Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SkyWatch ~ Ten Minutes of Wonder


Another of those coldish mornings where getting out of bed
seems a drag and I really wanted to turn over and close my
optics a while longer. It definitely did not seem promising but,
one has to get something for skywatch, right?


Less than a minute later the sky came alive


as the fire burst forth and took over,


burning so fiercely that I almost wanted to flee. The flames
engulfing the clouds above and turning the whole landscape


rose red.


To the south there was a golden haze with touches of pink


in the east, it became apparent where the golden fleece originated


and the trees were a blood red. The whole show, and I have
30 shots to prove it, lasted just ten minutes.



What better way to see the year out than another spectacular sunrise?

Wishing everyone a wonder full 2012, may you all stay safe and healthy
and retain the eyes of a child as you click your way through the year!

58 comments:

  1. What a spectacular sunrise! Well worth climbing out of bed to see. Right now I can sleep very late and still catch the sunrise here, at least for a while.

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  2. Hi there - what a great set of pictures - the way the light can change from second to second is really remarkable.

    No need to worry about "projects" - if I was not interested I would not do it.

    Found some Spotted Crakes yesterday - which makes me sure of my ID suggestion from your last post.

    Hope all is well

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Fantastic, some of them look like the end of the world! Listening to the early morning weather forecast it seems we'll be lucky to get anything other than "living inside some Tupperware" clouds clamped down tight. But I'll keep looking!

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  4. Awesome shots! May your 2012 be filled with wonder and adventure!

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  5. What a spectacular sunrise, Arija. For one moment I thought there was a real fire behind the trees. May you and your loved ones have a wonderfully blessed New Year and a healthy and happy 2012. It's good knowing you, my dear friend. Blessings. Jo

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  6. Those photos are amazing!

    Happy 2012 to you, too - and many wonderful bird and sky and whatever sightings!

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  7. Hi Arija, what a gorgeous sunrise. Lovely series of photos. Seeing a beautiful sunrise/sunset is a spectacular way to end the year. I wish you all the best in 2012, Happy New Year.

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  8. Spectacular collection of shots.

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  9. What a spectacular series of captures Arija. I, too, thought a real fire was causing those astonishing colours. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to viewing more of your images in 2012. Happy New Year!

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  10. I am So glad you have the gumption to climb out of bed for sunrise. ANd this one certainly does turn into fire.
    I'm actually up early myself, but sunrise is still at least a hour away.
    Happy New Year.

    Hope you'll make it to the Cyber Masquerade Ball.

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  11. Oh my gosh! Heaven is on fire! So beautiful. Hah! I first wrote beautiflu. I am working from home today sick with a very bad cold.

    Hope you are well.

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  12. wow, wow, wow x 100! holy cow!!!

    (and i had to go back and look at my gate post to find kermit the frog - but i see it now, too!) ha!

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  13. trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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  14. That made getting out of bed worthwhile! Fabulous captures!

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  15. What an awesome way to begin any day! And your captures are superb as always, Arija! I hope your week is going well and wishing you and yours a very Happy, Healthy New Year!

    Sylvia

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  16. Your photos are amazing. Happy New Year!

    Skywatch

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  17. Those photographs are the best reason I know for getting up early Arija.

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  18. Hi Arija...these are magnificent...the colors are so nice...and the field and the sheep delightful to see!
    Grace

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  19. Those are truly spectacular shots! I love these rare, fiery sunrises, as we occasionally see them where I live.

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  20. Thank you for having your camera with you during this remarkable 10 minutes! WOW!

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  21. Magnificent set of photos, Arija!
    May you have a very Happy New Year!

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  22. Wonderful images to see Arija..
    It's been a horrible day here weather wise.. Hail, rain and strong winds.. thankfully no snow.

    Your wonderful images have really warmed me up.

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  23. Stunning colours!! Happy New Year from Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  24. Wow, thats spectacular. Looks like flames in the sky :0) Great great shot ! :0) Have a Happy New Year ! :0)

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  25. Love the idea of keeping the eyes of a child - the wonderment, the curiosity! Glorious flaming skies! Almost seem to engulf your world! Stunning 360 degree perspectives!

    May you enjoy good health, peace and happiness in 2012!

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  26. your sunrise shots are amazing. best wishes for 2012.

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  27. Oh Arija, that color is FANTASTIC - thank you for sharing it, just what I needed to see today after so many grey days here in the Pacific Northwest. I haven't witnessed sunrise colors like that in years! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!!
    Christi

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  28. Simply beautiful, better than anything one could have dreamed while staying in bed...

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  29. Those are such incredible photos. What a sunrise! And to experience it must have been awesome! Wishing you a merry new year!

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  30. In some shots it does look almost frightening … as if flames were overtaking the forest. What a powerful sunrise to begin a day completed by a gentle afterglow.

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  31. Holy canoly! That sky on fire is just way awesome!

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  32. You describe it so vividly and the pictures prove the beauty of it. WOW!!!

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  33. Wonderful minutes from the sky.

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  34. I'd say ten minutes of spectacular wonder!! Fabulous shots. Mickie :)

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  35. Wow - what fiery skies! Just gorgeous.

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  36. Beautiful! It is amazing how quickly the sky can change. Good helath, good skies, no floods nor fires in 2012 for you and all down under!

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  37. Thank you for your wonderful posts and sharing your world and your photos and thanks so much for being a good friend to my blog. cheers and happy new year.

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  38. Wow that's an amazing sunrise! I actually gaped for a moment, thinking it WAS the horizon on fire. How awesome to be able to experience that (and be awake enough at that hour - sheesh!)
    Thanks for your comment btw, it came to my email but is missing from my page for some reason. Anyway, hope your grandkids had a great day at the beach - that sounds like an awesome birthday tradition to me! :)

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  39. Wonderful colors !

    And many thanks for your nice comment !
    Happy new year !

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  40. wow...this is such an amazing post! u've managed to catch so many variations in 10 mins. has to be well thought of n planned.

    wishing u a great new year ahead...


    Cheers,
    My Third Eye

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  41. So lovely sunset! Very good colours!
    I wish you a Happy NewYear!

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  42. what a super sunrise, makes you glad to be alive, all the best for 2012,

    Gill in Canada

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  43. What a furious sunrise.
    It must have been breathtaking to stand there and see this around you.

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  44. Love those images! And wishing you a happy new years as well. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

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  45. whoa! crazy, beautiful colors! can't get enough it - glad you got to soak that in. So pretty! (and happy holidays!!)

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  46. absolutely stunning sunrise! wOw! wOw! wOw!!! it would have been wonderful to meet you while we were in Adelaide! I will never let that happen again. I got some great wildlife shots there (Koalas). We spent two days on Kangaroo Island, as well. I LOVE your blog...i will take much time to see the beautiful sights of your country through your eyes.

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  47. gorgeous as can be dear Arija!
    wishing you many more mystical sunrises and sets this new year.

    lovely New Year and beyond to you~

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  48. Truly spectacular, sensational & superb series of sunrise shots. Absolutely brilliant work.

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  49. These are breath-taking, Arija! Thank you so much for sharing them. It's amazing how quickly the colors of the sky change at sunrise and sunset. It really does look like fire in the sky. Happy New Year!

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  50. Wow, beautiful, lively sky! Have a safe and happy 2012!!

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  51. Blazing captures of magical moments! Certainly, a great way to welcome the new year:)

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  52. Amazing light, Arija, it pays to get up early.

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  53. Stunning, outstanding, absolutely some of the most magnificent sky images that I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. Oh my Arija, whatever prompted you to arise and get a wiggle on, I am so glad that you did not turn over that morning...just look what would have been missed by so many. Absolutely fantastical~

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  54. Just gorgeous, Arija! Wonderful light, almost miraculous! Have a happy and productive New Year! Prosit - be well!

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  55. I love these shots....it looks like the sky is on fire!

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  56. Wow, so beautiful! I love all the photos.

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  57. From pastels to vivid tones, they are all lovely images.

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  58. The colors are so vivid. Thanks for sharing!

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