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Thursday, May 24, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Perfect Day

We've had a lot of grey and rainy skies but Sunday was a perfect day for sky watching.
I might have missed the shot below if Bill hadn't said: look at that mackerel sky. Of course I looked up and caught the shot.
I like photographing the sky through and above buildings for a change.
I used to go downtown (Raleigh, NC) more, but of late I don't seem to even though it's only a 10 to 15 minute drive from my house.
I guess since I don't work there anymore and I'm not carpooling my daughter there like I used to, or going to Church downtown as I once did, I have less reasons to than I did in the past.
At this point whenever I go downtown there is something new building wise to photograph.
I like the way there is a mix of old and new together.
Variety is something I tend to enjoy.
There was certainly a lot of variety in the sky as well as built up from the ground.
I had trouble deciding which shots to post so, as I sometimes do, I'm letting this turn into a very long post.
I can't think of when I have had a better sky to shoot.
I always like the cotton ball effect when it shows up in the sky.
I've posted a number of shots of the new "Daily Planet" already but the shot below seemed like a good SkyWatch one.
I guess I'll end here.
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Pearl Maple said...

A mackerel sky sure adds lots of texture to the horizon, thanks for sharing

Rajesh said...

Wonderful views of the sky. Very nice variety.

Unknown said...

Great skies but you have some fine old buildings there. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Your gorgeous, happy, blue skies make such a terrific background for the wonderful old buildings! Terrific captures for the day, Carver, as always! Enjoy your weekend!

Al said...

Beautiful skies - I also love skywatching through buildings like this.

Carola said...

That is a change. Fantastic how you used the angle. Great looking up between the buildings. The second and the 11th are my favorites.

Joyful said...

Very nice shots. It looks like a perfect summer day.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful an environment you live in. Please have a good Friday.

daily athens photo

Judy said...

My favourite shot is the church trying to hide behind the tree. Can't decide if it is a lady flirting with her fan, or an adult playing hide and seek with a really young child...

Unknown said...

Your post shows that the the city has beautiful skies too! (Happened to focus on the city to for my SWF post) Your second pic is my favorite!

Jossie said...
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Jossie said...

Thank you for this long post! The photos are stunning. I love your skies.

Rambling Woods said...

I like the cotton like clouds with the blue sky..

Arija said...

Absolutely love your mackerel and cotton ball skies!

Indrani said...

Terrific captures. The pieces of sky between the buildings look good.

Anonymous said...

What a great series of blue blue skies! I do love the mix of old and new.

Cezar and Léia said...

So nice mix of modern huge buildings and gorgeous houses.I also love the different sculptures!
Wonderful set of images, very well done!
hugs and a nice Friday

shaker said...

This is a great series !

lina@women said...

Awesome clouds and modern city views.
Have a great weekend, Carver :)

Luna Miranda said...

thanks for showing us around. i love this kind of cloud grandmother said it's the best time to plant sweet potatoes when the clouds look like this.:p

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that shot looking up at the sky through the buildings is great – it’s a really good angle.

Stewart M - Australia

Hannah said...

LOVE the contrast of soft clouds with hard buildings!! Cotton-ball clouds are my favorite I think!! Great photographs!!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Beautiful sky!

My Sky Shot, please come and see. Have a great weekend.

Ramakrishnan said...

Splendid and spectacular images. Thanks for sharing.


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