Thursday, 15 December 2011

Sky Glass - SkyWatch Friday

A number of years ago while traveling in the US we met a rather over enthusiastic fellow traveler. We had spent the day near the coast and so had our new companion. We had seen some good birds, some great views and generally had a good time. She had found some beach glass and did not seem to understand how we could have overlooked such a thing.

It turns out that I don’t really remember her or the location of the beach, but I do remember the fragments of glass she held in her hand. They were frosted with age and sand and rounded where they should have been sharp. It was as if the sea had made them change.

Something about that idea – of a sea changed object – lies in this picture. Although here I tried to get a sky changed object - sky glass maybe?

The glass covers of the two lights in this image seem to have taken on a clearness and crystal quality that I had not seen before. The connection may be vague, but somewhere in the random wiring of my neurons a connection occurred.

You can find more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday.

You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention picture on the RHS of the screen.

Enjoy the skies

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot and capture for skywatch! Have a great day! Happy skywatching!

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture, Stewart! I love droplets of color against that blue sky! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Andrew said...

A wonderful image to see...

joo said...

Lovely image,Steward!
Have a great weekend:)

HansHB said...

A very good composition!
Happy Friday to you!

Inger-M said...

Great shot! Lighthouses are kind of fascinating. I love how you can tell where the sun is, even if it's not actually visible.
Have a great weekend!

The Write Girl said...

I enjoyed your thoughts and a lovely sky you've captured.

Gary said...

Great SWF photo, Stewart. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

missing moments said...

A great image and love how you captured it!

Arija said...

They do vaguely remind one of weathered shore glass, the emeralds and sapphires a child brings one to admire.

ladyfi said...

Nice shot. Love the light in those glass lights!

wollreflections said...

Nice post :)

Kel said...

pretty light show even when the lights are off

Sallie said...

It's a great picture and, I might be in troube here ;>) but I followed your random mental connections just fine!

NatureFootstep said...

great sky post. It is probably the backlight of the sun that makes the glass slow. That is my kind of shots. :)

eden said...

Nice shot!

Thank you for the visit.