Friday, June 20, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - PURPLE HAZE

"Purple Haze" was taken around midday over Mooragh Park, Ramsey. I just liked the way the sun was peeping through the the leafless tree and the colour that was being thrown around it. Messing around with setting before I took it also added to the image, intensifying the the purple hue.

It's an older image, as I haven't got time to upload any of the ones I primarily wanted to use tonight. Friday already and I have so many images that could be used, but I'm still wading through motorbike images for magazines. Sometimes it's just that much easier if you only take a handful of images. Less to choose from, decisions made for you.

I'm going to be doing a little mini series when I can about Ramsey and it's viking links, hopefully next week in between neme days. I always say how the Norse language and ancestors are one of the groups of people that have help shape the island so perhaps rather than allude to it I should post it. I will also be continuing the rubbish theme, so Ramsey residents take note. I'm watching where you throw your litter.

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86 comments:

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

That's a work of art - lovely!

Dewdrop said...

I love the purple, but I know you do, too. Great shot!!! I have the similar tree, remember?

Jean paul said...

C'est magnifique!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" looks forward to you Viking series. With "Louis's" mother's family having originated in Normandie, he's keen to know a bit more about the Norse.

"Louis" dedicated his Sky Watch, a dance between the moon and the fog at midnight to you, Babooshka.

Louis la Vache said...

What "Louis" wishes he could have captured in his image of the dance between the moon and the fog at midnight is that the wind was making the fog swirl very fast. The still shot just doesn't capture the motion. The swirling fog around the sodium vapor lights really made it look like a fire. It was a fantastic scene that "Louis" couldn't adequately capture.

Rose said...

Very good title for a different colored sky watch.

SandyCarlson said...

This just plain rocks. I love it. The color is awesome and the light is intense.

Kay said...

This is so great! I love the purple color.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Fascinating color in your photo! Love that tree!

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Georgeous shot!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the purple tree picture and I am not sure how you do it before you take it, I use photoshop after I take them sometimes...there is something magical or primeval about this picture. I can't wait for you to do the Vikings!!! Yeah Vikings!!! (and do more blogs on the rubbish issues also...if no one talks about rubbish then nothing will ever change...)!!!!

Ann said...

What an amazing colour. I'd love to know what you did to get it.

George Townboy said...

This is a gorgeous shot, Babooshka!! Thank you so much for posting it!

timothy leary said...

Oh man!!

Stuff I Shoot said...

Exquisite!

Olivier said...

attention au ultra violet ;o).
Superbe photo, cette couleur est belle et surtout surprenante.

attention to ultra violet ;o).
Great photo, this color is beautiful and especially surprising.

Aileni said...

A real eye-catcher of a picture.

kayleigh said...

I love purple, thank you.

Berit said...

Yes that was very beautiful!

Sally said...

Beautiful!
I'm extremely jealous Babooshka! I can only just take photos that get the top of people's heads in. I can't even begin to get 10% close to what you can get from a camera.

Blue said...

It's such a terrific shot, glad you've given it a airing here too.

Will look forward to the viking series.

Re your earlier posted question, do I print my photo's? Sadly, I haven't even got any oth them backec up! Slapped wrists, I know.

Take care
Blue

marlow said...

yepp thats it!

great art, brilliant shot!!!

fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: Very nicely done and an interesting post.

fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: Very nicely done and an interesting post.

evlahos said...

very neat shot. great light and shapes

jacqui said...

Awesome! I have always liked this photo. It's just so sweet.

Jacqui x

Dragonstar said...

That's lovely, and completely suitable for SWF.

Love your cormorant below, too - looks a bit like a tapestry.

Ackworth Born said...

great shot - I've found the rubbish theme aired on some other blogs too - latest was on Atlantic Avenue (under New Hampshire on my Around the World Guide).

Anonymous said...

Magical.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great picture.... I look forward to learning more about the Vikings... Go visit Runee.... he know much about this.

Tom

Thank you for being a part of Sky Watch this week, your post and comments are much appreciated.
Tom ;O)

david mcmahon said...

Really beautiful effect on this shot.

sandy's notes said...

Nice idea, shows a little illusion in reality, such is life. Have a great Friday!

Sharon said...

What a great picture, so pretty. I'm glad you decided to use it!

vero said...

Wonderful purple- photo!

Dan said...

Great work on this Really fine art photography. Jimi Hendricks would have been proud of this one!

Dina said...

Wow, it's like the spirit of a long-dead Viking waking up and peeking through the tree, excited to look for your coming Viking series. ;)
You'd enjoy Reader Wil's Viking photos from a few days ago at http://readerwil.blogspot.com/

TomGu said...

It's awesome. I had a picture of similar setting but this one is much much better.

Daryl said...

When the deep purples falls over sleepy garden walls ...

Just like the song says ...

:-Daryl

Debbie said...

Photo novice here...how in the world? This is gorgeous! Purple haze....

Sandpiper said...

This is so beautiful. I love the color and the tree is perfect!

Indrani said...

Purple shot?! Never seen a purple sky like this before. Thanks for sharing this.

Mo said...

Great shot.

Lancs and Lakes Wildlife Safaris said...

Is Manx a viking or gaelic language or a hybrid of the two. The place names along the western seabaord of Scotland are all gaelic but the many of the people must have been Norse. In addition all these lands were only ceded to Scotland from Norway in the 14th century so it seems strange that only Orkney and Shetland have a majority of norse names. Any thoughts?

April said...

Very beautiful! I like the sun coming through the trees.

Daniel J Santos said...

very beautiful colors, excellent.

patricia said...

I could never take a photo as pretty. Mine are always fuzzy or bits missing.

chrome3d said...

It reminds me of the artwork of Cry Of Love by Jimi Hendrix. Check it out, it´s groovy. Maybe you know it already because you live in purple haze, flower child.

Dusty Lens said...

This is one of my favorite scenes, sun, (or moon) through a leafless tree. Beautiful, now I got Jimi Hendrix tune in my head.

Thank you for the compliments. I'm still a amatuer in this feild with much to learn. I do some minimal post processing in Photoshop Elements 5.0. Mainly to sharpen the image and maybe to bring out a color I want to emphasize. I have learned too much saturation is a dreadful thing to do.

I would greatly appriciate any critiques you deem fit on my photos.

cocabixinhos said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beauty!

Chuck Pefley said...

Editing is such fun after a major shoot. I feel for you :)

John said...

Great shot and lovely color!
Have a nice weekend.

RuneE said...

The picture reminded me of the B & G graphics of the 70s. Well done.

I'll look forward to the post(s) about the Norse influence! Give me a kick if I miss out!

PS Well put about the advertiser freaks!

Mike said...

Really nice... and different.
My SW

Ida said...

Beautiful- in a lovely purple colour. :)
Have a wonderful summer!

ken mac said...

that purple just chills me out!

Craver Vii said...

Like it's out of a dream!

laxeylass said...

Mystical Mann on fire.

Carla said...

Very very pretty!

JC said...

Great pic. I love it. Thanks for picking this one.

Mental P Mama said...

I love your Purple Haze! Great shot.

esnorway said...

nice color great shot

CASEY said...

Purple Haze is so right. Tremendous.

Nita said...

Wow, what a great shot! I love purple as well. Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

Have a great week!

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Kathiesbirds said...

Babboska, this photo is amazing. I love the purple haze. Your warning to those who are trying to sell stuff made me laugh! Keep up the good work! RRufff! Grrr! I'll help you keep those spammers away!

Sandi k said...

Hendrix sprinkled his magic on this photograph. The best interpretation of "Purple Haze" I have seen. May I purchase this in 8" x 10"? unframed?
I have emailed my details and await your reply.

peppylady said...

I saw your title of "purple Haze" and I thought of acid called purple haze.

Have a wonderful summer and thanks for stopping in.

Carletta said...

Purple Haze - what a fitting title!
Absolutely beautiful!

So glad you stopped by mine.

Fugazi said...

Purple is a fantastic colour.... love it, and thanx for leaving a comment on my pictures:)

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! I don't think I have ever seen a purple sky before. What an excellent picture.

Jules said...

You did a really nice job. I like tweaking photos too. Sometimes the results can be so surprising.

Suzanne said...

This is a fantastic photo. Absolutely amazing colours.

alicesg said...

Wow very beautiful colourful SWF photo. Love the way the sun shine through the tree. Have a nice weekend.

Max-e said...

Very striking shot Babooshka - I love it

Tash said...

Glad you experimented with the settings to get the color. Definitely striking! A few months ago, looking at interesting international stamps, I looked up info on Isle of Man and found it facinating. I'm also looking forward to your Viking mini series.

Gattina said...

The purple color is really strange. The tree's "skeleton" against the purple sky makes it unreal !

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is a fabulous color very nice

Anonymous said...

So refreshing to see a sky so different :) Wonderful photograph!

Steven (Cavite Daily Photo) said...

Oh My! Babooshka! I hope your never tired of my reactions to your stunning photos! It is so breath-takinG! I am planning to join Sky watch friday but I don't know how. Can you help me?

I'm sorry for not posting a couple of days because I am so ill even now that there is a storm signal #2 here in cavite. I hope everythings fine there in isle of man!

God Bless you and Mabuhay!

Steven^^

Rambling Round said...

Nice purple enhancement!

reader Wil said...

Almost like a fairy tale is this composition of tree and the violet colour!

mirage2g said...

How is it possible to get such sky colors, I still dont have time to experiment with my camera lol. Amazing!!! Hope ur doing great there!

AnneKa said...

Wonderful photo, like tha color.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! That is a spectacular photo!!

Marie said...

Beautiful!!!

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for your contribuiton to Sky Watch Friday, it is the most amazing photo.

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