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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finding Beauty in the Sky

Scroll down for Haiku Sky Watch

recent views from my
front yard looking at the sky
as weather changes

ev'ry few minutes
stepping inside to avoid
raindrops as they fall

standing at my front
door ... looking across the street

as clouds drift along

dull grey rainy day
three versions - single picture ...

diff'rent empasis

Original Straight Out of the Camera

Linear Burn (blending mode)

Multiply (Blending mode)

later the same day
mostly grey skies - seems to be
simply monochrome

backyard view at three
diff'rent times on the same day ...

variable skies

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and for others participating in
Finding Beauty,
Haiku Friday and Sky Watch

Thought for Today
"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." Roger Miller


The Write Girl said...

These are terrific sky shots. I love the gradual change in the weather. Beautifully captured.

Jim said...

Good skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ginny Hartzler said...

One scene, so many looks. And they're all so good, they look completly real. So when we look at a picture, we really never know what's real and what's not anymore, do we? You are a very talented shape shifter!!

Japa said...

Sky drama unfolding. Great shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Not typical California skies -- but very beautiful nonetheless.

Always so interesting to see and learn from the way you manipulate your pictures.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

the nature is simply magic...marvelous...
thanks for sharing, dearest

Jeannette StG said...

I like those puffy clouds in the first few pics -they look like someone's smoking a pipe in the sky (hope this is not offensive to you -it's not meant that way).

Joe Todd said...

Angry skies can be beautiful

Karen said...

Those are some really cool shots--I love the ominous atmosphere of the darker pics!

Diane AZ said...

Wow, even more rain for your area. That should help the drought at least a little. I like the different variations of palm tree images.

Denise Marie said...

Nothing like watching the sky go bye.

Andree said...

I love that 2nd ominous sky photo. What a great series you have here!

Claudia said...

:) you and I love similar themes.

I am such a sky watcher... one of these days I am going to rear end someone not watching the road.

Thanks so much for sharing... GORG!! :)


Carver said...

These are all wonderful sky shots. The second is my favorite for the sheer drama of it. Happy weekend!

Maude Lynn said...


George said...

You certainly found a great deal of beauty in the skies. I like your renditions of the sky.

Ebie said...

Those gray clouds are almost going to burst! I could see the "eye" of the storm.

Happy Skywatching!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots of the very dramatic skies. I love to see the way the sky changed throughout the day.

SandyCarlson said...

Those palm trees stand like good, sturdy friends beneath that beautiful, changeable sky!

LadyFi said...

Fabulously dramatic shots of moody clouds! All silver and grey - beautiful!