Friday, March 12, 2010

The Sun Made a 10 Minute Apperance


The first photo (about 30 minutes after sunset) was obviously taken over by the marina. I left the gym and the clouds were still really fancy looking, despite being dark. The ISO is set to a whoppin' 2500 and i handheld it, so it's quite grainy, but it still looks kinda neat. The one below was taken right around sunset, right next to our gym. Our gym's great cause that's more or less the view you get while you're running on the treadmill. Can't really complain about that! Skywatch
Earlier (around 5 pm), it started hailing but the sun actually came out for the first time. We had to go pick a couple things up at Eureka Natural Foods, so I brought the camera and we made a quick stop by the Eureka Marsh (a place we've only been once, for many reasons). That's where the last picture is taken.

32 comments:

Ann said...

Beautiful photo, have your usual birds gone to sleep. Where is this place you took the photo?

Icy BC said...

Stunning photos, and each one with its own gorgeous color!

Stine in Ontario said...

Beautiful sky photos. Yes, you have a great view from the gym!

Kate said...

Hi;
Gorgeous photos, as always. I envy your job as a 'nomadic field biologist.' What fun you must have exploring so many different places!

Seagull Steve said...

I was never too tempted to bird Eureka Marsh that much, although it has gotten its share of interesting migrants. That view of the bay where you took that last photo always seemed to hold so much possibility....

Michael said...

I love it when shots in low light come out really well like these.

Marka said...

I really like the blues in the first photo!

Maria said...

Yesterday I attended a photo workshop so I can better understand what possibilities a good camera offers. Our trainer told us that many of his best pictures were taken at difficult light situations. The pictures you took at 2500 ISO are simply spectacular! I wonder if I will exchange my simple bridge camara for a Canon 50D or 500D or so one day?
Have a nice week ahead!
By the way: I also envy your job as a "normadic field biologist." I' quite sure that this is my dream job.
Plese tell us more about your job!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful landscape!

Dario Ferrari Photos said...

I like so much the first one...a grat "blue hour"

Bye
Dario

Rambling Woods said...

that blue is amazing..just amazing.. michelle

Kala said...

Beautiful light and blue tones in the last shot.

Nancy said...

Beautiful, especially the first photo!

SmilingSally said...

I really like the drama in the first photo. Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

An amazing blue showing for today. The first photo is absolutely stunning.

Ann Creek said...

The first photo is just awesome! What a beautiful place to observe each time you visit the gym.
Ann

♥ Kathy said...

All your pictures are beautiful but that first one took my breath away! Happy Blue Monday!

Shy said...

Amazing shot of the clouds.

Marice said...

those are really beautiful! different shots of sky :)

u may view mine here

Matty said...

Mother nature can create some ominous scenes. And you captured them nicely.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful photos...Happy Blue Monday to you girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous skies you have going on there this week, happy sky watch friday.

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely captures! Sunset is when the real beauty of the skies unveils itself...

Pixellicious Photos

Ebie said...

Oh, Jill, great photography! 2500! mine is only up to 1600!

The last one is my favorite!

Amanda said...

Beautiful pictures... The first and last are my favorites... I love the ocean and stones in the last, and the lights in the night of the first!!! California is my favorite place, so it's always a treat to get to see your skies! Happy skywatch =)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jill: Those are some beautiful captures of the sky, that one in the dark is very special.

Carolyn Ford said...

What a lovely scene in front of the treadmill! I need that!

That night scene is great...and hand held is amazing. Giant ISO's can get the job done, for sure. These are nice!

Eaglesbrother said...

Good shots.
Does walking around taking photographs qualify as "Exercise"?
If so...a great way to get it and a bit cheaper than a Gym...lol

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I love the blue sky in that 1st shot, although, all shots are very beautiful!!!

Alexander said...

Incredible and lovely. Good perspective and control of the camera.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
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Mary Howell Cromer said...

Pure elegance, simply amazing. I love the colours of the sky and this is one lovely photograph! The depth of the blue is absolutley splendid!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Hah, the nomadic field job is pretty sweet - not going to lie, but also not the most high paying job, but that's okay because the travel and the animals and the projects are worth it to me and plus, the photography thing meshes quite well with it!

I was pretty shocked the high ISO one came out as well as it did. I should break out the tripod and try more night shots...i'm never very patient with them...