Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cold & Warm, Partly Cloudy Skies

For this week's Skywatch Friday post, I'm uploading photos from two different mornings in the last week. The first two are from early on a frosty morning, after a 24-hour freezing fog finally lifted. This is frost, not snow, in both these photos!
The last shot is from this morning, when I went to Palmer Park to hike with little Socks. It was fairly warm, with skies that were partly sunny, making for flat, colorless light. I've got more photos to post from this hike.
We've got some really cold weather on the way - on Friday our high temperature may be 1° F(-17° C) - but luckily these cold spells are usually very short. Enjoy lots more skyward photographs at the Skywatch Friday meme.

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous captures, Al, as always! I love the pattern of the clouds in the first shot! Fascinating! And so is the tree in the second. Sounds as though you and Socks had a great hike! Have a lovely evening and a great day tomorrow!

    Sylvia

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  2. The thick frost is very pretty! I'm happy to see the photos rather than take them. Palmer Park looks a little warmer. Interesting boulders!

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  3. WOW, frost?...fantastic...great shots.
    Molly

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  4. That is Very heavy frost. The sky is almost a continuation of the tree in the 2nd shot. That's just Way too cold for me. Nice shots.

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  5. ♫°° Amigo,

    °º♫ Para você em 2011:

    ° • ♫ "Os sonhos realizados...
    °º ♫°° ♫♫ O amor esperado...
    ° ·. •*• ♫ A esperança renovada..."

    Bj♥s
    Brasil °º♫
    °º
    ° ·.

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  6. Beautiful pictures.. seems to be very cold there!
    Greetings..

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  7. I wish you 12 months of happiness, serenity 52 weekend, 365 days of love, 8760 hours of peace 525600 minutes of success, 31536000 seconds of friendship.

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  8. What can I say, another set of gorgeous landscape.

    Thank you for a year filled with spectacular peeks at your amazing landscape.

    Happy New Year.

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  9. What a gorgeous set of snow shots! I especially like the effect on the grass on top.
    Wish you a Happy New Year, Al.

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  10. Beautiful snow and frost shots. -17 degrees that is Cold.
    Happy New Year

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  11. wow! I am really loving that middle shot! Great perspective and light...wow, again!

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  12. All good photo's..but my favorite would be the first one..love the cloud patterns and the frozen landscape.

    Have a Happy New Year.

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  13. The frost and the sky are perfectly suited to each other.

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  14. beautiful Al...love the texture of the frozen grasses...wow!!! Happy New Year:)

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  15. Really cool shots!

    Happy SWF & Happy Happy New Year! =)

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  16. great shots
    congrats
    My Dear!

    Thank you very much for your visits and comments during 2010.

    Thanks cause I learned many subjects of photography with you and all the coleagues of SKYFRIDAY!
    Have a nice evening and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    GOD BLESS YOU"
    I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TOGETHER IN 2011..http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/12/believe-you-can-fly/

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  17. My, that is a lot of frost. Glad things are looking up for you.

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  18. most beautiful shots! can't imagine the sky looking so blue when it's so cold! Love the shot of the frost.

    Happy New Year!

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  19. Lovely as long as the sun comes out and the air is still one can enjoy a cold, crisp day.

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  20. I really like that first one, great capture of the details of the frost.

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  21. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Thanks for your visits and comments in the past Year.
    I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.


    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 25

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  22. Beautiful morning winter shots.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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  23. Wow! This is my first visit and I am already in love with Colorado! Beautiful images!! That frost is a sharp contrast from our sunny winters here in West Africa!

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  24. Beautiful!! Your captures re really stunning!!

    Pixellicious Photos wishes you a very happy new year!!

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  25. It's amazing how blue the sky is while there are so much snow below! Absolutely gorgeous! Your photos are so fantastic, Al. I can't wait to see more next year!

    Happy New Year :-D

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  26. Fantastic photos! I especially love that first one :)

    Unfortunately, we've gone from snow to drab & dreary weather... Ah well.

    All the best for 2011! :)

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  27. your photos are truly amazing. i enjoyed your previous skywatch photos too.

    Have a blessed new year Al.

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  28. Hi Al,
    We are safe from the upslope in summit county but it is -9F this am. Was a cold dog walk.

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  29. Very pretty ... Happy New Year. Ruby says hi to Socks. xoxo.

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  30. That top frosty photo is wonderful, Al. I'm in Denver, and it's frigid with snow on the ground. I see Breck had a -32 windchill this AM! Keep cozy. Happy 2011!

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  31. Frost, now snow? How can one tell the difference? Impressive!
    The best in 2011. I'm looking forward to ALL your posts and photos!

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