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The first Sunset of the year....
I was too busy to take any this evening so many thanks to Antony Wren for this shot.... 1-1-13
1 Jan 2013
Also from yesterday..... Was up on the roof when the sun went down.... wow... and the view into the City was as clear and crisp as I have ever seen it.... Can you ID all the landmarks from left to right? 6-12-12
6 Dec 2012
So there I was yesterday afternoon blogging about lack of sunsets and what happens.....? Somehow the sun sneaked through at the last minute and set the sky on fire! 18-11-12
18 Nov 2012
It is getting to that time of year when Rainham sunsets start to come into their own and I caught this one on Tuesday evening.... magic.... 1-11-12
1 Nov 2012
Last year I managed to capture the special moment when the rising sun hit the glass edifices that are Canary Wharf when it went from dull monochrome to blazing brightness in the blink of an eye. I had not seen it before or since (even the following morning!) but today it happened again as I stepped outside...
14 Oct 2012
Big skies again
Yesterday was tempestuous once again with huge anvil storm clouds brewing across the river to the south and rain driving in from the east. It did not last all day and the sun made a concerted effort to push on through. Bird wise there was another Arctic Skua on the river and two Pectoral Sandpipers were...
26 Sep 2012
Not just birds...
The huge skies of Rainham Marshes are home to other magical things other than bird, insects and the occasional impressive old plane... On the 8th September I captured these two almost perfectly triangular clouds as they appeared to be hovering in some sort of alien invasion holding pattern over the...
25 Sep 2012
Doing all these late evenings has afforded me the opportunity of witnessing some cracking sunsets as Sol dips below the heart of the capital... 19-9-12
19 Sep 2012
Great eye in the sky...
As promised here are some of my images from the epic sunset on Thursday night... Epic.... and finally, this cuperb shot looking into the City by Dawn Cowan
21 Jul 2012
Murky but atmospheric
Some nice early morning images against a grey river, grey sky and watery sun. All images by me
6 Feb 2012
A huge rain cloud pushed east along the Kent side of the Thames this afternoon.... Reckon my garden will be a bit damp when I get home! and some more showers have just gone over the west end and as usual we have been left out! Visitors are happy though! Please note all the water out on Purfleet...
26 Jan 2012
Another fantastic sunset and as promised for the couple from Buckinghamshire some warming shots to finish off the day.
15 Jan 2012
The choices this morning were stop and get some breakfast or divert and take some more sunrise shots....
11 Jan 2012
Another dawn sensation...
7 Jan 2012
Sun Up not Down!
Was up on the silt lagoons first thing this morning in the hope of seeing a Short-eared Owl but it was a bit windy so I stayed for the amazing sunrise. Well worth the wait...
4 Jan 2012
Have a good one.....!
Been a busy day here with lots of visitors and plenty of last minute shopping and cake eating! Bearded Tits showed well again today and the Lapwings have been shimmering in the afternoon sun. Twelve Kittiwakes up river behind the Sand Fulmar dredger would have been notable though if they had got past...
24 Dec 2011
A very strange afternoon here on the reserve with peculiar curtain-like cloud hanging beneath the rest of the bobbly cloud base and drifting east up the river.
20 Dec 2011
And yes I could probably post a different sunset picture every day but I have to restrain myself.
18 Dec 2011
The moon rose huge in the east but too low for us to see any of the partial eclipse and has now disappeared into the clouds!. The sunset however was a fabulous shocking pink herring-bone pattern. Fords above the Butts at dusk
10 Dec 2011
Cracking skies again...
The last two evenings have seen some wonderful skies over the reserve and Thames. Had to go round and lock up tonight and was lucky enough to see a Short-eared Owl liesurely hunting around my head near the Butts Hide! Magic! First three by me, last by Brenda
24 Nov 2011
Could not resist the sky this evening......
13 Nov 2011
Rainbows one way and rain the other...
With continued squalls all afternoon we managed a few more impressive rainbows but also some magnificent stormy skies over the Thames and the Isle of Dogs.
26 Oct 2011
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