Soft Sunset

St Ives Bay – Trencrom Hill on the left and Knills Memorial on the right

You never know what you’ll get when the sun sets. Driving home along the north Cornish coast there was a bright orange splash in the sky, but by the time we had parked up at Godrevy, the sun had long gone and the clouds clustered along the horizon so all we were left with was this rather pastel-coloured soft apricot sky. But I still like it.


  1. Ooh those lovely swirls.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Even more lovely swirls the other evening but I was driving so couldn’t photograph them –
      swan feathers in the sky.

      1. “Swan feathers” – I wonder if you’d have characterised them so beautifully if you’d been able to photograph?

  2. The sky is beautiful and I love how the water just catches the glowing colours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It was all very calm.

  3. Su Leslie says:

    This is lovely. Looks ideal for a meditative beach walk.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It would have been if we’d got there a little sooner. Now once the sun sets it becomes dark very quickly.

      1. Su Leslie says:

        A spot to return to. Though I say that, and places are seldom as idyllic on the return trip. 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          This is a favourite beach so I shall return often.

  4. pommepal says:

    Such a gentle, peaceful scene

  5. beetleypete says:

    I like it too. Something to look at, and ponder the beauty of nature.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Indeed. A quiet scene.

  6. Sue says:

    Very gentle, Jude

    1. Heyjude says:

      As opposed to the one two nights ago when the sky turned blood red!

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Me too Jude :-). When I can’t shoot them in their glory I like to take “eye-photos” . I have lots of them in my personal memory bank!

  8. Would be beautiful to paint this scene!

  9. restlessjo says:

    I love soft shades 🙂 🙂 And that sunset of Tina’s is lovely too, isn’t it?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Sunsets don’t always have to be dramatic do they to create a feeling of awe? Although I confess to liking the dramatic ones the best.

      1. restlessjo says:

        I like smoky hues and pastels more than the pinky orange ones. 🙂

        1. Heyjude says:

          You’re just a sweet softy, Jo 🙂

        2. restlessjo says:

          That’s the nicest thing anyone’s said to me today. 🙂 🙂

  10. Sue Slaght says:

    A very soft hue leaving a peaceful feeling I think. Can I ask what is in the water? Are those rocks? Surfers? Figments of my imagination?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Surfers Sue – fortunately not sharks… 😀

      1. Sue Slaght says:

        Yes that is excellent news. I was amazed at the surfers in South Africa with the shark tower watch on duty. Yikes.

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