Thursday, 9 July 2009

Looking Up


4.18am
The Full Buck Moon
Plus 40 hours and 57 minutes

4.19am
Dawn's early light
paints the clouds' edges pink

10.15am
Tall cloud ship
sailing for harbour

10.16am
Azure sky
framed by white clouds

10.18am
A lone bird
coasting with the clouds

10.20am
Jacob's Ladder

6.41pm
Evening play

7.29pm
Clouds painted blue
in the Northeast

7.28pm
The last golden light
reflecting off a building's façade

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38 comments:

  1. What a fabulous collection of skies, clouds and colors! Not to mention the moon! We've seen that same beautiful moon here in Seattle the past couple of nights! Always love your photos, Merisi! Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. It's delightful to view your shots Merisi. Thank you for your kind words earlier today and am pleased to have posted another set of photos especially for SWF. Happy SWF!

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  3. a lovely day start to finish...my you were up early to get that beautiful moon capture.

    have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. From start to finish - it changes all the time.

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    Thank you all for your kind comments, I am on my way to see your skies! :-)

    Erin,
    *sigh* - today's was a long day, but it brought back the sun with mostly blue skies and - best of all - low humidity. I feel like reborn! :-)

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  6. What a great skyshoot! From grey, through all the blues to that second last glorious dusk shot, so blue you could lose yourself in it.

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  7. A bumper collection of skies all the colours from cool to hot. Especially like by dawn's early light.

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  8. Beautiful series of Sky Watch Friday shots!

    Happy Sky Watch Friday & Have A Wonderful Weekend!

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  9. This is a wonderful sequence. I like the subtle changes in the light of the day. Imperceptible a little at a time, but dramatic all together.

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  10. Those are all great shots. You captured the full moon so well. I tried to shoot that here recently but didn't get a very good shot.

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  11. Beautiful essay, Merisi. The first one is my favourite.

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  12. 4:19 a.m.?!! Were you just getting up or just going to bed? ;-) A refreshing way to spend the day...looking up, looking way up. Lovely to watch the changing hues and sky moods with you.

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  13. Sums up a perfect day, no?

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  14. I think that I have mentioned in the comments on your blog how much I adore cloud shots. These are no exception. Just beautiful!

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  15. All beautiful but the tall tree and the moon -- fabulous!

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  16. Loved watching the day begin and end from your side of the world. Beautiful. I do think 4:30 AM is a bit too early though. Such sacrifices to get the dawn's early light.

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  17. Such a great idea and your sky shots were superb. Enjoyed them immensely. Thank you!

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  18. hooooowwwwwwwwwlllllllll!

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  19. Beautiful skies. Nice shots.

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  20. Nice skies. Great shots.

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  21. simply beautiful! the moon is spectacular!

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  22. Love the Lone bird. You almost feel you're there with him.

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  23. A beautiful chronology. I love the Swift against cumulus.

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  24. Great effort; great results. Pictures are just beautiful. Congrats for making it to POTD.

    www.innergodliness.blogspot.com/

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  25. louciao:
    At 4.19 am? Getting up of course! *giggle*

    The last time I went to bed at first light I was still a teenager! My mother promply caught me while I was trying to sneak into the house. My punishment was staying up and go pick a pail of wild raspberries in the woods. I still have nightmares of standing in the hot August sun, brambles all over me, mosquitos attacking me and the pail staying half empty. ;-)

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    Thank you all for your kind comments, I'll see you over at your Sky Watch post! :-)

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  27. Hello Merisi,

    Many thanks for visiting. I have enjoyed seeing your photographs here, of clouds, roses and palaces. And accompanied by lovely words too, whether your own or anothers.

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  28. I adore clouds. They seem to always transport me to another time and place.

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  29. looking for the shapes in your clouds. congrats ont eh POTD mention!

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  30. Very attractive Sky Watch!

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  31. This time I'm here to say congratulations! Your post did deserve an award. Congratulations Merisi, and thank you for dropping over at my place again.

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  32. Thanks for letting me spend a day under your skies! What great pictures!

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  33. A terrific series of photos.
    How precious our atmosphere is.
    I mean... that sounds like a crazy [because so obvious] statement to make, but in a recent book I read [Bill Bryson's, A Short History of Nearly Everything]... the author pointed out the extreme fragility of that blueness that you have captured in your photos here.
    He said that, comparatively speaking, in relation to the size of the planet, our atmosphere represents the thickness of a coat of varnish on an average-size schoolroom globe!
    That is sobering.
    Without this space between the earth's surface and what we call "outer space" well [needless to say, really] life would not.... exist.

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  34. Very cool collection of sky photos !!!

    I love that first one..

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