Thursday, August 14, 2008

A very British Sunset

My brother Simon - a talented photographer - captured this sunset in our native Cornwall recently. Apart from being a beautiful shot, there was an extraordinary cloud shaped like the UK at the centre. I just felt I had to share it with you.

Visit Simon's site here.

Image copyright (c) 2008 Simon Colgan Photography

14 comments:

Daryl said...

I love red skies ... and that there was a UK cloud formation only adds to it ...

Thanks for stopping by ... Bear is a special person, isnt she?

:-Daryl

Stevyn Colgan said...

She's definitely that. And I found her through Willow who's also quite special. It's always fascinating following the links to see who you'll discover ...

Thanks for popping by!

x

joelmead said...

Nice shot and the shape is definitely there (although I do need my eyes retested;))

Janet said...

Beautiful photo!

But I must confess, I would have used that cloud formation as an example of "I See Dogs". Can you see the sitting doggie, too, or is your brain already fixed on the map of the UK?

Janet

willow said...

It is indeed a UK shaped cloud! Amazing! I'm popping over now to visit Simon's place...

willow said...

Simon's site is very impressive. I loved the vintage photo of your grandmother with the camera. Is she the one who passed the artistic genes to you two brothers?

Stevyn Colgan said...

Joel - cheers matey! I wish I'd taken it!

Janet - I see doggies!

Willow - Yes, he's a clever chap is my little bro. As for my Nan being artistic ... not sure. She was my mum's mum and although my mother is musical, I suspect that the arty side comes more from my dad's side of the gene pool. Dad, as you know, was a writer and his dad was a poet. Beyond that there were architects, shipbuilders, master masons, painters, poets ... so I guess we're distilled from all of them. My other younger brother is also artistic in that he can turn any old pieces of wood into beautiful furniture.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How completely enchanting. He should send this photo in to some national contest or something. How could it not win??

One of our dearest friends grew up on Looe, and one of my favorite places is Tintagel. Was this taken anywhere near one of these?

Stevyn Colgan said...

PT and E - This was taken near Camborne, down in the South Western end. I know Looe quite well as it was where my dad came from and I still have aunts and cousins living there. Ask your friend if they grew up in East or West Looe - there's a fierce rivalry! My lot are from the West side of the harbour.

And if you love Tintagel, you'll love the next post.

x

willow said...

Lots of artistic DNA! I love it.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Of course, the very same DNA means that I dance like I have a brain disorder, can't put a shelf up to save my life and have all the sporting ability of a one-legged duck. However, I can cook (to restaurant standards), paint, draw, sculpt, play several musical instruments and write a bit. So maybe it's not a bad trade off.

Being able to put shelves up would be handy though. And I'd love to be able to dance. No man ever pulled with the 'Would you like to come up and see my etchings?' line. I really have etchings. Sigh.

willow said...

Hey, there's certainly more to life than dancing and putting up shelving. And, yes, I'd very much like to see your etchings! Post some, please.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I don't know if it was W. or E. but their last name was VanWarmer.

Stevyn Colgan said...

Van Warmer - a good Dutch name. Lots of Dutch people settled in Cornwall, many ex-employees of the Dutch East India Company. Oddly enough, you still meet a lot of visitors from Holland even today. Maybe they like the hills and cliffs as some relief from all the flatness of home.