Thursday, July 2, 2009

Well its that time of the week again. Here are a few photos of some unique summer skies that we were treated to this week. (Skywatch Friday)

Solitude. Throughout Wascana Park there are many great locations to relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Pictured here is a great vantage point along the eastern shore of the lake near the Conexus Arts Centre.
This is one of my favourite images that I've taken since the snow melted. Sailing is a very popular activity on the lake this time of year, thankfully the peaceful boats make for some pretty good photo opportunities even while tied up on the docks.
Thunder and lightning has always fascnated me and I have to admit its one of the things I love most about summertime. This photo was taken from the Trafalgar Overlook earlier this week a few minutes before a thunderstorm hit the city. Thankfully I made it back to the car before the rain hit.


(click on photo to enlarge)
Be sure to check out other Skywatch Friday posts from all over the planet at: http://skyley.blogspot.com/

51 comments:

Erin said...

beautiful captures as always...one day i will have to visit this wonderful park.
have a great weekend.

Lois said...

They are all just gorgeous! I'm glad someone enjoys thunderstorms because they scare me. I'm always glad when they are over! Have a nice weekend!

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful series of skies, that last one of the storm clouds is spectacular!

Jo said...

What can I say: your photographer is brilliant and Wascana Park never ceases to amaze me with its ongoing beauty. It never ends. Well done and thanks for sharing these beautiful serene scenes. I love thunderstorms too. Have a wonderful weekend. It's still Thursday evening here in South Africa!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

They're all lovely, but that first one is magnificent!
Janice.

Ulrika K, Sweden said...

Beautiful skies all of them. I especially like the last one, with the storm clouds and the tall buildings in the back.

I'm a day late, but happy Canada Day anyway! =)
I celebrated it in Edmonton 2 years ago. Fond, fond memories!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful choice of photo´s again. My favourite photo is the first.It looks so nice and calm.Have a great weekend!

Pyatshaw said...

I love the top photo--it looks like something you would make up and not wholly natural, as it obviously is!

Sanna said...

Beautiful photos as always. =)

Sylvia K said...

Love your new header pic!! Terrific! And, of course, all of your captures are gorgeous! Love the colors! I would love to visit this park some day!

Have a great weekend, Guy!

Reader Wil said...

The skies are great and the reflection in the lake is excellent! Thanks for sharing and have a greatSWF!

cara said...

The light in these is spectacular, especially the way it illuminates the clouds. Beautiful! I shall start my day all calm and ethereal now.

Mojo said...

Really LOVE that third shot. It's almost like the sky is boiling over an open fire.

Kathiesbirds said...

Very nice. I like the first one best. When I enlarged it I could see ducks in the water and my birding mind wants to know, what species are they?

Leora said...

Sign me up. I'd love to go for sail at sunset in any of those scenes. Lovely.

the foto fanatic said...

Well put together album, and I love the third image best.

bobbie said...

Those were a treat! I especially love the gilded bottom edge of the clouds in the last photo.

Ebie said...

I really envy your park, it is so lovely! Great pictures as usual!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful summertime shots.

Barbara said...

love your first picture....and...the others too!!!
Kisses from the other side of the earth..
Barbara

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Just gorgeous photos! Happy skywatch og have a great weekend :)

Colin Campbell said...

Finally some summer shot. Great.

JOE TODD said...

You really do have beautiful skys

Sally in WA said...

Great pics as always, Guy. I love the first one with the guy sitting on the bench.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful series again, Guy.
I love the way the sun shines between that band of clouds and the trees. The reflection makes it complete.
The drama in your last picture is just great.
Enjoy your weekend!

Esther Garvi said...

Stunning captures!

Terrebel said...

Views like these money can't buy. Happy SWF!

Terrence said...

That last comment was from me...

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome shots! The texture in the clouds in the last shot is great!

Becky and Gary said...

Oh, those clouds in the first one, and I simply LOVE your header. Could make one dizzy. LOL
B.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful and peaceful looking.

J Bar said...

Top shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd enjoy sitting on the bench in your top photo. What a view! And I'm fascinated by lightning too. Someday I hope to catch some with my camera but I don't thing I should hold my breath, LOL

Island Rambles Blog said...

The top one is so stunningly beautiful...I want to go there now..!!!! Have a great weekend. Happy Sky Watching.

TCKK said...

Beautiful pictures. I especially love the 1st one. I wouldn't mind to be sitting there on that bench.

Lew said...

Again you have found some magnificent skies over the Wascana! That is a gorgeous spot anytime of the year.

Hildred and Charles said...

The back lighting is so beautiful, - summer clouds are so changeable - beautiful photo, - thank you.

Carletta said...

Always beautiful glorious skies in your world but I have to say I'm really loving the header! :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

magiceye said...

very pretty images!

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

A beautiful picture is a gift for my day today. Greetings Manuela

Regina said...

Excellent as always.

Carolyn said...

What a lovely place to end your day. Lovely photos and I am glad you didn't get wet! I really like your masthead photo Guy.
Smiles

Kerrie said...

Great photos. It looks like you live in a place. xxx

Carol said...

Three beautiful photos! Love the new header shot.

Sarah said...

Super photos! I especially like the 3rd one. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my skywatch photos too! S

asthmagirl said...

That first shot is AMAZING!
Happy belated Canada day!

Alexander said...

Very beautiful photos. I like the middle one best. The reflections and composition makes it very special.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Arija said...

Splendid captures, especially the first two. You really are getting some wonderful summer skiea with a bit of turbulence in the air. I really like it when you post a group not just one.

Dewdrop said...

I love the last shot especially. The clouds are perfectly lit and so textured. I can't wait to visit Regina!

Bim said...

Some very interestingly lit clouds you had last week - beautiful.
Happy weekend!

White Oleander said...

What a beautiful sunset...very romantic.

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