August 19, 2011

[SkyWatch] Vivid Rooftop Skies

Indulge me once more as I share these two skies taken a few months ago. They are as vividly awesome today as they were then.


Bucharest, 2011

My post today is dedicated to Klaus Peter, nature photographer and owner of the wildly popular meme SkyWatch Friday, where he and sky watchers from around the world share their love of the skies. Klaus is with us no more.
"Death is always on the way, but the fact that you don't know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life. It's that terrible precision that we hate so much. But because we don't know, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that's so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless."
                               ~ Paul Bowles (The Sheltering Sky) 

35 comments:

Rajesh said...

Lovely contrasting views of the sky.

fredamans said...

That first one is so dramatic! Love them both!

Sivinden said...

Lovely shots each in its own way!

Leena said...

What great views both of them!
Happy weekend to you!

jocodeane said...

Such strong and powerful images.

Dina said...

Klaus would have liked that paragraph you chose, I think.
We miss him.

Sylvia K said...

Awesome skies, beautiful words and what a wonderful tribute to Klaus! Thank you!

Sylvia

anemonen said...

The second one is my favorite. Stunning!

Ms. Becky said...

these are divine. and the quote couldn't be more beautiful or appropriate on this sad day. I hope you have a lovely weekend Francisca.

EG Wow said...

The skies are indeed special. Ans so is the rest of this post! Well done!

Liz said...

Gorgeous skies. Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Vicky said...

Great sky !!!!

ewok1993 said...

A lovely remembrance for Klaus.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skies, love the colors on the second shots. Great photos, happy skywatching!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos, sorry to hear about Klaus.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy SWF

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Genie said...

He left us way too soon. It is so sad. Your tribute is lovely...such a wonderful selection. I love the pictures...so NOT USA. Those rooftops are a delight to see. genie

Cildemer said...

A lovely tribute to Klaus! Sorry to hear that he left us.
Your skies are simply beautiful!


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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Two beautiful views and a perfect passage to honor the Skywatch founder. Thoughtful and not cliched. Thank you for sharing.

Ann said...

Those rays look like laser beams projected up the sky.

Any idea how Klaus died So sad, he was young than me, which he was too young to die.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful tribute Francisca. Thanks!

SWF

Cassy said...

Such a very nice tribute to Klaus.
May he rest in peace.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

ladyfi said...

A stunning tribute to Klaus.

VioletSky said...

a nice tribute to Klaus and truly awesome skies.

joo said...

Terrific photos Francisca, and beautiful tribute!
Have a great weekend:)
Hugs
Joo

Andy said...

Two great photos to honor Klaus with.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent photos and beautiful tribute to Klaus Peter.

Regards!

Jackie said...

Lovely photo, and I like those anti-crepuscylar rays.

Kaori said...

Oh Francisca, that first shot is unbelievable! So gorgeous! It looks like the clouds are using spotlights to brighten up the sky.

Your dedication to Mr. Peter is lovely, too. Beautiful words for a fellow skywatcher.

Pat Tillett said...

They are both great shots. I LOVE the sunrays in the first one.

Jacob said...

#1 - my favorite. Those light trails and the clouds - magnifique!

Evelyn said...

Oh I didn't know that Klaus is no longer with us. May he rest in peace.

Fab sky shots Francisca.

JM said...

What a great capture on top! Beautiful photos to make such tribute.

chhabi said...

beautiful with color.

Carola said...

Both are wonderful shots. Great silhouettes with so different color. And in between is a whole day?