Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #27

The new Sky Watch Friday is doing really well. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were 361 people last week with beautiful Sky photos. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post.

We have had gloomy skies lately and a little blue is really nice. We are at 1F this morning with a cold night coming tonight. I am staying with some shots along the Cuyahoga River for Sky Watch. You can see Winter in the sky. I'm posting the street light photos for Dot the originator of Sky Watching.
There was this small blue patch with the sun fighting to get out. The old train station, Pufferbelly Restaurant, is in relief in the shot.
The lamp posts always make a good sky foreground.
You can see a portion of the Cuyahoga River in this photo.
I added this one to show how much brighter it looked if you used the blue section of the sky. That wasn't the true sky I was seeing.
There will be brighter skies through the world but I feel my skies show the time of the year in North East Ohio. It has been a tough Winter so far.

78 comments:

Darla said...

Your skies sure do reflect the season for sure. Man oh man, is it cold where you are!!! Bundle up! Waiting for the Skywatch Meme to get set up, have my post ready. haha

Carletta said...

You seem to have had more blue in your sky than I have even though you are colder at the present.
I love the shots with the lampposts.
Keep warm.

rhoen said...

hmmm...cloudy again, huh? lovely share today!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Very nice F Guy,
I like all kinds of frost, ice and snow, its my favorite season...

here is my FROZEN sky www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

greetings JoAnn/Holland

Shellmo said...

Nice cloudy photos - looks like it could be in Seattle!

George said...

Your pictures definitely convey winter in Ohio as I remember it. Stay warm the next few days!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love those photos showing the lamppost. Beautiful.. AND--that cloud picture is very pretty also.
Betsy

Daniel J Santos said...

wonderful pictures, very well done.

RuneE said...

Clouds are part of the winter, as you have shown. They are even greyer at my place.

Dewdrop said...

Great collection of shots... love the altocumulus. It looked downright cold! Try to stay warm!

Photo Cache said...

Lovely winter skywaching photos.

Steffi said...

Really great photos of skies!Perfect for SWF!Have a nice weekend!

bowledover said...

The grey skies makes you see other things in the pictures though. Keep warm and well.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Grey skies and fabulous silhouettes! Very nice, FG!

gel said...

I feel cold just looking at these wonderful wintry shots! Especially like the 3rd and 4th ones. The mix of blue w/ the grays and black is striking.

Petunia said...

Lovely silhouette shots! I really like this kind of photos!
Today on my blog:
SWF Puzzle for sale;)

Louise said...

These could almost be black-and-white. Love them!

Naturegirl said...

Boy oh boy don't we all just love to see a bit of blue sky when most days are grey! Love your series but man am I ((((((freezing)))) at my end!!
Happy SWF fishing guy! :)NG
P.S. what a crowd participating!!

imac said...

Great collection Fishing Guy, cant choose between them.

Tina said...

FG,
You are having a tough winter so far...I've never seen such low temps hit and stay around for so long..1 degree..ouch! Your sky photos are nice..cold looking tho..hope that sun finds a way out soon. I will be re-joining skywatch next week, just haven't gotten out much to take some shots..:)

Ida said...

Gloomy can be beautiful. :)
Very nice shots.

bobbie said...

Oh but that little bit of blue does really look so good! Even without it, the skies are beautiful - just very wintery looking. Which, after all, they should.

kostas said...

Splendid current post also, the contrast gives in each photograph mystery and intense sentiments! exellent photos!

Sylvia K said...

I love the lampposts against the sky and your skies are beautiful and it does look cold!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend, FG.

Yogi said...

Its looks pretty darn cold to me.

The Birdlady said...

Very, very lovely!

Greyscale Territory said...

Just beautiful! Moody but fascinating!

Larry D said...

Cloudy days eventually become blue skies, great photos!

Gill - That British Woman said...

The first shot is my favourite, just lovely with the lamp post.

Gill in Canada

Rose said...

Nice shots...I really like the third one.

Carver said...

Those are all beautiful shots to me and I really like the lamp post. I have a thing about lamp posts for some reason.

Jack and Joann said...

Boy, this is the second Ohio blog I have visited today that the writer has said that this has been a tough winter. And here I am in Virginia hoping that I will get see at least snow on the ground once this winter. None yet. Send some my way, Fishing Guy. Blow it east down #70
and hopefully will get here in Haymarket, VA. Oh, my! I may be eating my words one day if we get a lot! LOL! Happy Sky Watch Friday.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a nice series of winter shots...that reflect the season quite well.
thanks as always for sharing with us.
have a great weekend.

Ms. Hays said...

Check out those clouds - fine capture

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Love those lamps and yes, I can spot a cold winter sky - we've had a few of those.

Guy D said...

Great skywatch shots once again, I don't know what it is, I just love shots with lamposts/lanterns. Great work.

Regina In Pictures

Larry Jordan said...

Hey Fishing Guy it looks pretty darn cold there in Ohio. I hear you guys are getting some of the coldest weather ever while we here on the West Coast are getting spring-like weather. Go figure. We need some rain! Have a great weekend!

Mojo said...

Yeah, you can look at that sky and it just screams "cold" at you. But I really love that first shot from the upward angle. Great stuff.

dot said...

Thanks for thinking of me! I like all the photos but especially the first one.
It does seem to be an unusually cold winter but always I remember that you folks in the north have it harder than us when it comes to cold.

uncleawang said...

A beautiful set of skywatch shot!!
Thanks for sharing & have a nice day.

Stacey Huston said...

cold skies in your part of the country.. I won't post my sky this week and it is 40 + degrees here today and may start a riot..lol.. thanks for sharing..

penni said...

Cold, cold, cold. But the skies are interesting -- you're right that the lamppost is a striking feature.

ChickenGal said...

Sharing your gloomy skies in Ohio. I caught a brief glimps of the sun this morning,but I can't remeber when NE Ohio has had such a gloomy and grey winter.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You do have my sympathy on this awful weather Tom.

Pearl Maple said...

Cool photos for sky watch friday, like the dark against the light of the sky. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Leedra said...

Yep, not too bright here either. And colder than we are used to here.

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Patricia said...

I loved all the photos! they look so romantic with the lamp and the colors...Nice work, you are an artist!
Have a happy weekend,

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ilanadavita said...

Great lamp posts, I agree!

Sandra said...

Those are great sky photos - at the first moment I thought they were black/white, but then I saw a glance of blue behind the clouds - very beautiful!

vincibene said...

Beautiful series!

Small City Scenes said...

Did you ever get to enjoy some blue skies that day? None out this way. MB

Grammy said...

Oh I agree the lamppost is wonderful with all the clouds. I enjoyed all your photos. Hope you are staying warm tonight. We are below zero here in Missouri. Burr. Spring is coming though.

Lawstude said...

hello FG, another set of amazing shots. i specially love the lampposts.

sorry for not visiting lately because my law profession has been eating-up most of my time. but i just can't help to check on one of my fave blogs whenever i can. have a nice day.

UnCITYlized said...

Wow that was informative. Thanks for publishing.

shaker said...

Great shots !!

SandyCarlson said...

These soft winter skies are very restful.

alicesg said...

Lovely series of clouds photo. Have a nice weekend.

Bradley Myers said...

A nice cold looking series of sky watch photos.

Luiz Ramos said...

Where or when, always beautiful shots and songs!!

pts said...

nice photographs!

Mary said...

Your skies look pretty here even with the heavy clouds. I'm waiting for the sun to break through and warm things up. It's cold!

earthtoholly said...

Ahhh, I love contrast. So beautiful!

Debbie said...

All are great photos and I love the perspective.

I'm reminiscing a warmer January today. Stop by if you have time.

tipper said...

Some cold looking skies! It was 2 here this morning-bet you were below zero.

Bird said...

Wow, I love those pictures with the silhouetted lamp post, they are really moody! Happy Skywatching!

Birdfreak said...

Why do street lamps make such nice photos? I love them.

Happy Skywatching.

system operator said...

Sometimes those gloomy skies make a wonderful theme:) Happy week end and SWF!

Afanja said...

Although a blue sky is feeling much nicer, grey clouds can make a picture mucht more interesting. yours are fine grey clouds. Especially the ones with te lampposts are beautiful.
Have an good weekend!

Ishtar said...

So much happening in your sky, despite the sun is barely appearing. Lovely!
Warm greetings from West Africa!

Sue said...

Your skies are still lovely, and I love the old lampposts. I have some pics that I took from an old area of our dowtown, but didn't put them for Skywatch, because I used the ones I took from my parents' instead. There are some lampposts in them, too, but I don't think they're as old.

I also enjoyed looking at the other pics on this blog page.

Thanks for what you do for Skywatch, and I like seeing people's "My World" posts, even though I am too overwhelmed to participate in that.

Ms. Hays said...

You've been tagged - stop by my page to get the details!

Femin Susan said...

nice pictures.you are right.the sun was fighting to show a bit light in the photo.

Wren said...

That little patch of blue is so important in the winter. Happy skywatch, fishing guy!

gnometree said...

Looks frosty, can you catch fish in this weather?

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello my friend..
We have had such views over here this week.. but today we have mild weather... and bright blue skies... we have a weather warning for strong winds later so I will see how it pans out.
Shame that Mr. Linky went down this week as the Sky Watcgh numbers are rightly climbing up again each week... all the best

Tom

Tommy V said...

looks like a storm is coming. I hope it snows

Lisa said...

I enjoyed there. Hopefully the rough winter will lighten up a bit. Not so cold here in Texas, but you can feel the cold in the pictures. I really like the lamppost shots.

John said...

Greats shots, FG!