Thursday, August 26, 2010

Looking at the Sky - Sound Skies





Looking at the Sky on Friday arrives as we chronicle the heavens. We capture and post what we so often focus on. 


This afternoon I was going to New Haven to pick up cam at the train station. Being early and having the point-and-shoot with me, I decided to capture New Haven Harbor as I waited. It had been rainy and gray all week until today. The sky sits beautifully over the water and shore facing neighborhoods



When the humidity is strong, the Long Island Sound estuary (the harbor is part of) has a not very attractive brackish gray/brown hue. 


However, when the sky is as blue as this, the water is much bluer, today an almost azure look. Naturally, the harbor has its commercial uses, such as the United Illuminating electrical generating station. 


Yet, the modern power plant does not detract from the stunning fair-weather clouds above it - no man-made anything can take away from the beauty of the heavens...


Near the Long Wharf, the fair-weather clouds accumulate in a stunning collection overhead. 


The combination of dark gray and brilliant blue is appealing as the sun is now hidden for a few moments. The heat and humidity have left the area for a few days, and we are left to enjoy this divine beauty. 


See more of the sky at Tisha’s fine meme

9 comments:

bettyl said...

Those are some great shots! The sky is always a wonderful place to find great pictures.

theimaginativetraveler said...

The silver clouds are stunning against that brilliant blue! Wonderful shots...

Lynette

fini said...

Thanks for sharing these and your detailed information as well :) Those skies are perfect!!

Manang Kim said...

You have a way of chronicling photos and words. And I always like your shots, thanks for sharing and of course the visit! Happy weekend!
Reddish cloud

Looking @ The Sky On Friday said...

The ever changing sky is a mighty wonder and never ceases to amaze me. That's what I love so much about this meme, the wide array of photos!!! So awesome. :)

Thanks so much for sharing these...my favorite is the cloudy shadow on the bottom.

Happy Friday!
Tisha

fredamans said...

Gorgeous and vivid blue skies!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/08/sky-friday_27.html

Patti said...

You did a great job on these photos yesterday, my dear. ;-)

The sky over the water is always interesting.

Anna said...

"no man-made anything can take away from the beauty of the heavens"

Exactly! Love these blues.

Ann said...

what's the man doing in the orange cage, Inspecting to see if it is still good?