Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sky Watch 8-1

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I realize I don't have the ocean to capture a sunrise against, so what do you do with a beautiful sunrise. I tried to make a capture and ended up with three. One before I started to work with the sun below the horizon. The contrails made a V, a great victory sign, very appropriate with the Olympics being one week away. I was half way to work when I caught this second part in my mirror. I obliged by stopping the car, parking it and getting out to capture this combination of the contrail V, the sun rising and a reflective pond.
I got to work and thought maybe around the back of the building the rising sun may be continuing. I present the third part of a great sunrise as it came over the trees.
As I continually say, 'Seize the Moment', no matter how fleeting.

104 comments:

Dewdrop said...

Terrific shots of the contrail V... love the sunset. The coloring is amazing.

picturing said...

we have the same v sky theme :D

Hope you can Visit me also Thanks

Juliana RW said...

love ur sunset shot

Mine in here Thanks

Wren said...

Beautiful! Who needs the ocean for great sunrise photos?

RuneE said...

And you did - beautifully!

Ellyn said...

Lovely shot as always. I always look forward to seeing what you have captured every week.

Dina said...

So glad you were persistant. That middle picture is a real beauty!!

Razor Family Farms said...

What lovely photos! I love your site (I'm new to it having wandered over from Tipper's site).

Too cool!

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imac said...

Great shots, but love that middle one with its reflections of the sun.

kjpweb said...

Gorgeous Skywatch! Well done, Tom!
Cheers, Klaus

Old Wom Tigley said...

3 Ace's... the middle picture is a classic and would be great framed... fantastic SW posting.

Tom ;o)

Julie said...

Hello again FG, my doesn't the week pass by quickly. I love the story behind your images this week. I did similarly with mine chasing all over the suburb for a good viewing platform.

Dancin' Fool said...

It amazes me that no matter how many beautiful sky pictures I see, or how many beautiful skies I see, there is always another that is more breathtaking than the last. Just stunning.

Aileni said...

It was a good capture. Yes the Sun Pillar is spectacular and not uncommon - definitely a case of seizing the moment.

Sherry said...

You don't need the ocean, your sunrise is beautiful already! I especially love the way you captured the misty reflection in the second photo, it's just gorgeous!

Torsdag said...

crossroads in the sky meeting the sun, the second is outstanding

Max-e said...

Nice shots Fishing Guy. I cannot resist photographing con trails

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You certainly DID seize the moment. Great shots!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful special sunrise. Congratulations.

Texas Travelers said...

That's what I call "Working a scene to its fullest". Great job, really like the middle one. Terrific photo. V for Victory. Save that for ABC Wednesday (V).

Great SWF.

Our Sky Watch is Here.
Come visit the beach,
Troy and Martha

travelnorms said...

your sunset picture is excellent too! happy SWF to you, thanks for the visit...

Marie said...

These are beautiful!
Thanks for your comment on my post :)

bobbie said...

Marvelous! That second one is just fantastic.

The Birdlady said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So glad you stopped.

irish daisies said...

wonderful catch!

April said...

What a beautiful sight to see on your way to work. Great photos!

the teach said...

Oh fishing guy, you captured one of the most beautiful sunsets! And aren't contrails great? :)

Kim said...

Who needs the ocean when you have these beautiful views.

Pietro said...

Great sequence of pictures.
Happy Sky Watch!

Rambling Woods said...

I love the pond shot...
Rambling Woods

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Kudos, Fishing Guy! All three are wonderful shots. Super Sky Watch contribution.

esnorway said...

nice pics have great weekend

CrazyCath said...

A beautiful sunrise. A great picture story. You did the sunrise - I did the sunset! Come over and have a look.

Kahshe Cottager said...

They are all wonderful pictures but I confess that the second one is my favourite of the three. The colours are so lovely!

Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies!
My Sky Watch Photos Here and Here

Dulce said...

All three are great!!
Have a nice weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

Lovely. All good. Thanks.

Donna said...

LOL...You HAD to be Moving!!! These are Great!!! Happy night!

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shots as always and have a super weekend.
Cheers

Carver said...

What a great sequence of sunrise photographs. I would have had to pull over to and get that second shot too. Remarkable.

babooshka said...

You certainly ceased the moment. Brilliant shots.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shots with fantastic colors:)

Jeanne said...

I was lucky enough to get sunrise on the water this week. Love your V and that second shot with the sun at the bottom of the V is wonderful.

Judi~Gmj said...

Beautiful, I love #2. You do well at capturing a fleeting moment. And to work on time I'll bet! :)

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Kathiesbirds said...

You certainly know how to carpe diem! I like the middle shot best. V for victory is right! You were victorious in capturing a nice series of sunrise shots!

Shionge said...

Great you always your camera on 'standby' for us FG :) Gerat sharing !

Lori said...

Isn't it fun to watch the sun come up on the drive to work? Sometimes I have to catch it in my rear view mirror.

This one is so lovely...and a treat for us all. Thank you!

lotis said...

wow, the shots are just beautiful,

Ces said...

These are fabulous formation in the sky and a nice peek at sunrise.

Rachel* said...

great photos! i love the cloud streaks in the sky! as well as the sunset

lissa said...

the middle one's my favorite, looks like a bird flying, the sky changes so fast, it's great you captured their beauty before it disappears

Brenda said...

Awesome sunrise photos!!

Raven said...

Three wonderful sunrise photos. The second one is my favorite. Gorgeous.

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

You're on your way to work and are so aware of the beauty of the sky. I love it! You caught some beautiful shots. Happy SWF & a great weekend to you!

TomGu said...

Perfect timing and great shots.

Travis said...

The shots are wonderful. I love the V that is found in the sky.

Indrani said...

A V formation... V for Victory. Great moments captured. :)

JennWasHere said...

Wow... that's a pretty stunning shot! Was there an airshow?
Hope you can hop by my SWF photos in these blogs:
Jenn Was Here
Shutter Happenings

Thanks! Happy Friday!

Lawstude said...

i particularly like the line in the sky. it made the sky shots more interesting. great job again FG.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Photographe is an art, and you the artist!
Fantastic capture, my friend!

have a nice weekend!

Luiz

Suzanne said...

Great photos, it looks like the vapour from planes, about to run into each other. Happy SWF.

ilanadavita said...

That's some photos.

shaker said...

great V !

Tricia said...

Grab the moment - right place, right time - dreamy pics!!

pts said...

like your skywatch shot!

nina said...

A wonderful moment, seized!

Nina at Nature Remains

Jack and Joann said...

Outstanding photos. The middle shot is the tops. How will you top this next time there is a Sky Watch Day?

Anne-Berit said...

Amazing pictures,my favorite is number two,beautiful!

Tipper said...

The V's are just awesome.

magiceye said...

that looks lovely!

have posted a picture of a partial solar eclipse that we had in our mumbai skies today!

dlyn said...

These are just lovely - glad you stopped to catch them. Happy Skywatch Friday!

Mary said...

oh, how wonderful! And I love it that you stopped the car to take a picture! LOL

Dee said...

I love the pictures- great capture!

Kelly said...

I love your photos! I think the middle one is my favorite!! Great job!!

Larry D said...

Great photos! Happy SWF!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Just beautiful.........that V is pretty interesting cloud formation! Great capture :o)

Ms. Hays said...

Your page sure is hoppin today w/ such a beautiful sunrise to show off!!! Very cool!

juliana said...

the morning light beautifully captured... especially love the second one

Mrs. Darcy said...

Very nice pictures!

Kristi said...

Fantastic! I love sunset photos

Kristi said...

Fantastic! I love sunset photos

Dragonstar said...

These are so beautiful - particularly the second one.

CrazyCow said...

Simple is often so beautiful, and you have found one. Well done.

becky voyles said...

I love the last two!

Edgar said...

Great shots! The middle is my favorite with the bluring effect of the steaming lake.

Warren Baker said...

A great Time of the day to out and about. nice captures Fishing guy!

mundo a fora said...

Beautiful!

Debbie said...

Really nice shots.

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2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow, those are great! My fave is the one in the middle because of the colors. Awwww-sum!
:-)

david mcmahon said...

Simply breath-taking. Bravo!

lapa37 said...

Wonderful pictures it's amazing how beautiful the sky can be and yet how very scary at times.

ancient one said...

Great Shots!

Petunia said...

Very beautiful shot:) It is a little bit funny beacause I took a shot very much alike this one yesterday evening:)

Petunia's ABC Wednesday/SWF post

Catherine said...

Way to watch those skies! :) Glad you were paying attention and glad you stopped to capture it..love that second shot!!
Fantastic sky~watch captures!
Happy weekend!
And Happy sky~watching!
Cat

Angie said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a great weekend!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" has been buried deeper than his cowbell in work - and will be for the next month or so. He hasn't paused to say 'hello' when he has stopped by.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is spectacular and the V stands for very well done I love that first shot

Kay said...

Good morning, Fishing guy! You've captured beautiful sunrise moments. I love them all. I also enjoyed reading your Reasons for Blogging. I agree with you 100%.

system operator said...

I really like the midle one. Those cloud lines really make your composition and photo work! Happy week end and sky watching!

islandgurl said...

great shots! i love sunset.

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photos to celebrate sky watch friday. You know sometimes I look at other's photos with envy, they have lots of clouds and interesting skylines to create magical photos with while I only a plain blue sky every every day with sea, lakes, rivers and a point & shoot camera, but the thing that makes sky watch so much fun is what everyone does with their patch of sky.

Thanks for sharing your photos with us all and your kind comments on my blog earlier.

lv2scpbk said...

Good choices for skywatch.

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