Thursday, August 14, 2008

Skywatch Friday

This is my 8th time participating in Skywatch Friday. One thing about lots of dramatic weather (which we have had here) is that it offers lots of dramatic skies. I took a truckload of photos again this week. Initially, I had this idea about doing a week with nothing but clouds and sky, but that got kind of boring and I think the clouds sort of lose something without the contrast of trees and land. As usual, I took a gazillion pictures and am posting too many. Die hard cloud lovers can see all the ones I didn't post here.

Sky Watch Friday is hosted by Tom at Welcome to Wigger's World and I hope you'll make it a point to visit his wonderful site as well. He takes awesome photos.



This one was out my front window. Something about the double paned glass distorts the color, but I thought the clouds were interesting anyway.




Believe it or not there was another rainbow in the same spot... the third I've seen since I started taking pictures out the back door. There was so much excitement about last week's rainbow that I thought I'd post another this week.













I thought this was a really unusual sky.

72 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks like a lot of the photos were taken of the same clouds. Like there are two sets of different clouds. I run into that all the time. I take a picture here and then look over there and take another and before long I have a lot of photos. None are as nice as yours though.

Abraham

Mar said...

You always have amazing collections! I have a weakness for rainbows :)

babooshka said...

You always have so many. A very interesting set, shwoiwing the variations in a moment

dailysnapshot said...

As Babooshka said, some great variations in the cloud.

It's amazing how quickly the formations change.

Columbo said...

You have a lot or great shots..clouds, rainbow, thunderheads. I loved your Skywatch Friday.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful SWF rainbows today. Good sky shots.

Wren said...

What a nice collection, raven, especially that last one.

bukester said...

incredible kewl fotos, imagine if u use film camera how expensive! keep up!

The Mulligan Family said...

Great SWF photos. I love rainbows and those big puffy clouds. The last shot is really impressive. Almost looks as if it were two photos merged together. Great job. Cheers!

Carletta said...

Wow Raven - I would have a hard time too.
I could talk about all of them :) but I'll highlight that the second one makes me want to put a musical note on the wire, the ones with the dark clouds and green trees I love as well as the ones near the bottom with bright clouds and green.
Another rainbow - wow - remember I told you that you were supposed to see it.

Arija said...

Clouds are addictive, once you get hooked on them you never get eneough, eyes glued to the sky for opportunities. I like yours, especially the grey mushroom one contrasting with the brightly lit, crisp cumulus.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

rainbows are always an uplifting sight - it's nice you caught a shot of one!

Suzanne said...

You have the most amazing sky near you. How magical to get the rainbow to appear 3 times for you. Happy SWF.

chrome3d said...

Glad that you emptied almost your whole truck here! Good set of photos.

Yrsa said...

Wow! Quite a series you have here. A lot of work!

Aileni said...

Some of those are very dramatic - AND a rainbow !

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Very nice photos, Raven. Some of them quite dramatic.

I love series of sky pictures ;-)

Mrs. Darcy said...

So many nice photos!
The last one is dramatic, it looks like an avalanche.

Dirk said...

Interesting, these various clouds, indeed one could take hundred pictures of them. And again a rainbow, lucky you!

Gattina said...

I see you had your nose up in the sky the whole week, lol ! I do that too, since I participate in this game, lol !

Minkydo said...

You have some wonderful pictures. I especially like the 3rd one through the double pane. Thanks for sharing.

My SWF post

~~Randi~~ said...

Spectacular photos. Love the one with the rainbow! Have a nice day!

John said...

Amazing collections!

auringonkukka =) said...

beautiful!!
have a nice weekend =O)

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful range of cloud moods! funny how once you start taking sky pics it is so hard to stop! The sky changes so quickly!

RuneE said...

The rainbow for me, please!

Mojo said...

You got some angry looking skies there Raven! There's one about midway down that looks like a sky-sized mushroom that caught my eye. I might have to consider this meme myself, Carmi at Written, Inc. used "Sky" as the Thematic Photographic prompt a few weeks ago (around the 4th of July I believe) and there were some incredible skyscapes that surfaced for that (including a few of mine I was quite proud of).
Nice series!
- Mojo

Ellyn said...

Great photos.

Julie said...

Some very powerful clouds in your series, Raven. Very powerful, indeed.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice collection, Raven. And wow! You've seen three rainbows from the same spot? I haven't seen a rainbow from my yard for months so I'm a teensy bit jealous...OK. a LOT jealous. ;-)

Bradley Myers said...

Thanks for stopping by again this week and for the nice comments. I really like the rainbow shot.

The Urban Buddha said...

Wow what a great selection of skies! I absolutely love the 2nd and 3rd one with the lines through the pictures. Nice sharp contrast against the clouds. Have a great weekend!

peppylady said...

At time I don't know which cloud picture I want to post.
To me they have there own unique story behind them.

Mine is up when you have some free time stop on by.
The coffee is always on.

WillThink4Wine said...

You saved the best for last, Raven. I also love the third from the last, framed by beautiful evergreen!

Dewdrop said...

Great shots, Raven! I especially like the last couple. Lots of dimension in your shots... so much texture.

The rainbow rocks too... of course, being that I am so passionate about the weather and the sky... I followed the link. :O)

Lirone said...

Some interesting skies... particularly the last and the one with the tree in it.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Nice series of sky shots, Raven. I particularly like the "mushroom" cloud with the burst of light at the base. Nice capture.

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful sequence, Raven. The changes are subtle one at a time but very dramatic all together!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Thank you for scrolling down my blog. I love your Creative Photography posts

Coca Cutie said...

This what I call a really sky watch post!!
Amazing indeed thas last one!
Thanks for visiting Bum blog, and btw...to see boys Bums click the label "He" :)

Daryl said...

What a nice collection of clouds!

:-Daryl

storyteller said...

Choosing is always a challenge for me too because I love them all for different reasons. If you numbered them I could tell you the 3 I like best, but I keep losing count for some reason today. Isn’t it fun to watch the sky change throughout the day? I shared at Sacred Ruminations today … with cloud collages.
Hugs and blessings,

Kimmie said...

Hi Raven!
These are wonderful photos! I love the one that looks like a snowy mountain! Or at least to me it does. ;-) Nice work. The Rainbow is pretty also.

Hugs,
Kimmie

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi and Happy Sky Watch Friday....your photos are lovely...such vivid and dramatic colors...cheers and thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Great set of photos! I love the rainbow!! Clouds are so lovely! Well done!!

Titania said...

Raven,great shots. I think we can take any amount of pictures featuring the sky, evening or mornig, high noon, with its ever changing aspects of clouds, colours, rain and wind it is always different and beautiful.

Titania said...

Raven,great shots. I think we can take any amount of pictures featuring the sky, evening or mornig, high noon, with its ever changing aspects of clouds, colours, rain and wind it is always different and beautiful.

Titania said...

Sorry, Raven I think I pressed it twice!

Carver said...

You have a great cross section of the diverse skies. Beautiful shots.

Stacey Huston said...

Rainbows and clouds.. what more could you ask of the sky.. wonderful as always.. thanks for sharing

PJ said...

Raven,
Thank you for your visit. I"m guessing that these sky-graphs are the many moods of Raven? A M A Z I N G !

Angie said...

These are just superb,I really like the one with the rainbow but they are all excellent

juliana said...

some of the sky you posted looks quite menacing... just the kind i like. but i always love a rainbow.

JumpBack! said...

Nice collection...you've been quite busy...

Whitney said...

wow...what a great set of photos...all of your cloud pictures are so good! Thanks for the comment!!

Ladynred said...

These are fabulous series of skies/clouds. love the rainbow. Thanks for the comment on both my SWF's.

Gretchen said...

Great clouds and the rainbow is beautiful!

the teach said...

Thanks you for all these exquisite shots Katherine! That last one is very unusual! Happy SWF!

system operator said...

Hi! I really can see what you meant with the storms and fall like weather! It's been really strange, this other day we had total rain on other side of house and beatifull sunshine on the other.

Very nice photos and fun to come by, happy week end!

mirage2g said...

Thats a lot! I see on the 3rd foto a bunny with its tongue out =P

Happy weekend! Great skywatching!

Hildegarde said...

A truckload of photos :-)) yes, I recognize that : it's very addicting once you start looking at the sky. And the last one indeed is very very special.

Hildegarde said...

A truckload of photos :-)) yes, I recognize that : it's very addicting once you start looking at the sky. And the last one indeed is very very special.

Craver Vii said...

That last one looks like a snowy avalanche!

People with Cameras said...

I love the rainbow, so pretty.

sweetnorms said...

a wonderful collections of photos, so beautiful especially the rainbow, thanks for the visit..

Celeste said...

What a great set of photos, I love all the shades and textures you captured in the clouds.

rhoen said...

just love your SWF entries, raven!

dlyn said...

A beautiful collection of photos!

Dragonstar said...

You have a load of great sky photos here. That last one almost looks as if you've mixed a sky and a snow-field - wonderful!

chanpheng said...

Nice collection of pictures. The last picture is very unusual - it looks like ground.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jim said...

Hey Raven, I don't know what hoppin' with me. I had seen these earlier and thought I had left a comment, I am sorry you had to seek me out.
Those skys you found are beautiful, I like the rainbow the best. I have a few of these on my original blog.
I see 70 comments here, I could not handle all of those! (I do treat you as a regular on the Skywatch, Ruby Tues, and WW's! Thank you.)
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BTW, I plan to do the 'had your car read lately?' post on and off, on mostly I hope, on Fridays at the orig. :-)
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shiera (bisdakbabbles) said...

lovely sky photos! especially the one with a rainbow :)