Set against the backdrop of the deep blue sky

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

Set against the backdrop of the deep blue sky, the sun was mercilessly beating down.
 

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I seem to remember that when the sun is mercilessly beating down, the sky is a very pale blue ... but that may just be my eyesight.:cool:
 

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Maybe it is better if I write my sentence in this way.

Set against the backdrop of a pale blue sky, the sun was mercilessly beating down.
 

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That's better. I think it would be even better if you began with the sun, which is what the sentence is about.
 

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Where else would the sun be?
 
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