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Talented readers' spectacular sunsets

PUBLISHED: 17:58 31 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:06 03 March 2010

SUPER-TALENTED Evening Star readers have come up with the goods yet again.

After Suffolk enjoyed a spectacular sunset on December 20, we asked you to send in your photographs of the colourful skies.

SUPER-TALENTED Evening Star readers have come up with the goods yet again.

After Suffolk enjoyed a spectacular sunset on December 20, we asked you to send in your photographs of the colourful skies.

Many of you did just that – and now we are publishing the best of your pictures.

We were planning to choose three pictures to be enlarged and framed – but because the standard was so high we have chosen four winners instead.

They are: Peter Bridges, who took a picture from his window overlooking the port of Felixstowe; Phil West, of Bixley Drive, Rushmere St Andrew; C Prentice, of Badshall Avenue, Ipswich; and Dean Vinyard, who sent in a photo via e-mail.

We will be getting in touch with all the winners once their photographs have been framed to arrange collection.

Evening Star picture editor David Kindred said: "I am very impressed with the standard of the photographs.

"They had to react quickly because a sunset like that is only there for quite a brief time. Sometimes you might try to get yourself somewhere to take a picture only to find that it has gone again."

Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers said: "Attractive sunsets are caused when the sunlight has to take a long path through the atmosphere, and this gives the colours such as red, orange, yellow and purple.

"It also depends on the level of cloud – you need to have two or three layers of cloud to get a really striking sunset."


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