Thursday, August 6, 2009

Skywatch ~ 45 Eight of 110 of one Great Sunrise

Please ENLARGE for your enjoyment.

A sunrise to remember, I have at least 110 shots to
remember it by. Here are a mere eight of them.



By the time I levitated out of bed, grabbed a dressing
gown ... baby, it sure was cold outside ... and grabbed
my camera there was already a fair sunrise brewing....



reflecting colour on the land although still indistinct



back to the main event, the sky was drowning in
red and gold,



as the light grew, I had gathered an audience of two



while the sky to the south gathered gentle pinks and
violets, I had an audience veritably flocking to me



or was it the rising sun that was the main attraction?



Gently, ever so gently, the colours diffused across
the whole sky except where the sun rose in golden
majesty.



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71 comments:

  1. AAAAHHHHHHH!

    How can this be? How can one be gifted with the loveliest skies every week while I have to contend my self with boring empty white?

    I am going to Asheville today and I hope the Blue Ridge mountain will give me something to ooh and aah!

    Beautiful skies Arija, perhaps because Heavens know you'll capture them so well and share them with us generously.

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  2. There was all the shades of red in your morning. Main and side shows included. I wonder what is cold there? There is so warm atmosphere in these.

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  3. Wow, these are fantastic shots. I am slow getting to blogs after vacation and a computer crash and these shots cheered me up so much. Sorry I didn't make it for last week's skywatch. I appreciated your visit.

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  4. gorgeous glow to these fab shots of sunrise in your part of the world. love how the beautiful hues sweep across the countryside.
    have a lovely weekend.

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  5. These are gorgeous, first one is my favorite!!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous shots, Arija!

    Happy SWF!
    Sylvia

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  7. Beautiful skies - and I love sheep!

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  8. This is an interesting post. I like the sheep in the one picture. I also liked the warm colors.

    I am still making history on my Pick a Peck of Pixels blog. Today I posted a House Wren. Pick a Peck of Pixels

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  9. All the snaps are fantastic and a delight to watch.

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  10. What a spectacular sunrise. No wonder you took 110 photos! I'm sure it was hard to select just 8.
    Funny that the sheep seemed to be attracted to either you or the sunrise, too.

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  11. There is something about sunrise which is so much more exciting than sunset, Arija - maybe it is because it leaves a promise of the day ahead. Lovely photos.

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  12. Wow...stunning photo´s!Fantastic shots,Arija!
    Have a great weekend!

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  13. Stunning, stunning, stunning!

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  14. Another beautiful sunrise, Arija. I would have to say my favourites are the two of the sheep with the beautiful warm colours cast over the earth by the sky, and number seven with the pinks and yellows.
    Janice.

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  15. There are not enough adjective to describe these. Out of this world colours.

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  16. Absolutely stunning Arija and I love your audience! Thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekend.
    Blessings and smiles

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  17. Such beauty is a treat for the eyes.Thanks to you for taking these pictures and to God for creating this beauty.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  18. These are wonderful skies. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Dear Arija, a beautiful sunrise story; I can understand that one is overhelmed by the beauty of the land awakening; I love these wide open spaces and the early, inquisitive risers.

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  20. Beautiful shots. Forgetting it's winter with you. Wrap up well.

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  21. You made me smile with the number of shots you took. ;-) I do that too! These are all stunning.

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  22. You're quite right to have 110 of these. Oh, the light, the colours!

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  23. It's always a treat to visit your blog... thanks again.yanduc

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  24. What a beautiful sunrise, it must have been difficult to narrow down your 110 photos to eight. They are all spectacular!

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  25. Your photos are abolutely gorgeous - thank you for these.

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  26. Beautiful sunrise, it's really nothing to add. Have a great weekend!

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  27. The light, the trees, it's all so beautiful. Every photograph this week is one to linger over: thanks for sharing these, they're wonderful!

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  28. It is just amazing the things we might miss that are going on outside when we sleep in , isn't it? Love the photos Arija!

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  29. These are so wonderful! I love the morning and seeing sunrises like these.

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  30. This one was certainly worth getting out of bed for. So lovely to see the colors playing in the clouds like this! Your audience is so cute too! I wish I had been there to watch it with you!

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  31. Arija,
    That is a sky worth braving the chill of early morning. Even the sheep took notice!

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  32. I can totally understand the 110 shots!
    The soft, yet intense light is breathtaking.

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous Arija! Any one of these could be a awesome painting. I love how the sheep watch you.
    B.

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  34. A wonderful sunrise, and the sheep make it perfect. Great shots..

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  35. Like the last glowing embers of an all night fire! You have out done yourself again. The trees provide a gorgeous silhouette for the sky!

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  36. Amazing sky, Arjia, what fantastic colors! Very lovely sequence, with a glance at the sheep too!
    Happy Sky Watch!

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  37. Yet another gorgeous sunrise. Hope the sheep enjoyed it. And thanks for getting up early for us once again.

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  38. The glowing light in the sheep picture is perfect. Thanks for capturing it.

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  39. The colours in the first and third shot are really amazing.

    Did you get rain? We usually get rain when the sunrise is red.

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  40. You certainly have some extraordinary colours here, but I must admit that I fell for the "the audience". Maybe it is just me.

    PS Thank you for the kind comment!

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  41. Gorgeous post. Lovely warm colours even though I bet it was cold. The sheep look terrific too. I miss so much by being a lazy bones and sleeping in.

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  42. Magnificent sunrise..wow!

    My humble Skywatch post is at:

    http://indicainq8.wordpress.com
    - celine

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  43. Wonderful series, Arija!
    It's so beautiful to see the changing colors!

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  44. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, ...
    This is like a dream!
    Great pictures!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  45. amazing colours of sunrise! you've got really stunning sunrise and sunset photos!

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  46. All the colors and layers are a true delight!

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  47. Beautiful landscape and a very memorable sunrise!

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  48. I am glad you levitated when you did. These are really great shots.

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  49. Nice to have the sheep in there. They create a kind of story within the sequence. One wonders where they went.

    And it's good to see the way earth, as well as water, reflects the sky.

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  50. Stunning and vibrant captures.
    Beautiful
    Barbara

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  51. Hi Arija, me again;) Thanks for your comment on my grasshopper post last week. I made a slight mistake when quoting the name of the shrike: it's called a Grey-Headed Bush-Shrike and calls like a "spook" In fact its name in Afrikaans (one of the other eleven official languages in South Africa!) is Spookvoel, meaning SpookBird. Aha, re your spraying and getting unwanted guests off your property. Did you see the last laugh is on me? I posted about my "killing spree" on today's blog if you'd like to take a look. Thanks for your beautiful blog which you share - I will have more time to look at it in depth when I get to North Africa in three weeks' time. (((Hugs))) Jo

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  52. Those are just fantastic. I just want to savor it.

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  53. Beautiful changes and colors. :)
    Wonderful series! :))
    LOVE the first picture!

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  54. I hope that rain comes soon. Some of the ground you have shown is utterly dry. Interestingly, the light browns of the dried grasses go well with the sky.

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  55. And the sheep are thinking - 'What is the crazy lady doing standing in the field in her dressing gown with a camera?!' Beautiful sunrise Arija :)

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  56. very beautiful series of sunrise shots, Arija! Thank you for sharing. I can feel the morning promises a fiery sunny day!

    Happy Sunday!

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  57. Simply amazing. I swear, there is something special in the air with that shade of orange. One of a kind!

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  58. And wow! Great and magnificent photos. I can't wait to see the rest of the 102! Have a great weekend!

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  59. Spectacular is not too strong a description.

    Being a city dweller, I am also jealous of your country-side.

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  60. These skies of yours take my breath away. No wonder they gather such lovely audiences :)

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