Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sailing, Sailing.../ Sky Watch

Not a beautiful sky on Sunday -- a hazy grey. But the air temperature was scrumptious with a steady breeze to cool the warm sun, perfect for visiting Lake Ontario's shore to search for polished glass and smooth stones, to daydream and to watch sailboats.
And what a great day for a race, even though cumulous clouds were forming to the south and west. But you can't see the clouds because this photo is looking northerly from New York to...Canada, if you have eyes like an eagle and a vivid imagination. :-) Lake Ontario is BIG.

For more Sky Watch photos, visit Wiggers World by clicking HERE.

48 comments:

The Road Less Photographed said...

These look like post cards...looks so peaceful.

SandyCarlson said...

That grey of summer is very like ours. I take it as the sky's permission to doze off in the heat for a while! These shots are wonderful.

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ... oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

Wasn´t it Kris Kristoffsen who had a great romantic song called SAILING?
It's the perfect soundtrack for this post.

RuneE said...

No wonder they are called the great lakes (I have Walked on Lake Superior)

Jim said...

I'm always amazed at the variety of sujects in the SWF posts. These sailboats add interest and focus to that big lake and sky. Nice images!

Anemone said...

Even if the sky was gray, I just loved thje first picture..., almost better than if the sky had been 100%.

Nice weekend to you, from Anne in Norway.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Beautiful... absolutely stunning photos!!
Mountain Retreat

imac said...

Nice shots for SW.

quinttarantino said...

Are you starting this one for new?

As for your questions:

- I use PHOTOBIE for placing the letters on the photos.
Google search for it and then download it because it's freeware.

Other freeware software that is good is COLORCASTFX, DCEnhancer and FOTOSKETCHER (the photo on my header was changed with this one).

Of course PICASA always helps.

And when I'm finshed reading the book, I'll be trying PHOTOSHOP CS3.

Big photos?
Well, for starters you must change some html codes from your blog.
Make the wrappers bigger.
Afterwards, when publishing the photo with blogger, see it's html code after it´s loaded.

Almost on the end you will see ... s400 ... change it to s800 ...

juliana rw said...

lovely shots

Mine in here Thanks

Picturing of Life said...

it is so peace...

Visit me in here

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am now taking a diminishing dose of steroids for my Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and it works. I believe the chemotherapy drug is spelled "Methotrexate" that is used to treat a lot of things from cancer to arthritis will be used next. I just relish in being pain free.

So I am not participating in Sky Watch Friday just because I might not be able to make it around to all.


I enjoyed seeing your blog post for Sky Watch Friday and I thought your photography was excellent.

I don't know if you like to read or not but if you do this place is amazing.

I just got my first shipment of used books from Strand's bookstore in New York City, yesterday. They have 18 miles of used books. Think about that. Anyway, they got here and I am totally happy with those I chose to read. I had to start out by just choosing a category, like photography, and go from there. I don't know how in the world they can keep track of so many books.

Look up Strand bookstore or copy and paste the URL here: http://www.strandbooks.com/app/www/p/home/

Luke Wiley said...

very nice sailboats! looks fun.
My Sky Watch Friday post

Old Wom Tigley said...

Who said the Skies always had to have clouds... :O) or the sun or the moon.. these are picture perfect for Sky Watch and show us all the beauty you saw.. thank you.

Thank you for helping to make Sky Watch so popular and special. I hope you enjoy your Sky Watch as much as I do.
Tom

fishing guy said...

EG: Very nicely done, sailboats make a great addition to SWF.

dot said...

I wouldn't mind sitting back and watching the sailboats on a warm summer day. I like your pictures!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful photos. Hazy gray is a good thing in this case.

naturglede said...

Love it!

bobbie said...

Beautiful! Sail boats always look so peaceful, don't they?

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

That's a wonderful way to spend the day. Beautiful skywatch

Voz do meu Coração said...

Excellent sequence of photos, with colors expectaculares, congratulations.

reader Wil said...

The sea looks very tempting!

granmal said...

Beautiful and serene sky with the water and the sailboats. Lovely.

Sherry said...

Very moody and interesting photos. What a beautiful place to daydream!

Greyscale Territory said...

Hazy skies have a beauty all their own, especially when combined with boats and water! There is a lightly moody effect!

Lovely capture!

Champ Townboy said...

Great shots!!

Pretty Life Online said...

Pretty one for SWF! Which reminds me the quote... "we all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon".... Mine's up too hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!

Stuff I Shoot said...

Awesome!!

Me & my puppies said...

Sky Watch ~ fun people taking amazing photos, nicely done.

babooshka said...

I like a different skywatch. This reminds me of the round the island yacht race we have. Always a peaceful view to me.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Hazy or not these are wonderful shots

Naturegirl said...

Wonderful sails on the lake!
I guess you and I were standing by waters edge looking out at our Lake!!

Raven said...

I love sail boats on the water. I enjoyed looking down your whole page from lighthouses to cobblestones to Dr. Who. I enjoyed my visit.

Ms. Hays said...

I've never been sailing, but it looks like a great time.

Happy Sky Watch Friday!!!

Petunia said...

This is a wonderful post! I love the colours in these photos. The blue/gray sky and sea and the white boats! It is so perfect!

Petunia's SWF

Gary said...

We have grey skies too - only ours aren't combined with warmth!! LOL

Lovely relaxing shots.

Happy Sky Watch!
Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

see you there! said...

I like the way the color of the lake changes at it meets the horizon. I know this is a lake ('cause you said so) but it looks like our Bay.

Darla

AnneKa said...

Great shots!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Our family used to have a sailboat on Lake Ontario... I loved it when it was calm water, but at the first sign of high winds or rough water I wanted to go home! OK... I'm a total chicken when it comes to seamanship!
Great photos!

esnorway said...

nice pics

Daryl said...

Lovely .. I wish I knew someone with a sail boat

:-Daryl

John said...

Great captures and well framed.
Have a nice weekend.

For The People said...

Nice SWF.

Aisha said...

This is a great shot! One of the I've seen. :)

Kahshe Cottager said...

These sailboats look like they are floating! What a great SkyWatch!

My SkyWatch here

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great tosee your Sky Watch got such a good responce... I hope you enjoyed it.

Kerri said...

Oh those sailboats look like Fun!

Craver Vii said...

Great pics! I can imagine the cool mist on my face. :-)

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