Friday, June 6, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Sieze the Moment

Sunset June 1, 2008 @ 7:36 p.m. taken by Kathie with the Nikon D80

Sunset 7:36 p.m.





7:36 p.m. June 1, 2008


Following Troy and Martha's advice from last week's post about Sunsets in Yosemite and Golden, B.C. (Ramblings around Texas) I grabbed my camera and ran out the front door to shoot these pictures of the sunset last Sunday night. I was on the phone with my mother and Gus had just left to walk the dog, so I'm standing in my front yard trying to hold the phone with one hand and snap photos with the other. Finally I asked my Mom to hang on a minute and I put the phone down. All these photos are taken within a 1-minute time period and are of the same sky. It amazes me how the patterns and colors can change depending on where you look. Notice how the colors deepen as the sun gets lower in the sky. Though I rotated my body, all these photos were taken while standing in the same spot at the corner of my house! None of them were cropped or enhanced in anyway. Sure is great to live in Arizona!
7:37 p.m. MST 6-1-08


7:37 p.m. MST 6-1-08


To see Gus' skwatch photos visit Gusto! In an intersting twist this week, he's got the bird shots and I have the sunset!

To see my other Skywatch post visit Kathie's Poet Tree

7:37 p.m. MST June 1, 2008 Photo by Kathie

31 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

These are beautiful cloud formations and the colors are stunning.

Anna said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors.

It always amazes me, too, the way the sky can change so much in just a few minutes or look so different just by looking in a different direction.

Daniel J Santos said...

strong colors, excellent.

Lilli & Nevada said...

these are fabulous photos and colors

Andrea said...

What stunning colors. Beautiful shots.

Rose said...

Oh my, these are all wonderful...love the last couple just a tad bit the best.

quinttarantino said...

Stunning colours; marvellous photos!

KatNell said...

Awesome!

Anita said...

Just beautiful...

Come see me at Prairie Visions!

Mental P Mama said...

Gorgeous! I love that they are not doctored!

Daryl said...

Awesome indeed ...

:-Daryl

Petunia said...

So many beautiful shots:)

Petunia's SWF

Neal said...

Those are really gorgeous. I like all of them!!!

Mike said...

Beautiful clouds! What a nice treat to see the entire collection! Thank you so much. Mike

Stacey Huston said...

Kathy, these are stunning shots.. thanks for sharing them.
I will check into the bird link you told me about.. I know there are quite a few people here that do audobon..and I am not real good at identifying LBB's but with photos, internet and field guides its getting easier.. thanks.

Anonymous said...

The colours are exquisite! ONE minute of glory!!!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmm! Lovely, lovely series. Western sunsets can be super-gorgeous, as seen in these examples. Nice Sky Watch.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shots all of them. The last one is just fantastic:)

me ann my camera said...

Amazing colour! These are very beautiful! You caught a whole bunch of wonderful ones.

chrome3d said...

Thanks for the whole series. The colours just kept getting better and better and the last one I liked the most.

Amy - "Twelve Acres" said...

Stunningly beautiful! Love the colors!

Old Wom Tigley said...

It dose not get much better than this I'm sure... I would have been in awe at such a sky... thank you for posting these, they are all just so good.

Tom:O)

The Texican said...

Yup, you can either have pretty trees (big ones) or plenty of big sky to see some magnificent sunsets. That one was a beaut.

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Hi Kathie! You are very fortunate to have such majestic skies like that! Not often do I see that especially since I am entrapped in the mountain. Beautiful color formations!
Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog, I'd like to see the mama Flicker feeding the babies!!

Sandpiper said...

These are awesome pictures, Kathie! Incredible colors!

bobbie said...

Thank you so much for these beautiful photos.

zhakee said...

Incredible clouds! Thanks for taking the time to take photos and share them. Big, expansive, colorful skies are amazing to see.

TSannie said...

What wonderful SWF photos. Great job!

Kathryn and Ari said...

Kathie, they are just stunning. What color and contrast!

Baba said...

Wonderful skies with beautiful shades of pink, reeds and goldens!!!
These are absolutely beautiful!

fishing guy said...

Kathie: These are magical photos. I didn't see them last week.