Friday, 8 January 2010

Skywatch: The Bondi blues

Above: 5:50am - between Christmas and New Year

Below: 7:30am - on the same day

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51 comments:

BaysideLife said...

What a difference a few hours make!
From overcast skies with distant rain to blue skies with fluffy clouds. I've just spent an enjoyable interlude catching up with your photos. They make me want to hop on a plane and fly to Australia. I especially enjoyed the shots of the Waverley Cemetery.The history,the hillside, the views...lovely.

Lois said...

That first shot is just stunning Julie!

James said...

I love blue. These are wonderful and I like the title too.

Olivier said...

c'est l'heure bleue avant l'heure. Magique, j'adore.

Dina said...

The ship on the horizon, the clouds, the beach--all so dramatic and beautiful.
But the shot of Bondi gives me a bit of the blues--I can almost see the house of my daughter! So near yet so far.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh! You have such amazing blues in the second photo, sky and water, redblue to greenblue! The early am beach with the rain just offshore is perfect, j'adore also!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Luis Gomez said...

Stunning images! Thank you so much.

lizziviggi said...

Is there anything more uplifting to the soul than grey skies giving way to blue? I think not! Wonderful capture.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Both views are lovely ;-)
I never cease to be amazed at how the skies change ... almost moment to moment.
Hugs and blessings,

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Julie! Gorgeous skies! Love those big puffy clouds in the last shot! Happy SWF!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Stunning and gorgeous!

Happy weekend!


Regina

Bergson said...

beautiful sky

PurestGreen said...

I wonder how many shades of blue there are in those photos. Beautiful.

Riet said...

Beautiful skypictures, oh so blue,great shots

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Our beaches have the same blue sky!!
Beautiufl
Luiz Ramos - from Rio de Janeiro

JPT said...

Lovely deep blue colours.

TonyC said...

Hi julie, what an ispiring blog!. I shall keep visiting for your lovely photos and thought provoking words. Thanks!

Susan said...

Blue blue blue. Stunning colours!

Elisabeth said...

Blue is right...gorgeous, elegant! I love the first shot.

Shannara said...

Lovely pics, stunning.

brattcat said...

I just lose myself in these, take them in, feel the comfort of your summer warmth.

Janie said...

What beautiful, rich blues in your photos. Makes me long for summertime, but that'll be a long wait around here.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Julie, Julie ... how dare you show blue skies when I am bemoaning that this is yet another day in the clouds. I'm fed up, it's beginning to feel like winter around here, we even lit a fire last night to get warm.

But apart from that there is a richness of colour in the photos that I like a lot ... perhaps it's the time of day.

mbkatc230 said...

These are gorgeous! The colors are so rich and saturated, what an incredible blue sky. Beautiful shots. Kathy

toby said...

Whoa - those are absolutely gorgeous! I confess to being a little bit jealous - I wouldn't mind being on the beach right about now :)

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Vicki said...

The top photo is haunting. Early morning with the sun peeking over the horizon, silhouetting the ship, the lone figure on the beach... What’s going through his mind at 5.50 a.m. that morning just after Christmas?

J Bar said...

Absolutely brilliant blues.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

ρομπερτ said...

And all of a sudden the 'boundless possibilities' of the new year appeared.

Please have a wonderful Friday.

~Cheryl said...

Your photos are wonderful! Happy Sky Watch!

bitingmidge said...

Are you playing with HDR now too?

I'm impressed either way.

Solistalgia is not the Blues!

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Max-e said...

Nice shots Julie

Sharon said...

Great photos again Julie,Ilove your blog,I have been taking a peek every now and then for a while now and you always have something fantastic to see or read.
I love your quirky descriptions!
I will be visiting often.
Also thanks for the comments on my Sky watch post today
x sharon

Ann said...

Incredibly intense blues.

Philipp said...

Great clouds, sun on the houses, the guy in the foreground, the translucent water. Wow!

Serge Cornillet said...

What a sky! very good blue, it's like a good painting.
See U.
Serge

Tara R. said...

Looks a lot like Florida. If it's raining here, just wait a little while and it will turn out to be a beautiful day. Gorgeous blue skies in the second shot.

Maia said...

Wow, what a dramatic change in less than two hours. How much action and force on this gorgeous sky.
It's like "you're watching a painting
coming to life shifting and shaping
.......it all goes by."
Thanks Julie for sharing these beauties.

JM said...

I would never say these were taken at 5:50 and 7:30am! How bright and amazing!!!

LV said...

Truly, truly beautiful pictures. They are so bight and vivid. Every detail so easy to see. You are very good at capturing true beauty of nature. I am honored you had time to drop by my place. Thank you.

Gena said...

Both very beautiful pcitures in their own right - great sky captures and lovely scenery.
Gena

vincibene said...

Fantastic blue, I dive in it.

SquirrelQueen said...

Amazing shades of blue. I love the lonely feel of the beach in the first photo.

Ane Lagerqvist said...

I love this shot. So dramatic... still one would love to be there.

Catalina Lemus Fett said...

I have not entered your page for days and I see that these photos are precious. The intensity of blue reflected in the sky, gaping my eyes.

Beautiful photos.

Stay well.

Shelle said...

just as beautiful as ever...I put this on my computer wallpaper (hope that's ok)...can't wait to show the kids....I'm always talking about Oz - they want to move there.

Julie said...

Shelle: not a problem with that. Anything that gives others a wider appreciation of the life that we live down here. Say hi to the kids from me!

Mrs. Lovely said...

Absolutely beautiful! That second photo is just breathtaking.

Unknown Mami said...

Wow! Stunning photographs.

VP said...

I can't decide which one I like more, but I'm sure that these are some of the best pictures seen around in a while.

Jeanine DeNitto said...

what gorgeous blue sky, blue ocean, blue clouds. awesome!