Friday, 8 June 2012

Dawnwatch 20/01/2012 Peachy Dawn

Dawn from an East-Facing Balcony in Sydney
This dawn was a surprise - a very pretty peachy surprise.  Upon checking, I discovered I had a sufficient number of photographs to cobble together a video.  So here’s the commentary.

Peachy Dawn:  Friday, 20 January 2012
A black and white beginning to this day’s dawn.  There was no colour in the sky, only a low cloudbank that broke up in fits.  Nothing remotely interesting, except for the bird that perches on the telegraph pole to take a look. 

Things begin to develop when a pipeline of cloud snakes across the horizon, leaves, and later comes back again.  Odd, to say the least.  There’s a hint of golden sky below and a touch of pink above in the clouds.

Colour truly comes to the sky once the sun peeks above the true horizon, not the line of trees on the ridge you can see in the photos.  Soon enough anyway the sun appeared on my horizon, too.  The golden glow of the sun and the pre-dawn pinks of the clouds are in the sky at the same time.  The result?  A peachy pink dawn. 

The pipeline of cloud returns, only thinner this time, and seems to capture that golden colour to prevent it from filling the sky.  But then the line breaks up, and a large cloud moves in.  The sun is forced to rise through the cloud and produces some mildly spectacular photographs.

Not a grand or fantastic dawn by any measure, but certainly a pretty and unique one.

Watch the video on YouTube here.

Souvenir posters and mugs of this dawn are available from the Gagothicfunk store at as displayed below:
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