This Evening

I want to share a photo from this evening.

If you’ve ever looked at my Flickr Photostream, then you’ll know I like to take pictures from my bedroom. They’re for a later project, or at least for later reference.

I noticed some particularly pink clouds around sunset, so I grabbed my camera and took several shots through the window. I spent a little while stitching them together to give a more life-like, wide-angle view ((As you can’t tell I’m not a pro but perfection wasn’t the point. Does anyone know any software that does this automatically?)), and this is the result:

You don't know what you're missing.

It’s not the most exciting view, plus I’ve not even caught it at its best ((The Sun had set too far, impressively illuminating the clouds but leaving the ground in shadow. It’s also winter.)), but I like my view and I think I’m lucky to have it ((And I only have it for a short while longer.)).

I has everything I’d want: no people looking back, few buildings, a couple of hills ((Kinnoull Hill is on the left and Moncreiffe Hill is on the right.)) with colourful mixed woodland, and – most importantly – a huge sky.

In the sky I can see passenger planes flying high and low jets from Leuchars. I can see clouds rolling in from the coast or tumbling into the valley from the south. At night I have a clear view of the stars ((Unobstructed, but polluted by those streetlamps and the glow of Perth.)), and I can watch the Sun and the full Moon rise ((Because it looks towards the east.)).

It’s not rare, but it’s special.

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