Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Stills (07-22-12 Up In the Sky)

This week's Sunday Stills challenge is to photograph things we see up in the sky. Around New Mexico, spotting a hot air balloon is a common occurence.

The clouds were unusually heavy on the mountaintops on this day and the moon was still visible in the day-time sky.

This contrail is straight up and down. I wasn't sure if I could get the photo because the sun was right there, but I think it came out pretty cool.

Everyone sees stars in the sky, but stars made of clouds? I don't know if this was caused by one plane playing or what, but it was very cool.

Here are two experimental planes out for a morning soar.

And lastly, it's always a bad thing when one sees smoke in the sky. This was from a recent fire in the bosque (little woods) down by the Rio Grande river and within city limits. It spread quickly, jumping the river and threatening to engulf houses but, fortunately, was put out before causing massive damage (like Colorado Springs) other than a few hundred acres of trees. On my way home from work, I drove under the smoke and it was very eerie, causing everything I saw to take on a golden hue for a few seconds.



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10 comments:

Ed said...

Very nice..:-)

WildBlack said...

Cool collection. The third shot came out really well :)

dibear said...

Well done. Lots in your skies. :)

firaszphotography said...

You got some nice shots here!

firaszphotography said...

Nice shots!

fernvalley01 said...

where have you been? hope all is well, and is that header a pic of you on Yalla???

achieve1dream said...

Wow! Those are awesome!

achieve1dream said...

You haven't posted since July? Did I miss something? Did you close down the blog? Are you okay??

achieve1dream said...

Really worried about you. Can you or someone else email me at myfarmerlife@gmail.com and let me know if everything is okay? We miss you!

Jo Castillo said...

I'm wondering about you, too??