Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. It has been a bit of a rough week. Being sick in the tropics is hell. Luckily I got up early one morning and looked out to the swimming pool and saw this reflection. I grabbed my point and shoot and got a couple of shots off. The first being the reflection and the second being the reflected.
Stop by the Sky Watch Friday site and see photos of the sky from all over the world.
Cheers



42 comments:

Leora said...

I hope you are feeling better.

Marvelous pair of photos here. Love the reflection.

Louise said...

The reflected is beautiful. I LOVE the color of the reflection. Hope you feel better. Being sick anywhere is hell, actually. But maybe it's worse in the tropics with the heat and humidity.

Sara G said...

Beautiful pictures, as always!!
Get better real soon.
Take care

fishing guy said...

FW: My what great shots of the Sky in the pool and above, very nicely done.

Leedra said...

The reflection is beautiful.

Klaus said...

Both reflection and reflectee (ha! I made up a new word!) are gorgeous.
Hope you'll be better by now!
Cheers, Klaus

Picturing of Life said...

cool shots

Please drop at my SWF post also: in HERE. Thanks

Lara said...

I hope you feel better. These images must work as a medicine - beautiful photos!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Palms always seem so exotic to me. I just love them silhouted against the sky.
Happy Sky Watch!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Both very nice shots. I love the reflection.
Marnie

bobbie said...

Prettiest reflection I've seen in a long time. Nice shots.

Photo Cache said...

Hope you're feeling better. My what fantastic shots you have for us this week.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for skywatch! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit my corner too...

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Oh, my goodness! Your photos are wonderful, especially the reflection. You've a great eye, sick or not sick.

Hope you get to feeling better really soon!

Lapa37 said...

Those sure are some lovely pictures. And I hope you feel better soon.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That reflection is outstanding!!!

I really hope you feel better quick!
~Michele J~
Mountain Retreat

Pearl Maple said...

Hope you are feeling better, fun photos for Sky Watch Friday with a tropical view of the sky.

Thanks for your kind comments on my pot earlier.

babooshka said...

Just superb. The silhouette is so striking. I hope you are fighting fit again soon.

Ann said...

The reflection shot is really interesting. Hope you are feel ing better now.

Reluctantfarmchik said...

Man, that reflection is absolutely amazing. Did it make you feel any better? It made me feel better, if that counts for anything. Feel well soon!

Arija said...

Beautiful photos, I love the gentle, muted reflection, usually the reflection is stronger and brighter than the subject but you have caught its gentle feminine nature. The real thing in comparison is like a football hero against a shy victorian damsel.

I hope it is nothing serious and you recover quickly.

nina said...

Hope seeing all the SWF pics makes yu feel a little less blue.

Bradley Myers said...

Cool shots, I hope you are felling better.

Mary said...

What a beautiful sky, and a fabulous reflection! Hope you are feeling better soon. Happy SWF. :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

totally AWESOME pictures there I love them! Hope ou are feeling better and enjoying yourself!

Dianne said...

that would make me feel better

wonderful pair of shots

Kerslyn said...

nicely done! perfect reflection...and the second photo is equally beautiful.

happy weekend

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

A very nice pairing of images. Hope you're feeling better.

Tina said...

love how you captured the palm tree dark shadow side in the picture. very cool.

mine is up :)
http://www.mummydiariesblog.com/2008/09/sky-watch-friday-cat-cloud.html

Knoxville Girl said...

They are both beautiful. Sky Watchers are a dedicated group. Hope you feel better soon.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow... that is a good reflection... and the palm is stunning against that blue...

Eddie D. said...

Great shot...hope to see a few scenes like this in Florida next week....

syel said...

wonderful set of photos. the first photo is very clear! lovely!

Woody said...

Hope you feel better soon my friend. Great Photo!

gen/entry here said...

wow i like the first shot it is pretty. TC

dot said...

Sorry you are sick but you did good on the photos! Both are beautiful shots!

Small City Scenes said...

Good eye!! That is just too cool. Even sick you manage. LOL MB

The Tile Lady said...

And both shots are lovely! Hope you are well now.

Scotty Graham said...

Hey...finally have a decent connection so I can visit some blogs...Those flower photos below are incredible!! Wow...I thought they were fireworks at first...unreal!!

To answer your question about my post processing...I really try to do as little as possible. I always start out in camera raw making small adjustments or in lightroom as they have the same adjustments available. I then move into Photoshop and make a curves adjustment, and then mask out the areas that don't need touch-up. Then, if needed, I do a bit of dodging and burning and a slight boost in colors...then I do my final sharpening before saving for the web. All work depends on the photo. All said and done, I spend about 5 minutes per photo...it is usually the very small changes that make a big difference. In my tree photo, the sharpening is what made the difference in the photo, but for others, it just depends...

Good luck, and feel free to ask me more if you like....I am happy to help...I am a photography teacher so it is what I do...

Cheers,

Scotty

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Lovely reflection!!

Catherine said...

Sorry to hear you were sick~hope you are feeling better! Love these especially the reflection! :)
Cat

becky voyles said...

I think the 1st one is so cool!