Thursday, July 29, 2010

Skywatch Friday: A Midsummer Sunrise

These are nothing spectacular, but given their source (my antique, first-generation iPhone) I consider myself lucky to have been in the right place at the right time.

I took the opening shot as soon as I parked for my morning class last Monday. The sun had risen splendidly during my thirty-minute ride down to Dallas, and I'm somewhat surprised that I didn't wreck poor Vera in my efforts to keep an eye on the drama in her rear-view mirror. At this time of year, the sun rises in the northeast, and I was headed south, so I didn't get to enjoy it much.

The next two photos were taken a few seconds after the first, and do catch some of the changes that happened so rapidly that I'm grateful to have caught anything at all.

Busy-ness has kept me from posting recently, so this may be it for another week if I don't get caught up. I usually use this blog as a means of thinking things through, but there seems to be so much going on that I don't have much time to think, much less write. I haven't had time, either, to check out the wonderful blogs I try to keep track of, and I miss you guys.

Still, the weekend's coming up, and there's Skywatch Friday to meander through, so I'll try to take some time tomorrow morning to see what's up--literally! Happy Skywatch Friday, and thanks once more to the team who keep it going.

12 comments:

Sylvia K said...

You and your iPhone did a terrific job! These are such great captures of such gorgeous skies! Love the colors! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Wanda said...

What lovely captures of marvelous skies. Almost feel like I can step into the picture.

Linnea W said...

Great capture with the iphone! What a way to start the day!

stan said...

that's gorgeous!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Almost like a movie as we watch the sun rising on a beautiful day.

Kit said...

I think the sky shots are stunning! It was certainly a beautiful sunrise. Thank you for sharing.
Kit

J Bar said...

Such beautiful skies to view.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

clairz said...

I know what you mean about driving and watching for potential camera shots. Talking on the cell phone while driving has been made illegal here, but they haven't said anything yet about taking photos while driving!

These are beautiful photos. Lovely blue, lovely light.

Martha Z said...

Your i-phone did good and you had some nice skies to distract you on your way to that city.
What, no words of wisdom for us? That's ok, I don't have much time either and your thoughtful posts require time to read and digest. I'm trying to get some posts on our Alaska trip ready before we head to the Eastern Sierra.

Manang Kim said...

For an iphone to take this photo is awesome!! Like it!

SWF~Fiery

jabblog said...

Rear-view mirrors can be hazardous! Sunrise is uplifting and all the more precious because it resolves into full daylight so quickly. I think your 'antique' phone does a first-class job - or its operator does. Those blue and molten gold photos are quite lovely.

Light and Voices said...

You took these photos with your Iphone? Lovely.
Joyce M