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Thursday, 26 June 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Midsummer Evenings.


This first photo was taken last Sunday at 11pm from my back garden. The sky is still surprisingly light.

This second shot was taken the next evening from the same place, just 20 minutes earlier.

I was lucky. Both evenings were cool enough that the evil midges were fairly quiet, so I could manage the photos in safety!

For more Sky Watch photos, visit our host at
Wigger's World,
and enjoy!

45 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

A drastic difference in the weather. Very nice sunset too!
My Sky Watch Friday post

Petunia said...

Both are great, but I must say I like the second one best. A beautiful sunset is always a winner!Petunia's SWF

Juliana RW said...

love ur second shot

Mine in here. Thanks

picturing said...

great shots

Please visit mine also in here Thanks

RuneE said...

Much can take place in 20 minutes!

fishing guy said...

It's a shame when the bugs don't allow you to get these great shota, very nice SWF.

archiearchive said...

Lovely colours in that second one. Both are so very peaceful :)

Rose said...

Nice photos for skywatch--I really like that bottom one!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am now taking a 10 day dose of steroids for my Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and it works. I am free of pain. For now and am taking a chance to see if I can visit the Sky Watch Bloggers and see what's up this week.

I am not participating in Sky Watch Friday just because I might not be able to make it around to all if the pain flairs up again and that would not be right for me.


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I enjoyed seeing your blog post for Sky Watch Friday and I thought your photography was excellent.

imac said...

2 great photos and contrast.
Beautiful.

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

But guess what, I'm so happy. If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see these great photos!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for helping to make Sky Watch so popular and special. I hope you enjoy your Sky Watch as much as I do.
Tom

bobbie said...

What a difference a day makes! Both really lovely pictures.

SandyCarlson said...

Evil midges can muddy up a great shot, so I am glad you were free of them to get these gems.

me ann my camera said...

Cool and lovely!
varying seasons

Aileni said...

You caught the right conditions this time.

Berit said...

Very beautiful photos!

Julie said...

So different to just one day apart. sunsets that stretch across the sky are always a wonderful end to a day.

reader Wil said...

What a beautiful contrast! Very beautiful, Dragonstar! Thanks for your visit!

John said...

Great shots and lovely colours in that second one.
Have a nice weekend!

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

These are so pretty! Interesting to see how different they both are

Pretty Life Online said...

Pretty one for SWF! Which reminds me the quote... "we all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon".... Mine's up too hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!

Dr.John said...

Two great evening pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

Petrus said...

Love the photographs of the sunsets - very clear and crisp shots ..

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely! It's amazing what just a few minutes difference can do to a sky!

Steven and Aisha said...

It's amazing how the sky changed its color. Beautiful!

babooshka said...

I love how the sky chnages. Both brilliant and such glorious colours. Well done. This is great photography.

Naturegirl said...

The summer days are longer and the skies are gorgeous! Love them both!
I too am a gardener! NG from Canadian skies!

Lara said...

don't you just love summer skies? so artistic!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful clouds and the second photo has some really pretty colors in it

Greyscale Territory said...

Dynamic colours in both pics!

A dragon slayer said...

Nice comparison. I like you title!

Blue said...

Loved the series of two!

Great minds are still thinking alike on our meme photo subjects; as I too for once, instead of blue skies did a series of sunset shots - LOL!

Take care
Blue

PS - Meant to tell you, to fill my Thurday, I've started my own meme - crazy hey! It's called Favourite Things. I'm sure you must have plenty...

Nessa said...

Wow, that is a lot of light so late. Great shots.

iriz said...

hi!

love your shots. that was great. ;0)

CherryPie said...

What a contrast in colours, they are both lovely :-)

Daryl said...

I really like taking pix like this ... the contrasts are always such fun ... and in this case you took two wonderful photos!

:-Daryl

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful shots. So tranquil...

esnorway said...

nice shoots

For The People said...

Spectacular SWF!

Ellee Seymour said...

I hope to be visiting Ireland soon and look forward to these wonderful skies.

Jenty said...

I love the second shot!

AnneKa said...

Great photos for sky watch!

Jules said...

I am such a sunset girl. I love them. Nice job!

Gallicissa said...

Ahhh! Now that's a place I 'd like to sit down in the evening taking long gin and tonic.