Richard Lutz reviews images looking west each evening.
A picture, they say, is worth 999 words give or take a past participle. And that’s the case when it comes to recording the Scottish sunset each night. Okay, sometimes it’s just a dimming of the light looking west towards the Isle of Arran and the remote Kintyre peninsula. But many times it’s in techniolour,v and that’s when my wife Jane regularly photographs the evening, sometimes late into the summer night.
Here’s a full-fat sunset, about 10.30pm. That’s the ridge of the Arran mountains cutting into the sky:
And here’s the Clyde Estuary just below Glasgow as it turns pink:
The evening colours can be pastel, usually after a splash of rain:
The sea is as calm as silk under a fading yellow sky:
Or under the ball of the sun that leaves a streak of light:
Sometimes, all is overshadowed by a brooding cloud pushed by the continual southwesterlies:
Jane takes the photographs with her mobile phone, showing how technology easily records the nightly colours. A final one, a pink sky and the darkening blue shore at low tide: