Thursday, April 25, 2013

Theme Thursday: Sky

I've been out of town and without Internet service (AAARRRGGGHHH!!!  I need my Internets!) for about six days, and I figured what better way to get back into blogging mode than with a link-up?  So I thought I'd join Cari et. al. at Clan Donaldson and share some samples of my amateur photography with you.  I just so happen to have some photos that work perfectly with this week's theme.

Have you ever taken a picture that looks so amazing to you that you actually think perhaps you missed your calling and could be making big bucks as a professional photographer? That's the way the picture I'm about to show you makes me feel. (Delusional much?)

This picture was taken from a boat with my good digital camera, at the end of a yearly post-graduation event at our sons' high school called "Last Blast."  My husband and I were chaperoning this all-night extravaganza (for the fifth and last time, after our youngest son's graduation in 2011), and it always ends with a sunrise breakfast cruise past this lighthouse.
New England at daybreak: how's that for a beautiful sky?  This might be my best. picture. ever.

That first one reminds me of my youngest son; the next one reminds me of my oldest. This photo was taken with my iPhone camera when I was out visiting him, his wife, and their twin girls in Colorado last summer.  I was taking my daily speed-walk (because I am no longer physically capable of running--that's my story, and I'm sticking to it) around a small lake near their house when I glanced at the dusk sky and was blown away by its majesty. I had to stop and snap away.
How's that for a Rocky Mountain Sky, Colorado?  I think it's positively heavenly-looking.

When Cari asked people to brainstorm to come up with some ideas for a theme for this week's link-up, I was really pulling for LOVE...and if you want to know why, tune in tomorrow for some of the best "Quick Takes" I've ever had the pleasure of posting!  In the meantime, go on over to Clan Donaldson, where the gray skies are gonna clear up, and you'll put on a happy face.

23 comments:

  1. Wow. Those are breathtaking. What it would be like to have seen them in person... God bless you!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah Therese. It WAS a pleasure to see them in person...God's glory on display!

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  2. Those pictures are amazing. I see God in each one. Peaceful beautiful God.

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  3. Oh my goodness. Those are beautiful!

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  4. Both amazing. I can't get over that lighthouse pic, the colors!! And it is never too late to find a new calling!

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    1. I usually don't like scenery photos nearly as much as those that have humans in them, but I do love these two.

      The lighthouse one is special to me; it symbolizes the bittersweet end of an era. I was thrilled when our sons' principal asked if he could make copies of it to give out as thank-you's to all the parents who'd chaperoned that night.

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  5. Gorgeous pictures! I'm a lighthouse lover and how amazing that must have been after being up all night.

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    1. It was. We'd been on four of those early morning cruises already, with our four older boys after their high school graduations; and aside from one year when it was overcast, the sunrises had been really beautiful. But this one was definitely the most spectacular of them all. What a great way to say good-bye to those precious school years with our boys.

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  6. Oh, that orange just stole my heart. The other one is perfectly lovely, too, especially considering it's from an iPhone.

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    1. The lighthouse pic gets me, too. The colors are so glorious!

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  7. The light house picture is seriously my favorite I have seen to today! The second one is great too, but the colors in the first one are just breathtaking!

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    1. I'm so glad you like that lighthouse pic. I can't believe I was lucky enough to capture that beautiful sunrise.

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  8. Wow...those pictures are absolutely stunning! I love the lighthouse on especially....New England does have its gorgeous points (I'm from New England).

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    1. New England is awesome! Even if the winters are too long!

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  9. Those photos are amazing!! As much as I love my current sky to photograph, I do miss the Rockies and the amazing skies you get there. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Not as beautiful as some of the ones of the lake you've taken right outside your door!

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  11. Those pictures are just wow. No other description needed. Just wow. Love them both!

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    1. I know...God's world is absolutely awesome.

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