Thursday, April 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I love to experience highly dramatic weather; unfortunately, 
the weather patterns in the San Francisco Bay Area 
are pretty mild by my standards. However, 
a couple of days ago we were visited by 
unsettled skies and very high winds. 
Wanting to feel the wind against my face and 
do some skywatching, I headed up to a 
nearby park for the best views...

Summit View Trails, San Ramon, CA
(4/14/09)

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37 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Hi, I remember driving home with all that gusty wind. I thought my car was driving drunk.

Your sky was more dramatic over the East Bay hills than ours here by the bay.

James said...

Very nice caputure of a bright and cloudy day. Look Awesome.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Great shot! the weather seems cool!
Mary Elizabeth
Blog.

Bryan said...

The sky's great, but I really love the soft, curvy hills.

Carol said...

Great photo....dramatic dark sky ...nice contrast with that beautiful green meadow...

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice scenic and sky pic.

The Write Girl said...

Great shot of the land and sky. I love the clouds developing and forming in this photo.

Amy said...

Very nice shot. I also like it when the view is backlit, a dark cloudy sky with sun shining from the other direction. Makes for some eerie lighting.

Cheryl Ann said...

That looks like our sky here a couple of days ago! Today was sunny and clear, however! It was a great day for a drive! Great shot!

Dot O said...

Really cool but terribly threatening looking. I hope to get a few pics of ominous skies this spring/summer!

Connie said...

Looks like a storm is brewing.

Martha said...

A great view indeed, we have a beautiful state.

asthmagirl said...

What a blustery sky! Delightful!

Jan said...

Great shot. We've had lots of wind, too.

Sally in WA said...

Love the colors in this one!

Regina said...

Good combination. Nice shot as usual.

Gattina said...

Your sky looks as scary as mine !

Mariz said...

Lovely sky, even lovelier green hills. Nice shot!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice shot. I love the stormy looking sky.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Looks like a scene right out of the "Sound of Music." Julie Andrews will come hopping along any minute!

Daryl said...

All that boring weather is what I like most about San Francisco ... and this shot is wonderful

Russ said...

I've always thought that most of California has a great climate, but boring weather. Nice shot.

fot CHIP *Birgitta* said...

I love ow you write and can feel the wind i my face too :)
The bird you asked about at my site is this one:
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormvr%C3%A5k
In latin: Buteo buteo

Grace and Bradley said...

What a fantastic view. I had the 18-200 for almost a year before it was taken away by Grace to put on her D40. Thanks for visiting our blog and nice comment.

ms toast burner said...

That's one of my most favourite contrasts. I love that effect!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I love this image. Did you see I added you to my blogroll recently? Your work is great.

E. Floyd said...

I love this photo. The bright saturated green foreground and the deep gray sky, you captured it well.

Oz Girl said...

This is such a lovely photo overall... I always love it when the green grass reaches up to a dramatic sky, and this one is surely dramatic and magnificent. You captured it wonderfully! :)

Sacred Ruminations said...

What a lovely photo ... it looks like a painting I could get lost in.
Hugs and blessings,

chrome3d said...

The mind needs some wind and wide green pastures to be clear.

VALKYRIEN said...

That is a wonderful shot! So beautiful, the green green landscape against the slightly stormy sky! Love it!

Wenche said...

Beautiful picture! The blue colour and the sky are dramatic-wonderful. Very good composed

Tricia said...

And I must say that you did very well - I love dramatic skies too, like just before a tornado around here! I don't like the actual tornado tho - of course!!! Very cool shot you've captured here!!!

Arija said...

The sky and grass compliment each other so well.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Beautiful sky and the grass as well.. have a nice day..

postcardsfromwildwood said...

The colours where the sky and grass meet are beautiful in full screen. Very committed of you to head out when a storm was brewing. I hope your lens is working well now...?

Nicole said...

What a gorgeous Photo!
I love the contrast of the spring coloured field and the dark clouds!