Wednesday, 17 June 2009

One-eyed sunset and a thank you

The sunsets and sunrises on Mauna Kea are typically a little special, most of the time you're above the cloud layer so the sun tends to rise above the clouds or set into them, something you don't typically see from ground level. Then again, when I'm not at the summit, there are some sunsets which are beautiful, even if I can't see the sunset from my location. A mixture of high and low clouds will often paint an extraordinarily colourful picture in the sky.

This was taken the other evening. I'm trying to stay off the computer and away from the camera as much as possible due to an eye problem that has caused me a few issues for the last few months (actually, years, but has come to a head again this year), but even out of one working eye I can appreciate the colours and beauty of this place. Shame it's being ruined by politics, but where else hasn't? In any case, I had to take a picture of this scene.

While at work the other day, Ant told me that a couple of people thought my blog was actually worth a quick read, or at the very least my pictures were nice (or perhaps not utter rubbish). I wasn't aware of this until I was told, so apologies to Andrew and Damon for not saying "thank you" earlier. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll be back to normal and annoying everyone with some more rubbish pictures but have to give the eyes a bit of a rest in the meantime.

Seriously, I can't compete with Ant's or Andrews pictures, especially Andrew's scuba diving pictures - they are stunning.


Andrew Cooper said...

You are welcome!

I was down in your neck of the woods tonight. Took more than a few photos of the Halema'uma'u vent after dark.

Keera Ann Fox said...

I hope your eye issue resolves well. I have missed your posts, not just your photographs.

Hilary said...

Lovely sunset photo. I sure hope your eye heals in full and soon. You don't want to be messing with your vision.

Beep said...

Good to see a blog entry from you again, although sorry to hear that you are having to see the world from only one eye. Hope the other one heals up quickly and well.

Diane said...

Been thinking of you and hoping you're seeing clearly soon!!! xo

Tom said...


Thanks for your comments, they are all appreciated! My eye is getting better but it'll be a slow process. I'm still trying to limit my time online so hope you understand if I don't always respond to stuff quickly.


Keera Ann Fox said...

Glad to hear you're improving!