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From Lucy - THE AUTUMNAL EQUINOX - VIEW ACROSS PORTLAND HARBOUR IN DORSET - FOR SKYWATCH


This was the view acros Portland Harbour in Dorset on the morning of the Autumnal Equinox, earlier this week. (September 22nd 2009) It wasn't as dark as it looks when I took the photo - it just came out that way. But I suspect, if I had come an hour earlier . . . this is what it would have looked like.

Notice the rays of sun pointing vertically down along the horizon? Someone phoned and said to go and look at them. I ran. I needn't have bothered. Three-quarters of an hour later, they were still there - and still people were photographing them.

See the boats? Portland Harbour will be the base for the sailing events in the 2012 Olympics. I'm not sure they will be terribly exciting as a land-based spectator sport. I may be proved wrong. I hope I am because it's not often you have the Olympics on your doorstep. But for people who have televisions . . . remember the Autumn Equinox. (If you are watching!)

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12 comments:

Kitty September 24, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

That is quite a drama, unfolding in the skies.

Postcards from Wildwood September 24, 2009 at 7:59 PM  

I love the capture of the rays just below the dark clouds.
Janice.

Sylvia K September 24, 2009 at 8:15 PM  

Dramatic and breathtaking shot! Love the rays of sunlight on the water, the boats! Wow! would have loved to have been in one of those boats to enjoy the view!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Photo Cache September 24, 2009 at 10:02 PM  

that is a beautiful image, yes full of drama too.

Julie September 24, 2009 at 10:07 PM  

Great image, should be a sight in 2012!

Hildegarde September 24, 2009 at 10:43 PM  

That must have been nice that there were more people photographing the equinox.

Regina September 25, 2009 at 4:05 AM  

Such a beautiful captures!

J September 25, 2009 at 5:19 PM  

bellissima!

Mo September 25, 2009 at 7:33 PM  

Very spectacular. I think a lot of people will be there to see the sailing in 2012

Lawstude September 26, 2009 at 4:29 AM  

i love this shot. sooooo serene with perfect hues.

Bim September 26, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

This morning looks pretty - if a little sulky. I think I don't want to hear about Autumn Equinoxes...

3c September 28, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

Hello Everyone.

Glad you liked the rays of light and the boats in Portland Harbour.

And Bim . . . Autumn is THE best time of the year!

Lucy