What a Contrast

It always amazes me how a sunset can look one way looking west and if you look east it looks totally different. 

Such was the case Wednesday night on my way to work.  Both these images were made with my cell phone just seconds apart. 

 This image is looking east. Looks like a giant UFO, doesn't it?

This image is the sun setting in the west. 

Which one is your favorite? I like the westward look.

Linking with the gang at SKYWATCH FRIDAY 

Stop over to see beautiful skies from around the globe. 

Have a great weekend everyone.  PS I feel better already...less funky :>)

Comments

Yogi♪♪♪ said…
Great post. I've learned to look in all directions at sunsets and sunrises.
Stunning skies! I like the UFO shot.
Linda said…
Spectacular! Great job with the phone.
Lady Fi said…
Both are lovely, but I prefer the west one too.
I think I'd be looking west. Even more amazing to me is how few people look at the sky at all, let alone know how to interpret what they see.
Breathtaking said…
Hello Felicia!:) Well done, such lovely sky shots. I like them both, they are both beautiful.
Marco Luijken said…
Hello Felicia,
What a great sunset. Shot 2 is really great.
Well done!!

Kind regards,
Marco
Tom said…
It looks great in either direction.
Britta said…
Moin Feli,

Gorgeous sky shot! Love the colors! Happy Saturday and have a happy weekend!

xxx Britta
eileeninmd said…
Hello, both are gorgeous sky captures. Happy weekend to you!
TexWisGirl said…
they're both beautiful.
Sandra said…
and both are spectacular views. our back yard looks to east and west and when the sun comes up in the morning I see this same thing, also in the pm...
Let's not choose.

Let's appreciate both. (I love sunsets/rises)
Linda W. said…
Both directions are great, but I'd have to give a nod to the one in the west.
don said…
Both are very good, but I would choose the west view.
Christine said…
Mm mm, hard to chose but the westward view wins thought the cloud formation in the East is spectacular!
Barb said…
I, too, am often amazed by the sunset glow in the east. Of course, the western sky is often more brilliant, but that glow can't be discounted. I see the same at dawn when I look to the western peaks and see the sun's reflected glow as it rises.
Debbie said…
they are both really beautiful. if i am forced to pick a favorite, i pick #2!!!!
They are both fabulous - love the colours in the first!
The first one is my favorite - it has something grand, that big sweep! Am amazed at your cell phone captures!! Thanks for visiting me:)
Brian King said…
Beautiful photos! I'm a bit partial to the eastward shot.
Mildred said…
Spectacular shots but the west is my fav.
Ruth Hiebert said…
I couldn't possibly pick a favourite.Both are spectacular.
CathyC said…
Beautiful! vising from Skywatch Friday :)
PerthDailyPhoto said…
Both excellent but I have a slight preference for the first shot.. love the touches of blue!
Most beautiful pictures, the maximum beauty in this sunset.
Spectacular shot of stunning skies!
Lovely photo's. I really enjoyed them, thank you.

All the best Jan