Matilda Bay Sunset

I was out near Matilda Bay on Friday evening and was presented with this amazing sky at sunset…right place at the right time..classic sunset!

I have been riding past this red tree on most weeks when we do our rides around the river and I have always admired this tree. I have been waiting for the right time and circumstance to capture it…this was also one of those times!!

If anyone knows what sort of tree it is I would be grateful to have that knowledge. It is stunning. Just on the right before you get to the Uni travelling West

22 thoughts on “Matilda Bay Sunset

  1. Not 100% sure Mark but i think that's a Illarwarra Flame tree. they are at their best now they are flowering.

    i took a shot of one of these in South Perth last week but I was hindered by powerlines , i might put it up if i can make something of it.


  2. Hi Mark, Love the middle shot with those clouds and refreshingly different perspective of the boat shed. Magic. I also think that it is a flame tree, nice specimen too.

  3. I'm with Merv, looks nothing like my mother's Flame Tree's. There is a 'Flame Tree' and an 'Illawarra Flame Tree' the former is an import I think and is rounder. I think that could be the best Boat Shed photo I've seen in a while, great clouds:)

    1. Thanks Matt…I reckon the Illarwarra it must be then eh!

      Thanks for the compliment on the boat shed mate!

    1. Hi Jamie..good question!

      I might do one this year I reckon!

      I will see how I go for time.

      Stay tuned!



  4. Hey Mark is the red colour from the trees leaves or berries. I reckon flame trees have red leaves in Autumn. I'm not up to speed on exotic trees! Nice skies yet again mate.

    1. The flame trees that I know of have green leaves and red flowers.

      This tree seems to have a heap more red flowers and berries and only a few green leaves.

      Extremely eye catching tree and well worth a look!

  5. Damn we must of been so close yet never ran into each other … I was actually discussing this very tree and its name with my brother on that very night, before heading to greicos for dinner in nedlands …

    1. Hey William, thanks for the comments mate! I know exactly what you mean and have missed a few crackers shots by thinking…nah I'll get it next time I am here and then of course next time doesn't come eh!

      Tonight is a classic example….went out to South Perth Yacht club for some Chrissey drinks with some mates and was not going to take the camera…but did and I am about to post a cracker as a result!

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