Inky Black and Crimson Skies

"There was no moon. The sky above our heads was
inky black. But the sky on the horizon was not dark at all.
It was shot with crimson, like a splash of blood."

- Daphne du Maurer, Rebecca - 


I've been photographing the sky in all its guises lately,
and thought I'd share a few images here with you, today.

(Camera used: Nikon D5000)

These first two were taken on a damp March morning.
I couldn't resist capturing the sky's pink, violet and amber hues.

This next one was taken on a cold February afternoon.
I love the moody greys and stark trees, shrouded in fog.

One evening in midwinter, the setting sun
produced this spectacular, blazing sky...

And here, a cloud-covered sky conceals a blazing
sun, adding to the darkness of this tree's silhouette.

This final image was shot by my daughter, using her vintage Canon AE-1 film camera.
The developed film produced some good quality images.

Thank you for dropping by.

Have a perfect day!


  1. Brilliant photos Yvonne...
    Especially the top one...for obvious
    reasons..Love it!

    Nikon D5000000! No! Think l'll stick
    with my Brownie 127...! :).
    'Back a bit' 'to the left a bit'
    ' the right' 'that's it..say cheese'.

    1. Thank you Willie πŸ™‚

      I agree, you can't go wrong with a lovely vintage camera!

  2. Rebecca and the sky... what else can a girl ask for? These are glorious, Yvonne!

  3. Those shots are really stunning, Yvonne. And I love the Rebecca quote too! xxx

  4. Hi Yvonne, Daphne sure has a way with words, a lovely quote to perfectly match your gorgeous photographs. Have the best week, Barbara

    1. She certainly does. Thank you, lovely Barbara xx

  5. Cant choose a favourite this week Yvonne ... they are all soooo beautiful. Very much like your quote says .... inky black. I shall endeavour to take more notice of our skies !!!!

    1. Aww, that's really sweet of you, Julie. Have a perfect week. πŸ™‚

  6. Those photos are incredible, the colours are wonderful aren't they? xxx

  7. Stunning! Magical! Love them all!!! Truly beautiful!!


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