June 24, 2011

[SkyWatch] More Transylvania Skies

[enlarge to see sheep]


Romania, 2011

I'm hooked on sky-watching, especially when driving through pretty countryside and past charming old towns. These are drive-by shots, and no, I am not the driver.

Find other gorgeous skies at SkyWatch Friday.

40 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Those are so nice! I love the first one with just a hint of a rainbow.

Liz said...

I love the rainbow shot. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

fredamans said...

Beautiful skies, LOVE the rainbow!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/06/sky-friday_23.html

Sylvia K said...

Such a wonderful variety of skies, Francisca! And your captures are superb! I do love that rainbow! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

clairz said...

That first shot is really evocative. Lovely!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Oh amazing skies and such wonderful light!
Happy Midsummer Francisca!

ladyfi said...

Pure magic! Love that delicate rainbow.

Katie@Yoga Gal said...

That is absolutely breathtaking!

Thank you for your comment over at Yoga Gal! :)

Rajesh said...

Lovely shots. The landscapes are beautiful.

Genie said...

This is a stunning series of shots with some beautiful skies overhead. I am curious to know what is growing in the field of the second picture. It looks like little pegs in the ground. Lovely captures. Genie

Carola said...

Gorgeous. Green and blue. Like them all.

Tammie Lee said...

such gorgeous landscapes and skies!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful skies, Francisca. Is that a vineyard in the second photo? I enlarged it, but it's still hard to be sure. I enlarged the first photo and found the sheep, however!
What a beautiful place Transylvania turned out to be.
— K

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

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots


happy SWF

My SWF

Francisca said...

@Genie and Kay... my guess is probably as good as yours, but I'd say those are grape vines. The wines here are rather delicious!

Photo Cache said...

the landscape enhances the skyscape.

My sky is here

Gaelyn said...

Absolutely Love that rainbow shot over the terraced green hill. Wonder if the sheep enjoyed it.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Very lovely - very peaceful!

EG Wow said...

Hehe! I'm hooked on sky watching too. :) I LOVE the rainbow!

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful shots.

Kim, USA said...

Fantastic shots!! Love it and happy weekend!

SWF

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The first photo had me thinking Ireland! Then the vineyard shots with the spires and domes told me "nope." Have been enjoying your tour of Romania. Brings back memories.

Emille said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Now I remember why I liked driving through Eastern Europe:)

Andrea said...

Happy skywatching Francisca. The first one is somewhat like in Batanes in what they call 'Marlboro Country'.

P-TER said...

Lovely pictures ! ! !
A love de rainbow.
Gr.
P-TER

Ms. Becky said...

these photos are JAW-DROPPING! that's precisely what my jaw did when I saw the first photo. and yes, I did enlarge to see the sheep dotting the hillside. now this is some beautiful expanse of sky. I was telling a friend the other day that I need a driver - someone to drive for me while I snap away. I love drive-by shooting, and for a time I was doing it without a driver when I had my point and shoot camera. it wasn't easy and was risky, I know. I didn't use a polarizing filter on my shots, but that's one of things on my wish list. they surely are not inexpensive. happy SWF Francisca, and have a wonderful weekend!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Wonderful rainbow! LG Tina

LauraX said...

That first shot is absolutely magical!

Pat said...

I love the layers in the last shot--clouds, sky, mountains, town and fields. Beautiful composition. All the sky photos are lovely! Great captures from a moving car!

Arija said...

Your country and light are so beautiful. I love the first shot with the hillside sculpted by cattle tracks.

tapirgal said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love the soft green with the rainbow, and of course the beautiful town.

H said...

Wonderful skies! There was a really distinct rainbow here last week. Unfortunately, I was coming home from work and I was the driver!

Wanda said...

Oh my these are just outstanding shots. Love that first one, and the color of green velvet, and the hint of a rainbow... Awesome.

Nora said...

These are fantastic photographs. I love how your skies loom so large over the countryside.

Ann said...

You went to harvest grapes? The first photo with the rainbow is so peaceful, You allowed to camp there, freedom camping which is banned in NZ.

TheChieftess said...

Love the rainbow!!! And the sheep!!!

James said...

Wonderful shots!
I notice that your profile says you are still living in the P.I. are you on a long vacation or perhaps spending the season in Romania?

JM said...

The top photo is a winner! Love it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the skies and the rainbow (and the fact that you enjoy drive-by shooting). What are the stakes for in the second picture? Or do you know?... I am often frustrated at not being able to identify crops that we pass.

Anita Johnson said...

So beautiful...I keep saying the same thing...and I'm a sucker for rainbows, they always bring a smail to my face. I've enjoyed traveling with you!