Friday, November 21, 2008

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE SKYWATCH

Sparkling Poyll Dooey


Is it Friday already? Must be skywatch then. Hope this works today. Between computer glitches, server problems, Mr Linky not being Mr Linky and the horrible weather I have gone for an archive from the summer. A little bit of sparkle and twinkle on a cold wet November grey day. It's over the Poyll Dooey again, my beloved nature reserve in Ramsey. If you want to see how this shot was taken see Skywatch Poyll Dooey, my other twinkle pic with the photography lesson.


Well I've downloaded new software- running fine.
Server back to normal- for how long I don't know.
Mr Linky is working again- links seem fine now.


Today a big thank you to a few people. This really shows that "the kindness of strangers still exists," even if is not in your own back yard.


MRS NESBITT'S PLACE- tirelessly trying to run the ABC blog and keep us all linked somehow.
GORDON ADELAIDE- He kindly linked my blog to Mr Linky when my server was down. I asked for anyone to help, he jumped to it straight away.
SAILOR GIRL, PORTUGAL- Also jumped straight in and re added my link several times to ABC when it kept disappearing.


Many thanks you were my twinkling stars this week, tremendous help. Anyone stopping by, my blog today, stop by their blogs too for they kept this blog twinkling when it was lost in the virtual world.



To join us go to SKYWATCH.

The concept was DOT'S, the next host WIGGERS WORLD the guardians of skywatch are Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy| Louise

109 comments:

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo!
Take care

Dragonstar said...

That's a lovely bright memory of summer.

Pretty Life Online said...

great catch... of the green and blue quietness above.... Happy SkyWatching! I am back now... Hope you'll visit mine too...

Tanya said...

What an amazing photo! Happy skywatch :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

NICE shot, Babooshka. Sorry you've had so many computer problems this week. Sheesh!

Quiet Paths said...

Glad the computer is running better for you. This is so bright and cheery. Thank you! Love the blue sky.

JIm said...

Hi Babs, this is what the stars look like to me all the time. Perhaps with a longer tail on the bottom. You picture is very pretty.
I hope your computer can continue running like right now with the problems gone.
Happy SkyWatching, mine is in a fog today. :-)
..

Photo Cache said...

Very cool shot. Happy SWF.

Kathleen said...

OH YES!!!
What a Shot!!
I agree it is a STAR!!!

Kim said...

Great sun flare, I love it in the bright blue sky.

Carver said...

That's a wonderful twinkle twinkle. So beautiful.

esnorway said...

nice pic have great weekend. thanks for your visit on mine pics to.

imac said...

You're sparkling well and shining bright, great shot.

Olivier said...

une étoile qui nous éblouie ;o) dans ce superbe ciel

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful photo,have a great sky watch!

bowledover said...

Thank you for reminding us of what summer is like, a happy thought here.
Lovely picture, a touch of magic with the twinkle.

Coloradolady said...

Great shot of summer, which by the way I am missing already. Love the photo.

bobbie said...

Shining bright and beautiful.

marley said...

This certainly cheers up Novemeber days! Glad things, tech wise, are back in order. People are great :)

tom said...

Very pretty Babs.

ellen b said...

What a beautiful twinkle in that sky!!

Ursel said...

This is so beautiful, great image! Thank you!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh nice... a beautiful sparkle from up above... very pretty.

~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Mojo said...

I wasn't skywatching when you shot the original one, but I'll second your word of warning. I melted a shutter curtain in my first film SLR shooting this way even with a circular polarizer and an ND6 filter attached. I couldn't stop down enough and she sizzled. I've shot similar scenes since then, but my equipment is better now and I can dial down exposures to below the danger level.

And you're right too when you say this is a shot best shot with manual settings. The internal metering would never know what to do with all that light!

Gaelyn said...

I'm making a wish on this brightest of stars that your computer luck holds. Brilliant capture.

Bernie Krausse said...

Your excellent photo of the sun as seen from the green earth definitely reminds us that the Sun is indeed one of the countless stars in the sky.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: You captured a diamond in the sky today.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

A beautiful capture and a lovely reminder that goodness still exists in humanity. Very nice.

Kaye ok said...

It's a bejewelled starry sky.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a brightness we won't see until January--and then it will be so unlike the warmth of this sun!

mannanan said...

I liked the first image when posted. I love this one as it has that bit more blue for the contrast. No chance of getting anything like that this week though. Sorry to hear abot your PC problems. Loved yesterdays bridge shot as well. Thought at first looks it was taken just over the road from The Stanley but then I realised you can see the contol cabin so it must have ben taken by the new swimming pool. great capture.

Scotty Graham said...

your title says it all...put a smile on my face.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo. Love the twinkling effect. Have a nice weekend.

Müge said...

Beautiful! I agree with Fishing Guy: It's just like a diamond in the sky!

Happy SWF and Nice Week-End!

brad, boston said...

LB,

Checked the back shot. Thanks for the lesson. Not got the instinct to get a shot like this. Kudos. You're a star.

Snapshutter said...

Oh very nice! How did you do that? I'm always careful about not shooting into the sun unless I can look at it safely with my eyes as I heard it can damage the camera's sensor. Maybe that's not so?

Indrani said...

Beautiful! I wish I could capture a moment like this with my camera.

Denise said...

Wow, what an extraordinary photo, brilliant! so glad you got your help. I hope things run smoothly for you from now on.

Ann said...

A star of a photo. Sorry I haven't been visiting much, we're being monitored at work so I have to be careful.

Cloudia said...

great Lucy in the sky, a diamond!
Aloha-

Jeannelle said...

Fascinating twinkle for SkyWatch! May all go well now!

Sweet pea marie said...

Cloudia I hear ya. Precious!

Ruth said...

A beautiful image to brighten up my November day!

April said...

That is a beautiful twinkling sky!

Carletta said...

Very beautiful Babooshka!!

Laurie said...

Babooshka, admit it... you're really a faery or powerful otherworldly creature... that's the only reason you would be able to coax this kind of spectacular twinkle out of our ordinary sun...

I don't even want to know the mundane photographic explanation. In my mind, this is just one of Babooshka's magical shots!

roadgurl5 said...

This is so nice...looks very warm which I welcome since it is so cold here!

Max-e said...

Very effective babooshka and I get to keep my retina in tact. Have a great weekend

Small City Scenes said...

Super shot. Now I will have to learn how to do this. MB

Leedra said...

This is a pretty shot.

Leslie: said...

Love the capture! Just beautiful. :D

Jan said...

Lovely bright capture. It's good to have a plan "B".

Baruch said...

Perfect sun flare & I just love the title!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Fabulous shot!

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ilanadavita said...

Great shot!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i think i've seen this pic before on your blog - glad to hear everything is working now - this sort of thing happens frequently in my town; one minute we have internet, the next hour it's down...

Blognote said...

Finally a twinkle of sunlight in a blue sky!! Lovely!

Maalie said...

Hey, that is a very striking photo!

I enjoyed seeing the Ramsey Bridge down below, how about one of the Laxey Wheel? LOL!

angela said...

This seems nicely appropriate as Christmas decorations are appearing in the shops..
Hope your electronic troubles are at an end!

Kala said...

Linky linky and the server - all this technology thing linking links and all just bogs my mind! lol

I don't know how they linked your link to the link that links while your server was down but I am glad its all good now!

Its still Thursday for us - I wish it was Friday!!!!

I wish I was able to help you but I guess I wouldnt have known what to do - have a wonderful weekend!

Sandradb said...

Indeed beautiful photo with magnificent sky color.

Hope said...

It must be Magic....or Babooshka's photography...one and the same!

Webradio said...

Ouah ! Your sky is very, very "clear", with a beautiful colour...

Sailor Girl said...

Don't mention it, Babooshka, you are too kind!!!

I hope everything's fine now!

Thank you! Now I am happy, knowing that I'm a Twinkle Star! YES!!!!!

hehehehehehehehe

(I caught a cold in London a month ago and am still with it... it keeps coming and going then coming back... Arhg! I simply hate Winter coldness)

Have a nice Friday!!!

Patricia said...

Beautiful blue sky...looks hot over there!
Cheers,

Jim said...

I love that burst.

Afanja said...

Wow ... it's sparkling like a diamond in the sky! Wonderful.

babooshka said...

Med Kiwi - Follow the link "skywatch Poyll Dooey" - different pic and a photography lesson.
Maalie- Laxey Wheel pics on blog back posts- will be more soon.
Sailor Girl - Cheers again
Thanks for all the lovely comments and the ones to come.
Laurie- You got me it realy is my Fairy magic.

Laurie Keller said...

I love it !!!

Movie Snap Studio said...

Babooshka, you captured the biggest star of them all. Perfect!

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

A very interesting shot. Beautiful!
Thanks for visiting my page.

Ackworth born said...

Ah my little starlet - after your comment I updated from Firefox 2 to 3 and things seem much more tickety-boo.

Pam said...

Well done again Babs!

uncleawang said...

Very beautiful shoot..l love it !!!!
and Thanks for viewing my SWF.
Happy Sky Watching.

Brian Bastinelli said...

Cool shot nice starburst effect. Did it hurt your eye..lol

Have a great day!

Brian Bastinelli said...

Cool shot nice starburst effect. Did it hurt your eye..lol

Have a great day!

Dewdrop said...

Amazing starburst!!! I have not seen one so beautifully captured, such thin pointed rays! I love it! I love the way you captured it!

Chrissy said...

Very uplifting phototgraph :-D

Hilda said...

Wow. The glare from this shot actually hurt my eyes. Fantastic!

indicaspecies said...

Wow, that's a fabulous shot. Thank you for sharing it.

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Cheers.
- celine

Bradley Myers said...

Cool sky watch and titile to go with it.

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laxeylass said...

Pure Manx Magic.

Pierre said...

Belle.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I like this. That is definitely the biggest star of all.
:-)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Just a beautiful picture and I can only imagine how hard that was to shoot!

Daryl said...

I need my sunglasses! Its SO bright and warm looking...

:-Daryl

John said...

Great sun flare catch!
Very nicely captured and without lens flare :)

Thanks for the kind comment Babooshka.

Enigma said...

Wonderful catch! Thanks for sharing. Yes, I've had some technical issues too. There are days when I love technology and days when I hate it! Have a great weekend!

em said...

Polly Dooey would be a pretty name.
It's a pretty christmas star.

Joy said...

That's a fantastic shot!

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Bestemor Aud said...

A joyful photo! Very nice!

jacqui said...

Always so good.

mirage2g said...

Quite a tricky one and at first I never thought of it as the sun! Great trick up your sleeve!

Susie of Arabia said...

What a beautiful sunflare for Skywatch! And thanks for the lesson too!!!
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Mary Helen said...

beautiful...

Torsdag said...

Amazing shot for SWF.

Ana said...

Wow. It is lovely star this sun of ours, isn't it?! :)

ChrissyM said...

I love this photo!!! Awesome capture!

Pam said...

Babs, knockout!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awesome photo! COOL i AM 101 POST!

Celeste said...

What a delightful picture at this grey soggy time of year.

jon said...

Not much else to say what hasn't been said already. Ditto above.

Wren said...

Just what we needed in the midst of a cold gray early winter.

Ladynred said...

Simply beautiful. Thanks for the visit.

Mike said...

Wonderful effect!

Rambling Woods said...

Everyone needs a movie theater. Where do your teenagers hang out without one? LOL..Love this shot.

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andtheniknew.blogspot.com said...

This is such a beautiful picture.

Geoff said...

Outstanding photo. Great picture and striking sunflares.

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