Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shadows in the Sky

This could almost be a shadow shot with the cloud shadows in the sky.  It may look like a scene from a movie about the end of the world but it is just the sun setting behind the coast range with a little air pollution adding to the color.  My hill may be only 300' but that is enough to give me a view across the Sacramento Valley.

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30 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Wow Martha, that's spectacular! I'm amazed that a 300 ft hill can give such an expansive view. But guess the Sacramento Valley is really low.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love those, I guess they are not sunrays, but maybe shadow rays in the sky.

Photo Cache said...

this is magnificent martha. thanks for sharing.

i have posted my sky at my blogspot today.

fredamans said...

What a beautiful shot! Mine will be up later tonight, but stop by and see my sunset photo from today.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous capture, Martha! And what breathtaking colors! Really superb! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy lots of colorful skies!

Sylvia

Barb said...

What radiance. Luckily your "hill" gives you a spectacular view. Are you packed and ready? Have fun!

clairz said...

Ooooh, love those colors. Wonderful shot. Happy Skywatching!

Ebie said...

The colors are spectacular! You have a great view of the skies!

leavesnbloom said...

Martha that is just a fabulous view.

Rosie aka Centre of Interest photoblog

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just perfect! You couldn't have a better view.

EG Wow said...

This is a wow photo, Martha! Yes, air pollution adds a lot of colour to the skies, doesn't it? For sure that's why I see so many lovely sunsets. Thank goodness there's ONE positive about pollution. LOL

Linda Reeder said...

Very beautiful!

Diane AZ said...

Clouds and their shadows sure do make that sunset spectacular. Amazing views from your hill!

Dewdrop said...

Actually, they are called cloud shadows. Spectacular!!!

Carolyn Ford said...

This is AWESOME enlarged to full screen! Oh my...it's beautiful!

Linnea W said...

Wow! That's some intense sky!

eden said...

Stunning capture. Love it.

Regina said...

Marvelous and beautiful colors.

Have a great weekend Martha.
" Happy SkyWatch Friday "

J Bar said...

A really great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Lara Neusiedler said...

amazing! the rays of sun paint the sky and make it wonderful!

Arija said...

WOW Martha, what an absolutely magical sunset!

Malin said...

Beautiful.
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Luna Miranda said...

magnificent!

jabblog said...

Glorious colours in your sunset!

christina said...

Beautiful sky!

Owlfarmer said...
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Owlfarmer said...

I had just finished commenting on Archie's smoggy sunset when I found yours. In truth, some of the best sunset photos I've ever produced have been "enhanced" by particulate matter. One of the more "interesting" things about living in the modern world? Anyway, this is lovely nonetheless. (Sorry for the double post; my fingers aren't working today.)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a stunner, Gorgeous sky!!! I lived in Sacramento when I was a small child in the late 1940's, early 50's...

Lorac said...

I love these colours! Awesome!

Thomas C B Chua said...

Like one of the scenes from the movie " 2012" Awesome. Thanks for sharing.