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Friday, September 19, 2008

Mountain Beach SkyWatch Sunset







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This post is for Sky Watch, please click to the Sky Watch new web page and see some amazing skies from all around the world, many Sky Watch sites look to be done by professional photo bloggers who take much better pictures than I do with some amazing equipment also. These pictures are taken on a nearby beach that I ran down to get the shot of the moon and sunset and then drove to a little mountain or hill to get some higher shots. Not all taken on the same evening though. I did enhance the colors somewhat but not a lot. I don't use a tripod and with low light it is hard to get the quality I want. Happy SkyWatch Friday everyone. (I have to post this early as many of the Sky Watchers are in an early time zone.)

51 comments:

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Your pictures are beautiful. They are just a beautiful as everyone else'a on Sky Watch.

I know what you mean about the low light photography without a tripod. Lisa

The Birdlady said...

Oh my! They are all beautiul, but the second one just takes my breath away.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi lisa, thanks for the encouragement, yes I should get that tripod out and use it but I have no patience...glad you know what I mean!!

Hi Helen, funny I was thinking of deleting the second one...glad you like it....I dream of doing birds like you do though. cheers.

Larry D said...

Great series I really enjoyed them all bu the third was my favorite.

nina said...

Oh, my!
Which one do I love best???

KGMom said...

I haven't stopped by for a while--I see you are still taking lovely lovely photos.
I hope all is well with you!

Allison said...

Great sky watch photos!! Beautiful!

Pearl Maple said...

Simply beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing with Sky Watch Friday. It impressess me every week with the collection of photographers from every where with different skill sets who openly share such beautiful photos.

I am only a point & shoot gal myself and learn so much from everyone in Sky Watch. Thanks for sharing this collection of photos, you are lucky to have been witness to mother nature doing some wild things with color.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wow! You have such unusual skies over Vancouver Island!
Happy Sky Watch!

Alan said...

Once again, gorgeous sky watch photos!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks to the commentators...I love to read your notes to me...I will be visiting sky watch sites this weekend and hopefully catching up on your blogs.

bukester said...

Such a beautiful part of our Earth. God's Country!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are beautiful! Have a great SWF and a wonderful weekend.
:-)

evlahos said...

this is a very beautiful swf series. well done

Gattina said...

Beautiful skies ! and a beautiful landscape too ! I love watching skies and have always my nose up, lol !

naturglede said...

You must have the beste skywatch this week. Love it!

babooshka said...

You have such beautful colours there, especailly the golds, we rarely get them here. Gorgeous.

Aileni said...

SW is truly excessively busy and I am beginning to find it overwhelming with early traffic. I think I'll sign in late in future.
A fine sequence you have here.

Becky and Gary said...

Your skies are certainly different from here, and absolutely gorgeous.
Happy SWF.

Arija said...

What a feast for the eyes you once again present us with, quite mesmerizing.

bobbie said...

I love every one! Just wonderful!

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful,all of them,but my favorite is number two!

Tommy V said...

beautiful sunset pictures

AphotoAday said...

Interesting set of photos -- all complimentary in color and very nicely done...

me ann my camera said...

Oh my, how I LOVE yellow skies. A beautiful skywatch contribution. all of them!!!

Raven said...

What a beautiful series. I especially love the colors in the first one. So dramatic.

Celeste said...

These are spectacular pictures! The colours are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Namnet said...

These photos are marvelous. I really like them. A lot. As all of your photos:-) I always look for them.
Thank you for sharing your piece of sky. According to your photos, Vancouver Island must be a place of wonders.

I am not posting skywatch post this turn. Unfortunately, I don´t have much time these days to go and take some pictures of the sky as I have a lot of work with starting teaching at two schools. But next Friday I will do my best to catch up with all you skywatchers:-)

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks so much everyone for your most enjoyable notes to add to my blog, sky watch is getting very popular now and has many participants. I have a busy day today but will respond later to as many sky watchers as I possibly can get to. This is my favorite group.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Love your photos!

Ken Conger Photography said...

Great slide show! Real neat diversity of images.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Beautiful shots

Wendy said...

Your photos are superb! The colours beautiful. I really enjoyed this.
Do you live anywhere near Lake Cowichan? I have a great aunt and uncle that live there.

Digital Polaroids said...

You used the hole color pallette! Beatiful, beautiful!

Lew said...

Great photos of a gorgeous part of this planet! I especially like the one of the moon reflecting off the water. The west coasts of Canada and US certainly have some beautiful country. Thanks for your comment on my SWF.

Coca Cutie said...

What a wonderful series from yellow to pink!
Awesome!

Woody said...

Wow..Simply amazing!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow these are amazing

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wonderful photos amazing colors and I love them!

Bird Colibri said...

I've never been to Vancouver Island, though I've keep meaning to get up there. Anyway, your photos are just more motivation to make it your way. Absolutely lovely.

Roy said...

These are brilliant scenes Ocean, very professional.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks so much for your comments.

Rick said...

Hello there Island Girl. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Yes, I'm a doodler - that's my thing. I do a bit of photography too, but your's and your husband's displayed on this blog is fantastic. You and I live in very beautiful places.

Stay Tooned,

Rick

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Island living must be the way to go, huh? I love the colors you've been able to capture. Nicely done.

Kathryn and Ari said...

So much color. A friend of mine used to tease me when I would accuse weird foods, like poptarts or slurpies, of being "colors that don't exist in nature." She always corrected me and told me that every color, no matter how vivid, could be found there. These pictures prove her right.

Powell River Books said...

Lots of beautiful sky shots. Our part of the world gets so many. I invite you to come see my post about cirrus clouds. - Margy

Gallicissa said...

Very beautiful! All of them will make lovely postcards.

Mo said...

These are gorgeous colours, Ocean. There's always something new and lovely to see on your blog.

The Holleys said...

They're really beautiful, Island. I wish I can just go there and take photos too and just be amazed at the beauty of nature.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks so much for your lovely notes to me. I will return a note to you in the next few day when I catch up. I appreciate so much that you have stopped by my blog. I have been delayed in responding to each of you due to computer problems.

Judy said...

I love the reflections in the first photo!!

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