Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sky Watch Season # 4 Episode # 16

Sky Watch Friday this is the place. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post. You can link a 3:00 PM EDT. SWF is run by Klaus, Louise, Wren, Sandy, Sylvia and myself.

I was driving to PA for a golf outing with my brother and nephew and drove into this beautiful sunrise. The sky was ablaze as the Sun crested the horizon.
My brother-in-law, Bro, made another neat capture out his back door during a Texas lightning storm. I think the capture is stunning with his pair tree near the base of the strike.
There are a lot of great sites to visit above to see great skies around the world.

53 comments:

Carver said...

The sunrise and lightening shot are both dramatic and beautiful.

Craver Vii said...

WOW!!! A lightning strike -- what an awesome thing to catch (with the camera)! Congrats to your bro. All I ever seem to catch is the thunder, but that doesn't photograph well, does it?

Anne said...

Interesting the last on, but sorm we don`t like!! beautiful colours at the first one.

Nice weekend

Guy D said...

Awesome pics, the last one is a keeper.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carletta said...

Beautiful sunrise!
Bro has some talent to capture that lightning - not an easy task.
When's he getting his own blog? :)

Jane said...

Amazing lightning shot, I hope he was careful when he took it. Thanks for sharing:)

Sylvia K said...

Now those are both REALLY dramatic shots and so beautiful, too!! Terrific captures, Tom!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Two very dramatic shots. I haven't been able to capture lightning yet, but I keep trying!

Naturegirl said...

WOW!!! Quite the photo! Crack!!

TCKK said...

Great pictures. I love the lightening bolt!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The sunrise picture is fabulous. So is the lightning---although it's scary to think of lightning that close to the ground... Great pictures.
Betsy

Photo Cache said...

The sunrise is awesome. The lightning is scary. I hope that lightning didn't hurt any body.

Carol said...

Beautiful blazing sunrise...and a great shot for your brother...

David C. said...

Great pics!

I note in your sidebar you are the recipient of numerous awards, and I would like to offer you another one: The Manly Blogger Guy Award. It has gone virtually nowhere since I created it in July. I guess the awardees are demonstrating the masculine sloth required to receive the award, and are not passing it on.

imac said...

Magic lightning, also super sunrise my friend.
Hope you ready for Barking Wednesday,lol.
I knew Darla was going to be good.:)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful sunrise photo, the lightnin is a great capture too.

Happily Retired Gal said...

WOW! Both are spectacular views. I've never had luck capturing lightning though I continue to try.
Hugs and blessings,

Rune said...

Beautiful sunset and incredibly cool lightning picture!

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful,and the photo of the lightning really impress me:)

joo said...

Both of the photos are superb!
have a great weekend:)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both pictures are awesome.The beauty and power of nature is shown so well.
Blessings,Ruth

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Two great pictures. I've never been able to quite capture a lightning strike.

Mary said...

Wow...both great shots! That lightening is awesome....and scary.

George said...

These are both great sky pictures. I can't decide which I like better.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Great Sky Watch Photo's FG! The sunrise is radiating, and the lightning photo is fantastic! Thanks for sharing...Happy Friday and Halloween!

Glennis said...

Wonderful sunrise you enjoyed, and the lightning photo is amazing.

Pacey said...

Wow, that lightning strikes...just magnificent. You're so quick to have caught this.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

My goodness!! That is stunning Tom. Bro did very well!!

Marvin said...

Great sunrise. Awesome lightning.

Pietro said...

Both wonderful pictures, Tom. The lightening with that little illuminated window in the landscape is really charming.

Kcalpesh said...

These are such stunning captures! Great shots!

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chubskulit said...

Oh my gosh, the lightning is kind a scary!

Have a glimpse of a Korean Sunset.

Pearl Maple said...

Amazing photo of the lightening strike, don't get to see that every day. Thanks for sharing with sky watch friday.

Darla said...

Both are great photos......it is so hard to capture a lightning strike..well done to your brother!!

Rambling Round said...

Lightning! What a catch!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow!
Great shots, both of you!!!

Dewdrop said...

Wow, that strike is scary close! Tell him to be careful and when thunder roars, to go indoors!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Wow, the second one is "shocking"!

Nice catch of the sun making the horizon glow in the first photo.

Three Rivers Daily Photo

SaraG said...

Awesome photo's Tom!
Happy SWF to you!!

Tara R. said...

Both shots are stunning. Excellent capture on the lightning.

Sandi McBride said...

Sunrise, sunset...so hard to tell if you hadn't explained it. And that lightening bolt made the hair stand on the back of my neck...potent stuff!
Sandi

Gretchen said...

Truly awesome shots! I love the lightning one. It would make a great poster.

Happy SWF!!!

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Both wonderful shots but that lightning strike was quite the capture!

Tammie Lee said...

awesome capture of the lightening strike!
Spirithelpers

Jo Castillo said...

UUUuuu, what a big bolt of lightening. Not far from us, eh? Nice sunrise, too. Beautiful.

Grace Olsson said...

simply marvelous..congrats
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Sreddy Yen said...

What a beautiful sunrise! Is there a way to tell if a photo is depicting a sunrise or a sunset?

Jama said...

Wow ! that lightning shot is so awesome!

SandyCarlson said...

Those are some amazing shots, my friend. That sunrise is a stunner.

Tipper said...

Wow-I'm not sure which I like the better-2 amazing pics.

Wren said...

Wow! I've always wanted to capture a lighting strike like that. Awesome! The sunrise is also beautiful with its deep, rich colors.

Gaelyn said...

That's a beautiful sunrise. Yet Bro's lightning capture is stunning. Not an easy thing to catch.