Friday, February 06, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #18: Copper Sky


"Sun & Shadow"
Raleigh, NC - November 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Sky Watch Friday
Conventional wisdom says that if you like the light in front of you, turn around and look behind you. Chances are better than even you'll like what you see there even better. And if you remember my Skywatch from last week, you'll see exactly how that bit of wisdom came to be. Strictly speaking, this wasn't behind me, but it was about 90 degrees removed from where I was initially looking (the aforementioned Skywatch #17).
There's a reason it's called conventional wisdom I guess.
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39 comments:

Asha said...

You saw a bit of God as we say! :D

Beautiful, isn't it? I could watch the sky and the Ocean, day and night. Nature is divine.

Juliana RW said...

awesome shot

My SWF entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Leora said...

I like those colors. I like just about any color for sky other than a dirty gray. But ochre with bits of gold and pink is lovely.

Deborah Godin said...

Very nice capture, the way the winds at various levels has moved the clouds around!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Gotta love it when the better photo op is behind or beside you. Glad you turned and looked!

Kathiesbirds said...

Just goes to show that beauty is in all directions! What a wonderful shot!

simply divina said...

This is very cool Sky watch friday. Nice shot!

Tarolino said...

Smashing cloud formations and that colour is just wonderful. Lucky you turned around and looked elsewhere too. It paid off.

rsobczak said...

I'm always amazed at how headlights at dusk are pretty useless for helping us see, but essential for others to have them on to see them. It isn't until the full cloak of night that our headlights become good for us.

Photo Cache said...

I'll follow your example next time I attempt to shoot something esp clouds. Lovely snap.

RuneK said...

Beautiful color on this pictures, thanks for sharing!

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love how the clouds are holding the light from the sun behind them and showing us it's still there.

Very nice, as always.

Steffi said...

Really beautiful sky!Happy SWF!

Guy D said...

Stunning and unique skywatch shot, I love it.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Kallen305 said...

I love the colors of that sky. A feast for the eyes with all of the gray we have been having.

Mimi Lenox said...

Now THAT is special. Looks like a painting by God.

mamie said...

I love this - it looks as though the colors are being poured down. I'm addicted to the sky!

Dewdrop said...

Spectacular! Glad you turned! :O)

Love the light!


As for my lightning shot... you give me too much credit. I just pressed the button at the right moment. God did the rest.

VALKYRIEN said...

That was a wice turnaround! Beautiful!

Janie said...

Looking around was definitely worth the effort. I went back to last week to compare. The last was pretty, but this one is spectacular!

Babooshka said...

Excellent observation and a Turner sky to accompany them. You really grasp the concept of photography and it shine through with your images conventional or otherwise.

Jan said...

Very cool. What a difference.

Tricia said...

I truly LOVE that color! My favorite color is burnt orange/copper & that sky shot is phenomenal!!!

The "tude" comment you left on my Jilly shot on b&w made me smile! Thank you for that - it hasn't been too happy around here lately!

napaboaniya said...

Copper or golden sky.. I love the soft look of the clouds in this!
Have a good weekend!!

Barbara said...

The colors in this shot are just fabulous. Smiles B

rhoen said...

watta drama! love it!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Is the tree is the corner to help 'place' the sky? I am just curious because I find that sometimes the sky without any context is just the sky. The colors are fantastic...Michelle

magiceye said...

love this shot!
the sky is really a fascinating canvas!

Tranquility said...

I love that it is so dark and crisp near the top and fades to a lighter shade lower. Very pretty.

Shadow said...

i'm a sky watcher of note, beautiful pic. and thanks for the tip, will be looking behind me more often now.

Indrani said...

Beautiful shot! But I am so often lost in the setting sun, I forget to look around.

Daryl said...

Good thing the lower cloud is able to catch the spill off from the upper cloud .. it reminds me of the way my Monday morning began with the ceiling raining down on me in the bathroom ... not the way you want to shower .. not while sitting on the throne

shadowsinthemoonlight said...

smiling at "conventional" in your preface...
gorgeous shot!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Really beautiful. Isn't it amazing how many different photo worthy shots can be iin one sky at the same time?

Lene said...

Beautiful sky!! I whish to see the same soon. A bit tired of cloudy weather ;)

Happy weekend to you :)

Rambling Round said...

Gotta be one of the prettiest skies I've ever seen!

PJ said...

This is my favorite for this week. It's gorgeous. Happy SWF!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

beautiful shot...the colors, the clouds...just beautiful.
have a wonderful weekend.
erin

Lil Bit said...

Gorgeous ... and some pretty witty conventional wisdom. I think I just learned something new today! lol ;)