Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sky Watch Today - One Fine Morning












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49 comments:

Susan said...

The balloons are nicely captured! but the shining clouds look like heaven--I love that one.

Beautiful shots!

Reader Wil said...

Wow! Breathtaking photos! Very beautiful and the balloons are great and make the photos especially interesting.

Ana said...

Very nice shots. Balloons are so cute.

auringonkukka :) said...

so beautiful photos!!

Ruth said...

Gorgeous pictures from the ground. What a perfect morning for a hot air balloon ride. Their view would have been spectacular.

HFD60 said...

great images....

Guy D said...

Great shots, I love everything about these photos.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Dewdrop said...

How awesome!!! The fountain, the sky, the sunrise, the balloons... my goodness, incredible captures! WOW!

ilanadavita said...

The whole series is stunning. Well-done!

Photo Cache said...

All the photos are not only well taken, but fabulously composed too.

Love all of them. Happy Holidays.

Geoff said...

Magnificent set. Excellent composition and a great sky. Happy holidays!

Pearl Maple said...

Terrific collection of photos for Sky Watch Friday fans, all kinds of interesting things going on there. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

Deborah Godin said...

This whole series is just grand! I especially like the top one, the sky, the lights, and the balloon hanging there like a fat exclamation point - love it!

Natural Moments said...

Excellent SkyWatch post of sunrise sky watchers already merging high within the Sky.

Rune said...

What a beautiful series of photos! :o)

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

These are always stunners to me! Love that last photo a lot!!!!!!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful series for Sky Watch. I do love to watch hot air balloons, and one of my as yet unfulfilled wishes is to ride in one!

Thanks for your visit to my SWF post.

Tarolino, Finland said...

What an absolutely excellent series of photos you have this week. A truly wonderful morning, I agree. Love the ballo0ns in the sky shifting places from image to image but the favourite photo is the one at the bottom. Such fine shades of colour in those clouds.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Mojo said...

Great series! I love the fountain in foreground for interest. And the balloons are the crowning touch.

Carletta said...

You do know how utterly wonderful these are don't you? ;)
There is no way I could pick a favorite but the third is tugging at my heartstring at the moment.
Great job my friend!

kayleen said...

very nicely done. thanks for sharing.

babooshka said...

OMG! These are astonishing Turner skies. These are already ,may favourite this week.

Small City Scenes said...

You got everything in this series---sky--balloons--fountains-- trees--town-- more sky--should I go on? The final sunrise is perfect. MB

Leora said...

Cool! A fountain, balloons and great skies. And you well prepared with your camera.

fishing guy said...

George: Outstanding skies you have shared for SWF.

Patricia said...

Awesome photos!!
I loved all, but the one with the balloon looks so magic!
Bravo!!

My blog

Connie said...

These are beautiful pictures. I once went up in a hot air balloon for a balloon race. Your pictures made me remember that. Very nice sky on the last picture too.

Sue said...

Wow! I just looked at all your pics on the main page! You live in a beautiful area, and take wonderful pics! I don't know how to make mine bigger on my blog. I like the sizes you are able to show.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

PJ said...

It looks to me like you have a fairly miserable existence, no sunshine, blue skies, balloons, or fountains. Seriously, I think you need to rectify this situation as soon as possible.
Beautiful shots and thank you for stopping by my blog.

Linda Reeder said...

It all looks so pretty and peaceful and WARM!

Pietro said...

Splendid series: the skies are so beautiful and you photographed so well the balloons!

Ms. Hays said...

WOW! Amazing Shots - Love Them All - Love The Coloring!!!

Love That Header Shot Too!!!

Firefly said...

The fourth and the last pics are awesome. I also like the hot air balloons in the others as a focus point.

RuneE said...

I'll go for the last one with the rays - well caught!

Arija said...

A glorious set of pictures, not just for the magnifecence of the sky but your compositions. Love the colour coordinated balloon and sky in the first, the great face with the fountain in between and great use of the palm as glare shield in the last. Absolutely splendid.

Mary said...

Just gorgeous!!! Now THAT is a beautiful sky. :)

SandyCarlson said...

I love the perspective on the balloons from behind the fountain. Wonderful. The clouds are lovely, too!

Afanja said...

Wonderful serie of pictures.
It's just great to see the balloons in the changing light of the sky with the beautiful fountain in the foreground.
Happy X-mas!

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful - I love the colors and the subtlety of the balloons. What a perfect morning to go ballooning in too! And when I saw 7-11, I thought for sure you had a cup of coffee in your hand while you enjoyed this morning. Lovely series!!

Susan said...

I love hot air balloons! I love your capture of them with the fountains, trees and beautiful sky.

I especially like the 2nd, 3rd and 5th shots. The one with the balloons above the fountain looks like some kind of alien with lots of lips and tiny eyes.

All are beautiful shots! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Merisi said...

Simply stunning images! :-)

Had fun with your Bum pictures too.

Merry Christmas! :-)

The Good Life in Virginia said...

like the shots...especially with the fountain :)
thanks for stopping by my blog and posting.
have a good weekend.

Tootie said...

I love all the photos! Some great original ideas turned out beautifully.

The Glamorous Life said...

OH MY!
I can't get over the beautty of that sky. And a HOT AIR balloon (x2)...that is SO LUCKY!!!!!

Delicious photos! All of them!
Hope you can visit mine too...

Debbie said...

Those are some amazing shots! Just beautiful.

Robin said...

Beautiful series of shots. The last one, with the sunbeams shooting up, is just amazing.

Mo said...

They do a lot of ballooning out your way. These are really cool.

Janice Thomson said...

These are outstanding captures George - the crowning touch with the divine sunset is superb. Excellent!

Namnet said...

These photos are gorgeous. I love the ones with the balloons and the fountain the most. Beautifully captured. All of them.