Re-orange-ment of Sea Shade

I must say I find it a little bit strange

To look out to see sea distinctly o-range!

Since when did Ma Nature decide she should start

To imitate lurid styles in modern art?

Orange Sea Closeup

This effect comes from the sun setting inland, behind one when looking in this direction …



Orange sea panorama

As this more panoramic view shows, the sunset is reflecting on clouds above, which in turn reflect on the sea. I can’t ever remember seeing this happen before.  Although it looks rather pinkish in the picture, the actual sight was distinctly orange.

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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10 Responses to Re-orange-ment of Sea Shade

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    Nature’s putting on some pretty impressive shows at the moment, Col. We recently had rainbow-coloured clouds (I only saw photos of them, unfortunately!) but like the effect you’re describing – very impressive!


  2. A very interesting effect, Col. 🙂


  3. Unlikely to see that as our sun (well, everyone’s sun of course) rises east and sets west (as it normally does) all the while travelling over the sea during the day. Basically the sun is never behind us or the sea.


    • colonialist says:

      Well, at least that is straightforward. The most confusing place is Cape Town where, depending on where you are, the sea and Table Mountain can be in directly opposite directions. I soon learnt not to rely on bearings based on either of those two features.

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  4. disperser says:

    A see a smaller version of it here, but not yet that expansive (only been here a month).


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