Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sunset through the Clouds/ Sky Watch

This photo was taken on a day that had been totally overcast until about 4:00pm. The clouds began to break in the west and the sun shown through as it went down. So I grabbed my camera and...

At about 4:15 this is what it looked like. A few minutes later the sun was again hidden by clouds but I'd got my shot!

To see tons of gorgeous skies visit the Sky Watch Website and click on Mr. Linky: http://skyley.blogspot.com

49 comments:

Jan said...

Yes, you have to be quick with these sky-shots, especially if there are clouds involved. Great photo.

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Jarart said...

Patience is rewarded. Beautiful.

Mary said...

Beautiful! Sometimes you just have to drop everything and shoot. ;)

antigoni said...

Your photos are breathtaking. Excellent posts.

Hildegarde said...

And it's a sunset in the cold, I could already see that when I saw the top of the photo and not yet the snow. Strange, that's knowledge that is in our head but if asked to define a winter sunset that would be hard.

ilanadavita said...

Very cheerful sky.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

And a lovely photo it is! Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Godin said...

Good thing you're so quick on the draw! Thanks for a real (and literal) bright spot in a dreary winter day!

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Great shot! happy swf.

Reader Wil said...

I can't get enough of seeing sunsets! And yours is great as always. Thanks for your visit.

mirage2g said...

Whoa, nice scenery up there! How much snow do you have now???

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Dewdrop said...

Looks like it was meant for you...


Beautiful capture! I'm so glad you were standing by! Awesome... except for the whole snow thing. You're welcome to come partake in this warmth. lol

Leora said...

Sometimes those cloudyish days produce great skies. You are so patient to wait for the great shot. Nicely achieved.

Pretty Life Online said...

Lovely catch for Skywatch!!! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit....

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Beautiful colors! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Quiet Paths said...

It really is amazing how little light there is right now. When it breaks through you gotta' be ready! Love that sunset. Only two more days and we turn around towards the light!

Natural Moments said...

I little but wonderful sliver of colour in a gray world of winter.

kayleen said...

Beautiful sunset shot. Being in the right spot at the right moment is often the key to a good photo.

Ruth said...

I like your choice of foreground. It adds extra interest to the beautiful sky.

Luiz Ramos said...

And you took a great shot.
Beautiful view.

Rune said...

Very beautiful colored sky. Happy weekend and SkyWatch from Norway :o)

Becky and Gary said...

Gorgeous sun! I sure wish we would see some here!

indicaspecies said...

Wonderful shot, as always. Thanks for sharing.

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Patricia said...

This is the magic of taking photos...we have to be fast! and you were! you have a very beautiful photo!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
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Small City Scenes said...

I love it when the sun slip out under the clouds as it is going down. Sometimes it is the only sun you get to see. Nice shot.

After 15 hours of no elec. I was going through computer withdrawal. LOL MB

April said...

What a great shot! I love that tangerine colour.

Shammickite said...

Are you ready for "Snowmageddon"? Big storm forecast for tomorrow. Get your camera ready!!!

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mannanan said...

You nailed it. Cracking capture. Wish we had a sun like that this week. Been very grey and overcast on the IOM. Thanks for sharing.

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful! The sunset this time of year is such a JOY after having a dull grey sky all day long! When the sky lights up like your photo it takes my breath away!
I'm late posting SWF..but I'll get there!

fishing guy said...

EG: What a beautiful break in the sky. It was a very neat capture for sure.

Ms. Hays said...

Yay! Quick thinking - You've captured a beauty of a sunset!!!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a lovely sunset...i like the tree branches and the whole composition. beautiful.

Kay said...

Fabulous photo. Just looking at it warms my heart and makes me feel the chill, too.

Rose said...

Spectacular!

RuneE said...

You can fell the cold coming out of the screen...

PS At 4.15 PM - is is DARK here...

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow! That is really pretty!

Pagan Sphinx said...

It's amazing how quickly things change in a cloudy sky. This is so lovely.

Happy Sky Watch from Massachusetts, USA.

see you there! said...

I think the sun popped out from behind those clouds just for you.

Darla

FickleMinded said...

what a gorgeous sunset!!!excellent shot!
Thanks for stopping by

Arija said...

Hope you are not still seeing black spots from looking straight int the sun! Magnificent shot though.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful - love the colors and the warmth, even though there's snow on the ground. Great contrast!!

Merisi said...

Beautiful captured sunset!
It is amazing how much comfort a show of a bit of sun and color can give us after a gray. Thank you for sharing this moment with us!

Merry Christmas!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful sunset shot in cloudy skies. Happy SWF.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shot!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Beautiful shot, lovr the tree framing it

SandyCarlson said...

This is really wonderful, and so is the CB Christmas tree.

Namnet said...

Gorgeous photo. A truly magical moment is captured there.
Happy skywatching:-)

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