Thursday, May 26, 2011

Skywatch Friday

How often does one get to witness the setting sun in Beijing?
Not very often; especially if you don't live there!
You can imagine how frustrated I felt
as I saw this beautiful sky evolve
all while I was stuck on a bus and unable to get off!
Oh well, I had to rely (or settle) on a quick drive-by shot
out the window...
Somewhere in Beijing, China

Click HERE to visit gorgeous skies at Skywatch Friday.


Kay L. Davies said...

It's gorgeous, Linnea. We have so many really bad drive-by-in-a-bus shots from Beijing, and just enough lucky ones to make up for it, but this one is superb! The yellow ring around the sun, and the bar of sunlight blasting through the tree as if shot from a light-saber! It's fabulous.
— K

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

Tash said...

You got a wonderful photo even with all the barriers. I like the sponteneous quality of it combined with a lovely composition.

Luna Miranda said...

this is great drive-by! and i wouldn't have thought this was taken in Beijing. i thought this was in Europe.;P

Small City Scenes said...

Beauty in the extreme. Drive by shots sometimes are the best. MB

fjällripan said...

Amazing sunset!! I think you did well, taking that from the bus :)

Arija said...

Ha, you got a better shot from the bus than I did from the hotel in smog.

We had a great time in China althoughI don't think I would go again . . . I tend to see too much.

Kim, USA said...

For a drive by shooting this is awesome! Happy weekend!

Sky Watch

Anonymous said...

Great shot of a beautiful sunset!
Have a nice weekend. :O)

Mari said...

You did a good job with this drive by shooting!

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome capture, Linnea, particularly for a drive by!! We should all be so fortunate -- or talented. In your case I think it's more the result of your talent than happenstance!! Have a great weekend!


Carolyn Ford said...

so so beautiful when enlarged to full frame! wow!

George said...

I would rate this as an excellent photo, even if it is a drive-by shot. The golden water is beautiful (as is the sun).

Martha Z said...

You clicked the shutter at just the right moment, had the bus moved much you would have lost this great reflection of the setting sun on the water.

Anonymous said...

What a beauty, Linnea! Love that wispy tree on the left... & the light shining thru the bridge, too! =)

Cloudia said...

VERY nice!

Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral




Tami Weingartner said...

Very nice...the bridge silhouettes are great.