Friday, June 13, 2008

Sky Watch

Looking East

Looking straight overhead

Looking West
Today was great for sky watching. It started with cloud cover, but by midday we were enjoying clear blue skies. About 7 pm I took these three shots through the rigging of the tall ship, WN Ragland. All three photos were taken within a few minutes of each other, but looking different ways. By 8 pm the sky was filled with clouds once again.
For extra glimpses of today's sky in PT, seen from different perspectives, click here.

See Tom for a list of many more Sky Watch Friday photo blogs!

25 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for each of these perspectives. Both sky and ship are impressive.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This was a common sight. Looking through the rigging to see the sky. I wonder how many people alive today still remember the tall ships and the rigging. Nice photography.

Juliana RW said...

wow...you have very nice blue sky.

Please visit mine also :D Thanks

picturing said...

I like ur first sky... Great shots for all of them

Mine in here Thanks

imac said...

Nice set of blue skies Raf, love the way you shot them too.

Ida said...

Great series! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandpiper said...

These are really pretty. Nice shots.

babooshka said...

Beautiful and creative collection for skywatch. I have yet to try the through the rigging shots, and I must. Insprired me today aswell as very pleasing on the eye.

Pretty Life Online said...

pretty catch for SWF! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week and helping to make it special.

Tom:O)

bobbie said...

A wonderful series of shots! All beautiful.

Jerez said...

nice shots!

John said...

Great shots and very nice perspectives!

esnorway said...

nice shots

Louis la Vache said...

Very nice, Raf! The clouds in the last one looked like a sail being taken down.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love this series of photos and the tall ships are coming here!! These are my favorites on sky watch today...Happy Sky Watch Friday......lovely blue colors in your sky and in the rigging of the old ship....we have rain and more rain....come and see my bride in the sky..if you already visited my blog, then thanks...cheers!!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" thanks you for your kind comments about his s H a K y S h O t.

Marcel said...

I love schooners. Thanks for the great post.

Kelly said...

I know I should be looking at your beautiful sky, but I really love these old wooden tall ships!

Dina said...

Just some rope and wood and clouds. So why is it so EXCITING?!

Texas Travelers said...

Mice photos.
I like the different views through the rigging,
Troy

RuneE said...

Ah. I think we think very much alike - this is my kind of photography. The first one was an exceptional beauty.

Benjamin Madison said...

There is such poetry in masts and sails and rigging. They're analogous to the apertures and keys of an oboe or clarinet but on a ship all these things capture and shape the wind to produce movement rather than melody.

In any case, I always enjoy your sailing ship photographs since they plunge me into a world I've only enjoyed vicariously through the works of Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester and their ilk.

Louis la Vache said...

Flag Day.

chrome3d said...

I like th etall ships too. I just wonder if all those ropes are necessary?