Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch Friday 8-29-08

I thank anyone who commented on my opening and post last week, I tried to get to each site but there were a lot of friends to visit.

Sky Watch Friday now has a new home and a life of it's own. Please check out the new sight and link in if you wish to participate. There were 378 people last week with beautiful Sky photos. You can link in from my side bar or above.

The family made a trip to central Ohio to go on a canoeing trip down a river. Most of the family went down in two cars. It was a fun trip with some great scenery. There were 7 adults and 6 kids on two rafts and a canoe. The country is really nice in central Ohio. There was a set of silos that I thought gave a fun sky shot.
As you go south in Ohio you start to get closer to the Appalachian Mountains and you get into the foothills with the rolling countryside.
If you put your camera in a plastic bag on the raft while you are going down the river you can get this kind of sky shot. Yes, we did get really wet. I don't recommend this method but the camera dried out and so did I.

114 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful SWF. My post is out there too :-)

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

ooooh wow! THIS is awsome ad even very cretive! I have to try your idea out and see whats happening:) I like this shots really very much! Thanks for showing:)

My Skywatch from this week is about the Water-surroundings in my village NAARDEN in Holland, so I welcome you to watch my 6 sky's.

www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
Greetings from
JoAnn's-D-Eyes /Holland:)

Texas Travelers said...

Great sky watch. I really like the silos against the sky.

We used to live in the Texas Panhandle on the High Plains. There was always a lot of wind and if you passed some silos near the highway, "be careful", the swirling winds would take you off the road, or into an oncoming car.

Great photos, and thanks for the visit,
Troy

Louise said...

Yesterday was a storybook, today is a family album! Nice series, and I especially love the shot through the plastic bag!

Dewdrop said...

I've used the plastic bag strategy before! I love the fair weather cumulus sky in the others... green green, blue blues and white whites... it's like a laundry detergent commercial. :O)

Jules said...

Ha! I see you posted early too.
Great sky watch and congrats on being featured. Okay. I know I'm a little late with that, but still... congrats!

ilanadavita said...

Nice presentation of your shots.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect shots for Skywatch! Great job! Mine's up too hope youcan drop by... asking for your vote too... thanks a lot! Happy weekend!

Petunia said...

All very lovely postcards:)

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful. You know how to live and enjoy yourself.

mick said...

Great photos and I like the way you have cropped them.

bobbie said...

Beautiful photos - I actually like the last one best. The silos are interesting.

Yen said...

Such beautiful shots! Love the presentation too!Drop by if you got a chance, HERE.

freshaircabin said...

I love the last one too:D But all of them are beautiful!

Pinay Mommy said...

i like the way you presented your photos. very fantastic!

thanks for the visiting my Afternoon Skies.

happy sky watch!

Carver said...

Those are all beautiful shots. Sounds like a great time on the family trip.

Marie said...

Very nice sky watch :)

Berit said...

Great SWF photos!!

Sherry said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. :) Great photos of a summer sky. I love the silos especially.

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are all very nice. I like the way you have matted them.

See my SkyWatch post here > Canon Pixels

Bradley Myers said...

Great photos, but I think I will leave my camera in the truck and not take a chance in the plastic bag, LOL.

imac said...

Great shots Fishing Guy, love the misty one.

Merisi said...

Beautiful country and skies!
You are very courageous, taking the camera with you onto the water. I went sailing recently and left my camera in the locker.

Photo Cache said...

Wonderful set of skywatching shots.

Angie said...

FG
This is a really superb post. I love the way you have framed the shots.BTW,I think you did a grand job last week with the intro, can't quite remember if I sent you a message but if I didn't my apologies.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely series of photos, Fishing Guy, and I just love how you've put them into an oval vignette format! Very nice Sky Watch!

Darla said...

How cute, camera in a bag!! Die hard photographer hahahaha

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and the advice. Your idea is really priceless to put a camera in a plastic bag and use it this way.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh my goodness! I'm glad your camera is OK. ;-) Ohio really is lovely, isn't it?

The Texican said...

Who's got a new photo program? I like those little oval frames. Pappy

Shirley Fyfe said...

Great Sky Watch photos - such beauitful colours captured too!

Aileni said...

An excellent sequence.

John said...

Great shots for sky watch, FG!
Looks like a nice trip.

ellen b said...

Hi Fishing Guy,
I'm glad your camera dried out! what a fun family trip...down a river, in a canoe or raft. Fabulous scenery...

Denise said...

Love the framing! Your dog is gorgeous!

Quiet Paths said...

These are so interesting and it is a lovely landscape; how many miles did you canoe? Does the river run fairly swiftly?

Cátia said...

wonderful pictures!i love the colors!great shots

kjpweb said...

Nice one, Tom. Has my cam getting wet recently, too. But all went well. :)
Cheers, Klaus

P.S.: Hope you get back to normal image shows. The nice the ovals are - a full frame is always nicer! :)

CrazyCath said...

I like the silo one, and the last one. It is an interesting shot and you wouldn't have had it otherwise, so well worth the effort.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Looks like a nice trip! And you took very nice shots. They are all very nice:)

Have a nice Sky Watch:)

Kelly said...

Wow!!!! This is an amazing post! I love the travels that you took us on and I enjoyed the tip of what a photo will look like when covered in a plastic bag!! How Stunning and what a great idea! Well done...

donna said...

The third one looks like a Painting, it's So beautiful!!

TomGu said...

I like your sky shots!

Rambling Woods said...

Gee..all our family has is a barbeque. Obviously, we are under achievers in reunions. @:}

Travis said...

great swf shot. Great collection of photos.

Jeanne said...

very cool presentation. Love the silos and oohh your poor camera. Glad it's okay.

Anna said...

These are just lovely and I like the way the photos are presented! I love the silos photos---I tend to like silo photos. Happy SWF!

ettey said...

Lovely! SWF!!

Judi~Gmj said...

Neat stuff, I like the plastic baggie shot the best! It makes me giggle.

babooshka said...

Not only beautiful images biy so imaginatively framed.

Rose said...

Your first shot is gorgeous in my opinion...looks like a nice place to live.

Luke Wiley said...

Central Ohio looks like a nice place to go!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Pretty neat photos... interesting way of matting the photos... makes it so much more fun that way.... you did a fabulous Sky Watch this week!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I think if I were rafting, I would have lost the camera trying to stay in the raft and not managed one picture at all! I am impressed that you managed a sky shot and only got wet in the process! lol Nice presentation of your photos too.

My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

Arija said...

What a devotee! great idea and nice shots too.

Gramma L said...

Nice pictures. You were brave to take your camera on the raft. Glad all is well. Sounds like a nice vacation with family.

Wren said...

Looks like a fun trip, and definitely fun photos.

dot said...

Sounds like an exciting trip. Love the photos! Good music!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love how you captured them in a beautiful frame

Tommy V said...

nice series of pictures for swf

Brenda said...

Wonderful SkyWatch shots! I especially like the silos, we have lots of grain bins around here that break up the skyline.

Leora said...

I'll have to try that camera in a plastic bag trip. Sounds like you had fun; great photos.

Carletta said...

Nice series FG!
I only have one camera so putting it in a plastic bag would not be an option I'd be comfortable with!

HFD60 said...

Great job FG....I really like the one with the silos..

PJ said...

Hey Fishing Guy,
You did a great job last week. I like your oval framing for your gorgeous photos. I'm definitely going to try that. Have a great weekend.

Suzanne said...

Awesome series of photos. Happy SWF.

Pietro said...

Wonderful views. I like a lot the last one, so shaded.
Happy Sky Watch!

Lawstude said...

another lovely set fit for swv. have a great weekend FG.

Ann said...

Lovely cloud shots. I like the last one, it looks like there is a heavy mist over the water.

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots!!
But you mean to say the camera didn't go bad?!

Andy said...

That top shot is almost like a constable. Great SWF! Thanks for stopping by Photonic Harmony Mr Fishing Guy, all the best, Andy.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how you have "shaped" each of these images! Almost like a cameo glimpse of life! Beautiful!

Neal said...

Great SW pictures!

Gretchen said...

Very pretty!!!

nonizamboni said...

Great reminder of that trip--I see a lot of silos here in MN and they always are the best photos I bring home. Sounds like your road trip was wonderful--thanks for sharing it with us.
Happy Weekend!

Lapa37 said...

Great once again do you ever take a bad picture? I like how the last picture turned out.

KOSTAS said...

Splendid the photographs with the light blue skies.
Also very good their frame!
Have one good weekend!

Fish Whisperer said...

FG, Great shots and it is good to be back here with everyone from Sky Watch. Have a great weekend.
Cheers

JunieRose2005 said...

Loved seeing your sky watch pics! I like the silo shot a lot!

Junie

carlamaldita said...

interesting way of taking a picture!..turned out really well too!

carla

eyestothesky said...

very interesting shots i like the way you portrayed them! Great swf!

The Birdlady said...

Love them - and something interesting happens with your lovely oval crops - I get a sort of convex optical illusion.

Jane Marie said...

Your shots are very interesting. I love how you frame them.

Anita said...

Just gorgeous... The first one is my favorite!

Thanks for visiting Prairie Visions!

syel said...

lovely set of photos! you had a good idea of wrapping the camera not to get wet instead of buying a waterproof camera case! :D

Debbie said...

Nice shots. The plastic bag thing had me laughing...

Sparverius said...

I love this series of photos. And I actually really like that last one in the plastic bag.

Columbo said...

Great shots and posting. I am thinking about taking a raft ride down our local rivers here in Oregon. I think I will take my less expensive camera and some baggies.

Nancy said...

Beautiful sky and country. Love the silos.

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Beautiful pictures of landscape and sky. The first reminds me of Norway. Like it a lot ;-)

Digital Polaroids said...

Excellent!

Becky and Gary said...

It looks like it was a nice day. I like your shot from inside the plastic bag. Cool.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy SWF..

JustinB said...

cool skf!

mirage2g said...

Hmm,thanks about the tip for putting the camera in a plastic bag...Now you get great sky fotos as always! Happy weekend!

JFargo said...

I love the stylistic approach on these photos. The silos against the sky are definitely my favorite of the bunch, but they're all very nice!

Daryl said...

I really like the way you've presented these .. they are just wonderful .. and the 'framing' makes them IMO even more so

:-Daryl

krisuh said...

Very nice SWF photos!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the special effects!

piedmontperspective said...

Great series of shots! The silos are very cool. I would never have the nerve to take my camera on a raft.

Stacey Huston said...

Wow, you are a popular man!!99 comments and counting! Glad your camera didn't get ruined. and it sounds like a blast to me.

peppylady said...

Sound like going down the river would be a great outing.

Your last picture would look great hanging it so quite looking.

Thanks for stop by and the coffee is always on.

Rambling Woods said...

A plastic bag..now that is a necessary thing when canoeing isn't it..Nice scenery along the way..

tipper said...

Love the first one-looks like a postcard of a place I'd want to visit!

Eddie D. said...

Nice variety of sky shots here...thanks for showing us these different perspective.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

great pics, I bought a water camera its a 35 mm but takes great pics for trips like that... and for underwater pics of the kids...

all about paper said...

Very creative series of photos for Sky Watch Friday, the countryside is beauitful. Thanks for sharing and your kind comments on my post.

Salty said...

Love this creative touch!

It sounds like a very enjoyable trip and to think you captured some great images to boot!

Gotta run, its time to hit the lake........

Coca Cutie said...

Funny story :) Awesome sky series!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent shots and love the frames.... thanks for your kind comments and support...

lv2scpbk said...

Nice photos.

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy this is something else. Who but you would think of putting a camera in a plastic bag for a photo shoot. How very creative. What's that line: where there is the will there is a way to do it. Rock on!

D Herrod said...

Love it. The frames make them look like postcards.

Tina Coruth said...

Beautiful skywatch photos! I like the last shot, too. It looks as though the fog rolled in!

Thank you for commenting on my SWF. You are right, my cloud does look like an igloo with the entryway!

Tina

Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

wow fishing guy! I love your shots! Very peaceful and serene skies! i just hope that our world would be as calm as thoe stunning shots! God Bless you!