Thursday, 12 December 2013

A Windy Sky

I've had an idea for a picture I want to take in my garden - it involves an interesting looking sky, on a windy day.

We have a row of birch trees in the garden, and they are very mobile in the wind - the aim of the picture is to be able to capture the stillness of the sky, but also the movement of the trees.  I suppose I feel this is the other way around to normal.  I think of the land (in this case the trees) as solid and the sky as mobile.

I'm going to keep working on this idea - but this is the best image so far.  Comments appreciated.


You can find more skies at SkyWatch Friday.  SM

22 comments:

  1. Pretty sky shot, Stewart! I am a tree-hugger, so any tree is beautiful to me. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Indeed that's a lovely shot Stewart. I can actually imagine the birch trees swaying in the wind against the vivid sky! Beautiful!

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  3. interesting challenge, and I especially liked the leaf blur giving your trees motion. lovely sky photo.

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  4. Nou ik denk dat het heel mooi gelukt is Stewart het is een pracht foto geworden.

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  5. I love this image - you can really "see" the wind in the second tree from the left

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  6. Well, you have a good start to that idea! Nicely done!!

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  7. The movement of the leaves (left upper corner) has been well captured. The scattered clouds do give the feeling of a windy day.

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  8. hard to catch the swaying in a static photo. :)

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  9. Great capture and lovely skies -- even if it is windy! Hope your week is going well, Stewart!

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  10. Love the swirly sky!

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  11. Looks like an ideal shot to try with a polarizing filter and convert to black and white.

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  12. Reminds me of the nursery poem "Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I, but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by." So your photos will help us see the wind!

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  13. Interesting,it's only in the motion of objects that we do "see" the wind.
    Quite a challenge you've given yourself...... great photo!

    Ruby

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  14. There is a sense of motion in the upper left corner.

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  15. Lovely sky Stewart!!!Great shot!!
    Hope you have a nice weekend!!
    Dimi...

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  16. Lovely sky Stewart!!!Great shot!!
    Hope you have a nice weekend!!
    Dimi...

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  17. Beautiful sky with clouds, you can see the wind in the trees.

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  18. Which ever one is moving, it's very pretty!

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