Thursday, September 10, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 50 Western Sky at Sunrise

As I was heading down the hill to join the tribe for
the weekly trip to the farmers' market, the sunrise
was nothing much but a little voice whispered
"look behind you Mr.Caeser"...I swallowed my pride
and did just that...



my hand rose and my camera started clicking



the landscape was washed with the first rays of the
sun while the sky had turned a deep mysterious blue



I kept walking and turning to snap, my heart



swelling to the wonder of emerging colour and the
depth of blue behind the trees touched with a breath
of gold.



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Thank you Klaus and the SkyWatch Team for
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70 comments:

  1. There is no more beautiful sight, Arija, than the first rays of the morning sun catching the tops of the trees - and to catch it on camera is really something.

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  2. So glad that you looked behind you! Don't you just love surprises like that?

    How was the farmer's market? I love roaming through a market with my basket.

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  3. I love that golden quality sunlight has first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon.. you captured it beautifully in your photos.

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  4. I almost complimented you how great autumn skies you captured, but then remembered that it´s spring there. Anyway, dramatic dark backgrounds that created a striking story.

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  5. Gorgeous shots, Arija! Here in Seattle I'm always being surprised, my breath taken away just by taking the time to look up! I'm always surprised, delighted and have my breath taken away by the beauty that is always there -- in some form. Yes, I'm glad you looked behind you, too. What a wonderful surprise!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Your words are like poetry. Must have been very powerful. Great shots!

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  7. beautiful light. I always look forward to yur photos and am never disappointed.

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  8. Gorgeous! Wonderful light and colors!

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  9. Sunrise, sunset, the best light for photography. These are great.

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  10. These are all gorgeous shots. The lighting is perfect.

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  11. what lovely photos, the depth is something else.

    Gill in Canada

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  12. THis is most certainly Extrordinary Light.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  13. I love to see things lit up against a dark sky; everything looks so beautiful when that happens. Wonderful shots!

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  14. What a beautiful morning sun! The light is so soft even if it's bright, and against that moody sky it is really stunning!

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  15. Looks like it was about to storm, but it's beautiful! I love it when the sky turns dark deep blue like that!

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  16. Nature always provides the best paintings! :) Beautiful, enjoy it!

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  17. These photos are stunning and extraordinary.
    It seems that you were walking through some magic land quite different from our world. You were definitely walking through the fairytale land full of amazing and vivid colours.
    Happy skywatching:-)

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  18. Beautiful skies, for sure. If I may ask so : what exactly do you mean by : join the tribe, is that an expression, do you live with a tribe, ... ?

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  19. The first rays of the sun are always beautiful. Wonderful photos of your world.

    Ebie's Skywatch and 300th Post.

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  20. These photos are divine! You have captured beauty and light, ummm.

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  21. lordy those are beautiful. i would heed this advice to always look behind me for more photo ops.

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  22. Mmmm, if that isn't just the dreamiest sight. A gorgeous dawn, already filled with story and drama, being kissed awake by the sun and golden tree tops. So glad you had your camera with you.

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  23. Lovely lighting you've captured in those, Arija.

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  24. What a beautiful moment to be caught up in, and how lucky we are you had your camera!

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  25. What wonderful blue/indigo skies! I thought maybe you got some rain from them.

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  26. Wonderful series!
    I love the contrasts in it.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  27. I like the way the light dances through the trees and the lovely contrast against the clouds.

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  28. Gorgeous pictures, Arija! I love the colors--subdued and yet so bright. :)

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  29. I love when the sun seems to be an uplight and individual trees are illuminated, or when the sky is lit from below. These are really delightful.

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  30. Each of these is a little landscape painting all its own. They have a certain light to them that I can't put a name too; but I love its effect.
    Beautiful captures!

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  31. Another sweet sunrise.

    Am I weird because I love the fence? Thanks again for lovely shots.

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  32. Great golden light and pictures.

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  33. Beautiful glow to the air, and wonderful colours. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

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  34. You're so poetic and you captured these shots beautifully. Love the colors in the sky...

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  35. beautiful contrast of the greens against the storms clouds rolling in

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  36. Amazing shots of beautiful landscapes.

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  37. Wow...great skies and light on the trees. Your writing fits so well.

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  38. Wonderful shots! That last photo is amazing. I love how the sun light illuminates the trees.

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  39. How delightful to have the morning sneak upon you like that. Outstanding skies and such green in the landscape too. Your posts are always so poetic. Thank you Arija.

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  40. Good of you to turn around and start clicking. I really like the deep colour of the sky.

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  41. Fantastic photos, the first rays of morning light are a special sight. Nice that you were able to enjoy them. Hope you had fun at the farmer's market. It is great to be able to trade directly with growers for the freshest of produce.

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  42. That intense blue and the beautiful golden light on the trees and the countryside are indeed beautiful, Arija.
    Janice.

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  43. The skies are beautiful where you live even though it is the same where I am but for some reason you make them come alive!!
    Beautiful photos, my friend!

    Hug♥

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  44. These are breathtaking photos, indeed! What a wonderful light and golden colors. I enjoyed both reading your description and looking at the photos; each one is just great!

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  45. I really like that last shot of the golden tree against the darker sky. Nice!

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  46. Glorious light, really golden.

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  47. Beautiful shots Arija. Happy weekend.

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  48. Arija, such a beautiful series of photos of the suns golden hand touching the earth.
    Blessings and smiles

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  49. Sweet friend it is okay because I am flying to Australia to see you.

    xoox

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  50. Beautiful pic's of the skies and thanks for sharing your walk.

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  51. The light is stunning in these photos! Thank goodness you looked behind you and also that you had your camera. ;-)

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  52. Isn't it great to catch the early rays of the sun breaking into the horizon! Beautiful frames.

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  53. How lovely those trees look with the light on them. Makes me think I should get up earlier and catch some sunrises.

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  54. Wonderful photographs of the rising sun and morning sky.
    I greet Grandfather (Sun)each day from my "Special" place up on the hill behind our log cabin here in the mountains and never cease to marvel at the beauty Creator gifts us each day.

    Bob

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  55. They are all so lovely and moving, what a wonderful way to start the day!

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  56. Arija: You certainly got some beautiful shots of the sky.

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  57. Arija nothing like capturing a glorious morning sky..sets the spirit soaring!Lovely the blue sky is amazing!

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  58. Great shots! I have learned to listen to that still small voice, too! Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

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  59. Yes, sometimes we have to remember to turn around!

    I live in a very mountainous area so sunsets are not especially stunning...except when I turn around and view the reflection of the sunset on the opposite mountains and clouds.

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  60. Hi dear, thanks for your visit. I was travelling and only NOW I am visiting the friends.

    have a nce weekend
    graceolsson.com/blog

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  61. Wow! Great and magic photos, Arija! Love so much the color of all them!

    Have a nice Sunday!

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  62. Hot dang! I can actually feel the excitement as I read your experience. I totally dig it! I feel the same way. My friends don't understand my fascination with the sky! Happy weekend dearest.

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  63. Wow, what amazing light!! Thank you for sharing such a magical moment. The feeling that these photos invokes is a warm peaceful one. Isn't it amazing how our surroundings can change with each moment, with something as simple as the light?

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  64. A beautiful, dramatic sky indeed I can totally understand why you were so awe struck.

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