January 18, 2022 at 11:47 am #519320
I’d like to propose starting a new thread.
As there is a strong relationship between the land and the sky let’s see your pictures that feature the two in equal measure. Bodies of water will also count as a land element.
It’ll be interesting to see what you come up with.
To get things started here is my offering for #1.
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January 18, 2022 at 3:16 pm #519369hyggeParticipant
Land and Sky is not dissimilar to my Cloudscape topic which I introduced as a combination of Cloud and Landscape. So I am with you in spirit Duncan. Good Luck with this topic to you and your pussycat.
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January 18, 2022 at 8:29 pm #519430
Duncan, I am happy to throw in #2 to your proposed thread. Now I won’t crop off the land so much.
January 18, 2022 at 9:40 pm #519444
Ruth first out the starting gate. Good job. Yes, I know technically you’re second, but I’m not counting my ice-breaker.
Now that I think of it, I should have named the thread Land, Sea and Sky, as all three are so inextricably linked.
January 18, 2022 at 9:41 pm #519446
Duncan, this thread is a nice imitative. I think the fence on your picture will not stop what’s coming. It is a great composition imo. And Ruth is right, we have to give the land a bit more exposure for this thread. I therefore have to search for land and sky image, since I prefer – until now – to picture details of only clouds or views with mainly clouds. This is one I found to make a start with on this new topic.
January 18, 2022 at 9:50 pm #519451
Hans, good choice.
Although there’s very little in the image there is a lot going on.
January 19, 2022 at 10:11 pm #519571
Thanks Duncan. I hope you understood that I meant “initiative” and not imitative. I have to blame the stupid spellchecker.
Next one was taken just a moment before the former one.
January 20, 2022 at 12:50 am #519575
Two thumbs up for all three in one shot.
January 20, 2022 at 1:08 am #519580
January 20, 2022 at 1:22 am #519581
January 20, 2022 at 1:26 am #519582
January 20, 2022 at 8:47 pm #519662
Exciting stuff for a new year and a new thread.
January 21, 2022 at 1:13 am #519674
Thank you, Duncan ~~ this will be fun! Love the fresh breath that comes with seeing these beautiful first images here from you and Ruth and Hans. Such a great sense of space in each photo.
Santa Cruz Bay, Early Morning
January 21, 2022 at 5:23 pm #519792
I have mixed feelings about this one. The melancholy from the hard metallic foreground is countered by the soft pillowy texture of the clouds. I am drawn to the sea, but my soul wants to drift amongst the clouds.
Hopefully, we’ll see some inspired images in future posts.
January 21, 2022 at 11:34 pm #519836
I’ve seen already inspired images in the former posts. I love the Santa Cruz Bay, Early Morning Keelin. A great view over water and sky.
January 21, 2022 at 5:33 pm #519793
My next offering.
January 21, 2022 at 5:34 pm #519794
January 21, 2022 at 8:55 pm #519819
Looking like we all have lots to share of special ground and sky.
January 22, 2022 at 1:11 am #519838
You’re so right, Ruth, and your Flowers Too is a fine example.
Duncan, I am drawn as well to the sea and love it in any of its moods. One of my sisters lives in Santa Cruz and I never see the same sea hue twice in a row whenever I visit her. You captured a dazzling river of light wiggling its way to the sea and beyond.
Hans, I know you must also share an affinity for the sea. I love the tiny accent of that lone seabird in Some Delay. And the windswept grasses on the dunes adds yet another felt dimension to your second posted photo here.
While I haven’t many images that fit well into this new topic yet, here is one from the archives. Another quietly moody shot, but as I recall, not at all a match for my own mood in the moment it was taken.
Clouded Sky, Textured Sea
January 23, 2022 at 8:31 pm #519989
Keelin, wondering if there are whales in that textured sea.
Grass and Fog
January 24, 2022 at 7:33 pm #520174
January 28, 2022 at 5:50 pm #520824
Clouded Sky, Textured Sea is so serene Keelin. Love the view over these smooth and calm waters. Peaceful. Air to breathe…..
Grass and Fog followed by Gees Too form a great duo Ruth perfectly fitting together. Overwhelming vastness.
It Was Very Windy On The Beach
January 28, 2022 at 7:39 pm #520841
Good stuff from everyone.
My offering – Victor Victor taking a time-out.
January 30, 2022 at 6:19 pm #521205
Duncan, wow are those colors exquisite in Victor!
Hans, looking like some horses too in your wonderful Windy photo.
Sand and Sky
February 2, 2022 at 8:01 pm #521911
Where Buffalo Roam
February 2, 2022 at 9:15 pm #521920
My kind of place.
I imagine it as it was when Buffalo herds were in their millions.
What mountain range is that off in the distance?
February 3, 2022 at 12:50 am #521938
Duncan, thanks for asking the mountain range. I believe it is the Ruby Range. The photos are in the southern part of the state. Yes, there are buffalo in the area. It is beautiful and wild.
February 5, 2022 at 8:47 pm #522248
River and Sky
February 20, 2022 at 9:06 pm #524206
Mountain and Sky
February 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm #524903
Pond And Clouds
March 1, 2022 at 3:53 pm #525179
I’ve been neglecting the forum, but I see Ruth has been keeping the ball in the air.
Winter’s End? A promise of things to come, let’s hope so.
March 6, 2022 at 8:07 pm #525659
Bush and Sky
March 10, 2022 at 6:21 pm #526164
River and Early AM Sky
March 19, 2022 at 9:07 pm #527399
Big Mountain Small Cloud
March 24, 2022 at 3:46 am #527868MichaelParticipant
Little mountain big sky
March 25, 2022 at 9:47 pm #528046
Big Bird and Sky
April 1, 2022 at 9:27 pm #528917
Michael, nice on your big sky.
Beach and Crisp Sky
April 7, 2022 at 10:23 pm #529613
Hummingbird and Sky
April 13, 2022 at 11:51 pm #530287
Field and Fog
April 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm #530689
An Eagle With Breakfast A Few Clouds Too
April 21, 2022 at 2:00 am #530934
Vulture and Big Sky
April 27, 2022 at 8:44 pm #531732
Thick Fog and Field
April 29, 2022 at 7:45 pm #531994
Vulture Friend in the Big Clouds
May 7, 2022 at 5:21 pm #532782
Small Lake and Big Sky
May 13, 2022 at 5:41 pm #533496
The Joy Of Travel. Plane and Big Blue Sky.
May 16, 2022 at 8:17 pm #533771
Two Vultures on a Sky Watching Break
May 27, 2022 at 8:39 pm #535130
June 1, 2022 at 8:13 pm #535650
Field and Fog
June 13, 2022 at 9:23 pm #536914
More fog different location.
July 13, 2022 at 8:19 pm #540122
Sky and My Favorite Pelicans
July 19, 2022 at 12:13 pm #540906
On this dog day afternoon, I thought it was about time I post something.
As Above, So Below
July 19, 2022 at 12:17 pm #540907
Earthbound, Heavenly sent.
August 6, 2022 at 5:35 pm #543222
Duncan, beautiful blue sea.
Big River and Big Sky
August 19, 2022 at 5:23 pm #544527
Osprey With Big Stick Reaching For The Sky
September 2, 2022 at 9:09 pm #546049
A Joy Ride
September 4, 2022 at 10:23 am #546172Giuseppe BParticipant
Nice thread, I believe glider flying, when you are alone without an engine, you get to learn how strong can be the bond between land and sky, to appreciate how deeply the land influences the sky, that literally keeps you up. Here a shot taken in the South of Italy, late December 2021.
September 4, 2022 at 6:49 pm #546203
Giuseppe, so true.
A beautiful French bird waiting to fly.
September 5, 2022 at 6:03 pm #546301Giuseppe BParticipant
Amazing bird! and such a great sky to fly :)
September 5, 2022 at 9:51 pm #546336
Glider flying gives great views Duncan.
Nice to meet you here Giuseppe! Great sky over Italy.
Ruth I love all your images with birds. Especially your last pelican. The birds give an extra dimension to this thread.
My last one in this thread was from a long time ago with the horses in the wind on the beach. Here’s another B&W. Did you already check the B&W thread Giuseppe?
Sky Over French Land
September 17, 2022 at 10:46 pm #548157
Hans, French land makes me want to travel.
Big Mountain And Big Sky
September 20, 2022 at 10:10 pm #548400
Logger and Sky
September 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm #549004
Which Way Are We Headed
October 20, 2022 at 1:53 am #552116
Sea Gulls and Sunset
November 6, 2022 at 4:40 pm #553737
Swans On The Move
November 7, 2022 at 9:07 am #553809
Love your gees, sea gulls and swans Ruth. They remind me having seen a lot of cranes migrating in February 2022 above Belgium. They make a lot of noise. I think it was to coordinate their drawing of Snoopy in the sky.
November 8, 2022 at 11:33 pm #553999
Hans, very cleaver birds you have there. This thread is fun, but I have to remember it is all about the clouds.
Bird On Wire
November 30, 2022 at 10:41 pm #556712
An Afternoon Meal with some cloudy skies
December 8, 2022 at 8:51 pm #557523
A Young Sea Gull Working Out Flying In The Big Sky
January 21, 2023 at 11:44 pm #562658
Hans is correct, I do love to catch birds in flight. Timing is everything, which I rarely get those moving objects to not be one big blur.
Afternoon Exercise In The Sky
January 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm #563535
Geese On Break ( frosty day )
February 7, 2023 at 11:31 pm #564571
A Raven and Me
February 19, 2023 at 1:59 am #565611
Wonderful visions you’ll all captured of Land and Sky and travelers ’twixt and ’tween!
A Little Layer of Cream Filling
March 7, 2023 at 6:39 pm #567111
Keelin, I love a cream filling. As my Dad would say ” a sweet roll”.
March 8, 2023 at 7:05 am #567148
Everything in line.
March 9, 2023 at 4:55 am #567225
March 15, 2023 at 4:08 pm #567757
Robert, once again those pictures are beauties. Looking like the Rocky Mountains.
Which Way To Warmer Temps
March 30, 2023 at 5:43 pm #569059
Bird In Cloud Hand
April 9, 2023 at 10:15 am #569909
water and sky
April 9, 2023 at 6:28 pm #569927
Robert, another exquisite photo. The blues just jump right out.
Big Rock And Mist
April 10, 2023 at 7:05 pm #570003
Rock and sky
April 18, 2023 at 5:48 pm #570562
Robert, that is some powerful cirrus. Beautiful photo. I keep looking for a marmot.
The Big Rocky Mountain Front.
May 6, 2023 at 5:49 pm #572338
What a stunning collection of images here! So grateful to everyone for sharing such splendid views far beyond my horizons.
Morning Fog and Silver Sea
May 18, 2023 at 5:26 pm #573369
Keelin, man is that photo a keeper. Wonderful reflections on the water.
One of my favorite birds is the Great Blue Heron. A blurry photo, but still a fun sighting to see it lift off and negotiate the clouds.
June 8, 2023 at 5:41 pm #575088
Eagle On The Hunt
June 15, 2023 at 3:41 am #575560
Thanks, Ruth! And how lucky for you to see both a Great Blue Heron and an Eagle—such fine feathered friends you have there.
Finally flew out of my zip code for a small family gathering in Colorado last week. I’d forgotten how fun it is to be at cloud level.
From the window seat…
and on the road…
July 9, 2023 at 5:58 pm #577390
Keelin, hope you had a wonderful trip. Boy did you get some fun shots from land and air.
This big guy lives on the Bison Range.
July 16, 2023 at 8:32 am #577883
My home, a place in the fens
July 16, 2023 at 8:38 pm #577917
July 19, 2023 at 5:23 pm #578202
August 5, 2023 at 6:32 pm #579831
From home on the range to home in the fens, beautiful photos, Ruth and Philip.
Here’s another glimpse of some of that wild Colorado weather.
Light in the Distance
September 8, 2023 at 8:12 pm #582511
Keelin and Philip, what beautiful clouds you have presented. So dynamic.
Pretty In Pink
September 22, 2023 at 5:02 pm #583961
Pelican on the move south.
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