Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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My post today was taken at the close of day on the Twenty Second day of July as I stepped outside and noticed a very eye catching sunset in the West and North West.

As usual, click on any photograph to enlarge for a close up and personal view.

Start of the Sunset in the West

About 20 minutes later W.


Wonderful Color also in the NW



As I turned to come back into the house I noticed up in the SW Sky a big bright 3/4 moon shinning down on me so I pointed the camera up and took a shot of the Moon and then did a close up shot also which you will see below.

3/4 Moon in the SW Sky


Close up of the 3/4 Moon...you just have to click on this one to enlarge for a better view.





43 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Awesome skies! What dramatic, gorgeous colors! All of your shots are superb and I love the moon shots! I managed to get a pretty good one several days ago -- pretty good considering my camera is pretty basic. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Gwendolyn L said...

Oh how beautiful your sky is. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Have a great weekend.

Regina said...

Wow the moon shots are awesome!
Wonderful sky watch.

Happy weekend.

Xavi said...

You're very kind for your comments.
Your sunset & moon photos are very spectacular!!.

Kcalpesh said...

Gorgeous captures! The moon shot is absolutely stunning...

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Jossie said...

Amazing pictures. The close up og the moon is fabulous.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Wonderful pictures of the sky

Regards, Bram

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EG Wow said...

It's amazing how RED the sky is!

Ebie said...

I envy your moon shots! Super wow! Your skies are blazing in fire! Great colors of sunset.

Ebie said...

Oh, I forgot to say, that the glowing colors of the sun is showing on the first moon photo. Fantastic!

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful fiery colours, and I do admire your moon shot. It is quite spectacular and leaves me striving to capture the moon with these great details.

Pearl Maple said...

Well done to be able to capture such pretty views of the moon, do enjoy your colorful views of the sky.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao Eagles
questi tramonti sembrano disegnati con un acquarello.
Bellissime foto.
Buona giornata.

Dharma Shots said...

Fiery sunsets and the moon photos are excellent.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing skies! I always love your time progessions. The moon shots are wonderful.

clairz said...

Those moon shots are hand held? Fantastic! Love the sunset colors, too.

Eaglesbrother said...

In answer to Clairz...yes the moon shots were hand held..now the reason I was able to do that..I have a Nikon D50 SLR camera...with which I can change lenses...on that photo I used my Nikor 70-300VR lens (VR meaning vibration Reduction) which locks on to the object and keeps it from getting any slight movment of hand held shot...such a wonderful feature to have..as I am a bit old..and do have a small bit of hand shake while holding a camera with such a large and heavy lens. I would not be able to hanhold a lens of that size without the VR feature...I would surley get blurr from movment.

Janie said...

That's a great moon closeup, and the sunrise photos are just spectacular.

Kathiesbirds said...

Sunset and moonrise all at once! This is marvelous!

Al said...

Without a doubt, these are some of your best Skywatch photos. You've captured those exquisite colors perfectly, and I love the Moon shots.

Carol said...

Great fiery sunset shots! But, oh, the moon....she's beautiful...

DrillerAA09 said...

Spectacular work.

Bill S. said...

Beautiful series of shots. They are so colorful and stunning.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful radiant sunsets. The moon shots are great.

KAHVIKISSA ¤ said...

Thank you for stopping by my side in the village ! really beautiful pictures you have here! nice weekend ;

Rossel said...

wonderful shots! i always love the sunset. it's beautiful wherever side of the world you are. thanks for sharing.

have a great weekend!

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J Bar said...

Great colours in those sky shots.
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SandyCarlson said...

I love the subtle ways the colors grow mellow. Really wonderful, my friend.

Gramma Ann said...

The sunsets are just gorgeous, and the pictures of the moon are awesome and far out!

Thanks for visiting my SkyWatch Friday, and leaving such an encouraging comment.

Mar said...

Amazing skies and moon!! delightful pictures, well done.


SWF

Alexander said...

Beautiful and amazing colours in the first few shot. I love it! Thanks for sharing. :)

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
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Francisca said...

You got my attention with both the setting sun and rising moon! Gorgeous.

Manang Kim said...

Now all your photos are fantastic!! The moon is superb, how come you seem like always close to the moon? ^_^ Happy weekend!
SWF~Fiery

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So much beauty in such a short span of time and range of space. You are lucky AND talented!

Max-e said...

Nice shots Eagles Brother. Have a great weekend

Light and Voices said...

Amazing photos.
Joyce M

Melusine said...

Awesome sunset!
And the moon pictures are really great :)

Thanks for your lovely comment on my post!

KaHolly said...

Luscious skies! And incredible moon. Thanks for sharing how you took those pictures. Time to experiment! ~karen

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow. Nicely done. My world !

Dave said...

excellent capture, great details on the moon shot.

Judith HeartSong said...

oh the sky is beautiful and your shot of the moon is wonderful!!!!

bjezierski said...

Truly beautiful.