Friday, February 13, 2009

THE BIG SKY IN RAMSEY - SKYWATCH



Looking at the big sky and oh, England

Skywatch


That time of the week again. This was last Saturday afternoon Queens Promenade Ramsey. You can just see Queens Pier on the right and directly into the distance the horizon is Merry Old England.  On the large high res image(this is the low res compressed version) of this you can see the definition of the hills and mountains of the Lake District which were still snow capped. The light was fantastic and the bonus was the tide out leaving that pool of water for the reflection. The bonus for me was catching a real live local, yes and elusive local. Even better a dog. That dog really was enjoying him or her self. I've said this before but both beaches here are wonderful for dog walkers, they really can get to let those dogs run free. Even have the occasional horse having a trot along the other beach. Needless to say I couldn't resist taking a bucket load of images. Soon as the new laptop comes I can sort out the sales ones.


It's a week more down to earth images of cranes and pub and the odd street but I couldn't resist this one today. Definitely had a lot of locals on the blog this week and you've all given me a few more ideas of what I'd like to capture without realizing it. Laxeylass will get on with that list of yours. Good day today both Gary and I both sales on the same day. Usually one or the other. As you recall Gary got credit crunched as the BBC Political Cartoonist for the Politics Show. Good news is he now has another weekly commission for a financial magazine, and his still illustrating Politicians.  So the big blue bright optimistic sky really is the one for today.  Just a patch of blue, but that'll do. Only one cloud on the horizon. I still have no snnnooooooowwww!


It's housewarming party time Friday( 13th oh dear) night, (and other people's Birthdays) we shall be going. If I disappear for a while  over the weekend you will understand why. Skywatch watchers can be found here. Many thanks to Dot for the inspirational idea, Tom for the first care taking and the My world gang for looking after skywatch now.


Babooshka, Ramsey Daily Photo, http://dailyphotoisleofman.blogspot.com/, image copyrighted- all rights reserved.

107 comments:

Guy D said...

Very intruging cloud cover in this shot, you captured it perfectly.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

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angela said...

The sky just goes on and on...I notice IOM gets the blue sky while the cloud thickens towards England!

Have a good weekend..

Merisi said...

Awesome image!
Enjoy your weekend,
M. :-)

April said...

What a glorious looking sky and beautiful picture!

cara said...

I don't know if I am imagining it but I think I can see those hills in the Lake District you describe.. but it is making my eyes go funny on this screen. The shot is a beauty! Especially with the person in it - they are unexpectedly small... which just makes the skyscape seem even more huge.

Hyde DP said...

I can see something in the middle that might be a dog or a small wave and something in the bottom right that could be a dog or a seagull or a rock. Maybe I need to clean my glasses!

Jen said...

Do mean across? It is lovely large.

RuneE said...

That is a kind of picture that it would not have been possible to get around here! Highly enjoyable.

PS Thank you for the nice comment - as you can see I'm back home again.

Olivier said...

ce ciel est immense et magnifique,bravo pour la photo.
this sky is huge and splendid, bravo for the photograph.

Photo Cache said...

simply gorgeous.

Jackie said...

That's beautiful. I was wondering if you're able to see Scotland at all from the north of the island?

Have a good weekend. I'm off gallivanting, back commenting next week.

Babooshka said...

Hi Jackie,

Yes you can see Scotland. When it's a really clear day I'll try a long shot for you. Have a good time galavanting.

Dewdrop said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Snow would have messed the shot up... ;O) You're not missing anything.

I love how it seems the clouds just go on forever. Great illusion! Wonderful capture.

My Way said...

Magnificent sky. Happy skywatching!

Dave King said...

I love skies. All skies except flat blue ones. Big skies best of all. You've got one of the better ones here.

imac said...

Great shot and great news with Gary, wonderful post.

Susie of Arabia said...

Both the sky and the land look like they can go on forever in this photo. Have fun at your party - hope you're not superstitious!

Kim said...

You're having a laugh again with the words? Splendid super sky.

Carver said...

Wow, I love love love this shot. Simply beautiful.

Quiet Paths said...

I think one could see all the way, yes. This is a beautiful, wind-swept sky. Love the space.

Müge said...

Wonderful shot dear Babooshka!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh. So beautiful. You're lucky. Doesn't everyone long to live by the sea?

MartinC said...

Wow! That really is a big sky! The horizon looks so far away. It makes England seem so small!

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Reader Wil said...

Wonderful news about Gary! I hope you'll have a great party on Friday! Take care!

Ruby said...

I love the effect on the clouds. Makes me feel I'm being drawn in. But then all your photos seem to draw me in, especially when you photograph water!

marley said...

That is a beauty!

Have fun partying :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the depth of that photo.....

Gill in Canada

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Interesting clouds with some of them reflected in the water, too.

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Denise said...

Awesome photograph, I enlarged it and enjoyed looking at the areas you mentioned.

Mojo said...

I couldn't see England, but I managed to pick out the dog which in my view is far more important.

Great shot!

Deborah Godin said...

That great rushing expanse of land, sky and water is almost dizzying (in a good way!)

Brad, Boston said...

LB,

How close is England? Awesome.

Christy said...

Very lovely sky shot. I love the blanket of clouds interspersed with the blue. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the kind words.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Most of my snow is gone so I can't send you any. It's a temporary problem,though. I'm sure we'll have more snow soon.

So you can see England from your Island? I didn't know that!

napaboaniya said...

Lovely! With a sense of tranquil to add on :)

Pam said...

Knockout Babs. My favourite this week.

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: Thanks for showing that wonderful shot of the ocean. I enlarged it to see the bird in the right corner and found the lady with the dog. It really put a perspective on the shot.

Sally in WA said...

It looks so peaceful on that beach. I enjoyed your picture!

Ann said...

Endless sky and the reflection is wonderful.

Naturegirl said...

A very BIG sky...I've seen these skies in Alberta Canada! Great photo!

magiceye said...

oh wow! this is a visual treat!!!

have a super weekend!!

Lynette said...

Stunning scene, Babooshka. I couldn't get it big enough to find the dog for sure--I have a very small screen on my little ol' iBook. Have a fantastic weekend.

chrome3d said...

I enjoyed your big sky a lot. That certainly looks a good place for dogs.

Allison said...

Beautiful, This is really pretty. What a great shot. Thanks for having me!
PEACE!!!

Lew said...

Looks like you can see forever! The sea looks so calm. Love the reflections.

Pacey said...

The best skywatch...thanks for sharing.

Bibi said...

We've got all your snow over here....

I love vast beaches like this, and Bibi adores to run there.

Pearl Maple said...

What a big patch of sky you have on show this week. Love the play of light across the horizon.

Thanks for sharing with us all in Sky Watch Friday and your kind comments on my blog earlier.

luna miranda said...

amazing clouds...thanks for sharing your slice of heaven with us.

Jim said...

Happy Friday the 13th. I love the shot of the beach.

hitch writer said...

what a lovely skywatch capture !!!! really superb !

Afanja said...

The wet beach, the sea and the sky ... it's always a lovely combination.
Thanks for sharing this one.
Have a good weekend.

Catherine said...

That's a horizon so huge that you could share it with all of us, Babooshka.
Ours in Paris is so limited that I enjoy yours.

Patricia said...

The sky looks so amazing! I love the effect of the clouds!
England must be beautiful, I know only London..I really loved, the people, the place, the tea :)
Everything!!
Enjoy your party time during the weekend!!
Cheers,

Kaye said...

So wide and pretty.

Anonymous said...

Terrific.

Anonymous said...

Terrific

Gattina said...

It's a phantastic picture !

Inkivääri said...

What a beautiful sky and scene!

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

What a beautiful shot. You can almost "see" the clouds moving in it - it has an almopst 3-D feel to it.

Ramsey Mom said...

Enjoyed seeing Ramsey town but this is spectacular.

Janie said...

Love the tide pools and the reflection. Nice capture.

Laurie said...

Congrats to you and G for your sales! Sounds like you've got a fun weekend ahead. Cheers!

(And what a shot, Babooshka. Gorgeous.)

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Just love the sky dominance in flat lying areas.

Erwin said...

Great view of my favorite items: sky, clouds and a lot of sea ...
Love your blog !!!
greetings,
Erwin.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

gorgeous never ending sky.

Tricia said...

Beautifully Captured!!! I love that sky!!!

Tarolino said...

Beautiful low tide shot. The clouds look like they were raising towards you. I would actually have preferred to see this shot larger to see more detail but in this size it's lovely too.

Tarolino said...

Silly me. It was actually possible to click it larger. There you go...

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love the way the clouds just merge into the horizon, seems to go forever

luvmyboys said...

I love all the blues. Great shot!

Anna said...

Wow that is one big and beautiful sky. Congratulations. Anna :)

Jacob said...

Very nice photo and I'm so glad I ran into your blog...my wife's grandfather came to the U.S. from the Isle of Man - name was Corlett(e) - he added the (e) when he got the the States.

Love your photos.

kRiZ cPEc said...

wow...no word of praise is good enough for this shot, so calm. Thanks for sharing

Gresham Photo Blog said...

Wow, the sky just goes on forever...!

lavenderlady said...

It's lovely...the picture has many things that capture my attention.

Jilly said...

Such a beautiful wide shot. Makes me want to rush out and paddle and wander those sands. Great vista.

Don't worry about Friday the 13th. I was born on Friday the 13th to a superstitious mother, who never forgave me. I'm still here!

Lindab said...

Ha! Clouds coming over from England...This vista just seems to go on forever.

Mamapippa said...

Love your sky !

JM said...

I just love the reflection on the wet sand!

kt said...

Magical

laxeylass said...

The beach at Laxey holds many memories. This is very cinematic.

laxeylass said...

II notice no Saturday post. Good party was it?

Steve said...

I wondered why there was no post. I see why. Baby blue sky is very pretty. Hope you had a good night.

Anonymous said...

Hey B. you ok.

nadia said...

I wish we have those beautiful, rich clouds here in Dubai. The place looks so peaceful and relaxing. Thanks for sharing :)

Caroline NYD photos. said...

I can see England. Can't comment through blogger is that why no Sat. post.

Max-e said...

Lovelly shot Babooshka. The sky looks like it goes on forever

Max-e said...

Lovely shot Babooshka. The sky looks like it goes on forever

Craig said...

You got a big blue sky. The reflection is so light and lush.

craig said...

You got a big blue sky. The reflection is so light and lush.

John said...

Very nice composed picture. Amazing sky and great depth in the picture.

Dot O said...

Love that cloud photograph! The sky can be amazing and you certainly captured it in this one!

Have a great weekend!

studio lolo said...

This looks like it was taken right down the street from me! Great shot!
We let dogs run on the beach here as well. yay for the dogs!
Every once in a while there's a butthead who lets their mean dog free. I think he misses the point.

Again, beautiful pic!

vincibene said...

Impressive wonderful picture!

T said...

It is really pretty.

Brad, Boston said...

LB,

One of your best.

byrningbunny said...

Just beautiful. It's that kind of photo that makes me want to be there.

byrningbunny said...

Just beautiful. It's that kind of photo that makes me want to be there.

Julie said...

Great shot.

Gardenia said...

Amazing, always a treat to visit your site.

Jew Wishes said...

How absolutely serene and beautiful.

Mo said...

Sky and sea. Heaven really.

KB said...

Kate Bush fan I presume? The Ninth wave to you.

Sheila said...

Mganificent

Ann said...

Looking at the cloud photo makes me more appreciative of the sky. Do you watch a British Show on Castles in UK? Your hotel reminds me of that, but of course, not their economic woes.

I have seen your name on different blogs. This is the first time I got to your blog from from the This is my world.

Thanks

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