September 9, 2011

[SkyWatch] Variable Skies

We've been seeing a lot of this lately, and no, sad to say, it's not a monochrome... just a dreary gray, even when the sun tries hard to poke her head through the clouds.


But at times it did get better... with fluffy white clouds in a brilliant blue sky.


And then there was best, a sunset over the bay, making the nameless bridge a mere silhouette.

Manila, 2011

Check out the hundreds of amazing skies from around the world linked at SkyWatch Friday. And you'll find interesting bridges at Sunday Bridges.

32 comments:

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Ahh, worth the wait then!

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos for SWF!I love the photos with the palm trees!Have a nice weekend!

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. We've had some cloudy skies lately too. It makes you appreciate it when the sun comes out. :)

Carver said...

I like the variety of your beautiful skies. We've had a lot of gray too.

Sylvia K said...

Nothing like variety, is there? But it's always nice when the clouds burn off and you get the ones like your last two!! Gorgeous captures for the day! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

Lesley said...

but the palm trees help, don't they? ;)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots, liked the contrasts.

Inger-M said...

Such diversity in nature, and so well captured by you!

Eaglesbrother said...

Stunnig sky shots..especially the las one..what a Great Sunset..perfect way to end the day.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Beautiful skies :)

jabblog said...

Skies - ever-changing, always interesting, frequently breath-taking and always worth recording.

Kay L. Davies said...

I always love bridges and sunsets, Francisca, but I dunno, that centre photo sure looks appealing!
Now I just noticed the previous post, which I somehow missed. Must check it out.
— K

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

Ms. Becky said...

it's been so long since we've had more than one cloudy day here, I think I'd take a string of them, just for a bit of variety. but if it goes on and on...well, we do long for sun then, don't we? your skies are beautiful. even the gray one. but the sunset is the money shot. happy day to you Francisca!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Francisca you made the grey day look awesome! But IRL we want the bue sky :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like seeing the variations. That one time when we stayed here in Oregon until February, I threatened to take a picture of the back of a writing tablet and post it to Skywatch. The uniform gray was just about the same as our sky on many days . ;>)

eileeninmd said...

Great skywatch shots, the last two are my favorites. I have the gray rainy skies here. Happy skywatching!

Judy said...

You are so right - that sunset is gorgeous! I keep telling myself, when the sky is all gray like that, that at least I can see it. There are still days when that does not help, though...

Indrani said...

Very unpredictable sky!
Love the three moods. :)

ladyfi said...

What a magnificent sunset over the bay!

chubskulit said...

Lovely sky shots.

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Kala said...

Gorgeous! I especially like the framing of the first one in monochrome.

Arija said...

An overpowering sky in the last shot. Nice.

Arti said...

Beautiful skies! Loved the white fluffy clouds in the 2nd pic... And the burning skies in the last one...
Have a fabulous weekend:)

JM said...

Awesome shot at the bottom. Great combination of orange and dark grey.

tapirgal said...

Nice! My favorite part is the lower right in the bottom photo. You know how I love sunset on water!

Denise said...

Even the grey sky was very pretty. I enjoyed all three photographs Francisca, thank you.

Carola said...

All so different, all so beautiful. The last one is my favorite, love the colors and the reflection.

Kim, USA said...

That is gorgeous and beautiful!!

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Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards!

jennyfreckles said...

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just 'mouse over' a gray sky and see colour?!

Pat said...

Great captures! Funny how weather can change so fast! The sunset is beautiful!

Halcyon said...

Cloudy skies are often the best for photographing. More dramatic...