Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lonesome Old Wind

Lonesome Old Wind is a song by Mike Scott (The Waterboys), the greatest musician of all time. Don't even try to argue with me on this one. He's a genius and I've been listening to his stuff since I was eight years old. Yeah, I'm pretty loyal. And I got to meet him in 2007 which prompted some serious freaking out on my part. But anyway, Lonesome Old Wind seemed like an apt title for this photo. I was out in the field (Carmen Valley in the Sierra Nevada) by myself and it was kinda breezy and I got to watch one of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen. (click here, here , and here for other photos of the same sunrise). And I remember I was listening to this song on my way to the site. So, there you have it. Highly recommend that you listen to it. The youtube video has nothing to do with the song or the Waterboys but just listen to it. (really, listen to all of 'em) Skywatch

46 comments:

Mama Zen said...

That is a stunning shot!

Lucka said...

Amazing!

biobabbler said...

ah, so beautiful. fanTAStic composition. Lovely. =) Gotta love brand loyalty, when the brand is a genius. =)

Woody said...

There's some awesome photos in that video, thanks for sharing.


Now as for your photo, it so needs to be printed, BIG, and hung in a most conspicuous location. Two thumbs up.

texwisgirl said...

I agree with Woody - needs to be printed and framed!!!

LauraX said...

love this Jill!!!!

EG Wow said...

Very pretty, Jill.

clairz said...

Beautiful photo, made even better by the sound of the desert wind howling around the house today!

Eaglesbrother said...

Nice Sky Watch shot..I like how the fence leads your eye into the photograph.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful sky! =)

Have a great week & weekend! =)

Gary said...

Beautiful praire sky. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

jocodeane said...

It amazed me that your bit of the Sierra Nevade could be so simalr to my bit of the UK.

Pearl Maple said...

Nice photo and like the angles you have taken there, thanks for sharing the link sounds like a good one

Inger-M said...

That's a gorgeous photo, love the colors, and the composition is perfect!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous skies and a fantastic capture as always! I do love your composition, Jill! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Elisabeth said...

Magnificent color...excellent image!

Wanda said...

That fence just makes this Sky Watch Friday a smashing hit.

Regina said...

How beautiful!
Happy SWF.
Regina

Pat said...

Love the song, love the photo. Great composition, Jill, and I agree--that title is perfect for your photo!

Out on the prairie said...

I was expecting the song to be like, The Skillet Licking Boys.Nice Photo Jill.

nonizamboni said...

Love this shot and love the Waterboys! And I miss summer.
Thanks for sharing!

syel said...

i think the photo is apt for the song although i have to admit that this is the first time i heard the song (courtesy of youtube). i can feel the wind here in this photo :)

Leovi said...

Wonderful tones, is the pure beauty and delicious, impressive smoothness and delicacy of the colors, I really like.
PD. yes, are crystals.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Clouds snagged on a barbed wire fence...

SKY-SEEKERS

The sky-seekers, some people say,
Do not favor night over day;
They always look up,
The sky is their cup,
And keeping it full’s their cachet!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sky and Lupine

Karen said...

Fantastic composition, a beautiful sky.

KaHolly said...

It's all been said, I see!! I think what makes the picture even better is listening to the song. I'm glad I took the time! ~karen

Arija said...

. Beautiful Jill. The lonesome wind is and apt title and there is something so special about being alone and out there and knowing that you are the one person in this universe that this particular skyshow is being created for

Wren said...

Beautiful - the fence seems to go on forever, just as roads do - and I can imagine it disappearing in the distance.

Liz said...

Fabulous shot!


Liz @ A Simple Life

Kim, USA said...

This is the place I like to be alone and just enjoy the scenery.
Full Moon

Keith W said...

Great photo! Nice sky, very good composition.

Jidhu Jose said...

awesome

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful shot--I'm from Kansas, so that looks familiar.

Jo said...

this is such a brilliant shot!

Tarun Mitra said...

Beautifully well conceived shot :)

Stewart M said...

Splendid picture - dont mind the waterboys either!

Stewart M - Australia

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture, Jill!

Kristin said...

I never heard of the Waterboys. Thanks for introducing me to such lovely music. I went to youtube to listen to them. They are great.

Stunning shot you have there as well. I think you should frame it, it's picture perfect. :-)

Dhemz said...

so serene...what a great shot...so country!

Check out my SkyWatch Friday entry too. Thanks!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photo
thanks for the music~

Collected said...

The photo doesn't give an impression of wind - except perhaps high up. The colours make it seem beautifully tranquil.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Sorry, 'Collected' is me with the wrong mailbox open!

Lucy

James said...

Beautiful shot! The color, composition and sense of motion are great! I almost forgot about The Waterboys. I think they were overshadowed by The Alarm and U2 back in the day. Now I have an Alarm song stuck in my head 28 years later. lol

bracomfotografie said...

That is a stunning shot!

Míriam Luiza said...

Linda imagem!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!!