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Half Day Moon (CFFC-Sky)

Half Day Moon

Yesterday, I noticed that the theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for the week was sky. Looking up, I found it to be a pleasant surprise to see the moon in the blue sky of day.

At times, the half moon had to peek through the soft clouds floating across the sky.

Day Moon Peeking

I always look for images in the clouds. This cloud formation struck me as a Phoenix rising in the sky.

Sky Phoenix

What do you see?

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Color Your World – Sunset Orange

Sunset

Sunset

Here’s a little sunset orange memory painted across the sky!

Posted for JNW’s Color Your World Photo Challenge – Sunset Orange.

Cloud Line (Half and Half)

Cloud Line

Cloud Line

My mother first noticed this distinct cloud line and encouraged me to take the photograph. We thought the straight line separating colorful clouds from clear sky was unusual. The picture was taken near dusk and a storm was on its way. The sharp cloud line mirrors the power line, and the dark trees on either side give a mirror image effect.

I believe this photo meets the daily post Half and Half challenge of posting a picture with two clear halves.

Strawberry Sky (One Word Photo Challenge:Strawberry)

Strawberry Sky

Strawberry Sky

Sky Haiku (Strawberry Milkshake)

Pink clouds floating by
Within the pale dusky light
Of strawberry sky

(Posted for entry in JNW’s One Word Photo Challenge:Strawberry)

Sky Blue and Mountains Too

Afternoon Sky And Blue Ridge Mountains

Afternoon Sky And Blue Ridge Mountains

Having a free hour one afternoon this week, I felt compelled to look for a place where I might capture a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I live in the Roanoke Valley which is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearly every main road seems to have surrounding views of these mountains. My eyes seem trained to block out the buildings and power lines that interfere with a pristine view and focus on the gorgeous blue of the mountains against the sky.

Having time and distance restraints, I settled on a nearby location and scouted the area for open views. The sun was shining directly in my eyes as I took this photo, making it difficult to frame the view using my i phone 5s.

I did need to crop the photo to eliminate a sun glare. I also slightly tweaked the coolness and clarity of the picture using the camera + app.

I hope this photo of the beautiful mountains, showcased against the partly clouded afternoon sky, will give you all an idea of the landscape of my city.

(Photo entry for Photo101 Rehab)

Sky Gazing for Serenity

Serene Sky

Serene Sky

I am a perpetual sky gazer. There are so many variations of color and cloud cover that make each viewing special. I am in awe of the majestic beauty. Many times, I am speechless in wonder.

I often rush to share the view with someone else. Shared experience seems to multiply the beauty somehow.

Sometimes, I just breathe in the beauty alone. I may let my mind wander free, daydream or say a silent prayer. I may try to feel the moment and let words fade away.

For me, there is calm and serenity in sky gazing.

(Weekly photo challenge: Serenity)

Sunlight and Shadow

Shadowed Morning Sky

Shadowed Morning Sky

I was struck by the splendor of the sky this morning. The mixture of sunlight and shadow was amazing. The sky seemed tiered, each layer beautiful in its own way. I took a moment to breathe in the view, snap a single picture and then go on about my busy day.

Weekly photo challenge: Shadowed

Evening Sky (Photo101 Rehab No.1)

Evening Sky

Evening Sky

I have decided to join the Photo101 Rehab Clinic started by Lucile de Godoy. After the Photo101 class ended, people weren’t ready to stop. Take a look at her site for details and her cool photos.

Here is my first submission. I took the picture with my iphone 5s using my Camera+ app. Then, I used the app to crop out an unsightly building edge. The sky was so beautiful, it didn’t really need an edit, but I did use a sunset scene feature to saturate the colors just a little for effect.

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