Thursday, 21 May 2009

Skywatch Friday - Sunsets, Glorious Sunsets !



I love looking at the sky .... it has so many faces and moods !!

This was a sunset that I captured a little while ago, while the Hubby and I were out on an evening walk.

I think that there had been a number of bad wild fires in California, which tends to make for spectacular sunsets here in Northern Nevada..

The sky literally looked like it was on fire and the colours changed as we stood, spellbound, watching....

(click on any photo to enlarge)




In the summer of 2007, there was a large wildfire, up in the hills, directly in front of us. As the sun started to slip behind the plumes of heavy, yellow smoke, it started to turn red.

made for quite a spectacular sight...


Unfortunately, it looks very much like there will be more opportunities, this summer, for photos like these. :-(

Go to SKYWATCH for views of the sky from all over the world !

36 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

These photos are simply stunning! Everyone loves a great sunset! We look forward to more of your stunning shots!

Anissa said...

What beautiful pictures. TFS

Pacey said...

Wow,great shots and love the colors though the fire must have been dangerous.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The fire's smoke did make a great shot. How can something so destructive create something so lovely?

Photo Cache said...

Hah, our wildfires gave you all this brilliance. Superb captures.

Lew said...

Stunning skies! But not what you want to see where there is destruction.

Glennis said...

Wonderous skies, spectacular colours, pity it takes a wild fire to bring up such great colour, but we can all enjoy the beauty.

J Bar said...

Fabulous.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic colours in your photos, forest fires are scary things.

Thanks for sharing your collection of photos with us all in sky watch friday.

John said...

Fabulous shots all three!
Happy weekend.

jabblog said...

Beautiful shots, particularly the second - those colours are unbelievable and the trees look as though there's fire in the sky behind them.

Dave Coulter said...

Wow....those colors are better than what we get around here ;)

Regina said...

Wow. Great shots.

Gennasus said...

The bare trees look great against those wonderful colours.

Scary smoke but it did make for a good shot!

fishing guy said...

Karen: What a wonderful sunset to capture even if the reason for the color was bad.

Kat said...

Your sunset pictures are gorgeous. When we go on vacation, I am always trying to capture a sunset...but they are often hard to get a good shot over here on the East coast!

Tina said...

i really like red and purple skies. i might steal this as my screen saver! lol :0

P-TER said...

Beautiful how the sunset the sky coloured.
Great shots ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

Mediterranean kiwi said...

that first shot really is a spectacular sunset.

on some days in autumn and winter, you see similar shots in crete, but now that spring is here, you never get this kind of sky. summer is simply blue blue blue with a faint rainbow tinge in the evening and that's it (that's what you get for living in the mediterranean)

Bim said...

A stunning sunset indeed.
I hope you won't get too many wildfires this year!

Evita said...

Wow what amazing sky captures, especially the colors of not the typical blues, but such vibrant hues!

Kitty said...

The smoke does create a nice effect in the sky - it does look a bit threatening though! The middle's my favourite, with the tree branches :)

prkl said...

I like those spectacular colors on the bottom one. Too bad for the condishions that made it possible. Still, it's a great shot! Happy SWF!

Carver said...

Those are all beautiful sky shots. It's a shame wildfires can be so dangerous. You captured some fantastic sunsets.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! Amazing! Too bad the stunning colors are caused by fires.
Good captures. :)

~Lisa

theacorntrail said...

Nice set of sunsets. Great photos.

Ebie said...

Oh, those are fiery orange, purples and a combination of red, just wonderful combination. Yeah, sad about wild fires. It happens all the time when we are not so careful. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

alexa said...

What a beautiful sky! too bad it takes fires to give that rich color.

Arija said...

Superb SWF shots, I so often stand awe struck gazing up at the sky.
Smoke, dust or sandstorms, also fog, give great effects when obscuring the sun.

Aerie-el said...

Great photos! And the last is a very impressive shot, but it is sad too.

sunnymama said...

Truly glorious sunsets! Beautiful colours and the last picture is stunning :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. It is ironic that some of the great sunset colors are from fires and such.

Euroangel said...

nice shots here!! i love that colorful skies...thanks for the visit!

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storyteller said...

Magnificent dramatic skies!
Hugs and blessings,

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