Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sky Watch Season # 4 Episode # 49

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 at 3:00 PM EDT on Thursdays. SWF is run by Klaus, Wren, Sandy, Sylvia and myself.


It is the photographers prerogative as to what to show. Here are two sky shots of the same sky formation. One of them will catch your eye and will be your favorite. First a view with lights in the foreground.

Second a view of mostly the clouds I zoomed in for this shot.
Which one appealed to you?

Visit a lot of great skies above.

45 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Both pictures are good, Tom. If you study the second photograph, though, you will see a face in the cloud. Anyone else see it?

Becca's Dirt said...

I like the second one where you zoomed in. The clouds look like they have something to say.

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very interestinjg the shot..and the header??????marvelous
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Carol said...

I like both shots but I think I like the second shot better, because of the detail in the clouds. I went back to look for a face but I didn't see one . I like the soft colors in both. And your header shot is great!

Darla said...

Both photos are very appealing. It would be hard for me to choose.

Sylvia K said...

They're both terrific captures, Tom, but I do love the second one and for the same reason Carol has written, I love the detail in the cloud and the soft colors! And, yes! your header is fantastic! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Bossy Betty said...

Oh I think I like the second one best!

imac said...

My fav is the 2nd one Tom, the 1st would have looked better had the lamps been higher than the trees.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Both are great but I love the second best! Thanks to the zoom-zoom. haha

Good morning Tom! any catch yet?

(I'm looking an old English Teacher - knew her as a Peace Corp in 1983-84 by the name of Miss Constance Parker Reimer from Cleveland OHIO. Of what I heard of, she was married to a certain Tom Foster? I am not sure now. I lost track).

I'll be grateful of any help even if this search is impossible.

Australia

~mel said...

ooohhh... I like the second one ~ where the main focus is the cloud.

ewok1993 said...

your shots are fabulous, but i can't get over the humor of your header pic. fantastic capture.

Gaelyn said...

Glad to see both for perspective yet like the second one best.

Janie said...

Both are good, but the second one speaks to me, probably because the centered cloud provides better focus.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am partial to the last picture. Of course I enjoy cloud shots.
Blessings,Ruth

eden said...

Such wonderful captures, Tom. I love both pictures.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cai - weekdayphotos.com said...

Beautiful photo!
If your interested check out my unique photo challenge website www.weekdayphotos.com, every weekday has its own theme and a different photo challenge every week.
The themes are:

Monday - Creative Colors
Tuesday - Macro
Wednesday - 2 of a kind
Thursday - Urban
Friday - Sunset

The winning photo for every theme/week gets their photo published on the website, check it out and ill be glad if you would join :)

Have a good one!

Tara R. said...

I prefer the second shot too. I like how you left some of the trees in the shot, it frames the cloud formation nicely.

Carver said...

Hard choice but I like the second one best because of the detail on that big puffy cloud.

eileeninmd said...

Both are great shots, but I like the second shot. The clouds are wonderful!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The second shot Iliked most.

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nice captures. Well done.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Both pictures are good, Tom, but my favorite is the 2nd one.. Love the coloring.
Betsy

LadyFi said...

I like both shots, but the second is definitely my favourite. That cloud looks like a huge ice cream cone peeking through the leaves.

Your header is stunning!

George said...

Since you asked which photo appealed to me, I can honesty say both did. But I especially like that second picture.

Terrebel said...

I prefer the combination of manmade-object and nature. So I go for the first one.

Terrence looks at the sky

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

magnificent photo's like it both.... clouds are really nice to look at..

Ann said...

Your header photo appeals to me most. It is just so funny. You captured it at the right time. What happened after? Was there a fight?

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Tom you are such a great artist with your camera!I love both, the first one is "my kind of "composition, love that lamp as detail!The second is outstanding beautiful!
Léia :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Oooooooooooooooh! So intriguing! Second one enticed me along but the first one gave me the wink! lol!

Regina said...

Another gorgeous skies.
Happy SWF. Enjoy your weekend.

Dar said...

love them both Tom, but if I HAD to choose, I'd go for that ice cream cone with the cream on top-looking clouds.
Sorry I missed a couple of your entries but as I'm looking back, I see a wonderful visit with friends, chatty birds, an awesome catch of the day with that stringer of crappies...oh my, how I crave that taste...and I found the Red Lilies you want in the Jung Seeds and Plants catalog. They are Hardy Asiatic Hybrids called Fire House.
Have a Wonderful Day

Craver Vii said...

I like the second better, on account of the clouds.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

great shot,both of them appealed to me

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful skies.

Love the banner. The jay sure is annoyed!

Kcalpesh said...

Marvelous & Dramatic Captures! Especially the second one...

Pixellicious Photos

Carletta said...

Definitely the second one!
It's beautiful!

Lanny said...

Fond of color and fond of clouds so the second photo is my pick.

Sharodindu said...

cool

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

The secon one does it for me Tom.

Pietro said...

Both very fine images, Tom. I prefer the second one: I find it tells me more than the first one.

Tammie Lee said...

wow, gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

oh..nice skies...I commented here and dont see the comment..
nice weekend

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Tipper said...

Well I like them both : ) The first feels serene the second feels like something ominous is brewing!

Shelley said...

2nd one is my fave - getting a nice close up of that puffy cloud!
P.S. Love your header too - both the blue jay and starling are known for being little bullies!

Twisted Fencepost said...

The second one. I like to watch clouds, too.