Thursday, October 22, 2009

SkyWatch: October Skies


This evening was one of those rare “perfect” autumn evenings. After being cooped up in the office and with rain in the forecast for the next two days a little foray with the camera seemed a fitting way to end day.

This is the view from my deck as the sun sank low into the western sky. Our fall foliage is reaching its zenith and the forecasted rain and wind will probably cause many of the bright leaves to cascade to the ground leaving in their wake the muted grays of winter.



The gorgeous sunset I was hoping for failed to materialize but my wife and I still enjoyed watching as the pastel colors of the sky slowly melded into darkness under a cresent moon.

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22 comments:

J Bar said...

Brilliant scenes.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

His Unfailing Love said...

wow, beautiful scene... I like it.

Bacolod and Beyond said...

pretty photo. It's really different when it's dark...
Thanks for sharing.

Jeri said...

Such beautiful colors in these skies - well done!!

Louise said...

Awesome skies! I can't decide if I like the white light in the first one or the colors in the second one best. Definitely a treat after being cooped up in the office!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: What a neat view of the wonderful PA mountains.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both of these pictures are stunning.The sunset is so soft and pretty.
Blessings,Ruth

kden said...

Beautiful evening shots. I love Fall evenings. I love the second one with the moon. Very awesome elk photo too.

Lew said...

Beautiful skies! My favorite is the second with subtle color and the moon. i also saw an article today that they are going to bring elk back to southwestern Virginia.

Meggie said...

Our Pennsylvania skies...I LOVE spelling it out in its entirety...and foliage are quite spectacular and this year is no different. How lucky I feel to live in this great state.

eileeninmd said...

Both are awesome photos, I love the colors, so pretty. My favorites today.

DoanLegacy said...

That is just beautiful and fantastic pictures! Love the colors in each photo!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos, Coy, and I just really appreciate your way with words when you describe things!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Pretty pictures of beautiful places.

imac said...

Its always great to see the sun go down and leave that mystic colour in the sky Coy.

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous view from your deck. I love the crescent moon in the pastel sky. God is such an amazing artist.

Chris said...

The last one is the view from your deck!! Gosh it is wonderful... I will have to remove some parking ltos to see a nice view like this one. Beautiful shots Coy. Have a nice week end.

Pearl Maple said...

The moon is a delightful accent to your pastel coloured skies. Looks like it was a lovely evening to sit back and watch the light show.

Shelley said...

You've captured some beautiful sky photos! It's looking nicer in your area than it is in mine!
P.S. Did you get a photo of that Loon? :-)

Pietro said...

What a charming light in these pictures! I like the moon in the second image.
Happy weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like everything about these photos: the vistas, the light, the clouds, the colours... Very nice!

Kerri said...

Beautiful view!