Thursday, October 30, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY - Pieces of the Sky (Lake Erie)


The clouds in this sunset were in just the right place to split the image of the sun into several pieces. The sun isn’t actually as large as it would be if you removed the clouds and “completed” the circle - and I don’t know enough about meteorology to say what this effect is called, but it reminded me of some lyrics in an old Emmylou Harris song – “pieces of the sky.’ It’s a beautiful song, if they had it on YouTube, I’d embed it here, but if you want to track it down, the album it’s on is also titled Pieces of the Sky, and the song is “Before Believing.”


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37 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Very scenic. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Really beautiful shot and it does go with the song!

bobbie said...

And I do love Emmy Lou. And I love your sky as well.

Louise said...

Very pretty! I love sunsets and water. There isn't much that makes me happier!

Aleta said...

Lovely. How lucky to live in an area with that view!

Coloradolady said...

lovely, so peaceful. I wish I was there. Have a great weekend. Happy SWF.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I don't think I've ever heard Piece of the Sky but that is a beautiful shot of the sky.
Marnie

Dewdrop said...

I don't know about the song, but I will tell you that effect is similar to that we see during the summer solstice where the moon looks HUGE on the horizon... all illusion. Here is a link to my blog where I talked about that... link.

You've captured the effect of the "broken sun" beautifully.

WillThink4Wine said...

The clouds also seems to blend where the water ends and the sky begins. Wonderful shot!

Bradley Myers said...

A stunning sky watch photograph.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a spectacular sky, Deborah. Wonderful catch!

Photo Cache said...

Simply beautiful.

Ivar Ivrig said...

A beautiful sunset. Well done :-)

crete said...

Lovely pictures and beautiful song.

Thanks

Ray

Arija said...

The sun seems to be in a rush to go to bed. Love the droopy tree.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Gosh... this is pretty. Sometimes if you look at it long enough.. you can see the water moving... it's so realistic... beautiful.
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Just one word - stunning!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Ah beautiful sunset. I love the tree in the foreground. For me, it makes the perfect picture. Lisa

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, Deborah, you've certainly captured a lovley photo of your piece of the sky! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

April said...

Very captivating and beautiful sunset!

Quiet Paths said...

Dee, woman do I love this shot. I could just sit and stare at that for a long while. That view must fill your days with special moments. And I know it does.

Ruth said...

I have seen many Lake Huron sunsets, but none on Lake Erie. Very beautiful indeed!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Interesting analysis of that sunset. Sunsets are poetry in motion ... like a good Emmylou song!

Wren said...

Some day I'm going to stand on this side of the lake and wave, just to see if I turn up in your photos. :)

Indrani said...

Beautiful sky and it does seem to be in pieces. :)

magiceye said...

absolutely brilliant capture!

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture!

Mary said...

lovely and delicate colors! happy swf. :)

babooshka said...

Simply gorgeous

me ann my camera said...

The right moment, the right catch, a hesitant farewell. Lovely. Also admire the creative pumpkin in the previous post :-) Happy Halloween.

anthonynorth said...

That a beautiful, peaceful picture.

nina said...

A lovely sunset (?) on the water.
I love anything above water--so lovely!

Nina at Nature Remains

soulbrush said...

what a sunset! wow!

gen/entry said...

Nice looking sky...TC

fishing guy said...

Deborah: What a beautiful capture on a cloudy end of the day.

Kelly said...

OH My!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Emmy Lou's song would be a great for this photo! You caught this sunset perfectly! Sure makes me long for the sunsets while being out on the water about now! Great SWF photo!!

SandyCarlson said...

Deb,
These clouds are beautiful, and the broken up sun is just amazing. You got a great photo.