Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sunday Morning, Scarlet Skies!

Let me be clear... I can't take credit for any of these photos. Yes, my camera, but I was still in bed when these photos were taken. I've admitted in other posts that I'm not much of a morning person, but I really missed out last Sunday!  We were in 29 Palms in the California desert, and the approximate sequence of events were [1] my wife got out of bed, [2] she looked out the sliding glass door and let out an audible gasp and [3] quickly exited the bedroom. I stayed in bed just a while longer. The scarlet sky only lasted about 10 minutes at the most, and then the show was over. By the time I got out of bed, the colors were gone. All I can say is I'm glad my wife was up and quick with the camera, and she's got a good photographers eye!!
I like the way the cactus are reaching up to the sky!



The skies are already starting to lighten in this photo.
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34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sky! Lovely colours!
    I wish you a Happy Friday!

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  2. Fantastic captures - congrats to your wife and thanks for sharing. Lovely rich colours. Happy SWF!

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  3. Beautiful sky. Almost to beautiful to be true but so is nature. Well done.

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  4. Fantastic sunrise, I am so glad your wife was no slug-a-bed.

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  5. That window of time can be brief. Hats off to the Mrs. LOVELY! Hard to believe nature can provide us with something so beautiful.

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  6. such beautiful colors! the desert is good for that!

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  7. Glorious skies of amazing color and beautiful silhouettes! LOVE the cactus and windmill!

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  8. Dang, she did good. I'm like you, not usually seeing the sun rise. Especially like the windmill thrown in.

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  9. Beautiful skies..love the windmill.

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  10. These are incredible colors of the sky! They are so intense and vibrant at the same time.

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  11. The Mrs. did good, real good. The deserts cannot be beat for sunrises and sunsets. I have a difficult time getting that across to people who have never been there to witness it for themselves.

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  12. What a gorgeous sky! What great foreground too.
    Your wife did beautifully. I am not a morning person either (possibly has something to do with having insomnia and still being wide awake at 3am).
    One day, I desperately want to capture a sunrise.

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  13. When your wife takes pics like that there really is no need to become a morning person, eh? Might I suggest taking her out to a nice brunch?

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  14. Wonderful photos.
    The sky is fantastic.

    Regards and best wishes

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  15. That sight would have made me gasp too. Such colours. - Margy

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  16. Those photos make be breathless....wow is an understatement!!!!!

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  17. Those colors in the sky you've captured are magnificent!

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  18. You wife did a fantastic job capturing these.

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  19. Wow, how lucky were you to be out there when the sky looked like that--absolutely stunning. Just look up to the sky for a great "show" night after night. Mickie ;)

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  20. I've always loved the glorious colors of sunrise. These are spectacular. Kudos to your wife for being an early riser.

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  21. She does indeed have a good eye (and an understanding of how to use the camera, as I would guess she changed the camera's default exposure to capture these so well). Awesome!

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  22. She'll be wanting her own camera next.

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  23. Wow! I'd be angry if I stayed in bed and missed *that*....those pictures are absolutely stunning!

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  24. I guess! She sure hit the jackpot with that dawn! These are stunning. Love the tiny windmill sillouhetted in the distance in a couple of these photos.

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will cruise around your blog a little bit later today. Great sunset pics!

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  26. Lovely. I like sunsets but favor sunrises.

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  27. Your wife captured the sunrise beautifully. I especially like the windmill in the middle two and then in the last pic how the ground is softly glowing.

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  28. Those colours are amazing!!! I love the compositions with the windmill and trees and foliage in the foreground silhouette. Your wife uses your camera very well.

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  29. What a superlative of a sunrise! Thank you to your wife for getting up and capturing this series.

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