Weekly Photo Challenge: Window on an illuminated sky

Yesterday, a friend was driving me back from Devon in the late afternoon/evening, and I noticed that the view behind us was even more striking than the pink skies ahead.. I decided to grab a quick shot through the less than sparkling clean window, focussing on the wing mirror.

Alas the result isn’t at all sharp, but at least the colours are there, the setting sun seemed to set the lower part of the sky alight. And I thought it made a rather abstract image…. (Arty-farty??)

Illuminated sky

Illuminated sky

I decided this image could answer the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge (see more windows here) and Ailsa’s Travel Challenge (Illuminated).


  1. The colors are lovely as well as the serendipity of it all. http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  2. Very neat Sue, I like it – I am sure the soft focus was intentional – say nowt 🙂

  3. I will not charge you for the ‘arty farty’ 🙂

  4. I like the photo, exactly for the bit of blur. It gives brings about a deeper emotional dimension – I think. And of course the colours are gorgeous and the composition very nice. I wish you a great 2014, Susan.

    • Thanks, Otto… I like your comment re the deeper emotional dimension arising from the blur, and I shall hold on to that! I hope you have a good year in 2014 yourself.

  5. I think the grunginess adds to the shot actually Sue! Might even be a nice B&W composition. well done!

    • Interesting thought, Tina – might have a look at a monochrome conversion, as there are some strong lines, but for me it’s about the colours. 🙂

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  7. What beautiful colors! You were quick with the camera to capture the scene in your mirror. 🙂

    • Well, we were haring back homewards, but the light was so wonderful I was playing about with shots through the windscreen as I wasn’t driving when I happened to look in the mirror and shot a few quick images! This was the best. I still wish I could have got some landscape shots earlier as the shadows were wonderful.

  8. Simply stunning. Love it.

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  11. Great colors! I especially love the green in it, you don’t see that very often.

  12. Gorgeous colors :). Beautiful!

  13. I like this, wonderful framed and great colors!

  14. Your friend is driving you a 400 mile round trip – as a favour – and you have the unmitigated gall to complain about the state of her windows …. It was probably the minuscule deposits on said window that accentuated the colours and gave you a half decent photo :p

    • Fret not, I cleaned her headlights….and if you go on a long trip on a motorway the car gets grubby….and anyway, who said I complained???

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