Thursday, June 26, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Monsoon Sunset



These photos were taken last night by Kathie as the first storm of the Monsoon rolled through Sycamore Canyon just as the sun was setting. I used the 18-70 mm lens and set it on the automatic setting for a landscape. The colors have not been manipulated at all. The only enhancement was to sharpen the photo slightly.

To view more Skywatch Photos click on Wiggers World.


To view my other Skywatch post click on
Kathie's Poet Tree


To see Gus' sunset shots from the next evening go for the Gusto!

25 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

It seems nature follows up on her madness with extreme beauty!

Rose said...

Wow!!!!! Need I say more?

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

These are really gorgeous.

kjpweb said...

Pretty impressive! Gorgeous colors!
Cheers, Klaus

Luke Wiley said...

spectacular!
My Sky Watch Friday post

Naturegirl said...

Stunning!

Doug Taron said...

The photos are beautiful, and I'm glad to hear that the monsoon is starting. Did they provide any fire relief?

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Stunning! Mother Nature has a fantastic palette. Glad you were able to capture this.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice job.
They look great,
Troy

bobbie said...

It looks like fire in the sky. Very beautiful. I love the buildings silhouetted against it.

Mustang Mike said...

It looks like explosions over the horizon. If a storm was on the way, it must have been a big one! Thanks for sharing. Mustang Mike

Christy said...

Such strong bold beautiful colors.

TSannie said...

Darn it! Your two photos are nearly as good as your pastel and poem!

Wonderful photo for SWF - I'm envious! You can do all kinds of medium so excellently!

Gallicissa said...

Crickey! Well done Kathie!
You know what everytime I write your name I have to be very careful not to write my mom's name Kanthi! Thanks for sharing your camera settings.

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

Oh yes, I'm going top wander around again ... as you said, I couldn´t resist!

But guess what, I'm quite happy. If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see these great photos!

Thanks for your always kind words

Anonymous said...

WOW! I've never seen the sky before a monsoon before! Does it look this beautiful during? Never seen a monsoon ;) Dramatic image!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Exquisite... :O)
Tom

bobbie said...

So stunning.

Please go to my blog. There is something there for you.

Petunia said...

Very beauiful. Lovely colours:)

Petunia's SWF

Mental P Mama said...

Spectacular shots. Just breathtaking...

me ann my camera said...

The colours are very beautiful and rich. I love the extension of the sunset by its reflection on the water. Lovely.

Shimmy Mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Kathiesbirds said...

Once again, thank you everyone for your kind comments. To answer a few specific questions,

that was actually the first night of the Monsoon storms. This one did not last long here or rain very hard but it sure made for some dramatic lighting, and yes, I did purposely try to get the reflection of the water on the street. It was all so beautiful. Whenever we have clouds in the sky around here we get these gorgeous sunsets.

The next day it rained all afternoon but still no releif from the fires. I'll do a post soon. Meanwhile, Gus went out during last night's storms and captured some awesome shots on his blog. We are expecting more storms this afternoon.

Gallicissa, I feel honored to have a simialr name as your Mom. When I get typing too fast I often reverse the "t" and the "H" and end up spelling my name Kahtie, so, no worries!

Quint, glad to see your "ugly mug" once again. (you said it, I didn't)

Shimmy Mom said...

Kathie,

They really are gorgeous shots.
Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. Yes I do live along the Wasatch Front. In Layton, Ut. if you know the area. (North of Salt Lake City). Isn't amazing how you can see a picture and it takes you back to another time and place.
Thank you for your kind words and feel free to stop by anytime.

Stacey Huston said...

beautiful.. looks like the monsoon will help with the fires..