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Hi my name is Nora and Welcome to my blog world. This is a nature and birding photo blog about Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I am trying to be a birder and I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Thinking of Returning to Sky Watch




This post is for Sky Watch one of my favorite places to go and see the sky all around the world. Please have a look at the other photos there.



I am thinking of returning to blogging sometime soon but I wonder if there is anyone out there still interested in reading my blog????? It has been such a long time. I have been away for months....I had to retire from blogging for a while as I had trouble with my eyes and they needed some fixing...... I still read many of my favorite blogs as much as I can and hope I can connect up with you all soon. I may not blog very much but hope to check in and do a blog now and then. Please leave me a comment if you wander in here and let me know what you think of my new wide angle lens and also please check out the other sky watch postings at the above link or the link on my blog on the Sky Watch badge at the bottom of the page.

The picture is of the clouds at Fisgard Lighthouse taken with a 10 - 22 wide lens but on a small digital camera so not as wide as on a full frame.

83 comments:

Wanderin' Weeta said...

Hi, Island! Good to see you! I'd missed your posts.

Are your eyes ok now?

Eric(NL) said...

Superb picture here, very nice Skywatch entry!!!

Well done!!

Greetings from the Netherlands

Roy said...

Hi Ocean, that's a great wide angle shot. This is an area of photography you should pursue more as you have lots of lovely scenery in you area. Well done.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WHat a beautiful photo.Looking forward to mare of your pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Rob Ripma said...

Great shot! Really like the wide angle.

Essence of Maine said...

Lighthouses are one of my favorite subjects and you have captured this one beautifully!

Mo said...

Just got your comment. We're online at the same time! Lovely to see you back blogging and I love the wide angle shot. Maybe we can inspire each other to get back into blogging!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Welcome back Ocean!! Thanks for the visit to my blog! I missed out on some of your posts previously since I was MIA for awhile also.
I am curious to know how your eyes are doing and what you had done. I remember you had some trouble. I hope you are doing well with all of the beauty you have, 'down under'!

Your wide angle photo is beautiful! Wish I had one...they make for a totally difference view!
Stunning shot!!

bowledover said...

Hi, I am glad that you are back with us again.
Thanks for your visit and comments.
Love the picture you have here wonderful sky and the wide angle lens aspect.
Other half is considering a fish eye lens.
Blogging is a lovely persuit, I understand that it may seem to take over ones world.Hope you are fully recovered and feel better.

Sylvia K said...

What an incredibly beautiful shot! Love your composition/perspective. The colors are gorgeous and the skies just top it all off -- literally! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment, always appreciated! Hope to see more beauty here on your blog! Have a great weekend!

Gallicissa said...

Welcome back Ocean.
I am glad you are back. Yes I am interested in reading your blog. I hope you had a good break. Off on a short holiday tomorrow. Wish me luck.

joo said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so glad that I could discover this fantastic place of yours!!!!Lighthouse is just stunning. Hope you'll return to blogging. I will be back here for sure.
Greetinds from Poland:)

Martha Z said...

Glad you stopped by my site. Hope to see more from you as you are in a beautiful part of the world.

Danielle said...

It's a beauty! Great angle and colors.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful colorful photograph. And I love your banner also.

I don't want you to do anything that will harm your eyes but if you blog, I'll read.

Dagrun said...

I'va not visited your blog before, but if you keep bloging I promise I'll be back. You have so many beautiful shots :)

AKO said...

I love the wide angle lens and are using one myself sometimes. It gives the clouds and the sky new dimensions and it shows too in your photo. I also like the colours with white, blue and red, the colours of the sea. :)

Mike said...

Fantastic, bright and breezy :)

TCKK said...

Beautiful blue sky and I absolutely adore lighthouses! Great photo!!!!!

DJB's Photo Adventures said...

I look forward to your blogs! Keep on getting better!
Debbie

Vicki said...

I absolutely LOVE this photo! My favorite place to be in the world is at the water, and I love (and collect) lighthouses!!

Neil Tasker said...

Keep on blogging. Thanks for stopping by. Appreciate your kind comments.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments..Hi to my old blogging friends and also to my new ones today...I have missed you all so much....I have visited most of your blogs by now and they are all amazing....thanks again for leaving my such kind notes.

Dave Coulter said...

Great photo....welcome back!

Dot O said...

Oh my is all I can say. That photo is absolutely gorgeous, stunning, beautiful, etc.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I will add you to my blog roll and then I will be able to tell when you update and I can then visit you again!

Pam said...

Wonderful shot of the lighthouse.I like the angle, It shows off the sky beautifully.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and dropping off a comment.
Have a wonderful weekend...

Lori Skoog said...

What a spectacular photo! Who would not want to read your blog????? Beautiful.... Thanks for visiting my Journal.

Glennis said...

I always like lighthouse photos, and this one is very nice.Looks very well maintained.

Tranquility said...

What a gorgeous lighthouse! I've never seen one that looks as though there is a modern home built onto it! Beautiful photo!

How are you liking your new lens? I don't use my wide angle very often, but when I do, it accomplishes so much more than I could have imagined. I can no longer live without it!

KGMom said...

Your fans are still here. We all vote--RETURN.
I love your photos. The lighthouse photo is a PRIZE winner.
Come back!

Carletta said...

A stunning shot and I love the angle!

Small City Scenes said...

Of course we will be reading your blogs and commenting and being amazed at the many wonderful photos. Of course!!
Super lighthouse capture. The clouds are great too.

Thanks for the visit to my blog too.

MB

uncleawang said...

Welcome back to the world of cyber:)
By the way,I love the photo you captured it wonderfully.Thanks for the visit & have a wonderful weekend.

Calm Energy said...

Lighthouses give me such peace and a feeling of security...Thank you for the wonderful picture ... it is filled with color and beauty!
Thanks for stopping by at my blog too!
I visited some of your previous posts... and noticed that you also love "A Focus in the Wild." What a great site that is as well!
~A Wonderful Weekend to You~ Maria

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a lovely photo. Well i hope you return, will be looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful photo.
The colors is amazing.

island blog said...

Welcome back !

It's great to see your fantastic photos - keep it up!

Paul said...

what a lovely photo! the blues and whites are stunning! Please keep posting more great pics!

slim said...

Wow! I like lighthouses and used to photograph many of them along the coast of Maine back in my film days. The clouds are so dramatic and the lighthouse has so much character. Thanks for commenting on my Quincy blog which led me to yours.

Michele said...

Your images are beautiful and postings are always interesting... Hope you come back...

tapirgal said...

That is really dramatic! And beautiful and nostalgic. Welcome back!

magiceye said...

superbly composed!!

welcome back!!

Pacey said...

Magnificent shot of a lighthouse (?) and the sky looked awesome in this photo. Great wide template here, I'd say. Hope all is well now with your eyes. Not much blogging I agree.

Gattina said...

your picture is beautiful ! I love lighthouses !
For one who was away such a long time and getting 42 comments ! I can only say congratulations, lol ! I never had that and I blog every day !
Good luck for your eyes, I hope they are good now.

Arija said...

Beautiful picture with a beautiful sky, and so nice to have you back and blogging again.

Rinkly Rimes said...

It rivals the Leaning Tower of Pisa! But I realise that's just clever perspective!

Thanks for visiting me!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snap. It does look like the clouds are touching the light house or the building.

Michele said...

Absolutely stunning... it is nice to see you back.. I would love to see you back on a permanent basis but if health ails you, then you have to do what is best... I would definitely be a regular visitor once more.

~Michele~

luna miranda said...

welcome back!

i love this photo...the colors, the sky. amazing place.

chrome3d said...

Judging from this one photo I would say that you should continue, as it´s so good, but it´s not that simple sometimes. Heh, you have 42 comments on your return post now so what are you worried about?:-)

Vicky said...

First of all, thank you for visiting my blog.I am so sorry to hear that you have trouble with your eyes, I pray that everything goes well with you. I look around and i see many wonderful fantastic shots.
Thank you for sharing.
Take care.

Deborah Godin said...

This is a wonderful lighthouse and sky shot! Classic!

Pyatshaw said...

I just love this photo. I'm a wannabe photographer and am still coming to terms with my second (and better) digital camera. I'll certainly look up your blog again.

Pete said...

wotcha, been on holiday. welcome back.

wide angles are great fun aren't they

Martha said...

Welcome back to the world of blogging! This is a gorgeous shot! I hope you'll be posting on a regular basis. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend! :-)

Regina said...

Amazing shot. Perfect!
I like the lighthouse.
Welcome back..

smarties said...

Oh this is so good! I always had a thing for lighthouses... :-)
Hope you will recover soon!

Naturegirl said...

Truely an amazing photo! I look forward to returning for more!
Once weekly may be the best..blogging does require time..
time..what's that..when garden season is upon me!!hugs NG

girlichef said...

This is just gorgeous..I love the angle...how it feels 3D. Very nice!

Tabib said...

Majestic lighthouse tower!.
beautiful saturated sky colour

Bonnie Bonsai said...

First, greetings from Australia. Just want to say thank you for visiting my skywatch blog. My apology for not coming to soon as I was away just as mine was the featured host.

Second, I love your Lighthouse. It is picture perfect actually. Mind if I write a poem about your picture?

You may want to see sample of my picture poetry in my Morphing with Words by poetry blog.

At the moment, am not in my element to write but if I do, I'll surely seize the opportunity when my mind is in its working order.

I ask per your disclaimer. Thanks a lot.

Lew said...

Welcome back! Your header and this image are fantastic! both are great shots of the od lighthouse!

Tricia said...

Hi Ocean - good to see you posting again. Just catching up after my holiday. Looking forward to seeing more results of your new lens; good start though!

Supernova said...

welcome back and glad that you returned so we will be able to see more of this amazing photography you have

ANGELS in my Life said...

Thanks for the warm comment into my entry. and so i love your sky too... its brilliant

Oz Girl said...

Oooooh, I would love to get a wide lens for my Nikon D60... but it's just not in the budget until I get a job. >;-\

I absolutely adore your lighthouse photo... this is so, so beautiful. Very worth of a frame and a spot on your wall!! :)

Thanks for popping by my blog and commenting too. Have a beautiful Sunday.

John said...

Absolutely stunning!

Judy said...

I love the lighthouses and your header. Glad to see you back. Kept you on my sidebar just in case...
I don't blog as much as I used to because I have been so busy this summer but did just post my 100th entry. You always posted so many beautiful pictures here.

kRiZ cPEc said...

love this shot. :)

sunnymama said...

This is a stunning skywatch picture! I'm so pleased you decided to join in with skywatch again and share it :)

LaY hOoN said...

YES . I still love reading your blog.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

What A Lovely Photograph !! Really Amazing And I Would Love To Come TO Your Blog Again..Thanks For Sharing..Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

Denise said...

Hello there, spectacular photo! Glad to see you are blogging again and look forward to checking back here. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

T and S said...

I love the camera angle on this one. It has produced a unique perspective...Thomas

Toffeeapple said...

Welcome back, it's good to see you again. I hope your eye problems have been totally sorted out.

Love the Lighthouse picture.

vnv4 said...

First, thanks for commenting on my SkyWatch pictures. This is a gorgeous photo...love the blueness of the sky and the white clouds. Lovely. I hope you keep up the blog; it is really nice.

Sue said...

Hi, I am catching up with my emails, and noticed you'd left a comment on a post on my veggie garden. I am so addicted to posting, and also try to keep up with my blog reading. Sometimes I think I should stop, but I just keep doing it, and having great fun. You are an excellent photographer! I can't tell when this post was put up, but it looks like you got an awesome response from people who enjoy your blog. I hope your health is continuing to improve.

msdewberry said...

So glad to see you back and see your wonderful photos again. I missed seeing your posts and pictures of my former home.
I will be following your blog, and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful pictures.
Welcome back.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments...really made me feel welcomed back to blogger. Cheers.

matthew houskeeper said...

Fantastic photo!

storyteller said...

Magnificent shot! Love the perspective of the sky behind the lighthouse.
Hugs and blessings,

Judy said...

I love the lighthouse, and the little house attached to it!! Did you notice that one shutter is missing?
And I am glad that you have come back to blogging!!!

Andrew said...

Your images are lovely to see..
Many thanks for sharing..

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