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Thursday, December 6, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: The sun sets on November and rises on December

I thought I'd begin this sky watch post with some shots I took on the last day of November.
I've been seeing a lot of dancing clouds lately.
When the sun was going down there was a nice mix of of clouds, colors and contrails. 
I can see more of the sky now the the trees have shed their leaves.
I took a lot of sunset shots on the last day of November.
On the first day of December I caught the sunrise.
The clouds were brushed with pink.
Before the sunrise I also caught the moon before it set.
I like to catch the moon in the morning.
It was a particularly good day for it.
A few days later I captured the morning moon against the blue sky after the sun was completely up.
I got a lot of dancing clouds this week.
Just a week ago I wouldn't have been able to see as many of the cloud dancers because the oaks didn't give up their leaves until this week.
It's also fun to find them in the part of the sky not covered by branches.
I have so many trees that I usually have to crop them out to get the dancing clouds against a completely empty sky.
This is another week where I had trouble narrowing down the number of shots I used.
Next are some shot I took during sunset a few days ago.
While the sun went down I watched the jets disappear as the crossed the sky.
I see a lot of planes and helicopters but am usually not fast enough to zoom in and get them in my shots.
Sometimes the helicopters are so low and close I hear them when I'm inside my house.
The jets are quite high by the time they fly by my house so I don't hear them which is just as well.
I don't think I'd like to live too close to an airport.
The last shots were taken Tuesday.
They again demonstrate how much more I can see with bare winter trees than if they had their large leaves still on.


LindyLouMac said...

Goodness me what a lot of lovely sky photos. Impossible to choose a favourite but then you know I love sky shots. :)

DeniseinVA said...

An amazing series of Sky shots, every one of them really beautiful! I remember visiting a friend years ago when they lived near a navy air field. Trying to have a conversation on the porch when the jets were practicing their landings was a real challenge.

Judy said...

Great series, I absolutely love that first moon shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

All lovely skies but I am most jealous of the ones with blue! (We need some sunshine here in Ontario.)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful series ... I love the bare trees (tree bones, i call them),,,so graceful against the blue sky and yes a better view . Looks like a wonderful winter so far. And your moon shots are amazing.

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous series of sky shots. I see a pink cloud heart there!

Ruby Manchanda said...

Amazing series. I especially loved the moon shots.

Photo Cache said...

incredible shots. i especially love the 3rd, 4th and 5th shots.


Karen said...

What a marvelous series of shots Carver! I love your dancing clouds.

Tara R. said...

The bare tree limbs against the delicate clouds and blue skies are so pretty.

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic variety of skies you've had this week, Carver!! And your captures are superb!! Love your composition and the bare trees etched against the skies! Terrific! Hope you have a great weekend!

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos.
A great post for SkyWatch!

Jim said...

Beautiful collection of sky shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Zandarmid Photography said...

Wow, you get some good con trails over there... Lovely series!

lina@womens perspectives said...

The branches and clouds look wonderful. Enjoying your shots :)

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely sky shots
happy SWF


Rajesh said...

Wow! wonderful views of the sky.

Stewart M said...

I do like these wispy clouds - and the branches are great as well.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the blue, the deep rich blue and the streams and contrails of the jet's exhaust along with the feathery, wispy clouds!!!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful skies, Carver. You've had a lot of lovely skies recently. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Liz said...

Wonderful shots! Happy sky watching.

Blue and White

Rambling Woods said...

These are beautiful..especially love the moon!!

Indrani said...

Great series of shots!

Johnny Nutcase said...

love that blue sky and all the changing light!

Aiketa said...

I understand why you had problems narrowing down with the number of photos to choose, they are all so beautiful. I enjoyed them all.

Regards from Barcelona.


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