Thursday, December 19, 2013

Skywatch - sunsets again :)

(As a preface - please feel free to click on any of the photos, if you'd like a closer view!)

Okay, this is actually a three camera post :)

 This past Tuesday afternoon, I was walking near my house, when I glanced to the left and noticed an amazing sunset. Unusually, I didn't have my camera handy, but I had to try to capture it, so I used - sigh - my phone :)
I got home, and things were really getting interesting. It looked like the sky was on fire! So I grabbed my point-and-shoot camera, and took a shot:
That's when my ever-helpful husband pointed out that there was a great reflection of the sunset's colors in the flooded valley below our house. My point-and-shoot doesn't zoom all that well, so I reached for my beloved Canon Rebel, which has a lovely zoom! First I tried using it to get the sky itself, but with the lens I was using, I was already pretty zoomed :) Still, it brought out some interesting detail:
And finally, the reflection in our simultaneously flooded and snowy fields. This is not a very common view for us, here in Israel!
Whew, I think that's about it :)

For more sky-oriented photography, go and check out Skywatch Friday, right now! You'll be happy you did, it's a beautiful meme! Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend, everybody!


HansHB said...

A lovely sky in your photos!
Merry Christmas to you!

Laura said...

These are fantastic Toby… so amazing to see snow in Israel, I know it happens sometimes, but still it seems amazing to me.

Carol said...

Great photos! and a beautiful reflection also. Love the fiery skies.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous sky and a cool reflection capture! Have a happy weekend!

Fun60 said...

It would be hard to choose a favourite as they are all so good. Glad you managed to capture that sunset - you must have been quick off the mark at reaching for your cameras.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That really is an amazing reflection! I like the golden colors.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF! Have a nice weekend and Merry Christmas.

Jane said...

Fantastic shot of the red reflections in the snow!