Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Sky Watch Rush

We were without Internet for more than a day so here's my late edition of Sky Watch Friday. This was taken a few weeks ago on our family visits in Texas. Having just enjoyed dinner in a downtown restaurant in Gladewater, we stepped outside to be greeted by this fireball in a rosy red sky and a flying Amtrak passenger train roaring by at the same time - a rush of sight and sound! Couldn't get the camera going fast enough to catch the speeding train, but did catch the sunset.

17 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful rosy glow. I did hear the train and felt the whoosh as it sped by. It is nice with the internet but then again don'r we feel lost. MB

SandyCarlson said...

This was well worth our wait!

Jim said...

I think thats a great shot. Love the RR crossing.

Lake Lady said...

I too can see/hear the train...nice job of getting us there by photo AND by words! I suspect I know exactly where you had dinner ... and now you've made me hungry, too! ;-)

Bibi said...

Forget the train! The sunset is enough! Gorgeous.

Julie said...

Interesting blend of the extraordinary and the mundane, Raf. Seems to make the fireball beauty of the sun even more impressive.

Louise said...

Ahhhh, humidity! Nice framing.

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful. Great coloring!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Nothing is worse then no internet but your photo sure is beautiful.

babooshka said...

I am so disappointed for you that the internet was not behaving. You know this should be seen by so many more people than will get a round to it.
It's an outstanding rosy blush.

Louis la Vache said...

Train or not, good catch!
Fantastic sky!

People with Cameras said...

That is absolutely gorgeous.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Man - I tried to get a shot like this, and it just didn't work. Great work.

Tash said...

Lovely color & the RR sign adds interest.
I'm just getting around to seeing "abc wed" posts. Yours it the best!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful picture! Such a beautiful sky and love the railroad crossing! Great job!

Varianta Team said...

Sorry, I’m a little late because I was sailing this weekend.
So I stop by and say thank you for a nice SWF.

Kelly said...

I enjoyed seeing your rosey red fireball glow! I think you did a good job of catching it from the trains speeding by! Great job!