Thursday, July 22, 2010

Red Sun, Layered Clouds/ Sky Watch

Seen from Woodbine Avenue, East Gwillimbury, Ontario

It was an overcast evening and I did NOT expect to see a sunset at all as we drove home from Newmarket.  But for a few moments the setting sun slipped beneath some clouds and red, orange and yellow light sneaked through where the clouds were thin.

  To see tons of gorgeous skies from around the world, visit the Sky Watch Website and click on the tumbnail photos: http://skyley.blogspot.com

73 comments:

see you there! said...

You were obviously in the right place at the right time. Great sky photo.

Darla

B SQUARED said...

Good thing you had your camera, it would be a shame to have missed this one.

Halcyon said...

That is gorgeous!

BJ Roan said...

Wonderful surprise. Beautiful evening sky.

magiceye said...

oh wow this is gorgeous!

Siromade said...

That's a good timing to be on that place. It's a beautiful and colorful layered sunset. Very nice photo.

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Jacob said...

Oh, that is sooo cool. I love it when the sun slices through the clouds...and you get the best reddish glow!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent EG. I like it when one can catch the sun as a fireball slip-sliding through the overcast. MB

clairz said...

This is such a wonderful shot. I am so glad you had your camera along with you!

Manang Kim said...

And this is so beautiful. The surroundings looks very quite and peaceful, just an awesome scenery. ^_^

SWF~Half moon

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous way to end the day! And a superb photo! Love the dramatic colors! Isn't it wonderful to be able to capture shots like this? Hope you have a wonderful weekend with lots of lovely skies!

Sylvia

Carver said...

That is a stunning and peaceful scene.

Elisa said...

Your skyline is simply wonderful!
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Jarart said...

This picture just shows how important it is to be prepared. Beautiful!

michael said...

Lovely sky and a welcome surprise. I like how you included the marker on the right. That turns it from just another sunset into a nice photo.

Mildred said...

What a wonderful and unexpected sunset.

Meri said...

This is lovely. I love surprises and having camera at the ready.

Malyss said...

there's always so much peace and serenity in a sunset..what a beauty!

Xavi said...

WOW!!..breathtaking view.
Have a great weekend!!

ewok1993 said...

the many surprises we get while skywatching.

good thing you had your camera handy.

Jane said...

Stunning:)

Tara R. said...

Sometimes you have to wait for the magic. So glad you did, this is a stunning sunset.

Titania said...

This is a very beautiful shot. The sinking sun flirting with the clouds.

Tricia said...

Looks like a mirage in the distance... How cool!

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous sunsset! The colours are so lovely!
have a great weekend!

Hildred and Charles said...

Copacetic moments, - a lovely capture.

Hildred and Charles said...

Copacetic moments, - a lovely capture.

eden said...

So beautiful. What a treat for you after an overcast day! Great shot.

J Bar said...

Amazing sunset and I like the way you framed the shot.
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Boom Nisanart said...

Gorgeous sky !

Eaglesbrother said...

Great capture...I guess it pays to "Never leave home without your camera"...there is always something you would have missed if you didn't have it along.

Linnea W said...

Isn't it amazing how the sun manages to shine its way through all those clouds! Beautiful sky!

Sarah Schwerin said...

Lovely photo! The sun at the bottom looks very mystical.

eileeninmd said...

A beautiful scene and a gorgeous sunset. Awesome photo!

Becky and Gary said...

Look at that sun falling. How pretty. There have been some cool sunsets lately.
B.

AL said...

Beautiful! I like the silhouette on tower on the background.

Colin Campbell said...

Love the North American style grain silo. Lovely shot.

Carol said...

What a shot of that surprise glow...beautiful.

George said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous sunset. You definitely were at the right place at the right time.

Al said...

Lovely, you timed and framed the photo very well.

SandyCarlson said...

Utterly beautiful, my friend. Thank you.

LDH said...

Oh boy! 'see you there' took the words right out of my mouth! A beautiful photo!

Indrani said...

Wow! Fantastic capture.

Rajesh said...

Superb shot, lovely colors.

tammymcchesney said...

OMGosh, absolutely stunning!

Dharma Shots said...

omg! i came by your blog earlier but i dared not look at your sky photo.. i was saving it for the right moment and it really rocks!

Rose said...

So very beautiful...

T. Becque said...

Nice! I need to carry my camera with me more regularly. I saw a sunset today mixed with a storm and it had the washes running (which as you noted, dried up within 30 minutes), but I missed it all!

Ann said...

This round top slab stands up like a sore thumb.

In Canada, and USA, you drive every where, there is no need to fly. But you are welcomed to fly to New Zealand, if you are feeling it is too hot.

Sara Chapman said...

You've done it again. You were in the right place, at the right time, with your camera and your artist's eye. Thank you.

dancingmatilda365 said...

well it sure is a good thing you had your camera handy...i'd hate to miss a beauty like this!

'Tsuki said...

Lovely skywatch... Original, with these strange piece of architecture coming from nowhere...

It decides me to participate to this weekly photographic event...

Francisca said...

It's lovely to be surprised by a gorgeous sunset, isn't it? What is that interesting looking structure on the right?

Malin said...

Wow, that is truly beautiful.
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Elizabeth said...

Georgeous evening sky :)

indicaspecies said...

That is an awesome shot! Thank you for sharing.

Riet said...

Beautiful [ictures and great shots just at the right time

Robin said...

Gorgeous! What a show.

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Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful layering of light beneath the more sombre clouds! And somehow that structure on the right sets a rather eerie atmosphere! It almost looks like a tall tombstone!

Afanja said...

Wonderful. The fiery colors are great.

Alexander said...

Beautiful gradient of colours! Very nice cloud formations too!

Have a good weekend.

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http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

simply WONDERFUL!!!!!
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/07/the-sky-of-swedish-summer/

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: Marvelous photo, you seem to get great sunsets up North.
BTW: I have a camera case which keeps the camera dry when I'm not using it.

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great shot....but...what happened??I wrote a comment...


nice weekend, dear
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Ania said...

This is how I imagine North American (as in continent, not USA) countryside.

syel said...

gorgeous one! the sun made sure you don't miss it! :)

Marmeladen said...

Wonderful photos.

leavesnbloom said...

That is so beautiful - those scenes don't last long - just as well that camera was beside you.

NatureFootstep said...

this was a nice composition. Good of you to include the..., what do you call it? steele? :)

Light and Voices said...

Fantastic view for skywatch Friday post.
Joyce M

ladyfi said...

Wow. That sky is dramatic and stunning!

Dave said...

super shot!

Rossel said...

what a lovely sunset! here in our country the view of the loveliest sunset is at Manila Bay.

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