Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sunsets overlooking Vancouver's Strait of Georgia

January 30, 2009, 4:39 p.m.

4:49 p.m.

4:55 p.m.

4:59 p.m.

5:20 p.m.

5:24 p.m. with a sliver of a moon (click to enlarge)

On January 30th, 2009, Vancouver finally entertained the hope that there would be a sunset, one of the first of this year. I had made tentative arrangements to take pictures from Peter's condo, but by late afternoon the sky reverted to its usual overcast nature. Giving up all hope of there being any sunset to photograph, I phoned Peter to ask for a rain check. He was was delighted I phoned because from his 17th floor condo at UBC he could tell that the sky was going to create openings in the cloud cover within minutes. He urged that I come immediately.

There were no speed traps. Over the next hour or so, I took 150 pictures. These give just a glimpse of the wonderful changes of sky and colour over the Strait of Georgia, looking to the SW toward Galiano Island. Poor Peter has to deal with these sunrises and sunsets daily from his perch above the bald eagles.