Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sunlit Sunday

During Sunlit Sunday times I find myself looking at the way the sun shines on things in the house, the sky, both in the daytime and early evening when it is dusk, the patterns that are made as the sun shines through things.

Of course these things happen all year round and I do notice them, but for the first three months of the year when Karen hosts Sunlit Sunday I make a special effort to note and record them.

So when I saw this amazing sight out of the window this week, purely by chance, I had to quickly record it for you.  It was very quick too, because as you will see, it involved a plane and I even managed to switch from my regular lens on the camera to my zoom lens.

The whole experience didn't last for more than a couple of moments, and although it was fleeting, it was beautiful and well worth recording and I hope you will think that it was worth sharing with you all.

This is what I saw!


The sky was turning a beautiful red colour and the contrail from this plane flying overhead was turning a bright red colour too.  I have never seen this before!


I quickly switched to my zoom lens so that I could get a closer shot of it.


Isn't the contrail just the most amazing colour indeed!




You can see from this shot above where I switched back to the normal lens just how far away the plane was - it is at the end of the almost vertical streak on the right of centre.


The sun started to fall lower in the sky, making everything close up turn black of course.


But that beautiful redness remained as the darkness started to come.


I will keep looking for sunny moments all week!  I hope that you have some sunshine in your life this week, literally, or figuratively.

Amy

47 comments:

  1. Lovely photos and the colour on the vapour trail is stunning. Could you tell what sort of plane it was? Take care.

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  2. Wonderful shots, Amy! The colours are lovely! Definitely worth sharing!
    I like especially the closeup where you can see the trails produced by each engine.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  3. Lovely photos :) very cool to be able to get such a close up shot

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  4. The sky is alight with airplane engine reds! Wow, what close ups you captured, Amy! I enjoyed this, and almost felt as if I was flying myself!

    Happy Sunlit Sunday!

    xx
    Poppy

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  5. Isn't it amazing how much we notice when we keep our cameras ready? The colours in these photos are scrumptious. And I love the action portrayed here.

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  6. gorgeous photos-thanks much for sharing-

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  7. Wow, the trail from the plane is stunning! Great photos, Amy. :o)

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  8. Wow! Such great color. We live so close to the ground that we sometimes forget to look up! What a sight and what amazing color.

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  9. Great photos! Wish you hours filled with sunshine too!
    Over here in Germany, the sun just came out to play and I am certainly the light plays provided!
    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

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  10. Lovely photos and beautiful colours.

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  11. They look great first thing in the moring.

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  12. Awesome captures soo pretty ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  13. Amy! What wonderful pictures ! And your camera is amazing!!
    Have a nice sunday!
    xo

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  14. Truly wonderful Amy, the colours are stunning.
    I love the contrast between the lighter sky and vibrant tail cloud of the areoplanes.
    Thank you for sharing.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  15. Sunshine and the power of the sun is so wonderful, thanks for sharing this with us. I love the colours!

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  16. Amazing shots - well spotted Amy.

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  17. Wondeful colors in your photros!
    (Maybe I will join in your "Five on Friday" next one - )

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  18. Isn't it great to look up, look around and find something so interesting that most folks don't even think about because they are too busy rushing around. Wonder if it was the setting sun casting a glow on the contrail or was it red for some other reason? Have a good evening. Tammy

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  19. Beautiful colours! I'd love a bit of sunshine here! We haven't had a lot!

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  20. That's pretty cool! I love to watch the sky, it's one of my favorite pastimes. We see a lot of interesting contrails here, being a few miles from both an air force base and an airport. My kids have always loved to spot them, since they were really little.

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  21. It looks just like a rocket! Well caught my dear xx

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  22. Absolutely beautiful. There was a little bit of pink in the sky here today, but nothing like that. Gorgeous, and well captured. CJ xx

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  23. Awesome photos - thanks for sharing with us! I love watching the sunsets and taking photos of them. Clouds are another fascination of mine.

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  24. Amy, I will join you as you look for sunny moments! Your photos of the jet stream are gorgeous!

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  25. The colours of the aeroplane and the pattern it made against the blue sky look beautiful Amy!

    Wishing you a happy new week!

    Madelief x

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  26. These are great photos Amy! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. stopping to appreciate these special moments.......thanks for the reminder! :)

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  28. You were quick off the mark! Amazing photo's X

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  29. Stunning photos :) Good job you didn't wait til today for photos of the sun , there wasn't any lol. I totally forgot Five in Friday this week as we had a last minute holiday yippee!!

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  30. that is awesome!! i always see signs of folks who love "jet noise" ... i find it interesting but i don't wish for it while i am sleeping. thanks! ( :

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  31. I love this post Amy. Such great photo shots. A good capture. I too think during the week about Sunlit Sunday and am grateful to you for bringing it to my attention a few weeks ago. It adds a positive slant to my days during the darker greyer ones. How very different our posts are today but how incredible that they both are truly Sunlit. Thanks for sharing as always x

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  32. Lovely pictures of lovely colours. You did well to capture them.

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  33. some great pictures, and what a fab zoom

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  34. Good job on capturing that image! We're having brilliant sunshine and a warm day - the daffodils are in bloom and all is well. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  35. I am happy to report that we have sunny days today and it felt good to be out of the deep freeze for one day. Tomorrow we return to the cold. Love the orange in the photos-so beautiful!

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  36. Wonderful color in the sky. I've never seen a red contrail. We have sun here today and rain later in the week. I've been enjoying the sun as it slants into the house.

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  37. Love this sunny moment. The colors are so pretty. Great capture of the beauty lovely Lady! xo

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  38. Stunning photos! We have had terrible weather here, raining most of the day, no pretty skies.

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  39. Unbelievable colors! So pretty.
    Amalia
    xo

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  40. gorgeous. I had honestly never seen a Jetstream until I went to England!

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  41. Amazing photos... We must always be open to opportunity. We never know when inspiration will pop up! Smiles...Susan

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  42. I've not seen those colours coming from a plane before. You certainly worked quickly in order to be able to photograph this fleeting sight, Amy!

    Karen

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