Thursday, July 23, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 43 'Only Five Minutes More'

Here are five minutes more of the same sunrise
I showed you last week. Please enlarge to enjoy.

4.38am a beautiful pale gold sunrise giving no
indication of what was to come



4.40am the first colour tinging the clouds above



4.41am a fire kindles in the sky and starts rising
to the clouds overhead



abating a little to reveal the pale blue beyond



mixing the colour palette from golds through blues
to reds and purples



to finally tip a whole bucket full of red fire accross
the sky above me and all around.

The experience was totally awe inspiring,



like a rain of curling, swirling fire!

the Logo will take you to other skies of wonder.

To Klaus and the SkyWatch Team, where would we be without you?

77 comments:

  1. such awesome sky there...the blue and the orange and reds...simply wonderful. that last capture WOW
    have a great weekend.

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  2. They are all gorgeous, but I think the second one is my Favorite :)

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  3. what an awesome photos. It's so beautiful. I love all the pictures.

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  4. The photos are also awe inspiring, Arija!

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  5. Magnificent, Arija! Incredible, dramatic colors! Yes, WOW! Talk about breathtaking! How marvelous to be able to not only see it, but capture it as well!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Such gorgeous skies, truly ethereal.

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  7. Such an incredible sunrise Arija - beautiful photographs. Often what I like is the colour of the blue - sometimes it goes to aquamarine against the pink clouds. But that last fiery shot is fantastic.

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  8. very lovely photos of skies...love them..

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  9. These are the most spectacular skies I have ever seen in pictures. Lucky camera to capture such enchanting beauty of the southern skies your way. I am in awe!

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  10. Thanks for your comment. Fortunately I am okay now and shall have the roof repaired before long. It happened twice in a month so less dramatic. LOL My daughter was cycling in that weather and was soaking when she arrived home.

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  11. So beautiful... I MUST set my alarm for sunrise...retrain this girl to get up earlier!
    You've inspired me... Maybe I can post a sunrise soon :o)
    Grace & Joy to you ~Maria

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  12. One can see why Van Gough went mad trying to capture nature on canvas.
    Such wonderful skies . Thank goodness for cameras.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Incredible - if you told me it was the end of the world instead of the beginning of a day, I'd believe it!

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  14. Fabulous. Such a fantastic sky to watch and each minute something new and beautiful.

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  15. Wow! Wow! absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Arija, you have such a wonderful way with words to accompany those gorgeous sky colors. Thanks for sharing more of that particular night sky.

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  17. Great Australia and Australian photographer, You!!

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  18. Spectacular!
    The sky really offers some of the best shows on earth! Wait, did I say earth? Sky! :-)

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  19. Such a beautiful sunrise! Amazing how it stays beautiful shot after shot!

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  20. Ohhh Ohhh Ohhh this Norwegian women has no words...

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  21. My mouth is still hanging open. These are incredible, Arija! I want to sit on your lawn and watch the sky change colors. Since I can't, your photos are the next best thing.

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  22. Breath taking.To see it in person must have been so special.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  23. What a glorious five minutes!

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  24. Stunning series! Thanks for sharing--they're all fantastic photos!

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  25. I am glad to see the rest of this series. You could certainly call this a flaming sky.

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  26. Stunning. I love to see the changing of colours it just goes so fast.

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  27. Lovely photos, lovely skies, lovely words. Thank you for sharing via Skywatch!

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  28. Oh wow, such a spectacular sunrise you have shared with us. Thank you!!!

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  29. You have the most amazing sunrise images.

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  30. WILD! Beautiful! Awesome!

    Happy SWF!

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  31. How do you function on ordinary, blue-sky/no-color days? Or are there such things down there?

    Lovely stuff, as usual. Thanks for sharing these.

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  32. Brilliant sky shots. Awesome and stunning to look at at. Such amazing colours. Love these photos.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  33. Wow, what a great series of photographs of an amazing sunset. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

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  34. Greaaaaaaaaaaaaat finale to your sunset series. Awesome.

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  35. The fiery sky so beautifully captured!

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  36. Amazing ... it must have been fantastic to stand there, being a part of that wonderful display of light and colors. I love them all!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  37. Oh my goodness, a seemingly endless and stunningly beautiful sunrise!

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  38. Such a spectacular sunrise!!! Looks more like a sunset from my part of the world. Just beautiful ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  39. Wow...most beautiful sunrise I've seen...gorgeous color.

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  40. It was great last week and even greater here! The color in that sky is so intense and so beautiful! I would have watched to the last second.

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  41. awwww ... i'm so envious! we don't get these kind of sunrise where i live. thanks for showing, I enjoyed it very much.

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  42. Glorious, Arija! I don't know if I've ever been witness to a sky like that. (You're an early bird!)

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  43. Simply stunning captures....I hope the sailors took warning!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Blessings and smiles

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  44. Gorgeous colors. Just a perfect sunrise series.

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  45. How breathtaking and awe-inspiring!True riches in a sky like that!

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  46. Agian you have captured an exquisite sunrise! Beautiful!

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  47. I am in awe of your photos...stunning captures.

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  48. Stunning!
    Happy weekend Arija.

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  49. Fantastic sky, Arija!
    Very enjoyable photographs with so nice colors!

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  50. gorgeous! thanks for sharing. I like the last one the best.

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  51. This was spectacular! I love it.

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  52. Holy moley, that was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I just saw Sue's UFO and now this...I have to start exploring the sky above more fervently!

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  53. The last photo is such a beautiful abstract. Great series!

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  54. WOW, superb colors here, each picture is different in his colors, vere nice, well done!!

    Great SWF.

    Greetings from NL

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  55. It is lovely to view the different images you captured at different times. Love the rich colours of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

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  56. Arija, magnificent colors, how marvelous to bare witness to nature in all this glory but capture it as well

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  57. I hope the day continued as well as it had begun.

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  58. These are amazing Arija. I especially love the first, second and fourth. The fourth one seems particularly Australian to me. You are so lucky having these to watch every day, and we are lucky that you share them with us.
    Janice.

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  59. Spectacular shots of the radiant sky.

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  60. Beautiful shots. Looks like the sky in Norway in the summer:-) Nice colors!

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  61. It's so amazing how much our sunrises are similar. What a gorgeous show.
    Happy SWF.
    B.

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  62. Stunning photos - well worth being up early to see such a sequence.

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  63. Wow, it is a beautiful sunset.
    Great pictures! Lovely colors!

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  64. the colours are stunning........

    Gill in Canada

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  65. Wow...such amazing skies. The colors transform in such a brilliant way. That first one looks like a watercolor painting especially when enlarged. And all the skies look like how I would imagine skies in parts of Africa to be...thanks for visiting my SWF post. I always enjoy hearing from you.

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  66. These are really impressive skies. What colours and what a sting in them! Beautiful! :)

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  67. Those are breathtaking! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  68. Oh yes... again... I am sooooo happy to see this once more. To drink in this beautiful sunrise is amazing!! What a feast for the eyes!
    Stunning!!!!!

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  69. I can totally understand why you couldn't stop taking photos - really stunning!

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  70. What an amazing sky show you had. The colors are exquisite!

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