July 04, 2008

moody clouds -- it's Sky Watch Friday !


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photo by Donald Kinney

Beneath this moody morning cloud is San Pablo Bay, which is the upper thumb of San Francisco Bay.   This is where you will find the tiny historic Chinese shrimping village of China Camp.   Today China Camp only has one resident, Frank Quan, who still operates a small shirmp fishing operation.   Shrimp have been on the decline in San Pablo Bay, mainly due to reduced freshwater releases from the Sacramento Delta.   Mr. Quan isn't too happy about that...

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30 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

The sky is indeed moody. The water is a long way across and shimmers. I think this is the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

KylieM said...

Definately a moody sky .. just stunning really .. I love standing on a jetty when it is dark and gloomy and let all my worries flow out to sea. Gorgeous Firework shot as well, thanks for dropping by!

Aileni said...

I hope your day is less moody though it is a fine picture. Your day's header says it all for the day that's in it.

evlahos said...

and moody it is. very atmospheric capture

mharia said...

wonderful SWF post ... feels almost like a painting. :)

Texas Travelers said...

I suspect the sky reflects the mood of Mr. Quan. Interesting layered photo. Well done.

I like the header. Happy 4th to you.

Troy

Gallicissa said...

Wow! they look ominous! lovely b & w shot! Have a great day!

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful fireworks and beautiful clouds! My fireworks shot was from last night's as well! Happy 4th.

TSannie said...

Love both of your pictures. The fireworks are perfection. Happy 4th to you!

sandy's notes said...

moody is the perfect word. The detail is wonderful. I love that fireworks photo too. Happy 4th and skywatch!

B. Roan said...

Definitely a moody sky.

Catherine said...

Are we allowed to choose our sky?
I'm not in that particular mood, but I love the silver grey one that has something special in its colors, it gives thickness.
I let the fireworks for others.
For me it will be the grey one.
Great grey Sky Watch!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week.. your pictures, comments and time a very much appreciated by many.
Tom

WillThink4Wine said...

Personally, I happen to love moody skies and this one is no exception! Now I must go check out your cat's blog! =)

Snap Catch said...

Great catch for SWF! This reminds me the quote... "God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement".... Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by..

Quiet Paths said...

It is ominous looking! I'm glad I'm sitting in partial sun today out here! Thanks for the info too; that was really interesting.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Ooh, that is a moody sky. Would make me uneasy ;O)

Daryl said...

Thank you for the compliment on Ms Liberty .. I love your clouds .. and those fireworks ... superb .. really

:-Daryl

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

eeh Don.
I wish YOU a better Mood than this (also great!) dark beauty sky...

Happy Weekend and swf
Greetings from JoAnn Holland

Mo said...

Great shot. Love that you chose to do in B&W

Naturegirl said...

I would agree moodysky.
Grey skies here too.
I was at Whole Foods the other day and they will not sell orange roughy because it has been overfished!

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE the natural symmetry of your photograph! The differences in shades and texture are an added bonus! Fantastic!

merlinprincesse said...

Hello Don! Just received your comment! Your header is fantastic!!! My pics of fireworks were taken on my balcony in very bad conditions. I was frozing (only 12°C last night) and the light was awful... So the pics are fuzzy! :( BUT they give a little hint of what I've missed by not going to see the show on the River... Badbadbad MP!!!!

merlinprincesse said...

Your clouds are beautifully moody, by the way! Kisses to Kitty! :)

Louis la Vache said...

Donald - on a different subject, if you like old cars, check this out: Coulda. Shoulda. Woulda

marley said...

That is a moody sky! It makes for a good photo.

pts said...

excellent shot! thanks for commenting my blog.

Müge Tekil said...

Another wonderful shot dear Donald! These clouds remember us how we are small and powerless in fact... Have a great week-end!

AnneKa said...

Great sky watch post, still trying to see all the sky watch photos on Tom's blog.

 
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