Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sky Watch Fridays #16

Sky Watch Friday has on it's own site. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were 385 people last week with beautiful Sky photos. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

I was driving to work last Friday and it was dark and cloudy starting out for the first hour. Then the sun started to rise and the sky exploded. This all took place in fifteen minutes.
The darkness was replaced by a wondrous site.
The sky kept changing as I drove.
I had to obliged and tried to catch a shot every couple of minutes.
It kept showing different phases as the Sun rose.
I felt like I was being treated to a marvelous sky show.
It all started to calm down and the colors all mellowed. Something started to change, a little spooky don't you think.
The final shot before the Sun broke through told the whole story. It was all to get my attention as the ghost of Halloween showing up in the sky. Can you see his eyes, nose and mouth as he says Happy Halloween?
I do hope you enjoyed the sky show.

98 comments:

reluctantfarmchik said...

You whole sky show was also for us - this is absolutely fantastic. What an amazing progression! And I do see the Halloween Ghost. Very well captured.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

FG: I can't add anything that you haven't already said. Except these are spectacular. Thank you. Lisa

TSannie said...

From the fact that you've made this post, I know you made the drive to work safe and sound! Taking photos while driving....now who would DO that? (Well, aside from you and me!)

What a glorious sky you captured! A perfect SWF.

bobbie said...

Each photo more beautiful than the last!

Migs CFL fan said...

Perfect shots for this round of skywatch. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Picturing of Life said...

wow...COOL shot u have

Mine SWF post in HERE. Hope you have time to visit. Thanks.

Sara G said...

WOW, those are amazing photos! The colors so vivid.
Thanks for sharing
Take care

Carver said...

What a fabulous sky show. I'm so glad you managed to shoot it as the evolution continued. Gorgeous.

tipper said...

What a show!! So glad you captured it to share with us!

Texas Travelers said...

Great photographs. It's hard to know when to quit. Well done.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit our Sky Watch over, Cooks Inlet, Alaska.
Troy and Martha
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Pietro said...

I enjoy a lot these skies! This is a splendid Sky Watch!

WillThink4Wine said...

Wow! And to think you arranged this all for us Sky Watchers!

Colin Campbell said...

Great series of photographs. Those moments pass very quickly in the morning. Seems that the evening shots don't change so quickly.

Bradley Myers said...

The colors are fantastic. I like the black squirrel on a previous post, but I have to say I am not much of a bug person.

Rose said...

Beautiful sky shots!

Susan said...

Such a beautiful sky -- you're so lucky to see dawns like this! Thank you for sharing the photos, they're wonderful.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

And the sky sure did explode, FG! What a GREAT catch!

Tina said...

What a show Mother Nature put on for you as you drove (and took pictures?) to work!! Absolutely beautiful scenes, each one stunning in its own way! What a way to start your day...and thanks for sharing with us!
Hope you have a good week and none of that cold white stuff makes another appearance. I think I jinx myself on that one, b/c the post before was called "right around the corner"...speaking of wind and snow!1 lol.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Perfect for SWF. Great colors. These shot makes me happy. Thank you

crete said...

Lovely sky photos as always. Really excellent. Thanks for showing them.

Ray

Louise said...

What amazes me here is not how quickly it all changed--I've photographed enough sunrises and sunsets to realize that--but the clouds themselves are so different in each phase of the sunrise. Really spectacular captures and terrific post!

Dina said...

What a sky gift you received.
I had no idea it was leading up to a ghost! :)

Photo Cache said...

It feels as if the sky has compensated you with this fabulous display after a long day at work.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Amazing sky show with all such beautiful photos. At first, I thought it's sunset time.
Have a great weekend.

Dirk said...

Great to watch this sunrise, thanks for sharing this.

kjpweb said...

Awesome! You got the same kind of clouds as dewdrop did! Fantastic!
Cheers, Klaus

Arija said...

Did that wee ghostie in the sky scare the living daylights out ot you?
Nice sequence.

Gill - That British Woman said...

WOW, I can't pick a favourite from those shots, the colours are just gorgeous.

Gill in Canada

Deborah Godin said...

That's some very intense color, almost look "molten"!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

WOW... did I EVER enjoy this sky show. WOW... what a spectacular display of nature. Much better than a firework display! I love nature!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

bowledover said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful show with us. Nature at her best I think. Well captured.

imac said...

Hi Fishing Guy, love your skies, like mine the sky on fire.

Darla said...

I did see his face.........eerie!
Beautiful photos you were being blessed with a sky show.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wow what a light show, just stunning shots

the7msn said...

It's the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Glad you're keepin' your eye on the sky.

nonizamboni said...

Amazing show!and I did see the ghost. Glad you took the time to follow this sunrise--no two are ever the same.
Happy weekend, F.Guy!

Kathiesbirds said...

Amazing Sky show though, your sky looks like it was painted by Monet and not a halloween ghost!

Twisted Fencepost said...

You were definitely being treated! And thank you for sharing it with us!
I did see the ghost. Loved it!

vincibene said...

15 minutes dramatic sky show! Breathtaking gorgeous pictures!

Jeanne said...

It does certainly make one wonder when it keeps changing like that. Cool captures.

Mary said...

This is a great sunrise series! Such beautiful changes!

Leora said...

How lovely that you were able to capture such a beautiful show! One thing I have found, since I starting doing Sky Watch, is that the sky can change so quickly. Marvelous.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a gorgeous series of day breaking. My favourite is the first one because I love the purple clouds/

babooshka said...

These are just incredible.

Paz said...

I could stare at this sky all day long. ;-)

Paz

The Tile Lady said...

Now THAT'S a Gorgeous sunrise. It left me speechless! Great Skywatch FG!

nina said...

I rarely catch the sunrise--our eastern horizon is treed.
Yours are lovely.
Nina at Nature Remains

Luke Wiley said...

Nice capture of the beautiful sky!

Ann said...

That is just amazing. So beautiful.

Carletta said...

Wonderful series FG and I too see the Halloween ghost!
My sky is almost the same colors.

Pearl Maple said...

How nice of nature to turn on that beautiful slide show for your morning commute. A great way to start the day.

Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday and making it such a colorful event. Thanks also for your kind comments on my post earlier.

Ms. Hays said...

You've outdone yourself yet again!!! Check out those colors - so BOLD and dramatic - Very Very Nice!!!

Jo Castillo said...

These are YOWZA!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the red in these!

Naturegirl said...

Amazing blazing morning skies!
How blessed you are that you were up early enough to capture these on film and in your memory!
I see the sun coming up but the covers seem to stay ontop of me so I never get to see this..perhaps I need the rooster to call!
A sky watcher who has come back!
Nice meeting you!

Tootie said...

Thanks for sharing your sky with us. It's beautiful even the ghost. :-)

Lew said...

What a glorious sequence of photos! I am always amazed at how different the sun's comings and goings can be. Your SKF is fabulous.

Vic said...

wOw! tHAt'S mESMERIZINg! :)

Tash said...

Fantastic. We had a similar sunrise on Thursday morning. Isn't it just so grand!

evlahos said...

excellent moment to caught the fire in the sky. fantastic captures

Mary said...

Wow, jaw-dropping! Gorgeous! Happy swf. :)

kRiZ cPEc said...

spooky? Don't occur to me that way.

Maria said...

A spectacular skywatch show! Beautiful!

Borski and Nai said...

what a great capture of the sky's transition...

great stuff!

The Birdlady said...

Yes, Tom...marvelous sky show!

Jack and Joann said...

Wow, that was past fantastic. That was totally INCREDIBLE! Hope someone shows all these beautiful photos to Linus so that he will know that The Great Pumpkin does exist. You have proven it in more ways than one. Uhhhhhhhhhh....please drive safely with one hand on wheel and one hand on camera.

gen/entry said...

Very colorful reddish skies...TC

T and S said...

Great details, awesome colors, patterns and series apt for Halloween. Thanks for sharing

Happy Haloween...Thomas

Dewdrop said...

Well, looky there. We've got quite similar posts this week. How interesting! Great minds! Great shots!

Larry D said...

Wow! Fantastic series of photos! Happy SWF!

Shellmo said...

Beautiful show! You know the right places to drive to!

Small City Scenes said...

Isn't it amazing how beautiful the sky can be and yet how quickly it can change. Great shots. MB

2sweetnsaxy said...

Oooh! These are gorgeous! Look at those colors! Great shots.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Beautiful collection! I love the pinks... we rarely get pink skies.

In reply from my SeaSick post... put on your life jacket!

Patty said...

WOW!
Great shots.
Happy Friday.

Daryl said...

Booo-tiful photos


:-Daryl

Warren Baker said...

Loveley, lovely sky shots FG. I took a photo of the sky reflected from a puddle today, not as good as your pics though!

Torsdag said...

It is wonderful when the sun is sending the first morninglight to the cloud, you are lucky to get this moment for SWF.
Have a nice weekend.

AphotoAday said...

Those first ones are really knockouts... I like the subtler ones too...

Debbie said...

What a stunningly beautiful series and how blessed were you to see it unfold in person. Thanks for sharing it with us.

marina said...

Perfect shots!!!!

Tommy V said...

fabulous sunset and colors

dot said...

Fantastic skies and worth waiting for. I hope you weren't late for work!

Gretchen said...

Just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

Mewli said...

w!! fantastic colours. Kinda puts mine in the shade abit. Hehe.
Thanks for those great shots.

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous photos!! What an amazing progession and so cool that you were able to get photo's of it all. Spectacular post!

syel said...

stunning set of photographs! you're quite lucky that you were able to capture the progression of the sunset. Happy halloween!

Willard said...

A wonderful series, Tom. I like how it ranges from the very vivid saturated first image to the one of the face as the fiery colors start to fade

Bernie said...

Wow, those are spectacular sky pictures! I love sunrises and sunsets.

Greyscale Territory said...

The whole series of shots is beautiful to scroll! But I especially love the pink cloud textures in the 4th shot!

Wren said...

What a great light show you found and shared with us. Thanks for SkyWatching.

Denise said...

Fantastic series of photos. They are all spectacular.

Marie said...

Beautiful :)

Misty Dawn said...

One truly fantastic sky + an amazing set of photos = one outstanding and awesome post! I LOVE this!

gwendolen said...

The Skyshow was pretty wonderful. :-)

piedmontperspective said...

I'm way behind but doing my best to try to catch up. Your sky show is magnificent! Beautiful colors.

Gina said...

Wow..awesome sunrise! The colour is so intense..I bet it was even more spectacular in real life! :D

RagsNehali said...

amazing!! the colors, the shot - everything is spectacular...