Thursday, May 10, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Vancouver skies have been fun to watch these first ten days of May.

In the early evening of May 1st, as I walked along Sunset Beach, a warm glow from the sky was reflected in the ocean.
On May 4th, in David Lam Park, it seemed the high-rises could lean back and rest against the cumulus clouds.
 I took these pictures from the False Creek Ferry as we crossed over to Granville Island.
 I had never noticed how much the Granville Bridge curves. 
Looking in the opposite direction, the clouds were much less dramatic.  More like wisps. Perfect for seagull shots.
On May 5th, a few hours before Supermoon was high in the sky, there was again a warm glow, this time lighting up the high-rises and reflected in False Creek.  (My previous post has a couple of pictures of the moon.)
On May 8th, walking towards the Cambie Bridge, I tried this sort of "artsy" shot, capturing three different layers of sky over the mountains.  
Yesterday (May 9th), driving to the Surrey/White Rock area to spend a wonderful day with fellow blogger of the site, Penelope Puddlisms, there were again blue skies offset by layers of what I think may be called Stratus clouds.  We call these "truck shots" since I snap the...
photos through the window as we drive.  
At Crescent Beach, this handsome Bald Eagle flew with a right wing framed by blue sky, and the left moving in front of a grey cloud.
 This seagull sat on a lamp, confident that it looked its best against a solid blue background.
On the way home, I took another truck shot to capture a blue hole in the clouds.
 It seems that everywhere we looked, there were varied and interesting skies to contemplate.  This was taken as we drove over the Alex Fraser Bridge towards Richmond.
Thank you so much for stopping by.  For other sky photos from across the world, check out Skywatch Friday.


  1. Thank you very much for your nice comment in my blog!Yes,your bridge looks like ours!Fantastic photos!You live on a such beautiful place on earth!
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. Your photos are fantastic, especially the city shots of Vancouver and Granville Island. Love that area!

  3. I never would have thought that seagull we saw so high up on the lamp could have turned out so fabulously close. The skies were so interesting this week with a nice mix of clouds. In this series, however, I am mesmerized by the golden glow of the moon over the cityscape and water!

  4. Carol, you have really caught some intersting skies and light effects. Also the views between the downtown buildings are very cool.

  5. I love the sky and your pics are lovely.Thank you for your comment on my blog.Love Jill xx

  6. My friend Carol,
    Not only are the pictures beautiful...some has romantic settings (smile). Thank you for showing me places I am never be.

  7. What a fantastic series of images! Such lovely views and I loved the bird shots!

  8. Great series of beautiful shots!
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Lots or really excellent photos! I like the way you process them... very nice.

  10. The skies are indeed beautiful and you make the buildings look delightful too!

  11. Really loved the comments on the rocks.