Wednesday, October 29, 2008

~ SkyWatch *11 Sunrise

This morning we had some clouds for a change,
at present, noon, it is 30C with a dessicating,
searingly hot northerly blowing. Great weather
for firestorms as the grass is already dry.

These sunrise photos are straight from the camera
and in sequence, a few minutes apart, from the
paddock just up hill from our house.



as the sun slipped in and out behind clouds, the
whole colour of the sky changed



the gold grew, and then faded to blue again



until it burst forth ito a whole sea of gold



For the full effect, please click to enlarge.


My thanks to the great SkyWatch team for
mentoring this site. To see what the skies aroud
the world are like, click on the logo to the right.

119 comments:

  1. These are amazing! I love your blog!

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  2. Beautiful colours of the skies, and clouds...
    Yes, pretty blog !

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  3. WOW! The eastern horizon here is just showing a little pink - no gold for us today. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  4. This is a breathtakingly glorious sunrise, Arija!

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  5. Those photos are breathtaking! It was perfect how the clouds all created different hues.
    Marnie

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  6. What beautiful photos!! Well done!!!

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  7. What a magnificent sunrise. I can't see a sunrise or sunset from anywhere near my home. There are to many trees.

    An Arkie's Musings

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  8. Awesome that you captured it! That's my kind of sky

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  9. So gorgeous! There is nothing more inspirational to me than looking at the morning sky.... It make me so close to God....

    Have a great weekend, Arija!

    cielo

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  10. These are stunning photos, especially the last one. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  11. A great series of sky watch photos. If you want to see the wolf on my site, go to the next page or click on Yellowston tag.

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  13. It's hard to choose a favorite. they are all great.

    Nice "Sky Watch" today.
    Come visit our Sky Watch over, Cooks Inlet, Alaska.
    Troy and Martha
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  14. It's hard to choose a favorite.
    They are all great.

    Nice "Sky Watch" today.
    Come visit our Sky Watch over, Cooks Inlet, Alaska.
    Troy and Martha
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  15. thanks for visiting my site.

    i really like the last picture. the rays are more dramatic.

    but the whole set gives me a great sense of the drama unfolding.

    thanks for sharing

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  16. WOW - The light through these clouds is just amazing! What cool texture and depth. How beautiful.

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  17. That is just incredible! You're to be congratulated for thinking to grab the camera in the face of such stunning splendor!

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  18. A fantastic and beautiful way to begin your day! Wonderful captures!

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  19. Beautiful skies but I'm sorry you have to worry about fires so early in the season.

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  20. So beautiful, so uplifting. You did a great job capturing this beauty.

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  21. These pictures were immencely beautiful! You just sit back wondering: is it possible to create such beauty?

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  22. Wow, excellent light in your SWF pictures. Perfect for this meme. Have a nice weekend

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  23. Beautiful photo's. Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing
    Take care

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  24. Hello again Arija

    I always gasp for breath when I enter your blog. Because your pictures are ... are ... so over the roof top fantastic!!! Your SWF pictures this week is unbelievable. Just love them.

    I hope it is ok that I link to you.

    Love from Marit

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  25. These are stunning photos. So nice to watch the changing sky.

    Ray

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  26. What a great sequency of skies. Lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  27. Your sunrise sequence makes me feel so positive, so glad to be alive. It is as if the day is full of promise and I want to run out into it and grab all the experiences that await me!

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  28. WOW!
    Fantastische Aufnahmen! Breathtaking!
    Bei uns hat es heute geschneit. :-(

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  29. Wow, those photos are stunning! Thank you for explaining to me about Halloween. I know that in many countries there is a special day for the dead. It so happened that my father died on the 2nd November 51 years ago and my husband 9 years ago on the 9th of November. So November is very special for me, but I hate going to the churchyard.

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  30. Golly, that last photo is my all-time favorite! The golden burst of color and cloud ray haze is unbelievable!!
    What an amazing post!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat- Canada

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  31. Beautiful bursting skies. Love that peek of the sun. I see the sun coming up sometimes when I'm rushing to get my kids ready for school...

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  32. Beautiful collection of photos for sky watch friday. Nature sure does put on some fantastic light shows for us and how lucky for you to be there to see it all flashing across the sky.

    Thanks for sharing with sky watch friday and your kind comments on my post earlier.

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  33. Oh, Wow! The are amazing and wonderful.

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  34. I've always been astonished at how fast the sun seems to move when it's in proximity to the horizon. I was reminded of that just recently when I took three series' of shots of sunrise and sunset over the ocean.

    These are magnificent!

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  35. you have great, super beautiful skies there too.

    congrats for this.

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  36. I love your sunrise sequence. Very beautiful.

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  37. Oh these skies are just glorious! I loved each one...

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  38. Arija: Those are some nice sky time capsul shots, nicely done. There were some great colors.

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  39. Wow, what a beautiful series! Happy SWF. :)

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  40. LOVEly, dramatic sun rays.

    Happy SW Friday!

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  41. This is a spectacular sunrise, the colours are pure magic. It is getting quickly hot in your part of Australia.
    Today it is fairly windy but not yet too hot. The garden has greatly profited from the rain we had. Thank you for your visit and yes, I agree; there is still so much to do, to see and to love!

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  42. Portrait of the dawn, well done! Thanks for sharing your skywatching with us.

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  43. Stunning! Isn't it wonderful to watch it from beginning to end - great capture.

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  44. Really amazing sky colors change!
    Great Sky Watch!

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  45. wow! BEAUTIFUL!!
    have a nice weekend!!

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  46. fantastic shapes and colors. well done

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  47. Looks as though this sequence requires grand music - marvellous.

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  48. These all look like incredible paintings. What fabulous captures! Have a great Halloween tomorrow.

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  49. That's a real sky-watch! And the result is beautiful!

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  50. What a wonderful set! I like them all. Different colors makes them a bit different ways beautiful. Simply great!

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  51. Oh! Don't you just love the way the sun and clouds play together in these images? Just beautiful!

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  52. Sectacular SWF images! That golden sky is a heavenly sky!

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  53. Hallo,
    ein berauschender Sonnenuntergang, schade, dass man dann die Zeit nicht anhalten kann, gut dass wir es mit der Kamera doch festhalten können.
    Liebe Grüsse
    Hartmut

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  54. Lovely sunrise! I understand your fears of a smoky landscape. We live surrounded by trees, and during the summer months forest fires are a big concern here in British Columbia. But, at this time of the year when temperatures cool and the ground is wet, the forest fire hazard diminishes considerably. I've added a note to my post, and I apologize for being so insensitive to your situation in Australia.

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  55. WOW. Those are great! I can't find the words to describe what I think of them. I'd love to have an enlargement of that bottom picture hanging on my wall so I could just stare at it.

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  56. Good Morning! The sequence is stunning!

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  57. Absolutely amazing! I'm rarely up early enough for sunrise. What a treat to see sunrise from another part of the world.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  58. Stunning photos...I can't imagine living in places that have such uncertainties like hurricanes, brush fires, floods. We may get snow and lots of it in Buffalo NY, but the house still stands....Benji is hanging in with his flock and calls to any geese that fly overhead...hugs to you Arija...

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  59. What a beautiful sunrise shots.

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  60. Hi Arija, it's times like these that I would love to have a slideshow embedded in the post. This is just magnificent, I hope you get rain soon.

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  61. Closeups of your photos about blew me out of my chair! These are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing the beauty.

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  62. 4 stunners!
    Very nicely framed.

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  63. Stunning set of photos. It always amaze me how much the sky can change in a while. And how wonderful each change can be.

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  64. Great skies, Arija, so beautiful! I love your photosof the sunrise!
    Danke für Deinen Besuch bei meinen Hexen :)

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  65. Wow .. what a fantastic golden sunrise. It's amazing to see the colours change, because the clouds and the wind are playing with the sun. Wonderful.

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  66. They all have an amzing quality! Beautiful.

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  67. What a gorgeous sunrise! All the pictures are beautiful.

    Have a great weekend!

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  68. Absolutely stunning photos! Must have been a sight to behold in real life! Well done.

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  69. These are BREATHTAKING photos today! I'm so glad you've shared them with us. Each one seems more magnificent than the one preceding it ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  70. Fantastic sequence. Great photos.

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  71. Oh my goodness! These are gorgeous golden pictures! The colors of the sky are stunning! What fantastic photos for SWF!! The sunrise and it's glorious golden rays are breathtaking! Great job!

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  72. "oh, beautiful for golden skies" thank you for a glorious sunset in your part of the world arija! and thanks for visiting my silly apple ;)

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  73. I love the last one, how the sky is all in colors. Very nice.

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  74. absolutely stunning colors...love the progression.
    thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

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  75. Wow what a spectacular series of photos, I love the last one especially. I used to live in the Southern hemisphere but I keep forgetting you are in the middle of summer!

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  76. Wow! Amazing colors.Simply gorgeous.Thanks for sharing.Happy SWF:)

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  77. Great to see the light slowly bursting through the clouds, that's a "true" sunrise to me.

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  78. Great sequence. That last one is just marvelous.

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  79. What spectacular skies. Thanks for a lovely experience of grandeur. And I love the flower photos below.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Much appreciated.

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  80. Sublimely beautiful - clouds & morning sun! We don't often get clouds big enough like that in LA basin.

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  81. WOW! These are stunning Sky Watch images!

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  82. Each is more beautiful than the next. BJ

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  83. Well, what fantastic sky watch photos you brought us!
    Great contrast between shades and light!
    Thanks for the visit.

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  84. stunning captures! breath taking!

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  85. very nice transition of shots..

    great stuff!

    thanks for visiting our site..

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  86. Gorgeous series of photographs. I love all of them. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Those photos you mentioned were also my favorites but those steam stacks drew me to them for some reason.

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  87. A beautiful and very strong series. My favorite is the third shot. Nice work.

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  88. I think you have to win some sort of prize for these! Heavenly.

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  89. your sunrise pictures this week are so wonderful! thank you very much!

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  90. These are absolutley stunning pictures.

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  91. Wow, you have had some beautiful skies!

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  92. WHOA - fantastic shots!! I love all of them.

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  93. That was a great set, and it was just getting better and better!

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  94. Stunning sunsets! Such beautiful color and the lighting is perfect.

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  95. You have a truly beautiful and inspiring blog. It is interesting to follow your springtime as we sink into winter here in the northern hemisphere. I lived in S. Africa as a child and remember the reversed seasons well.

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  96. So lovely. I love the sequence. Almost like we were there with you.

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  97. Beautiful. Sunrise pictures have a special magic about them, and these are spectacular.

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  98. Oooooh! These are absolutely gorgeous!

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  99. great watch! the shots were amazing! i simply couldn't resist to stare longer at these photos! :)

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