Cheshire Sunset

Posted by Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 30 April 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The sun setting over the Cheshire plain. The photo was taken from the hill just behind our house on the edge of the English Peak District.

The power station in the background is Fiddler's Ferry on the River Mersey not far from the coast.

Where I live is almost in the middle of England yet I can nearly see the west coast on this photo...it makes me realise how small this country is that I call home.

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Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

Great shot, fabulous sky!

30 Apr 2008 5:20am

@Margie: Thanks very much Margie!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A very beautiful and mellow sky well photographed!

30 Apr 2008 6:07am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael...who can resist a sunset? - certainly not me!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing sky! The colors are gorgeous!

30 Apr 2008 6:20am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana...I'm really pleased that you liked the colours!

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

I think I missed that one.. when did it happen. Good shot.

30 Apr 2008 7:58am

@Observing: :-) ....you must have blinked!

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Great shot of cheshire

30 Apr 2008 8:29am

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

Eric Fry from Houston, TX, United States

Great details in the clouds, and the composition including the power plant is very nice.

30 Apr 2008 10:24am

@Eric Fry: Thanks Eric!.....this scene is also on the flightpath for Manchester Airport and I'm hoping that one day I'll get a plane sillouetted against that setting sun.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Outstanding, the brilliance is wholesome :)

30 Apr 2008 12:00pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

IanSmith from London, United Kingdom

At first glance I thought this was a scene from a recent African safari!Great composition Ian!

30 Apr 2008 12:28pm

@IanSmith: Thanks Ian...you're not the first to tell me that this scene looked like the Serengeti. The setting sun masks all signs of the Cheshire Range Rovers and Toyota Land Cruisers in their natural habitat :-)

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

this is a crackin' shot, Ian. Love the tones and all that slightly hazy detail. didn't think the clouds ever parted back in blighty these days! ;-)

30 Apr 2008 1:20pm

@Stu: Hi Stu!....yes, that one time may be the only time this year for all I know :-)

Top class light is a pretty rare occurence in the UK but on the other hand we get big varieties in the weather, especially in the Manchester area .....let's think....we get rain, heavy rain, drizzly rain, misty rain, fog that is merely wet, rain where you can't see your hand in front of your face... :-)

We have as many varieties of rain in Manchester and the Peak District as the Eskimos have types of snow!

GreG from PARIS, France

What a fantastic shot and you're right by choosing a panoramic frame.

I think you are lucky too... :)

30 Apr 2008 6:49pm

@GreG: Thanks very much....I loved that shot of yours on your blog today, in fact it's a part of Paris that I've been trying to photograph without success on both my recent visits to the city.

tom from Frankfurt, Germany

Wonderful sunset. Gorgeous colors.

30 Apr 2008 7:36pm

@tom: Thanks very much Tom!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

A tip o'the hat to you Ian for this wonderful image, for all the great shots of your beautiful country... I offer these (copied) words:

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

Shakespeare, from King Richard II

30 Apr 2008 7:53pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks!...the Shakespeare was a nice surprise!

It's hard to read those lines without thinking of Laurence Olivier who made them his own.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

I wouldn't have noticed the power plant if you hadn't pointed it out. I've heard of silver lined clouds. They are gold lined. Just beautiful.

1 May 2008 2:35am

@sherri: Thanks very much Sherri!

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Nice sunset, I like the fact that you did not center the sun.

1 May 2008 7:58am

@See The Light: Thanks Mary....sunsets are irrisistible aren't they.

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

I particularly like the repeating pattern of clouds in the immediate foreground, which gives the image even more interest.

1 May 2008 1:36pm

@GJC: Thanks GJC!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I wish I knew WHY I have such a particular attraction for images of England.....but this one is an ode to the Sun!

4 May 2008 8:54am

@Japanalia: Thanks for all your comments Gabriela...I really appreciate it. We have a great variety of scenery, architecture and weather in the UK which means I'm spoilt for choice for things to photograph.

Nikon D40
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ISO 200
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