Thursday, April 2, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – April Fool’s Sun (Lake Erie)


I took these three shots yesterday – April Fool’s Day – so I thought it fitting that they have a faux sun. It’s actually a solar garden ball that glows softly for a few hours after dark, but I think it’s just as pretty with the real sun setting behind it. The wind has died down quite a bit, but with the lake level so high from melted snow and recent heavy rains, even modest waves still create spray that catches the colors of the real sunset.






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33 comments:

Lin said...

fun photos-i like the faux sun glowing

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that special 'sun'!!! BUT--that third picture is incredible... Love the sun's colors hitting the splash of the waves. GORGEOUS.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

This is really fantastic! How cool! And what gorgeous colors. Love the faux sun, brilliant idea!

Quiet Paths said...

Very very beautiful; what a serene set. I want one of those solar globes...

Louise said...

Beautiful and artistic photos. I really love the second one!

bobbie said...

"A faux sun"! Only you, Deborah. Wonderful! And that last shot - just fantastic!

Guy D said...

Great photos, the last one is my favourite, so dramatic.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Erin said...

i liked your faux sun...looked so nice against the background.
lovely shots.
thanks for sharing

Dewdrop said...

Such a creative perspective. I love them. I love the soft hues of the sun set too!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The lake is lovely...and I LIKE your faux sun. ;-)

Bradley Myers said...

Cool photos and great idea for April fools and sky watch.

Photo Cache said...

the faux sun is a welcome addition to this view, i thought.

Arija said...

Ya coud a fooled me! Love your shots.

Naturegirl said...

Deborah I love these captures!! I love the location of that sun ball!!

Shellmo said...

I really like that solar ball! Loved all the shots today!

SandyCarlson said...

That middle shot is pure magic! These are great, Deb.

Kathiesbirds said...

Creative and pretty. I like the splashing waves!

Gill - That British Woman said...

super photo.....

Gill in Canada

Light and Voices said...

Faux sun glowing is a riot! What a sense of humor you have. Happy April Fool's Day right back at you.
Joyce

Ash said...

So totally love the first shot! Amazing!

Kallen305 said...

I totally love your Faux sun. You have some of the coolest things in your yard!

J Bar said...

Great colours.

Sydney City and Suburbs

Gaelyn said...

I really like that solar garden ball/sun. Nice sunset.

Indrani said...

Great idea of a faux sun, :)
The reflected glow of sun in the splashes looks beautiful.

Ruth said...

I love your faux sun...a lovely, non-gaudy ornament. Your skies are spectacular. Bravo!

Carolyn said...

Absolutely beautiful photos Deborah. The colours are so fine and delicate and I love the sun ball. Nice to see the ice off the lake eh? Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.
Smiles

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That makes me wonder, could global sea rise also apply to lakes. I'd guess no.

Cloudia said...

Look at the golden spray!
Thanks & Aloha, Deborah

magiceye said...

soothingly gorgeous!

Sue said...

Wow. Fabulous colors -- and love the sun globe!

Rose said...

Beautiful--both the real thing and the fake sun.

prkl said...

Second from the bottom is my fav. It's a great, great pic. Happy SWF!

Oz Girl said...

Very lovely, I particularly like the second shot, with setting sun behind the globe. Thanks for sharing! :)