Friday, November 14, 2008

CAN YOU SEE THE BERRIED SUNSET?

Berried Sunset

Ok it should actually be sunset buried, but it was crying out for the bad pun. Apologies in advance for the groan you just made reading the title.


I actually have to thank another for this inspired skywatch shot. I was going to upload a crescent moon taken on the same night but I haven't sorted those out yet. When blog hopping I came across CHELTENHAM, MARLEY one of my regular drops and he had a beautiful berry shot(go see) and it jogged my memory about this image I took on the same night. The crescent moon was out and the sky was just awash with a palette of colours I easily rattled off a about 50 shots in about 10 mins, just adjusting the setting to eek out every last drop of light as I went along. Again this was taken over the Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve Ramsey- otherwise known as the back of my house. I know I am lucky to have this to call upon for photography. I could produce a calender or a book of images from this place, it's just so pretty and inspiring. Where is your favourite place to photograph?


Busy weekend coming up. If you are in the UK buy the Sunday Star newspaper as Gary's Cartoon will be in( under the name Barker) and watch the BARKER GALLERY BBC POLITICS SHOW as yet again they are featuring Gary's cartoon. So I am resigned to coffee and food runs while he produces 3 or 4 masterpieces, deadline by Friday lunchtime. Art and photography is like waiting for a bus. Ages for a job to come in then they all turn up at once! Unfortunately the money though doesn't all turn up at the same time.

To join skywatch go to SKYWATCH


The concept was Dot's, the next host WIGGERS WORLD the guardians of skywatch now are Tom, Imac and Sandy.


I know Tom is no longer blogging, but he does look in on us occasionally and his name will stay ont this skywatch link for me as he's the one who got me into this, was very supportive of my feldging blog when it went through a rough patch.



123 comments:

Z said...

The sun is berried in the clouds!! Bwa ha ha ha!

You do have great beauty around you.

Thanks for your visits to Villigen.

mirage2g said...

Yes I do! And it is a wonderful image!

www.niamhphotography.com said...

that's a beauty. lovely composition.

Leslie: said...

*groan* LOL

Seriously, it's a gorgeous shot!

Louise said...

I'm sure the moon would have been nice, but I'm loving the berries with the wash of color behind. Nice!

Dragonstar said...

That is so beautiful! I love the light on the berries.

imac said...

Well! it certainly brought a wide grin from me.
Beautifully berried too.
Great post.

April said...

Wonderful sunset! I like that you included the branches of berries to make a very special photo! You are so lucky to have a nature reserve at your back door. My favourite place to photograph is a lake.

Darla said...

Great sunset! The tree branches add a little something extra!

roadgurl5 said...

This is gorgeous...and the berries add a nice contrast.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I liked the title. :-) The shot is gorgeous. I love that that beautiful sky is a backdrop.

Leora said...

Love the berries in the sunset. Well captured.

Gaelyn said...

Berry nice photo.

John said...

Impressing capture!

Have a nice weekend.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm impressed!
Happy Sky Watch!

marley said...

I inspired you?! Blimey! Lol :)

Great sky watch photo. Hope friday isn't to mad, keep the refreshment coming and you'll be ok!

Photo Cache said...

the snap is so beautiful, and the title is so cute.

Webradio said...

Beautiful colours...

Very nice !

Aileni said...

I don't think I'll try anything clever and I'll just say - smashing !

Anne-Berit said...

Lovely!

bowledover said...

Composition 10/10. Great picture and the colour is magic.
Thank you again for your introduction to IOM.
Have a good week, may the wages simply roll in.

enitharmon said...

Oh my, that's a fabulous composition even by your own high standards!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! I almost posted my shot of juniper berry sunset, but I thought that noone would 'get it'! lol!
I love this. And it's one of my berry favorites......

Great job :)

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
~Lisa
New Mexico

Dewdrop said...

I love your "berried" sunset... and might I say I dew love a good pun... how cheesy are we.

Seriously though, love the colors, and I love the way the berries seem to steal the show! The layers of the colors of the sunset are fascinating though... I've seen lots of orange and blue this go round...

ellen b said...

I enjoyed your pun! The berries really look cool lit up on the side of this great sky like that. Have a fabulous weekend....

penni said...

Great composition. A wonderful way to contrast with that buried sunset (that really was baaad).

Carver said...

That is so beautiful and I had to laugh at the berried sunset.

Laurie said...

Berrrrrrrrry cool there Babooshka! :-)

PNF Photography said...

nice touch including the red berries...

Jim said...

Hi Babs, like I always wanted to know what a berried sunset was. Now I have an idea, and for a burried sunset, I have no idea. [Google that?]

Happy SkyWatch, I'm doing it again this week (Little Photo Place). There could be a berry or two in my bushes, I didn't know to look.
:-)
..

Sylvia K said...

I love it! pun and all! It's beautiful, berried or buried! Thank you!

Pearl Maple said...

Berries & sky = perfect combination for Sky Watch Friday. Great photo !
Thanks for sharing with us all and your kind comments on my post earlier.

Mojo said...

How marvelous to have your very own nature preserve! You must be berry proud (yes, I did it on purpose).

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

This is fantastic! What an amusing post! I love it! =D
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Afanja said...

It's a wonderful picture and a nice game with words. :-)

Sharon Ellery said...

Berried treasure. I love how the sunset mimics the colours of the berries. Pretty shot.

Sharon

Larry D said...

Great pun and photo! Happy SWF!

Anonymous said...

Berry nice haha!

Ann said...

The light on the berries against the sunset. Unusual and stunning. No comment on the pun.

Eki Akhwan said...

THe berries make a wonderful touch on the photo, Babooshka. I like the well-measured fill-in flash use ... very smooth.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the process by which you decided on this post. This is a wonderful sunset!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo. I love berries infront with the sky as a backdrop. Amazing. Have a nice weekend.

Bradley Myers said...

Groan, no really a very nice sky watch photo, thanks for stopping by.

Virginia said...

Fab shot and I am off to see Gary's shenanigans. I love Tom. Must check in on him as well.
V

Jim said...

Excellent shot.

Grammy said...

Great photo & amazing color. I love the berries in the picture. What drama.
Happy SWF!

fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: I always expect a treat when I come to visit and this is no exception.

Cloudia said...

Bleak Beauty!

Rose said...

Wonderful shot!

claude said...

Belle lumiere! Dreams sweet yes!

Mary said...

Beautiful combination of colors!

b.c. said...

beautiful shot, i really like it

Indrani said...

Berry, berry nice! :)

dot said...

Beautiful!! I love the red berries.

magiceye said...

absolutely brilliant!!

Gardenia said...

Berry berry nice!

Gardenia said...

Berry berry nice!

Small City Scenes said...

I dig it!! LOL That is gorgeous shot. May I borrow it for my desktop background? MB

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Excellent shot and fun too!

Lakshmi said...

colours are stunning..

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Sunset, berry flavored! ;)

Great picture and an equally good title!

Cheers

Do have a wonderful weekend

Rakesh

auringonkukka =) said...

beautiful photo!!!
have a nice weekend!!

Tootie said...

I LOVE it! :-)

Julie said...

Yep. I like this.

ilanadavita said...

Great shot. Very nice!

Greyscale Territory said...

I love how the berries seem to glow in this light! Beautiful shot!

Jedediah said...

The light is lovely, nice shot.

RuneE said...

A pun for me and a pound for you!

shaker said...

Great composition !

Reader Wil said...

Your berried sunset is a great success! You invented a new verb: To berry. I berry, you berry, he berries.

Sally said...

Thanks for all your Sydney visits...I love this.

vincibene said...

Beautiful picture and a great idea with the berries!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I think this one is a stand-out sky watch.

Mo said...

Berry Pretty.
OMG am going to be away from tomorrow. Will get a friend to buy the Sunday paper for me.

JM said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Great composition!

david mcmahon said...

Great post title. Great colours. Bravo!

Pam said...

Berry well done.

Steve Buser said...

I can honestly say, I have never seen a berried sunset before. But, I would like to see more of them. Very creative and eye popping.

George Townboy said...

Very nice. And very entertaining, as always.

april said...

Wonderful. There is a very special light on it.

Jackie said...

That's a lovely photo - I love the yellows in the sunset.

Art, photography like waiting for a bus. Add interviews to the list - my husband has been temping for months (not in Glasgow, just to make life even more complicated), and now has 3 interviews lined up in the next couple of weeks (none in Glasgow, though one in Scotland). So life is a bit manic here too. Send chocolate :D

Mrs.H said...

Nice shot.

PJ said...

It looks like a plant that grows in abundance here, yaupon holly, which I love. Great lighting for this one.

Dan said...

Berry, berry nice pic!

Irina said...

I like that 'berried' term :)
And the photograph is beautiful!

mannanan said...

If you can't beat them join them......Berry effective......Love it.

Sailor Girl said...

Indeed YOU are the BEST!

Kim said...

Great shot!! I didn't groan at all, I laughed :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Clever puns should never be berried nor buried, but instead encouraged. Flight of fancy and you never know where it will lead.

Barry couldn't have done better :)

(By the way, I have no idea who Barry is, but hey ... I do know where Bari is :))

Pietro said...

This is an absolutely fabulous image! I enjoy it so much!
Happy Sky Watch!

Rambling Round said...

One of the best I've seen, Babooshka. Very creative and great composition.

Ms. Hays said...

Now that is a fantastic shot - love the lighted berries!!!

Sandradb said...

That's one original sunset - magnificent!

sue said...

It is very pretty.

Geoff said...

Nice shot, and a nice subtle sunset complimenting your berries.

Daryl said...

Just berry perfect ..

I had no idea, I am always the last to know things, that Tom no longer blogs .. I hope all is well with him and Jane

:-Daryl

gnometree said...

Droll, very droll.
Great pic by the way. Thanks for sharing

Marie Reed said...

What a lovely surprise!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

a great shot - i really enjoyed it

Catherine said...

I like the effect of light in the foreground, and half light darkness in the distance.Very poetic composition, Babooshka.

Catherine said...

I was the 100th commenter. Do I win something ? A comment in return, for instance.

Sandra Carvalho said...

What a great sunset!Astonishing photo!!!
Have a great weekend!

jean said...

Nice way to add a bit of additional color to the sky. Really like the composition.

CrazyCath said...

One of the most beautiful compositions I have seen. And as for bad puns... have you been taking lessons from David?
Belated congrats on POTD.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That is such a beautiful picture.

A

maryt/theteach said...

Babooshka, the photo is exquisite! Perfect for Skywatch Friday! And I like the pun! :)

lisasarsfield said...

Yes a bad pun but a great photo! I assume you had your flash on?
And yes you are lucky to have such abundance nearby! a bit like me with 'my' pond!

Tina said...

Wow! what a great shot...and yea i did moan but LOVE the humor!! Looked over your posts...very nice! Thanks for visiting my little ole blog today. Hope you have a great weekend!

Denise said...

Oh wow, that photo is just beautiful. Great composition with the berries and all.

Marie-Noyale said...

The lighted berries add some spice to the sunset!!

Susie of Arabia said...

What a lovely photo!!! Brilliant!
Thanks for stopping by my blog too...
http://susieofarabia.wordpress.com/

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

A berry berry nice photo!

Kengot said...

I'd like to just say it's so COOL picture!!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I really love the colours in this shot, beautiful.

Thanks for the interesting post above on the rule of thirds too

TCKK said...

Love the berries and sunset!!

Connie said...

A very berry sky. Nice picture.

chrome3d said...

Those berries will travel to the sunset in a flash.

GrandAnglais said...

I love the way the berries are to the fore in this photo and not simply swallowed up by the stunning sunset. If I had taken this photo it would have been the sunset not the berries that would have dominated the photo. I can not tweak the settings on my camera to change this...maybe the macro setting? Come on, give us some tips Babooshka!
Your Gary's in the Star? It must have gone upmarket these days, his excellent work will really stand out there. I'll look out for it.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful, Babooshka! The photo is very pleasing to the eye. Excellent sky watch. I would love to see the crescent moon photos, too.

Lew said...

Berry, berry nice sunset! (I couldn't resist continuing the pun) I love this kind of picture with a close subject setting off the distant one. The effect is more telling when it is lighted rather than a silhouette. My favorite place to photograph is Yosemite National Park in California even though I have been there only once. For my blog Lew's Pics, more photos have been taken by walking outside than getting in the car and driving some place.

Lana Gramlich said...

Perfect! Just about every color of the rainbow in there. Very lovely. :)

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hi, you've been TAGGED. Sorry to spoil your Sunday!

Namnet said...

Hello,
stunning and exquisite and astonishing picture. I really love it, as well as the pun:-)
My favourite picture so far.
I have no favourite place to photograph. But usually when the skywatch Friday is coming and I don´t have any photos of the sky, I just open the window and take a photo of the sky in front of my house. So maybe this is not my most favourite place to photograph, but definitely the most occured in my blog:-)

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