Thursday, July 21, 2011

SkyWatch ~ Morning Magic


I wake up thinking it is much too early and am just about to
go back to sleep when I open my eyes just a little and, since I
am facing west, see the glow on the wall of my 'studio'.

I was out of my bed like a kung-fu fighter, with my dressing gown
half on, my camera and I were out into the chilly winter morning
just to bring you this . . .


with the glow of the sun on the horizon


the sky was such a burning red!
The photos have only been resized, not enhanced in any way.


I loved the colour changes as the sun rose above the horizon.


Just when my butt was freezing off I turned to head back inside
but, my oh my, look what I saw towards the west!


I have witnessed a sunset rainbow but this just took my breath
away. A full rainbow spanning the entire western sky!


This is just a little arc sweeping upward. I would have needed
a fish-eye to capture the whole.


I think my hand (if not more of me) was shaking taking these
last two shots.


Just some wonderful glow on the ground and then the magic
was gone.



As I sped towards my warm bed, it was raining and all around
me was an ordinary grey dawn. The big show was meant just
for me to share with you.

Enlarge if you want the whole furnace blast of colour.

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48 comments:

  1. these are fantastic! gave me chills as if i was there with you. just beautiful and magnificent!

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  2. Oh, Arija, you've outdone yourself today! What fantastic captures and what a glorious way to begin your day! The colors are so dramatic and breathtaking! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. LOL!! Thank goodness, you're adept in martial arts! Great captures, Arija. Love them all, but the extremely arched rainbow is my fave. It almost looks like the outline of a planet.

    PS: what witty commentary! Take care.

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  4. you are right, that was magic at it´s best. So lovel y and you got it "on film". Thanks flr sharing. :)

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  5. Wow, the vibrant colors in the morning sky were amazing and then the rainbow blew me away.

    Thanks for explaining about how to tell the difference in ducks and geese from their bills. That helps a lot.

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  6. Just think, all those who got up later would have missed those beautiful sights.

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  7. All the photos are quite magical, but the rainbows are particularly captivating. In my photographing experience they are quite hard to capture. You did very well. What a sight to behold...and photos to share to boot.

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  8. You have taken my breath away with these stunning images...brilliant.

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  9. The early bird usually gets the worm. In this case you got the best photos of the day.

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  10. Your skies are stunning. Love the rainbow shots.

    Happy sky watching.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

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  11. Wow, awesome photos. The colors are amazing. The rainbow is gorgeous, what a fabulous sight to see. Thanks for sharing and for your early rising. Happy skywatching!

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  12. Arija, thanks for the furnace blast! and, I am laughing out loud at the thought of you kung fu fighting!

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  13. Arija, this is by far the best morning greeting ever! That sky of fire and then the special treat of double rainbows. WOW! I'm sure glad you're an early bird, and can stand being out in the cold. Thank you.

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  14. Ms. Becky has left a new comment on your post "SkyWatch ~ Morning Magic":

    I'm filled with joy for having witnessed your sunrise via your camera lens. magnificent! thank you for sharing and really making my day. namaste.

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  15. Terrific sky! Looks like a great fire!

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  16. you paint a lovely picture there with your words. I'm trying to get my rain around your kung fu panda moves to get out of the bed.

    btw, those are some awesome shots.

    My sky is here

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  17. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite so glorious as these deeply coloured skies. Happy SWF!

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  18. WOW! I am in awe looking at these pictures.Yes,I agree,a sky show just for you and now I get to share it as well.Thanks.

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  19. Oh my gosh Arija -- I am in awe! Completely. I am so glad you were awake enough to grab your camera, I have never seen such a beautiful sunrise. Incredible, especially when you say that the day later turned out so gray. Wow.

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  20. Beautiful pictures of the sky. the colours are amzing. thanks for sharing.

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  21. Thank you for "braving the cold" to get these phenomenal shots. They are AWESOME, and that rainbow is an extra bonus. Truly beautiful. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

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  22. These are absolutely amazing!

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  23. Glorious magic indeed Arija and so well represented.
    Greetings from Finland after so long time, I hope everything is well in your life.
    Happy weekend to you and yours!

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  24. Simply incredible shots! First the gorgeous sunrise, and then the glorious rainbow. I think I would have been much too keyed up to go back to bed after that!

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  25. Awesome! It's a blessing that you didn't let sleep stop you from capturing these fantastic moments. Thanks for sharing this wonderful gift.

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  26. Wow! Fantastic skies and wonderful shots! My favourite is the second.
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)
    ¤ Have a nice and happy weekend ¤

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  27. An extraordinary, beautiful sunrise!

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  28. Hi there - no thats a sky and a half! Wonderful!

    Stewart M

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  29. Glorious sunrise. Perfect way to start the day.

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  30. THat is fantastic. Such a beautiful red sky and to top it that beautiful rainbow. Wonderful.
    Happy SW

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  31. I'm speechless. These shots, this dawn - how spectacular and magical!

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  32. Wow!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  33. Awesome... u brought a wonderful crimson sky view. COngrats :)

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  34. Oh Arija, how I would love to have been there with you to witness such glorious skies. We sometimes get those orange morning skies, but nothing as spectacular as you have showed us, and then to find a rainbow to boot. It can only mean a wonderfukl day in store.
    We are still baking here, and the Dew Pt is in the mid 70's. Not good!
    Take care♥
    B.

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  35. Dear Arija, yes, you have outdone yourself! The captures are so fantastic! So rich in colour! Jaw-dropping! Thank you for sharing these breathtaking photos!
    BTY, I believe the Australian sky is the most beautiful sky you can find on our globe!!! :-)
    Thank you for your visit on my blog! And have a nice weekend ahead!

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  36. Well, when you're the 9,528th commenter, it's all pretty much been said already. :-) So let me just add yet another breathless "WOW!" and heartfelt thanks for leaping from your warm bed and braving the winter chill to share your incredibly magical morning sky with the world! Absolutely stunning photos.

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  37. The magic of your morning may be gone from your view Arija, and yet your captures are here to stay in our vision, our hearts and they are absolutely glorious. It was a really neat thing that you chanced an awakening to this, for what a miss this would have been for each of us...simply superb! Have a wonderful weekend, stay well~

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  38. That is absolutely spectacular - well worth freezing for. Incredible photos!

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  39. This is so beautiful, and what a great rainbow.
    Happy weekend!

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  40. Your sunrises are always magnificent. This one is special and an encore rainbow! Just gorgeous both east and west.

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  41. The colours are mind blowing. What a way to start the day! Absolutely magical.

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  42. Fabulous series! Well done.

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  43. In each of your photos scenes are wonderful.

    Regards!

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