2/25/10

Skywatch Friday - Guest Host!


'Blue Moon'

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This week I am very proud to be the guest host for Skywatch Friday, my header photo was selected for this honour. I took the picture of the huge storm cloud last July whilst we were under a tornado warning, this was the very clearly defined back edge of the storm as it headed east at sunset. I happened to look out of a window and spot this photo opportunity and knew I had no time to lose.

I grabbed the Hubster as my chauffeur, snatched up my camera and ran out the door, still in my pink furry cowboy boot slippers! We drove to the highest point in town, our cemetery which just happens to be the fave locals spot for watching storms, and so there I was visible to all in pink furry slippers snapping this picture. In September last year it won 2nd prize in a local museums annual photo contest, so I did at least get some major payback for my embarressment!

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39 comments:

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Great shot.
Beautiful composition.
Art photo.
Luiz Ramos

Riet said...

That is a great picture of the blue moon.Your header is stunning

Gaelyn said...

This is such an excellent capture Sarah. Certainly worth a little pink fuzzy embarassment. ;-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sarah: Congrats on your photo on the main site, very nicely done my friend.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Congratulations on being the guest host Sarah. I have loved that picture from the first time I saw it.

Daryl said...

Its a great shot .. congrats on hosting SkyWatch.

Come see my sky .. its a lot like your's!

Carver said...

Great shot of the moon and your photo on the sky watch page is beyond words. I'm still too amazed to think of what to say.

imac said...

Wonderful moon shot my friend.
one last visit b4 Twangy gets at my puter.

Tara R. said...

Congrats on hosting SkyWatch... that was an incredible shot. I admire your dedication, fuzzy slippers and all.

Regina said...

Congrats. This is lovely!

Artlover said...

I like your "Guest host" very much. Your moon is not bad either.
Congrats on hosting Skywatch.

Sherri said...

Very cool photo! Thanks for sharing!

Lorac said...

That pic is a thing of beauty! Nice capture!

SandyCarlson said...

That is just amazing. You make me look and look again. A dream.

gigihawaii said...

Gorgeous, as usual. Congrats for the award.

wenn said...

wow, lovely shot!

Photo Cache said...

Great shot that you have on the main page, it is definitely a main page material.

Love this one too.

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louisebah said...

congrats! i love the picture!

Carol said...

Awesome sky shot at Skywatch!!

Evelyn Howard said...

Congrats for coming 2nd :) Great shot.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sarah, That sky picture of the tornado clouds is totally AMAZING.... It is truly a winner!!!! WOW!!!

We're having a wonderful time in Arkansas--but it's passing by too quickly. The weather has been great considering the fact that it was snowing at home.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ebie said...

Congratulations Sarah for your great photograph at SKYWATCH headquarters!

The colors are just so intense and greatly captured!

Your moon shot is so inviting!

LadyFi said...

Your header is fabulous.. so dramatic! And I love the soft blue of the moon photo.

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Absolutely, a prizewinner. I'm envious of the opportunity you had, and glad the huge weather front was going away, not towards you!

Congrats on being guest host for Skywatch, and a great posting it is for them.

Kcalpesh said...

Your Guest Host Photo on Skywatch is Terrific. A real Stunner! Awesome photography!

Pixellicious Photos

whatandysees said...

Cracking picture Sarah, most of the best are oppotunist!......

Congratulations on hosting Skywatch...

overtiredmum said...

wow - you're famous - can I have your autograph?!

Love your header photo. But also liking the blue moon one - you've managed to catch all the details on it. xo

Angie said...

Awesome shots! Thanks for your visit.

Jan K. said...

Your blue moon is lovely, but the shot of those tornado clouds is absolutely stunning!

syel said...

that header photo of yours really deserved to win! and btw, i love the blue moon too! :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I love the blue moon! What a catch! I would not like to live in tornado alley and can see that watching the skies must be both exciting, a warning and picturesque.

Oklahoma Granny said...

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Of course I had to stop over to see what your blog was about and found your photo blog as well. Fantasically beautiful photos you capture!

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I'll be following your blog on FB. It is truly a treat!

ProdigalWife said...

Hey Sarah--
Love, love your guest host photo--but not sure if you know yet, your link (on #14 photo) doesn't work.
Frances

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely shot with the branches in the foreground.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I can see why!! The colors are so deep but with such a magnificant image- really dramatic capture! You ought to get just a shot of the furry boots too!! Well worth it!
This photo of the moon here is lovely too.

JOE TODD said...

Congrats on being guest host. I always enjoy all your posts and photos

LV said...

So happy you were featured on the header for today. That is one incredible view. You did an outstanding job capturing nature in all its glory.

jabblog said...

Love your header - very dramatic. I'm not surprised you won a prize - should have been first, of course :-)
Your moon picture is beautiful - very romantic *sigh*

Robin said...

That storm shot is amazing, and you've done an incredible job with this moon capture as well!