A fleeting chance

This is a post about being lucky. About being in the right place and the right time. About being fortunate to witness nature at it’s best. About loving where you live. About loving being outdoors.

This sunset developed, became magical, then disappeared into darkness in a twenty minute timespan on Saturday, 21st October, 2012. At the time, I was just cycling across Chasewater, heading to Morrisons in Burntwood to do some shopping. I was one of only four people on the Dam to witness this. I was very lucky indeed.

The colours in the sky changed steadily from crimsons and violets to gold, deep blue and deep orange. It constantly, steadily evolved. I was captivated.

For more of this sort of stuff, please check out my 365daysofbiking journal. I feel it’s important to point out that none of these images have been manipulated in any way. This is how it was. Nature is dramatic enough, without needing to resort to photoshop…








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7 Responses to A fleeting chance

  1. interested says:

    Fantastic. A chance to think of nice things that still exist, that can’t be taken away from us or privatised and ‘improved’

  2. Gorgeous.

    Fancy that!!! I never knew that sunsets were nationalised!!!!

    • Sadly, many beautiful things I felt affection for seem to be up for sale. Wouldn’t surprise me if this band of spivs, con merchants, shitehawks and hypocrites tried to sell the weather, too.

      Soon, it’s all we’ll have left

      Best wishes

  3. Clive says:

    Great photos Bob, well done.

  4. Mick_P says:

    Such a pleasure, as always. Thanks Bob.

  5. Ann Cross says:

    Beautiful pictures, thanks Bob.

  6. ian carr says:

    a late comment i know but wonderfull pictures as i work in entertainment i have a lot of time free in the afternoon but never in the evening so i dont gwt to see this ive lived at nest common pelsall for 50 years and we have some wonerfull sunsets over the curkey wurley but ive only goot my mobile and the photos never come out right!great photos

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