Thursday, January 15, 2009

SkyWatch Friday From my Parents' House


Facing West:



It seems to me that sunsets look much better in person than in photos, but I braved the cold to capture these, so I want to use them.  We were at my parents' 6/16. They live in a community where you have to be at least 55 to live there. There are town homes, apartments, and single family homes.

Facing West, Closer:



Facing North:



Facing East:



Facing South:


While I was out taking pics, a lady walked by with her dog, and thought I was taking pictures of the full moon, which I was not able to see from where I was.  I took the next one from our truck on the way home, and the last one was the best I could get without a tripod.  I have several pics of part of the moon, as the whole camera would move even when I was leaning on the fence to try to hold still.



Happy Skywatch Friday.  Visit the SkyWatch Friday site to see the huge list of skies from all over the world.

32 comments:

  1. Wow the moon is bright & love the shot through the branches

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  2. Beautiful photos all of them. It sounds like you love your camera as much as I love mine. Fun.

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  3. Wonderful sunsets, the sky looks like it on fire with all that orange! You did get some great shots of the moon Sue! I like the last one, you can really see the surface. :)

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  4. You did a good job capturing it.

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  5. Excellent skywatch shots, I especially like the moon shots at the end.

    Regina In Pictures

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  6. The sunsets look almost like pastel paintings.

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  7. All are great photos. And that moon is phenomenal!

    My SWF entries are here and here. Hope you can pass by as well. Thanks!

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  8. You captured the sky when it was beautiful.

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  9. Amazing colour in those photos, great collection of images for Sky Watch Friday, thanks for sharing with us all.

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  10. Hi
    Tank you for the comment .

    Yes your photo looks alot like mine.

    I read in today´s Journal that the red circel around the moon, caused by the blending of light water droplets in the cloudd. It´s called Crane Phenomena.

    Greetins


    Gunilla in Sweden

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  11. I love the way that there's colour in the sky in every direction.

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  12. A very nice photo series. The colors are beautiful. And the last moon shot is wonderful.

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  13. what a nice series of shots...and i agree with you on some times the sunsets look better in person that captured.
    have a great weekend.

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  14. That blazing sunset makes the frozen landscape look a little warmer.
    Marnie

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  15. Sue these are great pics! Those are really great shots of the moon. Wow looks like your standing really close.

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  16. The sunset looks like there is a giant fire blazing. I love the moon shots, just gorgeous.
    Lona

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  17. Hi Sue! Nice photos...that last moon shot looks like you could reach out and almost touch it.

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  18. Sue: Beautiful captures of the sunset and the Moon. Thanks so much for joining in.
    Hope to see your lamp post next week.

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  19. Ooooh, I love the next-to-last one!

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  20. Glorious sunset! Love the pink and purple tones. And your moon shots are wonderful. Like you could reach out and touch it.

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  21. Thanks for the comments everyone. I either left comments on yours, so you came to mine, or else you came here first, and I think I've visited all your blogs. I think there was one who didn't have a blog I could get to.

    Gunilla, Thanks for the information. I didn't know that.

    Sue

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  22. Great photos, Sue! The sunset photos are beautiful, but the moon shot is amazing.

    I scrolled down and happened to see your Wordless Wednesday pics--perfect! That's the best welcome anyone could get:)

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  23. Thanks Rose,
    I enjoyed visiting your blog, too. The days are getting longer! I hope winter weather doesn't stay around in spring like it has the last couple years.

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  24. I just love sunset pictures, thanks for sharing yours! I did notice the days getting longer today. It was ten till 6 and cloudy, yet it was a bit light out. Yippee!

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  25. Gosh, I am really amazed by your photos... the moon is absolutely stunning!! WOW!

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  26. Sue, great pictures! I'm going to visit the Skywatch Friday site next-sounds very interesting.
    I've left a tag for you on my blog. Of course it's up to you if you participate.
    ~Aerie-el

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  27. Thanks for the last several comments. Aerie-el, the Skywatch's Mr. Linky was not working the other day, so if you weren't able to see names, you can click on the other commenters' names here to find their blogs and see their Skywatch pics, then visit the blogs of their commenters. :o)

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  28. You really caught a good one and rounded it LOL off so well with the moon.

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  29. Thank you for visiting. Sometimes it is hard to tell a sunrise from a sunset. I really enjoyed all the pictures. The dark buildings really bring out that wonderful sunset. I liked all your whole series and the full moon is great.

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  30. That is so spectacular. Pretty funny that you didn't know the moon was screaming for a photo too.

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  31. Hi,
    I love those pictures. I always am drawn to sunset pictures. As you watch...the colors change so fast. That moon through the branches is great.

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