Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skywatch - Sweet Sunset

Yesterday afternoon at the track, the clouds over the mountains to the northeast were looking like a stylized sunset.
The clouds turned pink briefly before fading away.
Meanwhile, the real sunset was taking place in the opposite direction, to the southwest.
On the way home, a delicate sliver of the moon appeared beyond the mesquite and juniper trees.
To see sky pictures posted by others from around the world, visit Skywatch Friday hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy, Louise and Sylvia.

35 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Lovely set of skies, especially the stylised sun!

Pacey said...

They are all so beautiful, pale and light yet so charming.

DoanLegacy said...

Oh my goodness, in the first photo, the cloud is dancing! Beautiful photos!

Bill S. said...

I love how quickly the colors change during a sunset. Stunning photos. Thanks.

Daryl said...

NICE!

Carol said...

Beautiful skies in all directions. I always love how the clouds turn pink. That sliver of moon rising in the pink sky is so delicate.

kden said...

Wonderful series. Love the cloud formations in the first two.

Salitype said...

such lovely series of sunset....how quickly they changes colors in blink of an aye...well, almost!

i love the third photo...breathtakingly beautiful, isn't it?

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Ida said...

A beautiful variety show.
Great! :)

Eaglesbrother said...

Beautiful skies..don't you just love it when Creator gets out his evening paint brush and goes to painting the skies?...all for our viewing pleasure.

Eaglesbrother

Riet said...

Beautiful skies, great shots

rainfield61 said...

The sky changes its face so quickly, if we miss it, we will forever miss it.

J Bar said...

amazing shots
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Carolyn Ford said...

Yes! You have to be ready when the sky creates a beautiful picture! It will change so quickly (into an even prettier picture)! These are amazing captures. I really like the top photos since they are more unusual...reminds me of a crown.

Phoenix C. said...

Beautiful - and I love the moon too! It's always so special to see the moon come up.

The first photo is amazing too!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of sky photos.

Gaelyn said...

Yes, a very sweet sunset indeed. The clouds in the first image look like a drawing of the sun. Great series Diane.

Ebie said...

Ooo, I love the cloud formation on the first shot! It looks like a dolphin jumping for joy! Great composition, too.
I would stay and wait until the sun comes down and turn different colors!

P.S. Love your new header!

Evelyn Howard said...

Diane
These photos are lovely. Amazing sunset over the mountains (and amazing mountains), and I love the lovely pink photo with a little sliver of moon. Nice silhouttes of the trees.
Ev

Arija said...

All great shots, but I ove the first one with the paw with the claws in the sky.

BK said...

Great shot of the moon!

Loree said...

The light in the third photo is really amazing.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful series of photos and so lovely when clicked on to see them big.
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Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

All are just beautiful, but the one with moon — it's mindblowing :)

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Icy BC said...

That's so awesome, Diane! Different colors in different directions. I love all the colors of the sky in your post..

Pam said...

You always have the most spectacular sky shot, Tricia. These are so beautiful.

Prospero said...

Breathtaking sunsets, Diane.

Tom Bailey said...

I like the first one the best. It reminds me of the skies in colorado when I would go jetskiing in the afternoon or early morning.

Thanks for sharing.

Evita said...

Wow so many beautiful colors in your sky photos!

Thanks for sharing them and also for your comment on my SWF host photo!

Maria said...

How "playful" of the sky to outline the sun! and in a few moments...everything changes... so glad you caught it for us!

storyteller -SouthernCalifornia said...

Lovely varied skies! I especially like the first two because they're so unique!
Hugs and blessings,

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Each picture is so uniqely different.

kanishk said...

I love how quickly the colors change during a sunset. Stunning photos.


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Vicky said...

Great shot, I like more the first one. Thanks for sharing

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Sometimes when we get a lot of sky lines, we have rain the next day. Could that be it? Whatever it is, they are pretty.