Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Snowy Garden of the Gods Sunrise

We've had a very cold and snowy spell, as it went down to -17 F (-27 C) on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning I took my camera down to Garden of the Gods (a city park) before work to get some pictures at dawn, and here they are. The first one shows the rocks just before sunrise. These rocks are sandstone, and they are huge - the one in the first two pictures is 300 feet (90 meters) high.
The white spot is the Moon.
There were still some tendrils of mist.
And finally the color of the rock jumps out once the sun hits it, with a Colorado blue sky behind it.
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17 comments:

  1. Marvelous captures of a beautiful place! And such lovely blue skies for a background! Doesn't get any better! Thanks for sharing, Al!

    Enjoy your weekend! Oh, and I love your dog!

    Sylvia

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  2. aww those are beautiful! cant see them here in malaysia

    A smile from SJ =)

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  3. Very beautiful photos for skywatch. Wow the rocks are so amazing and beautiful. Have a nice weekend.

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  4. The veins of snow cutting across the rock gives it an aura of delicacy that I feel sure is not there to the touch. A wonderful series of shots of the morning sun working its wonders. We have rocks similar to this in Australia - but not together with snow.

    Engrossing ...

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  5. What amazing color contrasts you've captured here, especially with the light snow dusting. What a wonderful place. I really like the lighting in the last shot. Happy skywatching...

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  6. Beautiful series! You aren't kidding when you say the color jumps out! Wow-zers! Happy SkyWatch!

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  7. Wow, the colors are amazing Al!Love the last photo, it's enchanting!

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  8. Fabulous photos - I love especially the last one!
    Greetings:)

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  9. Marvelous photo set. The last capture is stunning.

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  10. Lovely shots! In that last shot, I love how the dawning light brigtens the sandstone. Thank you for braving the unbelievably cold (-17°F?!) for us!

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  11. Imagine that something like this is called "a city park!" You live in a gorgeous place and I am so glad you are sharing the views with us.

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  12. I wanted to choose a favorite, but I'm afraid I can't...I love every one of them! They're all spectacular and gorgeous! What a great park and a great capture of the dawn. Love this series!

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  13. Excitingly beautiful shots of superb terrain.

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