Friday, May 9, 2008

Light through Ashen Sky Shines

The last of the afternoon sun in the west lit up the top of this cloud, and painted the water and the raindrops pink.

The dark cloud through the centre of this formation is ash streaming away from the volcano Mt Tavurvur.



Sky Watch Friday - visit Tom's blog for all the celestial members.

44 comments:

Petunia said...

I have never seen anything like this.
Great shot:)

Mrs. Darcy said...

Marvellous pictures!
Looks like a volcano.

GMG said...

Hi Jules! Wonderful shots! Advantages of lving close to vulcanos... ;)
The adventure without a paddle is amazing, and the village pictures are beautiful!
Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter, where I’m still around Rabat, but preparing to move to Casablanca… ;))
Hope you have a great weekend!

Champ Townboy said...

Magnificent pictures!! Be careful, please.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh neat... I love that cloud formation! Congrats on snapping that! You were lucky to get that shot.
Rocky Mountain Retreat

quintarantino said...

Under a sheltering sky!
Great photos, specialy that one where the ash is seen crossing the cloud.

Müge Tekil said...

Oh I've never seen anything like this before! An amazing surprise of the nature! And great shots!

Daniel J Santos said...
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USelaine said...

Thanks for the beauty and the explanations.

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful images, beautiful colors.

Jules said...

Hi all - gosh you are all out early today!!! Will try and visit as many of you as possible with the phone lines today!!!

mrs darcy - the volcano is to the left of this cloud

imac said...

Nello my friend Jules, you caught these great , love the colours

imac said...

oopps forgot to say

My Sky watch from Belvoir Castle Grounds are now up.

lol.

david mcmahon said...

Genius, Jules

You still coming to Melbourne next month? Let me know ....

John said...

Stunning shots!

photowannabe said...

Wow, its amazing what the ash can do. It does make a beautiful sky picture. The pink is so delicate.

Kelly said...

Jules, this is breathtaking! The colors are just beautiful!

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful sky photos. Love the colors.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

It's just stunning shots. Wonderful colors in them all:)

Rose said...

A very unique capture! Thank you for sharing with us.

ellen b said...

Oh my these are beauties for sure!!
have a marvelous weekend....

Tommy V said...

Nice Colors

Rambling Round said...

Great glow!

Lilli & Nevada said...

These are fabulous colors

byrningbunny said...

These are truly incredible! Beautiful captures.

Ida said...

Wonderful! :)
Beautiful colours in the cloud formations. :)

Ida

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hello Jules
I have been hoping you would post something like this.. it must be an amazing thing to witness but the ash must be a pain in the... air :O)

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! Fantastic entry for SWF! mine's up too hope you can visit... Happy weekend!

Maggie May said...

Just beautiful!

Anne-Berit said...

Wow,the first photo is gorgeous.The others are great too

dive said...

Wow! Beautiful colours, Jules.

Marcel said...

Very nice!

DigitalShutterMania said...

Very stunning photos. I really love your photos.

Thalia's Child said...

such beautiful photos - stunning

Jules said...

Hi Everyone - had a great day yesterday. One of my phone lines died and we had a huge storm in the evening and it blew out my modem so am working off my laptop which has no photos so hopefully it will be fixed for my posting tomorrow!!! Oh the joys of living in Paradise!!!

Hopefully i will be able to visit anyhow!!!

Neva said...

This brings to mind the blog I read about the letter "P" and I came across this word----"Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word in the English language, and it is a lung disease caused by breathing dust in a volcano." so you be careful taking those wonderful skywatch pictures! See what you can get by living in such a beautiful place! and about those bugs........

T.R. said...

Those pink and salmon colors are breathtaking - beautiful sky watch!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have seen a thousands cloudy sky pictures and none equal these. They are super nice? Did you get a new camera?

Greg said...

Wow - some great shots that you took there! Bravo!

alicesg said...

Wow, very beautiful colours of the sky.

lynn said...

Oh my.....sigh..... i ADORE these photos Jules, just lovely.

Petrea said...

Jules, every time I visit your blogs I'm lost in them for hours. I don't comment on every photo or I'd be here all day! Thank you for posting these great shots and comments. It's an education and a treat.

Jules said...

Thank you all for your comments - it has been a particularly trying weekend for blogging with phone lines dropping out every few minutes and a massive electriacl storm that took out my modem - I had to go change my pants too!!! I consider throwing this in nearly every day and then I read your messages and go back and try again!!!!

Abe - coming from The Expert your comments are most encouraging and yes we bought a new camera - a Canon 40D plus a new lens - Canon Zoom EF 70-200. The ones taken with the new camera were done with a tripod on 100 ISO. So it is a much better quality photo.

We still use our Canon 300D and these photos were a mixture from both.

Neva - thanks a bundle!!! I had better google that word and then pack my bags!! We have had medical investigatons done here and they say that the ash we get is quite coarse and not a problem like the fine stuff. We are around the bay and miss a lot of it which is good.

WHDB is now installing our new modem while I work off my laptop on the kitchen bench with our other phone line connected.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful the way the colors are in the sky.