Friday, September 26, 2008

RAMSEY HARBOUR, ISLE OF MAN

It's Skywatch Friday again and that means it's going to be Ramsey Harbour and Ramsey Swing Bridge for me this week. As they say if it isn't broke don't fix it, so what else should I bring you after a black and white shot yesterday but a pretty sunset for skywatch.

It's taken on the same day as last week, only at a slightly different time an further over to the right. It will soon be too dark and cold for me to take these shots so I am making the most of them before it's cold wet and even more miserable than the already horrid summer we had this year. I expect I will be showing you dramatic cloud shots soon. Also I've been confined to the house with the flu thingy and it's been a week of archive images.

Today though I have been out and about meeting a very sweet black cat who posed nicely, photographing empty shops(don't ask) a few other little quirky little manx oddities and cranes. Lots of cranes. Why cranes? Well Gary is workiing on a project that involves cranes. He's also working on another hush hush project that involves a cinematic icon likeness and a well known phrase. It's all cloak and dagger isn't it, but I can't reveal more as yet. For a sneak peak you can catch his latest art work at BARKER BITES BACK! and drop a word or two.

Scarlet, tune in tomorrow for neme and some of you some blog awards.

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102 comments:

Merisi said...

The colours and the scenery are beautiful indeed! :-)

The weather's been miserable all day here. I went out at 6.30pm to pick up my daughter after a game, and it was pitch black on my drive through the Vienna Woods! Rainy and wet too. Yikes, can't believe that only two weeks ago I was swimming in the lake at sunset!

Let's hope for Indian Summer to visit us both!

angela said...

There's something very romantic about this...the colours, calm water, that pleasing swing bridge..

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the reflection of soft colours in contrast to silhouette shapes! Beautiful pic!

imac said...

Great capture, love the colours - its beautiful.

Empty shops eh, Ive thought of that a few weeks ago - to show how our town is going.

Pretty Life Online said...

Awesome catch..... Great job! Reminds me the saying,,,, We never know how high we are, till we are called to ris; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky... Happy Skywatch! Hope you can visit my SWF entry too...

John said...

Great shot and perfect exposure.

Larry said...

I love the contrast in your photo. It's surreal. Where is the Isle of Man?

Webradio said...

Bonsoir Toi...
Je pense que je vais prendre bientôt le bâteau (j'ai peur en avion...) pour aller visiter ta si belle ile...
Vraiment jolie cette photo en B&W...

pela said...

It is like in dream yes.

crete said...

Lovely photos Baboushka, hope you got over the flu thing.

Ray

starnitesky said...

Great colours, a peaceful scene. I like your tulip from yesterday.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice SWF.
Love the photo.
Great exposure.

Come visit anytime,
Troy and Martha

dulce said...

In this time of the day rhe light is really beautiful and you caught it perfectly.

Mary said...

Such beautiful, soft colors in that sky, and I love how the water just glistens! Happy SWF. :)

Lapa37 said...

Lovely shot the sun shining in the water is so pretty.

Photo Cache said...

Pretty sunset indeed. Mine's a sunset too this week. Come see mine if you have time.

marley said...

Yes, soon winter will curtail our photo ops. Boo hiss! This is another lovely photo, the sunlight is beautiful.

I loved your tulip from yesterday. Although I am very pleased with myself for my own flower photos, this is in a different league. Great work!

Hope you are feeling better soon - Night Nurse and a hot toddy is the way to go :)

Tommy V said...

nice sunset picture. I like how you used the bridge

Luke Wiley said...

Ramsey harbour is an amazing place! This sunset is lovely.

Anonymous said...

AH!

Quiet Paths said...

I hope the flu' leaves your house soon so you can too! This is beautiful - just lovely. I would want to sit here for a long while.

Kim said...

The sun makes a great reflection through the bridge and on the water. Very nice.

Leedra said...

I think I have been trying to go to the wrong blog for you.

This photo is great!

Kim said...

beautiful photo! love how it's almost all in silhouette.. Happy SWF!

Jeanne said...

beautiful colors and composition.

Müge Tekil said...

What a beautiful sunset! Lovely colours! Have a nice Friday and week-end dear Babooshka! :-)

Louise said...

Perfect! Bridge, water, sky. Lovely!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This sunset photo is as lovely as last weeks!
Happy Sky Watch!

raf said...

Another beautiful capture of the harbor at sunset, Babooshka! Super Sky Watch post! With the slightly different angle than last week, I think I can catch the outline of a fishing trawler on the left. :)

Luiz Ramos said...

Pretty sunset indeed. Beautiful shot.

eyestothesky said...

What a fantastic photo! Great picture for skywatch!

2sweetnsaxy said...

That is a great sunset and the blue is so dark and dramatic! Hope you feel better soon.

brad, boston said...

LB,

All the above. I'd like to see your bars when you get the chance.

Gretchen said...

Really beautiful!

Wren said...

Great skywatch - nice to have good images to store up for the winter.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the light here, Babooshka. Your photos are always marvelous.

Carletta said...

Lovely color!

Small City Scenes said...

As always a beautiful shot.
You get better, now. No sickies!!! MB

mirage2g said...

What Merisi said is true, the sun is too lazy to rise and sets immediately hehehe....I have to copy your photo opp grabbing for autumn then...another dramatic sky and water reflection on this bridge...lovely!

Suzanne said...

I love the light reflecting in the water. Great photo. Happy SWF.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful.
I'm looking forward to see how you capture the bridge differently each time.
Thank you for visiting Skywatch at Juhu Beach

Jim said...

Thanks, Bab, for giving me the heads up. Your Sky Watch is very nice, the sunset is great! I like swinging bridges, we have one at our Baytown (Texas) for the railroad.
I appreciate your telling me about the Corkhill name, ours does not have the "h" as it is spelled Corkill. There were over a half page of them in the Douglas phone book. I didn't look for the other as I didn't know about it. Probably they are from the same tree? I will try checking.
.. ☺ ☺ ☺

Lily Hydrangea said...

pretty sunset sky Babooshka.

Eki Akhwan said...

I like the cool hues of this photograph, so calming and reflective. I always enjoy your SWF post, Babooshka.

Oh, and I missed the previous two wonderful posts in monochrome. I especially like the action you captured of that motorbike stunt.

magiceye said...

lovely purple tint!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

almost a purple haze

Aileni said...

Scrumptious !

reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful - love how the sun hits the water - all the way to the front. Awesome colors!

Olivier said...

c'est superbe et on reste rêveur devant....

it is superb and it remains to dreamer ....

evlahos said...

excellent composition with great contrast

Gail's Man said...

Hi Bab, I wondered when "the bridge" would get another outing. It's becoming like an old friend now that we see it so much.

Great sunset too.

bowledover said...

What a way to close the day.
Wonderful photo. Thank you.

me ann my camera said...

The perspective with the objects and bridge jutting out into the water remind me of peninsulas intermingling. Lovely skywatch.

Laurie said...

THere is nothing ordinary about this shot, Babooshka. You always capture the magic. This is beautiful, dreamlike and ethereal.

sam said...

What Laurie said. Always special.

Bibi said...

These tones are of my favorite color.

Anne-Berit said...

That`s a really beautiful photo:o)

JM said...

Beautiful light! Pink and blue at their best!

Gardenia said...

That is so beautiful - hope the good weather keeps up; would love to see more!

Afanja said...

Nice shot with beautiful colours and a fantastic reflection of the sun in the water.

The Birdlady said...

That is just stunning!

Eddie D. said...

Super sunset!

Dewdrop said...

I certainly hope you're recovering well from your flu thingy. It's a good sign that you are back to getting out and shooting. I'd say that's the best medicine. Nothing like getting out, seeing the world and capturing it through your own eyes. It is a pleasure knowing your blog-quaintance. I appreciate your kindness and of course, your wonderful and dramatic photography.

Angie said...

A great photo,definitely a romantic feel to this with those lovely soft colours and the sun's rays on the water.

Craver Vii said...

I appreciate the serenity of that photo, and the sincere personal touch in the post. I hope you shake that flu and feel better soon.

Sioux said...

The colors are glorious!

piedmontperspective said...

Ramsey Harbour and the swing bridge are beautiful at any time of day or weather conditions! It's really stunning at sunset. Great capture! I hope you're feeling better and that your flu goes away soon.

Lew said...

Delightful photo of the sunset! I love the setting - water, bridge and sun with a few clouds. I am looking forward to to your cats and cranes posts. I hope your flu has flown long before the next sky watch.

Pierre said...

Belle lumiere

Rowena said...

Too dark and cold...I hear you on that one! Now while I must give my compliments on a nice shot (there's a somber mood to it), I am intrigued by all the mystery surrounding the cranes and empty shops. I know...don't ask! ;-)

J. said...

Amazing colours. I have noticed that the sky on higher latitudes tends to be much more colourful than e.g. here in Poland. I am missing it so much after coming back from Norway!

chrome3d said...

Excellent colours and a lovely atmosphere.

naturglede said...

I love it. Greate photo.

Denise said...

A fantastic photo! Love coming here.

Daryl said...

Really love those colors ..


:-Daryl

Sara Chapman said...

Very nice soothing sunset sky. And I like the crashing waves below too. Can almost smell the seawater. And thanks for visiting my blog!

Danial said...

thank you for saw my web.
it's wonderful.

Neva said...

Your harbor is lovely to see either in color or black and white!

My Life In Montreal said...

Wonderful picture.

Knoxville Girl said...

tres dramatique! get well, now. I recommend hot tea with a shot of Jack D.

Sandradb said...

Nice pictures - I always enjoy seeing sun and water being the main actors. Thank you for your visit

Sandra Carvalho said...

Amazing shot!
Tkx for passing by.
Have a great weekend.

Catherine said...

Wonderful colors!
The bridge gives a nice effect.
Have a great week end.

Jackie said...

I really like the colours on this one - I think I prefer it to last week's pic.

sandi said...

Magical

Fish Whisperer said...

Great color and contrast. Wonderful shot.
Cheers

peppylady said...

I don't know what it is about swing bridge but it sort of romantic.

Thanks for stopping in and the coffee is always on.

The Ridger, FCD said...

Sweet. Gorgeous colors and composition.

CrazyCath said...

Beautiful shot.

Virginia said...

So this is what it looks like to get 89, 89! comments. Holy moly B, girl you must be number one today. Hope all this love is making you feel much better. Tell G. I like that De NIro piece today. Would love to know how he does that. Very interesting!!
Oh, and love your Skywatch today. I finally got my act together and joined in as well.

Arija said...

Thanks for the light under your swing bridge and the photo lesson to follow, don't know how long my old head will remember it, but here's hoping.

B. Roan said...

This is another beautiful shot. I always appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Thanks. BJ

Tootie said...

Pretty sunset with the bridge in view!

Connie said...

The picture is so beautiful. Wonderful colors.

Celeste said...

Classic shot with beautiful lilac shades.

jacqui said...

Hi B,

Pretty again.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

This photo is simply stunning. I love it so much !

Pearl Maple said...

Am a bit late with my sky watch friday this week and as everyone above has said this is an impressive photo of the view of the sky from your end of the world.
Thanks for sharing.

Suzi-k said...

you may not get the intense oranges in your sunrises and sunsets there, but to me, those soft pinks and lilacs are incredibly beautiful too! and that bridge is just the perfect foreground.

jenni said...

Ramsey can be very nice when the sunshines.

spaghettipie said...

Wow. Amazing shot.

Torsdag said...

Great capture with wonderful colors and silhuette.

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