Great British sunsets

Friday 26 August 2011

Why is it that when we think of those spectacular sunsets where the sky momentarily comes alive with the most vivid colours we seem to picture them in a faraway exotic location? Here in the UK we are blessed with many beautiful sunsets, while the variety of landscapes and constantly changing cloud cover provide the perfect combination for those late afternoon pictures. Here are just a few of my own pictures taken around England and Scotland, capturing some famous and lesser known locations in the last rays of sunshine. I hope you enjoy them.

Sunset in Dunham Massey Park, Altrincham Sunset in Dunham Massey Park, Altrincham

 

Menacing looking cloud over the Isle of Bute in Scotland Menacing looking cloud over the Isle of Bute in Scotland

 

St Albans sunset St Albans sunset

 

Looking out from Glengorm Castle on the Isle of Mull on a December evening Looking out from Glengorm Castle on the Isle of Mull on a December evening

 

Late afternoon sun at Formby Point, Merseyside Late afternoon sun at Formby Point, Merseyside

 

St Albans sunset during period of high volcanic activity St Albans sunset during period of high volcanic activity

 

Sunset from the London Eye Last but not least: Sunset from the London Eye

 

This post is written by Andy Jarosz who owns the 501 Places travel blog.

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