydney has
have the worse fires over the last week. All arsonists lighted. So many
people have lost homes and all there possessions. I feel so sad for them.
If I was ordered to leave my home I am not sure what I would take, perhaps
my iMac under my arm. ha,ha,…...WinkWinkWink
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
25 Oct 2013 10:39AM
So beautiful the sunset Colleen. So sorry about the fire - bet the Insurance Companies will be all a flutter!
Joan.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
25 Oct 2013 11:15AM
Sadly Joan just been to chat to the owners....only one out of the four boats are insured. The biggest boat cost R1.5 million and it's a write off.
a quartet of beautiful images well taken.


billy
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
25 Oct 2013 12:41PM
A great sunset and dramatic images of the fire. - gary
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 12:52PM
Lovely setSmile

Eileen
xwang 7 55 8
25 Oct 2013 1:10PM
Beautiful sun set.. also excellent reportage on V2-4. Hope nobody was hurt...as our Chinese saying 'fire has no mercy.. '
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
25 Oct 2013 1:20PM
A super sunset indeed Colleen. Sad reportage about the fire - but great images ! I had an emergency phone casll from the headmaster at the school to come and help again today - hence my late appearance Smile
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 2:23PM
A great reportage, Impressive images. IB
25 Oct 2013 2:30PM
Wow! amazing photo. Well done
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
25 Oct 2013 2:32PM
Great and fantastic photos journalism here,very well done,
saeid
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 2:45PM
A very unusual sunset but it still looks pretty awesomeGrin. I presume know one was hurt in the fire, it is a shame about those poor boats thoughSadSadSadSadSad
Ryan
25 Oct 2013 3:36PM
V1 is stunning Colleen and the others are wonderful captures also GrinGrin

Kathryn
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
25 Oct 2013 3:42PM
A great set of captures, Colleen, and that truly is a fiery sky in V1, love it! Smile
Trev Smile
25 Oct 2013 4:01PM
Stunning colors in V1, interesting and beautiful captures generally, Colleen! Great work!
George
25 Oct 2013 4:09PM
Wow Colleen that's a cracking sky but V2 is superb well captured
Franko59 5 3 1 England
25 Oct 2013 5:04PM
Cracking reportage shots! I have not been on the site for a week or two so I`m trying to catch up (which I will),, Ian
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
25 Oct 2013 5:44PM
So impressive the sunset is straight out the cam Smile Fantastic capture and crop, Colleen.

How horrible about the fire but I'm glad no one was hurt. VERY good reportage you've done in Vs 2-4, by the way!

Andrew
Mike_Smith Plus
9 314 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 6:50PM
Cracking shots Colleen, love the sky in V1, very sad about the fires though
capto Plus
4 4.0k 8 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 6:54PM
That's an exciting set.Smile

ivor
netta1234 Plus
4 369 2 Wales
25 Oct 2013 7:51PM
A beautiful sunset with great silhouette Colleen
And your fire images are great,and I hope no one was hurt in the fire.
Netta
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2013 7:53PM
Superb sky in V1.
Nigel
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
25 Oct 2013 10:20PM
four impressive images .. V1 is a little more
25 Oct 2013 11:29PM
Lovely colours in V1. So sad about the fire. Great shots Colleen. Cathy
mistere Plus
3 1 3 England
26 Oct 2013 7:37AM
V4 is superb, the 2 firemen realy stand out, the sunset in v1 is amazing. Red sky at night was not a good omen on this occasion.

Dave.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Oct 2013 11:27PM
A very dramatic and spectacular set of images full of glorious firey colours, one coud say you are on red hot form!Grin
Potra 3 Venezuela
4 Nov 2013 11:57PM
V1 and V4 are outstanding images.
M

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