Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sky Watch Friday!

Golden Dreams

For some odd reason, I woke up too early on Tuesday. Maybe it was the annoyingly loud but unintentional chainsaw impersonation I do while snoring. Before I could let myself drift back to sleep, I noticed an eerie amber glow as it oozed through the miniblinds of my bedroom. What an unnatural color! Half-asleep, but providentially wearing jammies, I walked downstairs, grabbed my camera, stepped out front, and fired off a couple of photographs before returning upstairs for that oh-so precious last 22 minutes of sleep.

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That photograph is completely unfiltered and unedited in any way. The sky is exactly the way I saw it through my droopy eyelids, except that my eyeballs were not really focusing on anything except the enigmatic haze.

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Speaking of Tuesday... no, the dog does not smell like skunk anymore, and no, we still do not have a new refrigerator.

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Bonus shot. Black storm clouds from 7:30 AM on Monday morning.
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33 comments:

Coca Cutie said...

Sure it has an original color!
Happy sky watch!

Kelly said...

Great SWF photo!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The gold color is phenomenom! Pretty! It's not often you see such a pretty glow such as that!!

Those dark clouds look pretty spooky!
Mountain Retreat

Martin Stickland said...

Yes that is a nice dreamy scene, scotch does that to me too!

No really, you are becoming quite a picture taker, the trouble with me now is that every view I see becomes a photo and I just love snapping away!

imac said...

Love that 1st one Craver, fantastic colour.All I can say is good job you snore,lol.

Texas Travelers said...

Great glow and those are serious black clouds.
Both outstanding.


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~~Randi~~ said...

I love the storm clouds - so dramatic!

dot said...

I love the first photo! It looks like it could have been taken in the 50's or 60's

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots! The first one is just perfect. Lovelu colors too:)

babooshka said...

Two very contrasting shots and both so good.

Louise said...

I love the sky when it's eerie like that. Glad you were "providentially wearing jammies" and could get the photo!

I like the storm one, too, but the golden glow is unusually beautiful.

Rose said...

I don't think you could come up with that coloring if you tried...I love it when the light is like that. It is hard to capture sometimes. I also liked the other photo...

shutterhappyjenn said...

The brownish tone is so unique! Thank heavens you woke up at that time to see that one of a kind view.

My SWF photos are posted in these blogs:
Jenn Was Here and Shutter Happy Moments.

Please drop by if you have some time. Thanks.

Kim said...

Wow, the first one is so surreal looking, almost like it was taken 30 years ago...storm clouds, very ominous..yikes! Happy SWF!

Tommy V said...

the color in the first picture is so cool. great catch

dailysnapshot said...

That must have been one hell of a storm!

Carletta said...

An eerie glow - reminds me of really bad storms coming when I was young.
The black clouds in the second photo are definitely saying 'We're not in Kansas anymore.' :)
I like both shots!

Now, I need to go check out the skunk and frig stories!

as minhas fotografias said...

nice pictures! great sky

genny said...

It is pretty nice capture. Happy SWF!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well, I for one am glad you got up to catch that shot!

redlan said...

nice shots.

lime said...

those droopy eyelids get me every time.

Petunia said...

Sure is golden!
And the bonus shot looks very dramatic.

Petunia's SWF

becky voyles said...

looks like an umber crayon color.

coolgirlsar said...

It's like one of those old photos you find hidden, sepia that's the word I'm looking for. Lovely shot. Happy Sky Watch Friday.

mommanator said...

I can't believe you still donmt have a fridge! your food must be HORRIBLE by now! no wonder you arent sleeping LOL

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Scary clouds!!

Your post is like mine: sky of winter!

Have a nice weekend!

Martin Stickland said...

'googley moogley'? that's moonshine talk!

You are funny!

Shammickite said...

Yes, I agree, it was worth getting up early for that pic.

Berit said...

It is a great photo!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a wonderful glow, Craver! Amazing, really. I have seen such color in the early morning, too. It's the color of dreams, I think.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Craver,
You make me realize I need to be more strategic with my camera. Recently I saw a big, beautiful Blue Jay right outside our window, and had plenty of time to get a shot, but I didn't want to miss a thing, and didn't have the camera handy.

I tagged you.

system operator said...

The color of light really looks wonderful on that sleepy neighborhood! Happy sky watch!