Dawn on Folly Hill
Looking a bit like the relic of an ancient Thunder Bird this brick folly sits on top of Ditcheat Hill (143m) looking out over the Somerset Levels. I like this brick folly. Access is open via a footpath that crosses a field that has beautiful distant views across Somerset.
A couple of days ago I missed the opportunity to capture the sunrise behind the folly. Today the weather forecast was hopefully going to give me a second chance.
Sunrise is over quickly. This series of pictures shows how the colours of the sky change from minute to minute.
While its still dark a glow rings the eastern horizon.
Light reaches the clouds, which in turn create their own shadows on other clouds.
The colours brighten and deepen.
The colours turn red while the sun is still well below the horizon. It will another 10mins before it should appear.
As the sun rises more wavelengths reach the clouds. The deep red disappear as the clouds being to whiten.
Behind the hill the sun has already risen.