“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
That phrase I heard it first time from one of my English friend few years back. We were sitting inside the Subway while eating our food when the sun was going down. The panorama of the sky was just simply beautiful! Red sky and the big circle of the sun. I just couldn’t stop staring at it. Unfortunately I missed taking picture of the red sunset at that time since my friend took me long way to the beach and by the time we arrived there the sun was gone already. Gutted!
Last year on April another friend of mine took me somewhere for a weekend and on our way back home we saw the same panorama of the sky, the red sunset. We were on a motorway on that time and I insisted my friend to park anywhere possible because I wanted to take some pictures. It was a battling process, LOL, because it’s not easy to get a parking space while the sun sank slowly at the horizon. Finally we got a space and I just jumped out of the car straight away. I think it was quite cold at the time as far as I could remember and I had no gloves put on because I was in hurry. My hands started freezing and felt numb but I just kept going taking pictures. That is one reason why the pictures came out blurry. The other reason was I had no tripod and still lack of technique. The only thing I could think about on that time was just try to shoot the big circle of the red sunset. I used my Samsung Digimax A7.
To improve the quality of my blurry red sunset images then I used Picassa by applied the auto contrast, increased the shadow (tuning), and then soften it.
Hope you like it. What do you think?
These pictures were taken in Liverpool, 24 November 2010, when there was some protest by student over university fees. It started in London and had spread throughout some big cities in England such as Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool. You can read the news here: Thousands march in student protest over university fees.
I and a friend of mine were sitting inside The Piazza Café at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King Liverpool when the protest happened in the late afternoon. They did march through the central Liverpool and they stopped by in front of The Metropolitan Cathedral along The Hope Street, a road that connects the two Cathedrals in Liverpool, Anglican and Catholic ones. Thanks God that the protest didn’t turn to a violence liked in London at the time.
These pictures were taken years ago in Liverpool with my Samsung Digimax A7 Digital Camera. It was my first camera that I ever could afford it.
I learned how to take a close up picture for the first time with that camera and these two were some of my results.
I called it unknown flower since I don’t know the name of it. Forgive me for my poor knowledge. I would be happy and give thanks if there is any of you can tell me the name of this flower.