February 4, 2011

[SkyWatch] Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Before you go any further, unless you're in a rush or dislike music, right click HERE to open a new tab, crank up your speakers and start listening to this great Joe Cocker rendition of Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me. I'm listening now as I write. When Joe starts singing, come on back to this tab and enjoy the skies I saw earlier tonight from a second-floor window.

These skies are not going to break your bank of superlatives, but the soft colors really appeal to me. Maybe one day I will decorate a room in this palette. Can you see it? Pretty, isn't it?





Manila, 2011

And something else I can tell you. I live in the tropics and our seasonal changes are a bit lame compared to what you may experience. But today I really noticed how bare many of our trees are. That's about the extent of our winter.

These photos are SOOC except for a bit of cropping, downsizing and adding my copyright.

Linking at SkyWatch Friday where you'll find spectacular skies from around the world.

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful palate, Francisca. I think these colours would make a soothing, restful room.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Randi said...

These skies formations are amazing. Love the silvery look.

My entry is here

Sylvia K said...

I love the song and Joe Cocker, to begin with, and the song has long been a favorite!! Fun to listen to this version. Of course I love your photos with your moody, but beautiful skies! Terrific captures as always, Francisca! I do hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Ebie said...

If I could crop more the bare trees, the twigs intertwined look like a wire fence.

Nice soothing colors of the skies!

EG Wow said...

I'm very fond of the light that creates these colours in the sky.

Isn't Joe Crocker wonderful? :))

Wanda said...

You've captures some of my favorite kinds of skies.

joo said...

Could be taken here:)
Have a great weekend:)
Joo

Gabriela Abalo said...

awesome shots!!!

have a great weekend Francisca.

loveNlight

Gabi

Lesley said...

the layering is mesmerizing. i can almost feel the movement of the clouds.

LauraX said...

beautiful, beautiful...what a view!

imriz said...

oh, i suddenly miss the song. i have a cd of that but it's elton john singing the tune?

the palette would surely calm a room.

Indrani said...

Great captures of the moment, I like the silver-gold tinge in the BG.

Misalyn said...

Simply beautiful! Can't imagine that all of it were taken in Manila....i thought of another place while looking at the photos until I saw the "Manila, 2011". Fantastic!

Kim, USA said...

The second to the last photo looks like gold are hidden up in the sky, ^_^ Happy Friday!
Sky Watch

Anita Johnson said...

I love these colors too...wouldn't these photos be beautiful enlarged on a gray wall!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

January said...

Lovely Skies in Manila.

Twigs & Gray Sky

Arija said...

Delightfully gentle skies. Skies don't need to be spectacular to be satisfying.

Marites said...

gray skies are better than those cold, cold weather. happy skywatching!

fredamans said...

Stunning. All of them just stunning!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/02/sky-watch-friday.html

James said...

I love skies like these. These shos remind me of plesant sunset walks.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful soft colours.

About being in Changsha ... I was there 1984-87 so definitely not a congenial place. In fact, for most of my students, I was the first foreigner they had ever seen. My students were lovely, but the authorities did NOT like us foreigners and life was difficult.

JM said...

Just beautiful!

H said...

I see what you mean about the palette for a room. You would need to rely more on the slightly paler colours with highlights of the darker, but I think it could look tasteful and relaxing.

Joanne said...

Gorgeous sky, love the contrasts!