Friday, June 27, 2008

Skywatch Friday first attempt

I don't know why I haven't done a Skywatch post until now. Annie, over at The Tombstone Chronicler, suggested several weeks ago that I do a Skywatch post link at Tom Wiggley's site. He has a huge following and it's interesting to go to his blog on a Friday and see all the links to people's sky posts.
So give him a visit, if you have a few minutes. Last Friday was a record response for him. 248 people posted their Skywatch picture!

I took this picture last week and was going to use it for last Friday's Skywatch, but something else came up. I took it standing at my sliding glass door one evening last week. You can see the door on the right and I left it there because I wanted to emphasize the view I have from my back door. Plus that's as far as I could go without my camera getting wet.
It was raining that evening, very gently, but the sun was bursting through that big cloud there. I took several pictures, but none of them showed any trace of the rain.

Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!

37 comments:

Jim said...

Welcome to SkyWatch Friday! There are some really great people who post even better photos on SWF.

I love the luminosity and pastel colors on the underside of those clouds in your photo; and the sunbeams are just great.

BTW, That's a beautiful view you have out your door!

If you have the opportunity please visit my SWF for some sunbeams as well.

Rose said...

Glad you joined...and your first picture for it is just the type of photo I love.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

This is really pretty! I love the rural scene and the rays are beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

I'm glad you're here. That's gorgeous.

bobbie said...

Welcome to Sky Watch. You brought a lovely picture with you.

JC said...

Beautiful picture. Love the sun rays.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Skywatch :) There must be a lot more amazing sky photographs to see from your farm. Gorgeous sky in this one!

Jenn said...

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday!

Your first picture is so wonderful. Hope to see more pictures in the weeks to come!

My SWF picture is posted HERE.

Hope you could drop by, too! Thanks!

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

Beautiful!
I wish I could see so much sky from my window...

Working Mom said...

i'd get nothing done if that's what i had to look at all day!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Hmmmmm. See Kate? You have no idea how many people you touch. Your photo is amazing! What a view. Thanks much for sharing:)

noble pig said...

Nice photo! It looks so serene!

Country Girl said...

Thanks to all, and welcome to so many new faces from Tom Wiggley's Sky Watch hosting site. Glad you stopped by.

I'm blessed to have such views where I live and I'm enjoying sharing them with you.

~ C.G.

PS -- Thanks, Debra (aka Mimi) for the encouraging e-mail you sent!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I am so happy that you have joined the Sky Watch. Your photo is splendid and stunning! Fits perfectly with the rest... absolutely filled with magic.
I am looking forward to seeing much more from you.
Mountain Retreat

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Welcome to Sky Watch! It was wonderful to see your name linked on Tom's site. I'm glad Annie enticed you to come join us. I'm not a stranger to your blog, of course, but I'll enjoy seeing even more of your beautiful photographs. I hope to see your name on the list at Wiggers World next week.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

P.S. Fantastic sky photo! The view out your door is amazing, whatever the season or subject.

Country Girl said...

Thanks, Michele, I thought your picture was awesome when I saw your site for the first time today.

Good to see you again, Pat. I didn't know you did the SkyWatch!

~ C.G.

TSannie said...

Your photo is what I think of as "heaven shining down". Just a gorgeous gorgeous picture, Kate!

Of course, we all know you live in paradise!

SO GLAD you've finally decided to grace we SWFers with your more than qualified presence! Thank you!

marcia said...

Great first attempt

Pietro said...

Your first attempt is very good! I like this photo: the sky is simply spectacular and the light is so nice!

quinttarantino said...

So you have already seen my huge scream of the "I'm back ... " and certainly you too have asked someone "what is he talking about" ... and someone just screamed: "Oh no, oh no ..." ...

But guess what, I'm so happy. If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

As for your question, I'm a plain and simple photographer that sometimes goes lucky ... and that sometimes plays with edition software ... so, please believe me when I say I haven´t the faintest idea on that technique ...

Old Wom Tigley said...

A very warm welcome to you Kate... my you said some nice thing about ol' womtig and Sky Watch...

Your picture is perfect for Sky Watch.. and I must say you have set your self a hard standard to follow... it's a delightful shot ..

Thank you.
Tom

Petunia said...

Lovely sky and landscape shot:)

Petunia's SWF

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful shot! Welcome to the party!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Welcome - you picked a spectacular shot for your first one!

Shimmy Mom said...

Gorgeous picture! I'll have to click over and check that one out too. You give me all the good photography sites! (And I need all the help I can get.)

Sherry said...

Welcome to Sky Watch! :)

Wow, that's a really gorgeous photo. Those colors and sun rays are awesome!

Alan said...

Welcome to SWF - a great first post. Beautiful scene and well framed. :)

Julie said...

This is a great comnposition for your first SWF. Welcome.

The three horizontal lines are a great base to your image and the streaming rays off to the right provide an interesting balance. A Nikon D80, eh? I will check that one out.

For The People said...

That is a pretty cool first attempt! SWF

Kacey said...

Kate, that is a GORGEOUS photo. I just love cloud photos. You have such a great view right out your door! I did Skywatch Friday for the first time today too. I swear, we are twins separated at birth...

Tommy V said...

wonderful picture. welcome

Shimmy Mom said...

So Kate have you gotten 100 more comments than normal too. My what a following Tom has. Thanks for the SWF heads up. I've never had so many people on my blog before. I'm going to have to get a lot better REALLY fast. I still think that yours is one of the best entries. (I have spent way too long blogging today, looking at everyones beautiful photos. I think he broke his record today.)

John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend.

AnneKa said...

Great photo for sky watch!
From AnneKa in Norway

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo, it is so hard to catch sun rays with a camera. How lucky you are to have seen nature playing beautiful games in the sky.

Thanks for adding to sky watch friday.

Debbie said...

Welcome to SWF! Yes, I know it's Tuesday but with so many to see...don't you just love this?

Your photo is beautiful and a perfect one for this! I can never get the rays to show and you've done an outstanding job!!