This was the early night sky the other day, on my way home, over the rise just before you turn into our street, sits a large jacaranda on the left, which protudes and from this view, it sits right in front of the sky, creating a wonderful silhouette…in the distance all the mountains are visible, but lower down, there you can see mists and fires and it is quite a wonderful outlook for enjoying sunsets less than a minute’s walk from my home which is great news for me, when I am without transport sometimes. I really like the oriental sense I feel coming through here, so I changed the colours from those golden hues to more of a red and added to the scene by increasing the length of the block of dark colour down the bottom to intensify the vision. I also gave the silhouette a shadow behind to fake a tree shadow with second mountain in the distance :)

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  • nanaellis
    nanaellisover 2 years ago

    This is gorgeous!

  • oh thank you sooo much!! :)

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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    It’s really lovely Karin….the colours are an inspired choice…

  • oh thank you so much Janis, what a lovely lovely compliment x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture!! . . .

  • thank you so much Hugh, it’s nice to see you :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. Such a beautiful color.

  • thank you so much Bunny!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Wow looks like it was quite a sight! Love how limited the colours are while the shapes are so distinct. It is sort like my my Sunset with Blue Trees in that sense – this sort of looks like an oriental painting too.

  • Thanks so much Mui-Ling, I remember your “Sunset with Blue Trees” well, it’s so lovely. Yes, it was rather spectacular but also quite ordinary as far as just that orange glow (I do love a beautiful sunset with the orange glow of course) but I wanted a different outcome. At one point it was lime, and that did look nice too against the black, but I didn’t feel ‘endeared’ to it….adjusted to red, it felt so right and I felt ‘closer’ to it if you know what I mean? xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 2 years ago

    I must visit Australia someday. This is beautiful.

  • I’m so glad you like it, thank you so much Lori!! It was just your ordinary (but beautiful) orange glow type of sunset, so I have adjusted it, but it intrigued me how a jacaranda tree could stand in as something that could look a bit oriental. I don’t know if they exist in other parts of the world…but they are beautiful..they flower purple, and every year there is a big festival in Grafton (south of here) called the Jacaranda Festival and all the streets are lined with these trees …it is quite spectacular. Another similar tree, that I often get mixed up with the jacaranda tree, is the poinsiana tree, they have a similar look but the flowers are red on the poinsiana :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • lol…this might even be a poinsiana tree for all i know actually Lori!! :)))

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Vintageskies
    Vintageskiesover 2 years ago

    wow amazing

  • thank you so much !! ;)

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful!!

  • thank you so much for your encouragement Mel!! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Outstanding, love the contrasting colors and the strong silhouettes

  • thank you so much Byron!!! :))

    – © Karin Taylor

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    beautiful cherry colour and view liz

  • thank you so very much Liz!! :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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