Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sleigh Skies

We've had a dramatic weather change in the last few days. Over the weekend we were as warm as 52.5° F (11.4° C), but by Monday night we went down to -19.5° F (-28.6° C). That's a change of 72° F (40° C) in just a couple of days - more than some locations see in a year! That's what living at high altitude in the middle of a continent can be like.

Unfortunately it's hard to photograph temperature changes, so here are a couple of peaceful Skywatch photographs from our sleigh ride at Keystone on Sunday. There was lots of snow on the ground, but it was a beautiful day.
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33 comments:

  1. Oh, Al, what gorgeous captures! And what breathtaking blue skies and clouds! Such a beautiful day! I'm so glad you were able to get out and enjoy it! Terrific! Hope you've had a good week and have an even better weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Looks like a marvellous time for a sleigh ride! Beautiful photographs. Hope it warms up for you soon.

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  3. beautiful landscape, I love the snow

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  4. Beautiful skywatch.. and what difference of temperature, 40º is really a lot!

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  5. What beautiful shots, love the snow and sky..the trees are also beautiful. Love to visit.

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  6. Grand skies and certainly the time for a ride.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Hiya Al,
    The top one is particularly harmonious. A sleigh ride? What fun.

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  8. Pretty views of the sky and trees, thanks for sharing with SWF.

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  9. Oh Al, che foto magnifiche... la neve però....brrrrrrrrr che freddo !!!!
    Buona serata :))
    Myriam

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  10. Lovely whites and blues here! I like your shot looking up the tree trunks.

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  11. Stunning, striking and captivating...You and that camera have a speical relationship!!!

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  12. Beautiful skywatch entries! I really love the tree shot. Happy skywatching!

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  13. quite dramatic...and the drama shows in your gorgeous photos!

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  14. The color of the snow and the sky blended well with mountain, it looks like a painting in the sky!

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  15. What beautiful and glorious skies! I really like that second shot looking up with the trees. Stunning!

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  16. I'm always a fan of the wide angle "up through the trees" kind of shot. Thsi is no exception. Well done!

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  17. Just to let you know I tried. Can't get up the pics, I bet they are gorgeous too.
    Our internet connection can be a #@*#*!

    I'll try again later.

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  18. Ah, I finally got them up and it was worth the wait. Absolutely lovely first shot with the lonely tree.
    I haven't been on a sleigh ride since I was about 3, ratzz!

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  19. Great photos! We love Colorado. Kids and a grandchild there give us an excuse to visit.

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  20. What fabulous wide skies!

    That is a HUGE change in temperature!

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

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 30

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  22. really great shots!! postcard perfect even..happy skywatching!

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  23. how gorgeous! visiting from Skywatch Friday.
    Check out my Skywatch Entry as well. Have followed your blog, hope you do the same. Thanks!

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  24. Beautiful shots, love the perspective.

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  25. I can't even start to imagine what -28C feels like! I should probably stop complaining about our -5C :-D

    I love your first photo with all that snow! Gorgeous clouds, too!

    Thank you for the comment on my last post! Hope you'll stop by after I start my next blog :-D

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  26. Lovely photos! I especially fancy he first one!! The tree standing alone there and the dramatic sky..!! =)
    What a huge change in the temperature at your place!!!! :0

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  27. looks cold but beautiful. Love that sky!

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