Thursday, August 6, 2009

Skywatch Friday

Always be sure to turn around periodically
as you're walking around shooting photos.
Sometimes the best scenes are
the ones that are behind you!
Here's what I saw
when I stopped looking ahead and did a 180...
Cuzco, Peru
(6/4/09)

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30 comments:

J Bar said...

I like how the light just bursts through.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

chrome3d said...

Very cinematic effect. Before the big showdown, I think.

AL said...

The beam of the light is very dramatic!

quilly said...

Dramatic & spectacular! I, too, am an advocate of looking back over one's shoulder. I've captured many spectacular scenes that way!

Ebie said...

Nice architecture, very much influenced by the Spanish conquistadores. I've been busy learning some photoshop techniques.
P.S. H.G is is huge that if you spend one day you cannot cover all of it. That's why we have an annual pass. Funny, cause the flower meme that I join, thought that I have a beautiful garden (giggles) they're from H.G. So, was it USC or ASU?
Thanks for the visit.

Carletta said...

Beautiful shot! A light from heaven!
Love the silhouetted bells!
Always look behind and up!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Norm said...

You have some beautiful shots here - keep snapping away!!

Thanks for your visit and comment.

http://norm54.wordpress.com

Gattina said...

What a beautiful picture ! this black silhouette against the blue sky !!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful capture! Very artisitic!!

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Der effekt ist super gelungen. I like it.
Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochende.It is still a bit of summer came to Germany ..greetings from Bavaria

diane said...

What a good idea I must remember that. Great shot!

Pollyanna (formerly the Laughing Idiot) said...

Beautiful! The light bursting up through the bottom is majestic.

Thanks for stopping by my SkyWatch!

happyone said...

A beautiful silhouette!!

Martha in PA said...

Great advice. You really need to look up down and all around! Beautiful photo!
My SWF

E @ Scottsville said...

Love this beautiful shot!

Barb said...

That backlit bell tower is very dramatic against the sky. I think you're right - looking back sometimes yield something great.

Carol said...

Beautiful photo! Great light coming through...and I love the bells in the arches...

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Linnea, this photograph is BREATHTAKING! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Kine said...

Wow! I like the light!! *Fantastic*

Photo Cache said...

That is a great tip, one that I follow also.

Happy weekend. They say there's warming to come.

Barbara said...

It is just amazing how the light shinning enhances your capture. Beautiful
Barbara

Mari said...

Another beautiful shot!

chrome3d said...

I probably will visit California and Peru only in my dreams (and in blogs), if you want to know! :-)

kazu said...

A wonderful mysterious picture.
It's beautiful!

AL said...

Hi Linnea,

Thanks for visiting my blog, and I read your profile and I found out that we use the same camera, Nikon D40 rocks...isn't it?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Good advice and it's all so true that sometimes the best shots ARE behind you. Great shot!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful shot, Linnea. I agree - that same shot taken with the sun behind you would be completely different and I'm sure also merited a capture! Great composition on this as ever!
Janice.

Dina ... UK said...

Its a very enchanting image, if not spooky....
The bell's the bell's.....great capture.

Happily Retired Gal said...

What a MARVELOUS photo ... glad I didn't miss it ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Ashley said...

There is wonderful light in this image. Great idea to always turn around, you never know what you may see!!