I was sitting in the kitchen last night watching a movie and when it finished I looked towards the window expecting it to be dark outside, but it wasn’t. Instead of black, I saw the most interesting light I’d seen for a long time. It was past 9pm but I could see the remnants of sunshine in the sky, which had painted the clouds with all manner of lurid shades of orange and pink.
Without a second thought I pulled on my boots, picked up the phone and went outside into the gathering gloom, determined to catch the light before it disappeared.
The camera on my old HTC One doesn’t do justice to the real sky as it appeared to my eyes, but this is the best shot I could find in my Gallery this morning:
On the way back home I took some shots of the trees and bushes, fascinated by the effects of the flash in the fast fading light. Here’s my favourite:
I never know what to think when people gawp at me. I was walking along looking at my phone and when I looked up, a teenage boy was staring at me as he went past on his bike. Was he just curious, or was he the lookout for a gang of feral youths determined to set upon the unwary traveller, rob him of his phone and the £13.63 in his pocket, then leave his body, battered and bruised in the gutter!
Anyway, suffice to say I made it safely back home and then went to bed a couple of hours later feeling happier about my evening than if I’d just stayed home.
Yay for interesting light.