Friday, 24 July 2009

Skywatch - Both sides now

In front: sun setting behind the Harbour Bridge [F5.6, 1/1250, ISO400, 208mm]

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice-cream castles in the air
And feather canyons ev'rywhere
I've looked at clouds that way.

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on ev'ryone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way.

I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It's clouds illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all.

... Lyrics by Joni Mitchell ...

Behind: sunset echoes over Fort Denison, the harbour and the ridge down to South Head [F5.6, 1/160, ISO400, 220mm]

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24 comments:

Stephany said...

Omg. I thought I'd lost your blog. I have some serious catching up to do! Beautiful sunsets, Julie!

Tom said...

Excellent posting Julie.. I do like the use of this song... and wish I had thought of it... :O)
I have a Crooked Spire for Sky Watch this week.....
Tom

the foto fanatic said...

Very nice, Julie.
tff

Photo Cache said...

Wonderful post. Happy skywatching.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Lovely poem! The orange-red of the burning sky is awesome.

J Bar said...

Such great colours. Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joan Elizabeth said...

Very nice compositon of words and colour. Isn't it fascinating what combinations create.

cara said...

Wow! that orange is phenomenal!

James said...

Outstanding picture combo.

Jacob said...

Just delicious...and I remember singing that Joni Mitchell song so often years ago! Perfection, Julie!

Baruch said...

Awesome sky!

Danton said...

Like that portion where orange and black "collides."

brattcat said...

Your photography, Joni Mitchell lyrics. This set certainly worked. Think you could do more?

Gaelyn said...

Both sides of your sunset are beautiful.

AB said...

I really like the first shot — the silhouettes on the deep orange background.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the use of the bridge structure as a silhouette in the sunset in the first photo and the second photo is quite magical!

JM said...

Love both orange colour on the 1st shot and golden reflections on the 2nd. Amazing shots for the skywatch theme!

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures and the lyrics to one of my favorite songs! Thanks Julie!

Tammie Lee said...

both photos are wonderful and I so enjoy Joni Mitchell.

Eamon said...

That lovely single wispy cloud in the first photo...

Btw Julie, Julie, re your question on my blog, it's a Philip Pullman book I think, but not sure which one. It has since gone back to the library and Yasmin isn't sure of the title. She read 3 or 4 of his books that week.

mkreider said...

Wonderful photos... especially liked the contrast in the first. Nice dog photos.

Arija said...

Great shots, I love that song too and still have not found out their secret.

freefalling said...

I love that song.
Specially the Paul Young cover.

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