Thursday, February 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Guest Host!


'Blue Moon'

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This week I am very proud to be the guest host for Skywatch Friday, my header photo at my main blog Brit Gal USA was selected for this honour. I took the picture of the huge storm cloud last July whilst we were under a tornado warning, this was the very clearly defined back edge of the storm as it headed east at sunset. I happened to look out of a window and spot this photo opportunity and knew I had no time to lose.

So I grabbed the Hubster as my chauffeur, snatched up my camera and ran out the door, still in my pink furry cowboy boot slippers! We drove to the highest point in town, our cemetery which just happens to be the fave locals spot for watching storms, and so there I was visible to all in pink furry slippers snapping this picture. In September last year it won 2nd prize in a local museums photo contest, so I did at least get some major payback for my embarressment!

To see other fabulous skies or join the best weekly meme on the web, go to the Skywatch site.

19 comments:

Rajesh said...

Awesome shot.

Andree said...

I love moon shots. But your tornado cloud photograph was awe inspiring. I'm so glad it won a prize. (New to the new SWF page, I didn't spend much time to find comments there, so I commented on it here. When my eyes aren't so tired, I will see where the comments are there!).

Thank you for your visit.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful photo the moon stands out from the pastel haze around it.
Enjoy your weekend.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Lew said...

The moon is nice, but the storm cloud header is absolutely fantastic!

Carletta said...

A lovely guest host shot and this one as well!
Congrats on having a winning photograph. It's one to be quite proud of.
Love the little calves below - so sweet. :)

Aethernaut said...

This is lovely, the moon is so delicate! It really captures the magic of moonrise. Thank you for hosting Skywatch Friday this week, your storm cloud image is also just stunning and deserving of a prize. And thank you for commenting on my blog, hope it didn't make you too homesick ;)

eileeninmd said...

Both sky shots are awesome. Love the host cloud shot and this moon shot is beautiful.

Spiderdama said...

Thats a beautiful shot and moon!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous photo!!! Great moon!!!

Pam said...

You captured the moon shot beautifully. Well done, its gorgeous.

Manang Kim said...

It's just so beautiful!! I so love it. Thanks for sharing!

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Kerry said...

Congratulations on being host. I love your shot.

No snow for me this week - well apart from a bit on sunday but now is all gone.

Tarun Mitra said...

Awesome capture

Mark Kreider said...

Great shot! Of course, I'll be singing "Blue Moon" for the rest of the day now :)

Diane AZ said...

Blue Moon is beautiful and contemplative. :)

Benikos place said...

Very beautiful shot!!!thanks :))

Denise said...

I would love to see you in a photo with your pink slippers on that hill. I think we other shutterbugs understand rushing out of the house for the perfect photo, and this certainly is very beautiful. I loved your photo on the home page also. Have a great weekend.

kRiZ cPEc said...

Thanks for sharing, a winner shot, nothing less. ;)

eden said...

Stunning capture. Well done!

Have a great Sunday!