I'd started my Christmas shopping today (!) and left a busy Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland at dusk.

The sun had already gone down for the day but on leaving the car park the sky in the west was the most incredible mixture of blues and pinks. With little time before the light disappeared I headed for the riverside near St.Peter`s Campus where I could also get a shot with the illuminated Monkwearmouth Bridge. I managed to get a few photographs as above. Although I tweaked the exposure and contrast there is no increase in the saturation for these shots, the sky really was the most stunning blue. I hope you like them as much as I do !