Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 31 Mountain Sunset Clouds

Worth enlarging if you have the time or inclination.



Gathering the last light unto itself, the cumulus
cloud hovers over the chimneys of Omeo in the
high country of Victoria.



for a moment the light increases



then fades to touch a last cloud on the horizon



to darken into night giving way to the twinkling
lights of town.

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co-ordinating so many avid skywatchers in this meme.

78 comments:

  1. I think Australia has the most dramatic light :) Great photos, Arija!
    Thank you for your congratulations, I am happy that my pictures touch your emotions! I am happy that you come to visit me! Thank you! I always enjoy your post. Needless to say...

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  2. Your photos are spectacular, the cloud formations are incredible and beautiful. Lovely photographs, all of them.

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  3. Spectacular - that top one looks like a glowing crysanthemum in the sky!!

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  4. I especially like the third one with the bare trees standing on each side!

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  5. Beautiful and dramatic skies! And like everyone else, I'm so glad that you share them with us -- the beauty and your words! Thank you!

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  6. Your cloud study is so spectacular. I love that one twinkling city light in the darkness shot.

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  7. Very powerful and beautiful clouds!!

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  8. Those are beautiful!! I love the pink and gray colors/

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  9. Your photos are lovely and stunning...you are surrounded by beauty : )

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  10. wonderful pictures, I just love clouds. I think I am one of the few people that can't stand a blue sky. lol

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  11. Arija, what a beautiful sunset. The first image looks like glowing smoke coming out of a chimney.

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  12. Dear Arija,
    the way you capture the clouds and dress them in prose makes for more than a perfect composition, is a song by itself, each and every time. Thank you for sharing your art and your vision and knowledge of the deeper meaning of life with us. It is a true blessing.

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  13. All the clouds, does it mean it is going to rain?

    Beautiful sky pix.

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  14. Your sky watch photos are spectacular!

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  15. Amazing lighting in all of the photos.

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  16. Arija, thank you for your comment on my blog - I wished I could zaubern you over here and share my new hometown with you!
    Hugs from V.,
    Merisi

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  17. Very much worthwhile for enlarging !

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  18. Such beautiful soft colors. They are more dramatic when enlarged. Thanks for shoaring those gorgeous shots.

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  19. How gorgeous, Arija. Those clouds look like an explosion in the sky! Very beautiful. And lovely poetic commentary, too!

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  20. Wonderful photographs - so much light, movement and colour. A x

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  21. Gorgeous drama skies!
    Wonderful.
    Cheers, Klaus

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  22. Amazing especially the last two such intense colour.

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  23. I love it when the setting sun shines on clouds. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. i so love that first capture...awesome and the others are beautiful too :)
    have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. What wonderful skies, especially the first photo and the last. Amazing and well photographed by yourself. Well done.

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  26. Arija, these are a beautiful collection of photographs but that first one is absolutely stunning, such a beautiful capture. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
    Smiles

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  27. Love the colours in the third one - dramatic.

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  28. I love the first photo especially. It is like the cloud is being lit from within.

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  29. Such drama and atmosphere - stunning!

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  30. That cumulus looks as if it is starting to tower - was there lightning?

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  31. Stunning in all angles Ma'am Arija. The pillar of clouds gathering momentum reminiscent of the Exodus times.

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  32. Impressive! The changing of the clouds :-)

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  33. You could keep watching these sunsets and never see the same again, couldn't you! My favourite of all these is the third one. I like the almost monochrome feel, with just the one strip of colour.
    Janice.

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  34. Wow, those are some serious clouds! And beautiful sky!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it!

    I'm sorry you are going through such a hard time with the drought in your country. Were you anywhere near those terrible wild fires that took so many lives? I was really sad to hear about that.
    I hope you are safe and that rain comes really soon to your country!

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  35. Oh boy! I just love that cloud formation and the sun reflection on that first one is just superb. I think that is absolutely beautiful!

    Hugs♥

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  36. Wow, that was an impressive sky and you sure got some great pictures of it.

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  37. The darkness of night approaching :)

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  38. What a fabulous sequence of shots. So beautiful. Happy Weekend!

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  39. Wow! That is an amazing cumulus tower! How beautiful! I love it when it is lit, so that all the boiling texture is very clear. How wonderful!

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  40. Such beautiful and dramatic skies!!

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  41. Oh! I enjoyed all your pictures immensely. How beautiful any of those would be to enlarge and frame. Thanks for sharing.
    June

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  42. Arija: Beautiful capture of the clouds at dusk, very nice captures.

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  43. I love your photos of the dramatically leaving sun! Very spectacular! Thanks for sharing and for your visit. That's a great idea to hide in a cage of Faraday! Have you got lightning conductors?
    Have a great weekend!

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  44. Those are amazing! You must have taken these in Middle Earth. :)

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  45. That first shot is really, really amazing.

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  46. Wow those are amazing my favorite is the first one. Love the chimney's from the roof top as well

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  47. Stunning sunset series and you captured it in a perfect sequence.

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  48. Stormclouds on the horizon. Nicely followed sequence from fading light to darkness and excellent photos of every stage.

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  49. Arija such expressive skies you post!! That first especially is amazing!!Enjoy your weekend! hugs

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  50. Incredibly beautiful, I wouldn't believe it if I wasn't seeing it for myself in your photos, Arija!

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  51. WOW! Awesome captures!

    Thanks for sharing them with us.

    :)

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  52. Wow - all photos are great! Absolutely love the first one.

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  53. Wow, really incredible sky, especially the first one.

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  54. The sky really is the perfect backdrop to all manner of stunning visual encounters. You made some great examples of how this works--from the outlines of human-made works against what nature brings us,to the unfolding of a dramatic sunset. Who could ask for a better venue? Thanks for sharing these; they're just lovely.

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  55. Stunning sky series ... dramatic and fascinating!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  56. I love the way that by scrolling down gently you get the feeling of it getting dark. The colours are superb.

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  57. The colours of the clouds and the drama of the setting sun, just extraordinarily beautiful.

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  58. Beautiful shots of the clouds as the sun drops below the horizon!

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  59. Wow. Your skies look as though they were designed by Cecil B. Demille himself! Spectacular!!

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  60. Wonderful skies. How are you feeling?

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  61. What a beautiful series of the sunset! The mysterious light on the 2 last ones are my favourites! Magical color!

    Thanks for visiting! :)

    And congrats on your POTD!

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  62. Clouds full of drama; fantastic light.

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  63. I just wanted to let you know that Benji the goose died on Sunday..I have a post up....

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  64. Such angry-looking skies and you captured them well.

    Since you know how to put up those awards, come over, I have another for you!

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  65. Hi,
    beautiful shot of clouds and sky dramatic !

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  66. Magnificent Madam with such poetic captions. The first photo is the most dominant with its majestic mushroom cloud.

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  67. Dramatic breathtaking pictures!

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  68. Does this mean rain? Beautiful shots.

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