Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sharing tonight's commute..............................................................................

I had hoped to share the clouds I saw on my journey home from work last night.
Well tonight's sky was just a touch better... a cloud in the right place at the right time.

I had just crossed the M6 motorway on the lovely country lane I use every day.

This tree had featured on my blog before.... swaying in the wind last autumn.

It will have stood here ever since the days of black and white photos.
These images were taken with my little five year old Casio point and shoot.

61 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Brill Andrew. And in b&w too.

HansHB said...

Awesome shots! Great post for SW!
Happy SkyWatch to you!

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE these! that first one is perfect!!!

(be careful when you go after that gate!)

Steffi said...

Beautiful photos for SWF,Andrew!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

joo said...

Awesome, Andrew!

NewMexiKen said...

Beautiful skyscapes. That tree is especially nice in monochrome-- great eye and a very artful composition!

FotoAnna said...

Awesome cloud with an awesome tree, Andrew!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Andrew!! And what superb composition! These did take my breath away today! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Wow, you must be living right to arrange that. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

nonizamboni said...

Breathtaking clouds! Your various views and that stalwart tree are amazing and very, very nicely done.

holdingmoments said...

Love that first one Andrew.

Eva Ason said...

I love the b/w picture...magnificent cloud!
Have a great evening

Eva

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots, love all of them.
Mette

Jerry said...

Wow, super shots these! I love the way you've framed the tree with the clouds and also how the black and white image accentuates the light/dark contrasts of tones.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wow! It was nice Mother Nature set the scene again. Wonderful captures of a gorgeous tree.. and sky!

Barb said...

THAT is fabulous! this one should be framed and hung up on a wall!

Iris said...

Andrew
you are great Artist
Tks
Iris

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great photo Andrew. Someday you'll have the share with me how you get the clouds to do that - backdrop your subject so perfectly.

Dina J said...

Love the tree in front of the clouds and the overall composition. Also like the black and white version.

Valerie said...

Fantastic compositions Andrew; the B&W version is also very striking. What a marvellous addition to your day. Thanks for sharing.

The Herald said...

Right place, right time and well spotted Andrew. A cracking set of images...[;o)

Carletta said...

Gorgeous Andrew!
I just want to sit and stare at these.
You are very good with a point and shoot camera. :)
A delightful visit here today.
Carletta

Kim, USA said...

That is impressive!

SWF

Arija said...

Who says you can't be a National Geographic photographer with a point-n-shoot???
Is there a photo competition you can enter those in for. I do hope there is enough resolution so you can blow then up to a good size.

What a coup!

Magia da Inês said...

Deslumbrante... excelente motivo para uma pintura à óleo.
Bom fim de semana, amigo!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
♫♫°º
º°❤.•°º╮

Carole M. said...

That first photo is spectacular Drew; the lighting 'just right' with that beautiful tree set against the low cloud. Wow you got lucky! You were like a boy scout and remembered the "Be prepared" motto.

Chatty Crone said...

That was SPECTACULAR! So beautiful. sandie

NixBlog said...

Wonderful images, Andrew. That tree is magnificent!

MarmePurl said...

STUNNING!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Very lovely - striking tree, let alone the backdrop. Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

love the 2nd shot best. just beautiful. me love clouds. (:

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Perfect..absolutely perfect!

But if it were me...
I would be sitting under that tree
on a blanket, with a glass of wine in one hand, watching the clouds roll by.

Wondering what it would be like to be a bird soaring high into the clouds, weaving in and out of them as they float across the sky.

Yep, I'm a dreamer!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The best part is the way you composed this shot, with the lone tree against the cloud. Great job!!

Gillian Olson said...

A great shot, love the shape of that tree, and of course the cloud behind it. I think I would have stopped to get a shot too.

Susan Scheid said...

I am GREEN with cloud-photo envy at this one. Perfection, in all its forms. Good spotting and great shots.

Abhinav said...

Gorgeous ! The clouds making a peak right at the top of that tree - Amazing scene !

ladyfi said...

Wonderful composition and shots!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow! What a cool shot in black and white!

cieldequimper said...

You could start a that tree series like Steffe in Haninge!

heyBJK said...

Truly fantastic photos, Andrew! These are publication worthy. There's so much feeling in them. Wonderful elements and composition! You've outdone yourself.

Joop Zand said...

FANTASTIC pictures Andrew..... good work

i like th B & W very much.

greetings, Joop

lina@women said...

Beyond gorgeous. Love the tree and thick clouds :)

NatureFootstep said...

Nice. I love how the tree and cloud fits together. Nice capture and processing. :)

Amila Kanchana said...

What a beautiful , rare moment to capture!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are each so gorgeous!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful pic and edit :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So beautiful! I think the first one is my favorite!

Meghan said...

Very nice!

chubskulit said...

Captured beautifully!

Sunrise, please come and see when you get a chance. Have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

that tree is magnificent all by itself. and the fact the clouds were perfect behind it, wow what a capture. so beautiful

Frank... said...

What a lovely set of photos. The b&w shot is bril...

MoiCLouLou said...

I love it! Both the color ones and black and white... Great shots Andrew!

Have a great weekend,
Louise

Denise said...

Oh my gosh Andrew, I would say - in my humble opinion - that you have a series of prize winning shots here. They are absolutely gorgeous!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Perfect cloud formation with the tree, fabulous!

Maria said...

Lovely series, yes the black and white....marvellous!
Nice weekend,
Maria

Pantherka said...

Amazing images Andrew.

Ruby said...

Spectacular shots!! I love the last one - excellent!! Great post, Andrew.

JM said...

I LOVE that top shot! It's awesome.

Rose said...

OH! To think I loved the post above this and thought it could not be better...well, here you have one of my loves of a lifetime...clouds...and that tree is just superb.

I have loved clouds since I can remember almost.

Susan said...

What an awesome tree! Awesome photos! Beautiful!!!!!!

Firas said...

What an outstanding frame you made!