Thursday, February 5, 2009

One of my favourite shots from '08. Rowers brave a lurking late evening thunderstorm over Wascana Lake this past summer. (Skywatch Friday)


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73 comments:

Firefly said...

Great photo accross the lake and the rowers give it a great subject.

Louise said...

Those rowers were really on cue for you! Perfect composition. I can see why it's one of your favorites.

Amy said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I think grey is my favourite colour!

April said...

This is a fantastic picture! I hope the rowers made it before the downpour.

Chrisss said...

This is a fantastic shot. Happy SWF!

Deborah Godin said...

Fast approaching storm, look s lke those guys better put their backs into it!

bobbie said...

Storm clouds, silhouettes, reflections in the water - this one has everything! Beautiful!

marina said...

Great shot! And very romantic too!

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

A very interesting shot. I love the colors and the composition. Happy SWF!

imac said...

Nice one, great shot.

Photo Cache said...

I like the inclusion of the rowers here. Fab.

Steffi said...

Great shot!Very beautiful view!Have a nice weekend!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess it'll still be a few months before you take photos of rowers again. I can hardly wait for spring!

angela said...

I think I'd be rowing hard to get under cover. That sky looks very menacing.

Dorothy said...

Great skywatch picture! Looks like they are trying to get to shore before the rain comes.

VALKYRIEN said...

Bautifull composition, reflections - and the dark cloud makes it all, together with the rowers of course! Did you order them?? :)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A lurking storm, indeed. I hope they made it to shelter before the storm hit. Excellent photograph, Guy.

Snapper said...

Greetings from Gabriola. Beautiful Skywatch image.

Mojo said...

I thought that sky looked pretty menacing! Thunderstorms are de riguer around here from May through about mid-October -- and sometimes beyond. Looks almost exactly like this too.

Great capture!

Ida said...

I can understand why it is one of your favourites. :)
A beautiful scene. :)

RuneK said...

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George said...

What a wonderful, beautiful picture. I hope the rowers beat the storm.

Reader Wil said...

This is a perfect photo with the reflection of the sky in the water.

Kallen305 said...

So pretty and peaceful. I love how vivid the reflection of the sky appears in the water.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a great shot! and those are ominous looking clouds! The rowers just top it off! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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Carolyn said...

Dedicated souls! A beautiful photo. I love storm skies.
Smiles

Downtown Child said...

Quite the Gothic backdrop. Those innocent rowers -- Do know what lurks in the coming darkness?

JunieRose2005 said...

This is a really great picture! I love the dark, dramatic, look of it!

Happy I didn't miss this one! :)


Junie

Ana said...

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Sue said...

This is a great one, too. From here, it looks like the rowers are having a good, relaxing time on the water. I can't tell from the sky that it's getting ready to rain.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

starnitesky said...

I'm not surprised its one of your favourites, a well composed photos, I hope the impending storm was not too bad.

Janie said...

Interesting composition with the stormy skies, the rowers, and the reflections on the water. I hope those rowers got off the lake before any lightning got going!

Teri C said...

Fabulous shot!!! Row faster!!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Wow, what an angry looking sky....looks almost Scottish! Gorgeous reflections too :o)
Thanks for your visit!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Such a heavy purply sky above those two rowers. Lovely!

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Wren said...

Dark sky, dark water, and a band of blue bright sky between. Happy skywatch!

Grammy said...

What an awesome photo. It sparkles. Have a great week.
Grammy Lake of the Ozarks,
Missouri. USA

Babooshka said...

Beautiful light bouncing off the lake.

Leora said...

A calm and beautiful photo. Wonderful to have rowers in the photo.

napaboaniya said...

Views of a thunderstorm brewing in the background. Nice!
Happy weekend!

bellamocha said...

Stunning- an absolutely perfect shot. I love the contrast between the sky and the water, and that amazing clearing in between. Wow!

Happy Sky Watch Friday- I'll be back to see more!
bella

SandyCarlson said...

That would be a favorite for me, too. I love the swaths of color that make the clouds.

Sara G said...

Amazing photo!! Happy SWF

Jim said...

Maybe the storm makes them want to row faster. Nice calm lake.

PJ said...

We both posted domes today...I think your is a little bigger than mine, though. '~) Happy SWF!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Gorgeous shot! The rowers all a little something special to it.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Great composition.

Becky and Gary said...

What an awesome cloud cover. I think I'd want to be heading for dry land-soon.
B.

chrome3d said...

I think you have everything right here. Menacing clouds but still a warm atmosphere.

Bente said...

Beautiful view!
Have a nice weekend!

magiceye said...

oh wow!!!!

alicesg said...

Very lovely photo and scenery. Love the boat in the background. Have a nice weekend.

Gratitude Gal said...

Great photo! You should take your wife to Kauai. It is truly a unique and inspiring place!

Cam said...

Awesome photo - and the blog header photo is breathtaking as well!

Pacey said...

This is a beautiful skywatch,Regina is indeed a beautiful place.

Grace and Bradley said...

Thanks for viewing our blog. I wonder have you noticed my blog of last week. This year is the Year of Ox in Chinese calendar. We just had our New Year last week. Great photo of the lake.

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo for SWF, the light the angles and reflections all beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

studio lolo said...

I love the way the light angles to the left over the rowers.
Perfect capture!

Thanks for stopping by :)

PAK said...

What a beautiful and dramatic sky.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Unreal photo, I love it.

Lindab said...

Threatening clouds indeed. The rowers look as if they're trying to out-row it. Hope they didn't get drenched - but then again they were probably dressed for getting wet.

vincibene said...

Wonderful impressive picture!

*Niina* said...

Thanks for your visit! I love this photo - so much is happening! Have a great weekend! Greetings from Sweden!

Connie said...

This is a nice picture. You got some great reflections and the colors are wonderful.

Mikelodeon said...

what a great shot! Love the rowers :-)

John said...

Lovely capture for sky watch!

Happy weekend.

lisa mertins said...

hi guy, a lovely composition and subject!

beerbear said...

YOU caught the MOMENT!

Great stuff Guy D!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what an awesome shot...love it.
have a great weekend.

erin

Mariz said...

Loved this photo. Very dramatic. Nice capture!

Celeste said...

Wonderful, moody shot. The dome siloetted against the dark clouds is beautiful.

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