Thursday, February 5, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Winter's Will-o’-the-Wisp (Lake Erie)



This isn’t a speck of faerie fire. That phenomenon is usually seen of a summer’s eve, and this is the dead of winter. It’s actually the lights of an ATV or a snowmobile as ice fishers head home after a long day on the lake, but watching it glide slowly across the horizon against the fading dusk, it was easy to imagine it was not of this realm.

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36 comments:

bobbie said...

Just gorgeous! I love that streak in the sky.

Avid Reader said...

beautiful. I'll see some lights as fairie fire from now on. you've captured more of winter's beauty.

Aleta said...

Your pictures make me wish I could be there. Stunning, absolutely stunning.

Kallen305 said...

So pretty!! I love how you were able to catpure all of the vivid colors of the sky and how it contrasted so nicely with the snow.

Mojo said...

A little speck of light on the horizon changes the entire character of a photo doesn't it? Without it, you still have a beautiful, serene scene but that one tiny addition gives a whole new dimension.

I got a similar shot of a lighthouse in the distance at dawn one morning. I think it was in a Wordless Wednesday back in October or November.

Wonderful offering!

Chrisss said...

Amazing shot. Happy SWF!

mom/caryn said...

I prefer to think of the light as faerie fire. It fits the mood of the scene so much better. It's breathtaking. And it creates a feeling in me which lends power to it.

Great eye!

Kathiesbirds said...

I did enlarge and it is so pretty. This would make a fine paintinng and I can see how your imagination would just follow that spark.

Carletta said...

Was this a later shot after your Wednesday post?
This is a lovely sunset.
'speck of faerie fire' - love that sentiment.

Lin said...

fun photo of my favorite tree on lake erie. interesting light...

Photo Cache said...

just beautiful.

Guy D said...

Perfect winter capture, I love this pic.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Shellmo said...

I can't get over that gorgeous sky! I really need to start paying attention to what's above me!

Marc said...

Wonderful colors. I like the silhouette of the tree. And the light adds a nice little touch to it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You caught a great sunset...and I'll believe the light moving our way is otherworldly. ;-)

Sylvia K said...

Absolutely gorgeous! almost unreal feeling with that "fairie fire". Took my breath away! Have a great weekend!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful skywatch picture, Deb... Love those colors! Wow!
Hugs,
Betsy

vincibene said...

Gorgeous picture, I love the colors!

Michele said...

Oh wow, what a splendid scene... the color is amazing... WOW~!
Mountain Retreat

Laurieluc said...

that's beautiful! I love the trees in shadow and the wonderful colors on the horizon! Well done!

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful photograph. Thank you for sharing.
Smiles

Wren said...

Lovely colors, though I like the idea of fairy lights much better than prosaic reality.

Villas Girl said...

Hi Deborah! This is absolutely beautiful. It makes the nasty weather bearable. Lisa

Ruth said...

What a fine post for Skywatch! An absolutely exceptional photo.

edward said...

what is a will-o-the wisp again?

Cloudia said...

You are blessed with a good eye for faerie phenomena I can tell! aloha, Dear

beautiful said...

Another red sky. Another favorite of mine. I love the red in the skies. Lovely.

magiceye said...

ethereal

Rune said...

Beautiful photo! Happy weekend and SkyWatch :o)

Ivar Ivrig said...

Cool :-) Wonderful colors. Have a warm and relaxing weekend

hitch writer said...

soothing colours !! really beautiful picture !

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photos for sky watch friday, thank you for sharing these lovely views with us all.

Quiet Paths said...

very very cool... literally and otherwise.

Dianne said...

magical! I love when ordinary things become extraordinary

Indrani said...

...somebody from the 'angelic' world going around, see if everything is okay!! :) Beautiful shot!

Rose said...

This is an awesome and beautiful shot...I am not commenting on all the posts I have missed but trying to catch up and couldn't pass this one without saying anything.