Friday, May 09, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - STORMY WEATHER

Despite the blue skies we've had here in Ramsey and the Isle of Man in general, I still find myself photographing storm clouds. Image taken outside Shoprite, supermarket. You can imagine the looks I received when I pointed the camera to the heavens and began snapping, especially when framing the image to include the cute lampost no one else is remotely interested in.

Since participating in Skywatch I have noticed how the light changes around the world. Here it's definately opaque and dense. Grey, purple hues are the norm. When the sky is blue, it's a rich deep hue. The sunsets vibrant oranges to vivid reds. Whatever the colour, it's always appears treacle like and opaque. Some Skywatchers seem to have a soft clear liquid light, usually pastel pinks and blues in tones, almost fluid such as Louis La Vache's SAN FRANSICO BAY
Looking at the big sky for skywatch around the world is certainly never dull.

If you want to particpate in skywatch see Tom at WIGGERS WORLD.
Only genuine skywatchers need apply. None of your advertising for sales sites please. This is for enthusiasts only and hosted by Tom of the fabulous WIGGERS WORLD

49 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Interesting observations about the quality of light in other parts of the world. This sky today certainly has purple hues and great drama. I like the light (?) tucked into the corner. Very effective composition.

Blue said...

I do hope you weren't caught out in that storm when it hit!
A very impressive sky.
I'm still plugging away @ blue skies.

Enjoy your w/e!
Blue

Alex Mazilu said...

wooooow :D
http://alexmazilu.blogspot.com/2008/03/uneori-ancorat-in-realitate-sau-nu.html

I love the idea!

Olivier said...

bienvenu en enfer, l'atmosphère est grandiose, bravo
welcome to hell, the atmosphere is magnificent, bravo

Bibi said...

I am really going to have to join Skywatch. I find your photos very inspiring, and must check out other photos on Fridays. It's true how light is different in various parts of the world.

Ida said...

Purple sky.
Nice composition.
Beautiful. :)

Ida

Pretty Life Online said...

great post for SWF! Happy weekend! Hope you'll visit SWF entry too...

Ineke said...

Wow
Dramatic.

picturing said...

wow...great shot

Will you visit mine Thanks

Juliana RW said...

fantastic.

Mine in here Thanks

SandyCarlson said...

What a personality your sky has. The color and depth are intense.

bobbie said...

such a beautiful picture. I'm glad you took time from your shopping.

Your comments on the quality of light are very interesting. I will pay more attention to that in future. Fascinating.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful colours.. and great writings to this week.. catch up over the weekend
Tom

Champ Townboy said...

I love this shot and I'm glad you included the lamp post ... awesome!!

imac said...

FantASTIC COLOUR PURPLE, MAKES THIS A GREAT PHOTO FOR sw.

Pop over and see my skies from Belvoir Castle grounds,

quintarantino said...

This sky today certainly has purple hues and great drama!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Beautiful .... i adore the purple tinge you added in here. It is fantastic... you did a wonderful job and it suits this photo very much. You are very good at this... very artistic!

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful color in the pic. I do like the lamp-post for added perspective. MB

Rambling Round said...

Good observation. I have even commented occasionally that we NEVER have a sky with deep, deep colors, or at least it's very rare. Ours are the pastels.

Rose said...

Very moody shot--almost a good versus bad image with the dark on the right and the light on the left!

Indrani said...

Beautiful contrast of colors. It must have rained heavily after.

Snap Catch said...

nice one! I fell from the sky. I'm a parachutist, and I missed my mark. Mine's up too hope you can visit.

Neal said...

Beautiful colors....nice catch!!!

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful purple colour on your sky-photo!

Angie said...

A beautiful picture and for my personal taste so much more interesting than a cloudless blue sky.Your observations on the changes in light round different parts of the world are interesting as well.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" thanks you for your comments. As Chuck Pefley wrote to "Louis" and "Louis" pointed out to a reader, all "Louis" does is hang the Olympus over the balcony and shoot. Mother Nature has done the work. "Louis", too, has noticed the difference in the skies. For example, in his native Texas Panhandle, the skies are almost always heavy and opaque - in no small measure a result of the leaden humidity of the area.

The lamp post nicely frames your photo.

fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: what a wonderful sky for SWF. There is so much going on up there. Great colors.

Professor said...

This is beautiful and the coloring is just leaves me in awe.

Hyde DP said...

commentators have often remarked that my photos have grey skies and rarely vivid blues as seen in places like California and Hawaii.

Your sky here seems unnaturally purple - could be my screen or how I see it (elements of colour blindness).

The lamp does help the focus.

Marie said...

WOW! Beautiful photo, great post :)

Mrs. Darcy said...

Wow! Amazing shot!

John said...

Very impressive sky and a great catch!

Petunia said...

Love it:) Petunia

Daniel J Santos said...

fantastic colors and image.

luiz.ramosforest said...

Great color and chance to shot it.

solrikioo said...

cool colors!

:D

mirage2g said...

I'm awake again! this is the very first time I saw such skies!!! Lovely and very unique...happy weekend!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! Beautiful picture. The clouds are awesome. Glad you got the lamp post in the picture. Lisa

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those are some amazing colors

guild-rez said...

Wonderful picture..very interesting colours..

Lana G! said...

Your thoughts are exactly why I love Sky Watch! To see the sky in all its wonderful ways!

Beautiful photos! Just beautiful!

Stacey Huston said...

What a beautiful storm cloud.. thanks for sharing

napaboaniya said...

Great purple skies you've captured!!

Müge Tekil said...

I have never seen such a purple sky! I would say a picture from another planet! It's so beautiful!

vero said...

The colour of this sky has somethings of anxious. Beautiful picture

Lessie said...

Beautiful. I love the color.

Jackie said...

What stunning purples there - though I'm not sure I'd want to be standing under those clouds when they start shedding their load!

Tairebabs said...

Purple sky, very nice. I hate cloudy weather though so i think i will just admire the picture.

Nice blog!

CrazyCath said...

That is a great shot. I am so glad some one else photos skies outside the supermarket and notices the lampposts etc.! Either we are both mad, or both sane and the world is mad. (I claim the latter).

Beautiful colours - it's nice to see an English sky with so much character (instead of dull grey...)

I haven't joined skywatch yet - I'm not sure I have interesting enough sky shots. I do Sun (Critters) Mon (odd shot) and Wed (ABC) for now. Thank you for coming by mine.

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