Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sky Watch Friday #19

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Sometimes you get the feeling something special is going to happen. I had a friendly sky as I drove home last Friday and as the Sun began to set you could feel that something was going to happen with that low cloud and the Western sky.
This all took place in 5 minutes and I tried to take a shot each minute as the Sun sank toward the horizon. I thought this hook cloud was so interesting, maybe a fisherman's promise.
The hook was burnt out but the sky was ablaze.
I was enjoying the show as I went down a hill into valley.
The bottom of the hill was reached and a flock of crows filled the sky. You could hear the crows talking and saying to each other let's head for a roost before dark comes creeping across the sky.
Just that quick the sun was gone and the darkness started to envelope the sky. That was the end of the photos but it was an exciting time as I had traveled through the beauty of the sunset. This is five minutes later and the darkness came soon behind.
Five minutes turned to ten and the sky turned to a that of a night which was quickly approaching.
The beauty of the sunset can readily be seen
it will be with us only for a shot time, not long.
I hope that it is always a show which is truly keen
so watch it with your heart filled with a song.
Travel around the net and see the other beautiful skies of the world.

120 comments:

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

wow! impressive sky like a "Painted sky"I could not paint that fanttastic, but you did it by photography!

Here is my skywatch:www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

Greetings from JoAnn

Sara G said...

WOW, stunning photo's. I just love sunsets. Would probably like sunrises too, but I am NOT a morning person!!
Take care and thanks for sharing your pics with us!!!

Yen said...

OMGoodness! those are amazing captures! Love it:)

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shots and colors. Nice your text and song.

Texas Travelers said...

I like all of the photos, but the second one enlarged is outstanding.
Great color and contrast.

Troy

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Gorgeous - the progression and the narrative. Lovely. Thanks for sharing your sundown journey with us!

Lirone said...

Thank you for sharing that lovely sunset with us... the sequence really brings it home!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Another one of those amazing times when you must have been happy your camera was with you. I guess if you're like me you rarely leave home without it, right?

Wonderful colours!

bobbie said...

What a great show! Five short minutes can make huge changes.

said...

Those are beautiful skies!

Kathleen said...

Bravo my friend !!!
You did it again...took my breath away!

Ilanadavita said...

Great selection; I like them all.

Hendrika said...

Hey, most skywatchers love the sun or sunset: me too ;~).

Photo Cache said...

Nothing short of amazing. Oh to be wowed by the glory of skywatching.

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch! Happy SkyWatching! I am back now... Hope you'll visit mine too...

babooshka said...

Just too beautiful Te light is gorgeous.

Kim said...

Great sequence of photos. I love the colors.

bowledover said...

The rapid changes in the sunsets are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

Carver said...

This was an amazing five minutes turned into ten. All of these shots are so beautiful.

imac said...

Great post, its very uplifting to see this.

penni said...

All great photos, but the second one is really breathtaking.

Torsdag said...

"Golden Oktober" - the month for a good wine in Germany, good combination this SWW and glas of Mosel-riesling.
Have a nice weekend

Migs CFL fan said...

Beautiful pics as always. Your work never disappoints.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

~~Randi, Hverdagsprat~~ said...

Great captures! Love them all:) Happy SWF!

Ulrika K said...

It looks like a painting. So beautiful!

Deborah Godin said...

I thought it looked kind of like a crocodile cloud. Really neat sky!

gina said...

a beautiful soothing, relaxing sunset. easy to lose track of time when enjoying something like this.

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful sunset,nice to see the sun go down this way!

Geoff said...

Great set of photos. Great sunsets.

Quiet Paths said...

Each so very different even with so little time elapsed. I never tire of seeing views like these. Truly inspiring!

Leedra said...

I really do like all of these photos. The colors are great.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Such impressive skies.... I see such amazing improvements in your photography... it's makes me smile! =)

~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Naturegirl said...

You captured the beauty of the sunsets in these amazing images!

Tina said...

You get the most beautiful sky pictures! Love the song with it!!
:)

Darla said...

How does something so big and hot move so fast, (to us), just gorgeous photos, love the second one.

Jack and Joann said...

Late fall sunsets are beautiful but a little more solemn and somber in my opinion. Thanks for mentioning me on your blog today. I'll be getting back to you soon as I can. Maybe tomorrow.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous Photos, FG... I liked your story/description that went with the pictures. I could feel your excitement watching the sun go down in the west. Beautiful Colors!!!! Thanks!

PJ said...

Wonderful essay, it's amazing how fast the sky can change at sunrise and sunset. You must have enjoyed your drive immensely.

TCKK said...

Very nice! I love the colors. Thanks for showing us the sunset.

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful show! And a great spot to capture it from as well.

Mark said...

Wonderful shots.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF. Amazing scenery. Have a nice weekend.

Scotty Graham said...

really nice skies....been some time since I last visited...sorry about that....my internet is so slow, it takes a lifetime to get around to everyone's blogs.....keep up the great work!!

Cheers,

Scotty

FickleMinded said...

fascinating photos, the skies always up to something!
SWF#3:Mt. Rushmore

Lapa37 said...

Beautiful pictures they almost look like paintings.

Titania said...

This is a great series of a beautiful sunset.
(I can not find mr.Linky to sign in for SWF)Thank you.

Mary said...

Your beautiful photos definitely bring a song to my heart. That was an amazing sunset! Happy SWF. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Each one is a gem. Mother nature sure works her magic through your lens.

Pearl Maple said...

Stunning photos, don't you just love it when nature throws the whole paint box across the sky and you get to watch.

Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

ellen b said...

What glorious skies these are! Yikes each one is just as good as the last...
Is it just me or is there no Mr. Linky this week...

Larry D said...

Great series of photos! Happy SWF!

Tabib said...

Beautiful sunset series, and with birds too.
Oh.. good country song! ;-)

napaboaniya said...

I've enjoyed very much with your beautiful series of sky photos :)
All lovely and stunning shots!

Jeannelle said...

Oh, yes, isn't it fun to document an amazing sunset! Good job! Happy SkyWatching!

Carletta said...

Beautiful series FG!
I actually like the last one best -maybe because it has the same palette of colors as mine this week.

Stacey Huston said...

beautiful and amazing sky as always. thanks for sharing

Laura ~Peach~ said...

love your skywatch photos... the skywatch homepage is doing the same thing as my world did the other day....it was there less than 2 hours ago but its all gone now :(
hugs Laura

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

I love the series of shots! It's amazing to me how quickly the scene changes. Lovely!

chrome3d said...

That blaze filled my heart with a song. Thanks for sharing your way back home.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

beautiful poem. Lovely series of photos, too. I saw a weiner dog cloud in one of them. :)

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Suz Broughton said...

Beautiful catch. I like that you showed us the progression. Happy SWF!

Jan said...

Wonderful sequence. Yes, you have to capture sunset, or sunrise for that matter, photos when you see them. Great captures, today.

Gmj said...

You give me a beautiful show. Like all of live sunrises and sunsets go to guickly.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Amazing how the whole look changes, minute by minute. Nice series.

Pietro said...

What a quick change of the sky!
These are splendid views, Fishing Guy.
Happy Sky Watch!

Luke Wiley said...

Astonishing set of shots!

Tootie said...

It's true that we should enjoy the beautiful skies to the fullest because they are so fleeting. Your sky was beautiful, and doesn't it make you feel God put it there just for you. :-)

Leena said...

So warmly coloured and summer like photos, they make happy feeling.
Our world is now quite white and the sky has been grey weeks. But we all love that new glimmering snow, which will last increasing step y step until March.
In April we will not love it any more:)

Happy weekend to you!

Catherine said...

Thanks to share with us each minute of that glorious moment. That was a soft melody from heart.
I've listened, watched attentively, and feel.

T and S said...

Awesome, gorgeous series of images

Maria said...

That sky's soooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Naturegirl said...

popped by to say that my SWF post is up here:
http://nature-trail.blogspot.com/

Greyscale Territory said...

What a beautiful collection of vibrantly coloured clouds! Each set of clouds seems to be creating its own tableau!

Sandradb said...

Wonderful set of beautiful sunsets - I really like them.

Leora said...

A delightful series. Thanks for telling the story behind the scenes.

Sailor Girl said...

A «live» performance of Mother Nature in all its splendour!!! THANK YOU!!!

Grammy said...

Awesome shots. We had lots of clouds today too.
Have a great week.
See ya next Sky watch Friday.
Grammy

Patricia said...

You have awesome photos! I love the sunset!
Happy Skywatch!

The Birdlady said...

What a beautiful treat - for you, and now for all of us.

Tammy said...

Wow! That's really beautiful. That 2nd one really jumps out at me though. Amazing!

Afanja said...

Actually I don't like fishing, but I love to see such a beautiful sunset.
You've made a great series of it. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Beautiful series, I especially like the 2nd one.

Small City Scenes said...

Great shots, and the crows were perfect. It is amazing how quickly it goes. MB

Brian Bastinelli said...

Cool images. I like the cloud formations and the colors!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a lovely sequence of sky shots and the colors are beautiful.
thanks for sharing ;)

George said...

Gorgeous pictures! I love the sequence.

Mary said...

these are beautiful and I especially like the second one. Lovely color!

Becky and Gary said...

Your sky shots are just gorgeous. I love the changing skies we have near Lake Erie.
Have a great Friday, and do stop by again.

Dewdrop said...

Amazing how fast it happens sometimes... blink and it's gone. Lovely shots. Ever-changing... it's like a living breathing dynamic. Awesome!

Chrissy said...

Great shots, I so so love the sunset. I love seeing it in stages :-D

Enigma said...

Sweet! It is amazing what can happen in just 5 minutes, isn't it? Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my site! Have a great weekend!

Shinade said...

Oh my this is my 2nd or 3rd time to drop by and I always enjoy it so much.

These are stunning views of a lovely sunset and the music simply lulled me into a place of such peace.

I always enjoy your site so much!!

Thank you and definitely Happy SWF:-)

Bradley Myers said...

Neat capture, I bet you are glad you stopped to catch it.

Tommy V said...

Beautiful sunset....

indicaspecies said...

Lovely set of photos. Happy SWF!

Mine are at:
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

Cheers!
- celine

marina said...

I enjoyed the company of the photos and the music at the same time!

Bird said...

What a beautiful sunset, it's lovely that you got the whole progression. I love Skywatch Friday!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures and a study in taking your time on a subject. Thanks for the tip on the Beaver Moon, you have been credited ;-)

tipper said...

Wow amazing all the beauty you captured in 10 minutes time. Love the hook-very neat shot!

Daryl said...

I am struck wordless at the beauty you've caught & reeled in!

:-Daryl

Titania said...

fishing guy, thank you it has worked.

Enigma said...

Stunning. Thank you for sharing!

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, first thanks for giving me this award. I'm so grateful. Now, I have a favor to ask. I need help getting my award from your blog to my blog. This summer Old Lady Lincoln gave me an award and I didn't know how to pick it up. Jack and daugters were busy so I missed out on that award. This time I'm determined to pick it up if I can get a little instruction on how to do so. Sorry I'm such an untechie person. LOL. Joann

Ms. Hays said...

Yes, WOW!!! Yet again, you've captured another beautiful sky! Keep them coming - I love your photos!!!

Ana said...

Lovely post, inspiring photos and blog.

spookydragonfly said...

Wow!! You have captured some amazing photos here! Absolutely beautiful...just a reminder of the awe of nature! Love your dragonfly in the previous post...I was surprised to see my Autumn Meadowhawks so late!

ChrissyM said...

Wow!! I'm always in awe over your photos and this series of photos is no exception. Stunning!! I love sunset photos!

The Arthur Clan said...

Your sunrise photos are stunning! You were a lucky guy to be able to see that. :)

BJ Roan said...

Gorgeous series. I love the crispness of the blue in the first shot. All are stunning. BJ

Celeste said...

Great sequence of shots and a beautiful palette of colours.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Clouds are the unsung hero of any memorable sunset ... but the sun gets all the credit.

TSannie said...

Some of the most beautiful photos I've seen.
I know what you mean about something special about to happen. And if you're not in exactly the right place at the right time....it's gone! I missed that sky two nights ago, but have caught it other times and will again, I hope. Guess the best thing to live by is NEVER be without your camera!

Love your blog, FG!

TSannie said...

Some of the most beautiful photos I've seen.
I know what you mean about something special about to happen. And if you're not in exactly the right place at the right time....it's gone! I missed that sky two nights ago, but have caught it other times and will again, I hope. Guess the best thing to live by is NEVER be without your camera!

Love your blog, FG!

Gardenia said...

This was such a lovely post - such a well written text accompanying the amazing pictures.

Lew said...

Amazing what the sky will show you if you take a few minutes to let it get its colors out! Beatuful sequence. And a reminder to go get the bait and throw a line in the water.

Ladynred said...

Awesome shots. love them all esp. sunsets. Thanks for the visit.

Ms. Hays said...

BTW - come on over to my blog, I have an award waiting for you!

Deslilas said...

Thanks for your visit and comment.
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dot said...

Very beautiful shots! You always catch the good ones.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great photos of a wonderful sky. Well captured :-)