Thursday, January 8, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Alchemy (Lake Erie)


As the sun began to dip towards the horizon, the dull gray fog that had lingered all day suddenly turned to gold as the sun broke through. Higher up, some clouds are visible, while below the fog bank remains. In the second shot, you can see not only the reflected blaze in the foreground, but the fainter gleam beyond the ridge of ice.




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35 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Really gorgeous! of course I'm not surprised, all of your photos are incredibly beautiful. Thanks for these, the colors remind me of my skies!

Mary said...

Really lovely shots, Deb. That's what I love about shooting the sky -- you can get totally different shots within minutes of each other...

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful photos Deborah. You are lucky to live in such a stunning place.

Lin said...

great photos, sunlight and fogs and winter make an interesting combination more so that clear days and no clouds like we have right now and 45 degrees but I'm not complaining.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos!Happy SWF!

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures! Wonderful amtosphere.

Shellmo said...

That sunlight is a beautiful gold color - beautiful shots.

Photo Cache said...

Winter sky can be soo beautiful.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very nice, Deborah! Both shots are stunning.

Quiet Paths said...

Captures of a soulful sunset; beautiful water touched with dusk.

Carletta said...

Such lovely images!
Cold and beautiful - haunting really.

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like that slender branch is keeping the sun from rising in that bottom photo. Great stuff, Deb.

Pagan Sphinx said...

You've taken some very pretty photos.

Happy Sky Watch!

Peace,
Pagan

bobbie said...

It's magic!

Rose said...

Deb, These are soooo beautiful!

Guy D said...

Deborah you have outdone yourself with these photos, outstanding to say the least.

Cheers and Happy New Year!
Regina In Pictures

Dewdrop said...

Truly a magnificent golden sky. I love it when it looks soft like that. Awesome captures!!!

imac said...

Wow, beautiful shots and colours.

me ann my camera said...

No matter how dismal or dark the day might be, just that break through at the end of the day creates a feeling of jubilant optimism, especially at this time of year. Lovely photos.

Arija said...

Really beautiful light effects. Well caught!

Indrani said...

Beautiful moments captured! I liked the golden tones. Our posts are similar, I felt.

Wren said...

I like that faint, almost hidden glow beneath the ice.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Deb--great pictures. I especially like the one with some fog in it.
Hugs,
Betsy

Squirrel said...

the skies are endlessly fascinating.

today: a grey chill morning, and then we had sun and snow simultaneously today 9am going to post a pic later, but it doesn't show it) the sun won out and it got warm, then by 3 it was blue skies... amazing how one 6 hour period can hold so much! the skies are never boring.

before I forget , do you know anything about the weird depths of Lake Erie? Someone told me that there are "bermuda triangle" type triangles in the lake.

Squirrel said...

(I am) not 9am !!

magiceye said...

simply gorgeous!

hitch writer said...

I am always late here and most of the adjectives are always taken !!

pretty pictures !!

Think this has not been used... lol

Beth P. said...

Deb--
Great shots!!

Greyscale Territory said...

This is so magical! The soft tones are like coloured wisps of mist!

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful but I'm sure very cold standing there. I live near Lake Ontario which offers me great photo opportunities. Happy SWF!

Cuckoo said...

This is SOOOO lovely !!

Thanks.

T.

The Ridger, FCD said...

Wow. I love the glints of gold in the second shot. Gorgeous.

theArthurClan said...

Absolutely stunning! I live about an hour away from Lake Erie...looks like I need to make a drive there soon to take my own photos. :)

Kathiesbirds said...

Very dreamy!

carlamaldita said...

nice photos! looks like it is very cold there.

carla