I've been sifting through photographs the last couple weeks. Ever since I started blogging it seems the number of photographs I take has exploded. Literally thousands of images clutter my hard drive and so it is time to do a little clean up. But as I sort and delete I've been finding some great gems that I haven't yet shared. This particular series is for Joy who often shares her love of beautiful skies at her blog CanadianGardenJoy and has encouraged me to take some sky photos of my own.
Photographing the sky is a tricky thing. There are times when I'm gardening and I look up and see the light playing in the clouds in a particularly interesting way but I rarely have a camera in hand at the moment. In this case it was later evening and I was busy photographing the garden at last light when I caught these images.
Another evening shot, approximately a month ago, I was lucky enough to have camera in hand as the honking of geese captured my attention. Just small dots across the horizon they were gathering to fly south for the winter.
On a really rare occasion I capture a sunrise. I'm not a morning person and if I'm awake I'm generally rushing around, feeding cats, feeding myself, packing my bag. The sky needs to be pretty spectacular for me to grab a camera. This violet hued morning was one of those.
Or this photo of the morning sun streaming across the snow last winter.
More often I will find myself with a camera late in the evening. Catching the sun going down as we stroll across the beach.
Or, more likely, from our front porch as I race indoors after a day spent in the yard.