That crazy in flight video has got me longing to hop on a plane right now, but in the meantime, I can appease my yearning to take to the skies with a few sky-centric photos. I can’t think of a better place to start than with this morning’s dramatic purple and orange dawn over the east coast of Ireland.
A massive thunderstorm brewing over Jamaica Bay – just after I took this photo there was a blinding bolt of lightning and a torrential downpour. I was like a drowned rat, but luckily managed to keep my camera dry.
Sitting on a Manhattan rooftop waiting for 4th of July fireworks, watching the sun go down over the Hudson River. The fireworks were fun but that pink peach purple streaked sky was a hard act to follow.
Last but not least, blue skies mirrored in Bonneville Salt Flats which was flooded when I took this photo. It was one of the most dizzyingly beautiful sights I’ve ever seen.
It’s high time I passed it over to you for your interpretation of this week’s theme, through prose or poetry, a single photo or a whole gallery, the choice is up to you – the sky’s the limit. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Sky
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Reach for the sky!
“It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.” – John Ruskin
“My witness is the empty sky.” – Jack Kerouac
I love the purple and red skies!
Mother Nature sure knows how to put on a show, doesn’t she? 🙂
She does indeed!
I thought the photo over Jamaica Bay was truly outstanding!
So was the storm, Steve! 😉
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Thanks a lot for the challenge…!!
Hope you like it!
A beautiful ‘touch of rosy sunset’ indeed. Those silhouetted trees are marvellous too. xxx
Thanks a lot Ailsa!
So different but all of them gorgeous, Ailsa! Can’t decide between the first two as my favourite 🙂
Here’re mine: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
Lovely series, Ese – where are those rooftops? xxx Ailsa
The good old Marseille 🙂
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Great theme again this week! Here’s mine: http://mysardinianlife.com/2013/11/29/the-sardinian-sky/
I don’t think my comment worked the first time … here it is again just in case: http://mysardinianlife.com/2013/11/29/the-sardinian-sky/
Ooh, I just love that one with the plane, brilliant capture Jennifer. For some reason, your comments for Sky and Symbol ended up in the spam folder – you might want to check and see if it’s happening on other sites you comment on – if it’s happening on other sites too you might want to ask WordPress to check it out for you. In the meantime I’ll keep an eye on my spam folder and make sure you don’t linger in there! xxx Ailsa
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I’m thankful never to have seen a tornado, Rosemarie, those things terrify me! xxx
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Great selection of photos Ailsa 🙂 http://sasieology.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
Ailsa, I totally adore your second photo, amazing! Thanks for yet another nice challenge 😀
Here’s my answer: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
Have a great weekend!
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I love the sky!
Beautiful post. Thank you!
Marvelous Post and a truly Beautiful Image. 🙂
As a Meteorologist, I can appreciate these pics.. thanks
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Wonderful shots for another nice challenge !
Great shots – love the salt flats illusion
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It’s raining in El Lay, so of course you’d have this today. (Sorry for the rhyme)
How did your camera survive the salt flats? ;o)
Here’s my contribution to your cloudy mood: http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
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Wonderful shots as ever Ailsa. Your theme couldn’t have worked better for me this week, as I’ve just arrived in Hawaii! http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/sky-high-light-in-kauai/
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Great shots, Ailsa – I’m off to collate some skies….
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The first one, the sky over the coast of Ireland, is my favourite.
They are all wonderful…but maybe I love the first and the last one best! Thank you for inspiring again!
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Love the last image – I’d love to go there. It is one place in South America which fascinates me.
Mine are from a rainy day: http://smallbluegreenfotos.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
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Thanks for another fun travel them, Ailsa! http://beyondpaisley.net/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
My sky is here:
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Here are a few photos I contributed: http://liberatedtraveler.com/travel-theme-sky/. Thanks for the theme!
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Your sky photos are all outstanding, simply outstanding. I’ve seen the Bonneville Salt Flats like that when I lived out west, aren’t they amazing?
My sky this week is much more prosaic than yours:
Beautiful Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron for Wordless Saturday
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View of the sky from a plane:
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Awesome photos! Here’s my entry for this week: http://shootngo.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/travel-theme-sky/
Dear Ailsa, this is a wonderful topic! We only have to look up to the sky to feel better if we are depressed by earth’s cares. Here is one of my favorite photos of the fairy-tale land of Turkey: Sky above a Castle by the Mediterranean Sea: http://lonnalisawilliams.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/sky-above-a-castle-by-the-sea/
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