Thursday, September 04, 2008

Skywatch Friday


Skywatch Friday

This first shot is from Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I was on the beach playing with my 24mm lens and trying to get the most sky that was possible in the picture. Trying to keep the sand out of my camera.

These clouds were forming over my house yesterday in the early evening. I had to take Juno to the vet and when we got back I noticed this odd cloud. It wasn’t until later that I went out again and saw it was still there which meant it was time to grab the camera. We had a pretty good round of thunderstorms right after I snapped this picture. This is the best I could do to avoid all the obstructions like power lines. It isn’t easy to get a clear shot from the front or side yard. Again with the Sigma 24mm/1.8 lens.


Just to keep this site real to its name Digital Flower Pictures here is a Crepe Myrtle shot from LBI. They are so beautiful. It reminds me of a summer lilac, only on steroids! One interesting fact I learned about the Crepe Myrtle this year is that it has one of the longest flowering cycles of any flowering tree. It can bloom from 60 to 120 days, which is amazing compared to say a Dogwood. We planted a few of these this year and one has been blooming its little head of. The others are doing well but not flowering. They are not quite hardy in Connecticut except in warm pockets and along the shore.

23 comments:

Tommy V said...

nice skywatch Friday photos the 2nd one is my fav

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The buttery-yellow clouds are lovely. And so is the cape myrtle.
Happy Sky Watch Friday. ;-)

Baruch said...

Beautiful! Happy SWF

People with Cameras said...

Oh wow! Love the photos. Especially the 2nd one :)

sunshinelene said...

lovely sky watch entries. love the middle one best although the top one is a great moment to meditate while looking up the sky.

happy skywatching!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Oh my, what wonderful sky photos -- and the crepe myrtle is nice, too. I particularly like the light in the second photo. Very special.

magiceye said...

the sky pics are brilliant and the flowers pretty..

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful sky picture from the beach :)
Yes! The sand and lens..are definitely not good friends together :P

Digital Flower Pictures said...

hanks. I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday.

Anu said...

Beautiful photos. I love the golden cloud.

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Happy Skywatch Friday.

Sarah Schwerin said...

Beauiful SF shots! Thanks for popping by my blog today! Unfortunately, no pot o gold! LOL!

babooshka said...

hrree so different and all just fabulous. Nver sure about sigmas but this is pretty convicing.

Sara G said...

Beautiful pictures. I have really enjoyed looking through your site!
Take care

2sweetnsaxy said...

Simply beautiful, each in their own way but the dramatic contrast of colors in the 2nd one blow my mind. Gorgeous!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful skies, particularly that dramatic second one!

The Crepe Myrtle looks rather flamboyant - great colour.

Louise said...

Terrific photos! I especially love the second one. Major drama in that sky!

Lirone said...

Lovely big sky in that first photo - hurrah for wide angle lenses!

chrome3d said...

Yup, the second one is the real drama queen here. Thanks!

mrsnesbitt said...

Lovely skies which would brighten any day, and they certainly have done so here...yes another dull day in UK!

SandyCarlson said...

Digital, I swear that cloud is the very one I saw from here. It was the cause of quite a few conversations around here. What a stunning image. I was out for a walk and watched it change shape and electrify the sky. How I wished I had my camera with me. Thanks for getting this shot.

And thanks for a trip to the beach and the living bouquet. Gorgeous, all.

Catherine said...

Beautiful captures! That second shot is my fav.~Wow stunning! Crape Mrytles are beautiful too!:)
Happy Sky~Watching!
Cat

Antonette said...

Gorgeous photos, beautiful blog!

Sara Chapman said...

Actually, I like the first one best. I love the way you get a sense of how high the sky is, the incredible expansiveness of the beach and what is not shown. Well done. And thanks very much for visiting my blog.