June 27, 2008

odd sky - Sky Watch Friday


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photo by Donald Kinney

California skies are filled with smoke from a rash of wildfires all over the state, so we probably won't be seeing pretty blue skies for another week.
I shot this a week or two ago.   It might look a bit odd because I posterized it a bit -- it looked pretty darned boring otherwise.

Happy Sky Watch Friday everybody!


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36 comments:

Suzanne said...

You have created a wonderful photo. Happy SWF.

For The People said...

Very nice SWF! Will try to get to big site.

Inkivääri, Finland said...

Wau, like there has been indians:)

quinttarantino said...

I'm back ...
Oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

But guess what, I'm glad I decided to make a comeback.
If I didn´t rejoin SWF I would never have the chance to see this great photo!

WillThink4wine said...

I see a smiley face in the plume on the left! See it? =)

pts said...

excellent!

Gallicissa said...

You have an amazing eye and seemed to be not afraid at experimenting.
I will surely be back.

For The People said...

I agree but it is neat!

napaboaniya said...

I must say the effects work really well in this picture. The hues of blue are nicely displayed :)
Have a good weekend!

P/S: Thanks for the 10 stars award *Blush*

Anna said...

It looks like a lady is tiptoeing barefoot through the sky, or through a big puddle. Love it!

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

It's freat - your title photo is truly stunning.

mharia said...

what an interesting dancing sky! :)
love the effect! :)

happy SWF!

Leigh said...

I love the effect. Great pic. VEry interesting!

chrome3d said...

I don´t think it´s that boring. Au contraire, in fact. There is like a feet of some woman walking across the sky.

Tomate Farcie said...

Nice effect! Be glad you shot it a week ago, though. The sky is even thicker today than it was yesterday (smoke and fog, i think). I'm on Nob Hill and I can't even see the Coit Tower today. Can you smell the smoke in Marin?

marcia said...

I so so appreciate your header and yes interesting tailed clouds

Petunia said...

I don't find this odd. I find it nice: A great shot!
Did you know that we here in Norway have a footbal team (soccer) called ODD???
It is not my favorite team;)

Petunia's SWF

TSannie said...

Smoke plumes make for very interesting cloud formation. Loved what you did to your photo.

Great SWF!

marley said...

I like what you've done. It almost makes it look like a painting!

Small City Scenes said...

I'll bet the 'boring' photo was also beautiful. Though I do like the lady legs. LOL MB

Müge Tekil said...

A very nice work with beautiful colours and effects! Artistic and interesting!

I wish you a perfect week-end dear Donald :-)

T.R. said...

Wow...look at those legs walking gingerly over the bay. Beautiful.

Fugazi said...

Great shot - What you did worked:))

And thanx for commenting on my photos:))

Dave Coulter said...

Very cool. Happy SWF!

John said...

Great capture for sky watch!
Have a nice weekend.

photowannabe said...

Looks like someone tiptoeing across the sky. Very interesting sky Don.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I remember California Smoke skies! Nice shot.

B. Roan said...

Toe dancer. Beautiful. Like the enhancement.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I don't envy your fires right now! It's winter here and just had the first summer I can remember without them. Well done with the photo enhancement :)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That's an interesting tweak you put on your photo; made a nice Sky Watch.

Catherine said...

No boring at all, you succeed in giving your picture a nice effect, just on the sky, I wonder how you can do that, but I think that's make part of the illusion! I would like to get a full-size of the full-size, because I'm curious. Are they buildings in the foreground?

Dancin' Fool said...

It looks to me like the long legs of a woman in high heels walking past, brilliant shot!

Laurie Keller said...

Not boring at all. Let your fingers do the walking : ) Thanks for visiting my site for Sky Watch!

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Wow DON!!
I am so glad that i ever saw your blog, I like always alternative photography , venso by photoshop, I like it all, You did it again!!! (piece of art!)
Thanks so much

Wren said...

very nice - I like the effect

Jerez said...

Hey, I think I'm headed to Hermitville, I also have a cat!
Maybe you can direct my path?
Love this photo, too amazing, and I guess cloud watching here in the PNW is a bit boring, like now at 8;30 Am Gray Gray fog, but I love it, you can't see much or far, but it feels so fresh.

 
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