Thursday, January 22, 2009

Misty Sunset/ Sky Watch

It had been one of those long dreary days with no sunshine, when just as the sun was getting ready to set it peeked through the mist and clouds to remind us it was still up there. The sky was lovely for a few minutes and then POOF! it was gone.

I also like the way the dark clouds to the left almost mirror the shape of the trees at the edge of this farmer's field. Pure serendipity.

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93 comments:

Judy said...

I know what you mean about dreary days in winter. But this shot is wonderful! I love the intense colour of the sun, and then the trees echoing the shapes of the horizon!
Thanks for sharing!

see you there! said...

Amazing colors. You are right, the cloud shape looks like someone put it there just for artistic effect.

Darla

Robin said...

Oh wow, that is spectacular! How lucky you were to have seen it.

Jan said...

Timing is everything. I love this, especially the clouds mirroring the trees, as you pointed out.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great capture... the colours really do make it...

Tom
Tom's Sky Watch Pictures

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your sky is beautiful. Here it is filled with brilliant sunshine.

I would rather be doing most anything except sitting in the house looking at the sun shine on all this snow.

I don't know about you, but my head reels with ideas and things I either want to do, should do, or wish I did — that I don't have much time left to do anything but take a nap.

Carpe Diem!

Abraham Lincoln's Blog

Carletta said...

Beautiful!
I noticed the 'tree shadow' clouds - perfect.

FickleMinded said...

I totally understand what you mean about the sun then suddenly it's gone!
SkyWatch#11

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is such a stunning photo.......we do live in a beautiful country don't we?

Gill

Deborah Godin said...

Soft and lovely time of day, or evening...thanks for pointing out those clouds!

April said...

Beautifully captured! It's lovely the way your photo resembles a watercolour painting.

kjpweb said...

Gorgeous light play!
Cheers, Klaus

Mojo said...

If I use just the tiniest bit of imagination, I can see the ocean -- or a bay at least -- in this shot. The snow pack on top of (what I assume is a) frozen lake could easily be the surface of a calm sea.

Splendid!

Louise said...

I love it when there is something so beautifully redeeming to a dreary day. This one definitely fits the bill!

naturglede said...

Love it. Have a nice skywatch and weekend:)

ellen b said...

My oh my! You captured another beauty! Happy SWF...

Carver said...

That is a beautiful shot. I love the way it looks when the sun comes out just long enough to set on the snow. That happened where I lived on Tuesday when we finally got some snow. I know you are probably tired of the snow and winter but I was so glad to see it.

Mary said...

Wow, that is simply gorgeous! It almost looks like an abstract, with that splash of color against the grays and whites... have a wonderful weekend. :)

Dirk said...

Fantastic picture!! Great colours, captured on the right moment.
Also love the sepia picture of the old barn, well done.

Dewdrop said...

Serendipity indeed! So wonderful that you were offered the glimpse on that otherwise dreary weather day. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL capture!

RuneE said...

But you caught it at the right moment!

PJ said...

You never dissapoint. I was rushed to put mine up today and I wish it was anywhere near as lovely as this.

Pearl Maple said...

You do live in a most beautiful part of the earth. My family had a cottage near the lake many years ago so thank you for sharing your lovely views of the sky with us all.

The Watery Wednesday photo is just perfect for a winter view.

Photo Cache said...

One heck of a beautiful photo. Two thumbs up!

bobbie said...

Really beautiful! I see what you mean about the clouds mirroring the trees. Love it.

Tranquility said...

This looks so beautiful and peaceful. I'd love to stand there with a cup of hot coffee and watch the sun go down.

Guy D said...

Perfect skywatch shot, looks as cold there as it is here.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

imac said...

And you caught those few minutes, fantastic.

Reader Wil said...

As always magnificent! Excellent!
It's true with sunsets you have to be very fast otherwise the most important moment has gone.

Ana said...

Goregeous shot. It looks like heaven opens.

Janie said...

Wonderful shot. the sunset is gorgeous, and I agree that the clouds almost outlining the trees adds something special.

Lene said...

YES! You always have to hurry when the skys turnes out that way - and this time you really made it!!! Wonderful!

Thank you so very much for the nicest words on my blog. I give them right back :)

Colin Campbell said...

Just beautiful. Your photograph of a rink being prepared reminded me of my very freezing winters that I spent there. The family had ice hockey matches on a small pond.

Olga said...

I'm glad you were able to take the photo before the "poof" :)

RuneE said...

Me again. About the plaque and what it is made of. The picture was taken with a fairly long tele-zoom, so I cannot tell for sure, but I have seen some where it is carved wood glued on another piece of wood.

vincibene said...

Fantastic! Gorgeous picture!

Diane said...

The first thing I notice about your wonderful photo is the colors! I like the purple in the sky and how the snow looks blue.

Raven said...

What a gorgeous shot as always! It is interesting how the clouds have shaped themselves (seemingly) to the trees. They almost look like a dust storm somehow. Not sure why that's what it looks like to me, but...

Anne-Sophie said...

Lovely colors! Nice to visit your blog in Canada; I have a brother living over there. :-)

Bradley Myers said...

Great photo, even with the red sun it still liiks very cold.

Susie of Arabia said...

This is a beautiful shot. It would make a beautiful postcard.

VALKYRIEN said...

Wonderful sky and colours! Lucky you! As you said on my blog; I love it when the sun wins! Even if it is for a short time! Thanks for sharing!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful view and color shot. Good chance

Quiet Paths said...

This is so stunning. I really like the subtle and delicate way in which the lines of the horizon are illuminated. I know what you mean about dreary. Here too.

KOSTAS said...

Excellent photograph with very beautiful sunset, marvellous post.
Have very good Weekend

Babooshka said...

Dreary grey winter days knocked out with this splash of vibrant colours.

starnitesky said...

Good job you were there to catch this great shot!

dot said...

A beautiful shot and it was for pictures like this that I started Sky Watch!

splummer said...

Hi!
Very Beautiful!!! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Ida said...

A few minutes is all it takes to capture a wonderful view like this. :)
Beautiful! :)

Wren said...

Those little glimpses of sun mean so much when they are so rare. Lovely photo!

Titania said...

Very pretty and the clouds mimic the trees, great shot, always love to come to East Gwillimbury it is a "bonza" place.

Darla said...

So beautiful!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

that's an amazing shot...like the feathery-shapes of the clouds ...

George said...

What a beautiful ending to a dreary day!

Natural Moments said...

This must have been a nice reminder that the warmth of the sun was still there for ya on the horizon.

Becky and Gary said...

I've seen sunsets just like this around here, and they are most enjoyable in the harsh elements of winter.
B

Ruth said...

I have noticed that the sun will shine for a few minutes at dawn and dusk even on a cloudy day. What a wonderful moment you captured!!

beautiful said...

Beautiful shot. Just like a drawing on a canvas. I like it! If you visit my Sky Watch, don't forget to watch the Spitting Fish, too! See you.

Walker said...

Terrific picture, thanks so much.

White Oleander said...

Amazing shot!

napaboaniya said...

Days of cold winter but filled with a touch of warmth from the sun :)

Sara G said...

WOW, beautiful photo!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care

fishing guy said...

EG: I have noticed a lot of short Winter beauty so you have to be ready. I'm so glad you got this one, what a special sunset at peak timing. You could print this one to display.

Tricia said...

Very very beautiful - so calming & lovely!!!

Gattina said...

What a beautiful picture ! so romantic !

Jim said...

Hi Ms. TourGuide, this is a pretty, but bleak, sky you have. I like the snow pictures but I rather have our still green Texas grass.
Happy SkyWatching, it's been a while. Today my sky is one from Florida.
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Firefly said...

Beautiful photo. Over here its summer and nice and hot. In winter we don't have snow, so I have never been in snow. Maybe one day.

PERBS said...

You caught a very nice one! I like your observations about it also.

Linnea W said...

Boy your shot is my favorite so far. Just lovely. How lucky that you caught it right at that moment. Hi from Calif and enjoy Friday.

ViennaDaily said...

We are on the same side of the globe...

I really enjoy seeing photos from down under lol....Great orangey sky though Happy weekend!

Randi said...

wow....yours sky was very good. I like the colour and the winter seen

Grammy said...

I really enjoyed your sky watch photo today. I love the color.

Have a great week.
Grammy
Missouri, USA

Sanna said...

Beautiful! =)

Arija said...

I'm glad you caught that for us all before the poof! Great shot.

SandyCarlson said...

The sun will be remembered! It's as if Mother Nature knows we need a dose of light--at just the last minute.

Great photo.

Inkivääri said...

What a wonderful view and pic of it!

Small City Scenes said...

Good eye, EG. The trees and clouds are excellent. Beautiful sunset---if only for a moment. MB

John said...

Gorgeous shot and colors. Very well composed.

2sweetnaxy said...

That is really beautiful. I'm so glad you had your camera with you for this one.

Hilda said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't realize it was a field of snow until I finished reading your commentary. Eek. Wish I could invite all you cold ones down here. But that is a beautiful sky nevertheless!

Debbie said...

Nice shot and I, too, love the clouds echoing the tree line.

Blognote said...

An amazing photo!!

Tammie Lee said...

stunning. I love how the foreground and the clouds at the top mirror each other a bit too. And yes, so cool how the clouds are similar shape as the trees, the light is lovely!

luvmyboys said...

I love the mirroring of the trees on the left, too. I also see a surfer on the right (well, at least that's what it looks like to me.) :-)

Catherine said...

Save the light of the sun just for the right moment, and give you the opportunity of this wonderful picture.

Cindy said...

Beautiful photo!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a beautiful and dramatic shot! How lucky you were to see it and even better that you had your camera!

Rose said...

Oh, EG, words fail me...I am late commenting, but I can't see this and not say something. It is wonderful!

Baruch said...

Beautiful sky - great colour - great that you snapped it before it was gone :)

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