Thursday, June 25, 2009

Close Encounters of the Skywatch Kind


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Last evening I went for a walk around Newtown and after a while I noticed some amazing, beautiful orange clouds.
I could barely see the setting sun due to obstructions like power lines, trees, houses and other buildings, but the aura from the sunset was so fantastic that people were coming out of their homes and watching.
Thankfully I had my camera and took lots of pictures, but they really don't do justice to the incredible site.
Today I'm posting the strangest looking cloud formation that I can remember seeing.
I saw this just when it looked like the show was about over.
You may disagree, but to me it looks just like an orange alien-type head that's looking to the right. It has large eyes and a very pronounced chin , even a nose and lips.

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47 comments:

m_m said...

Great captures! Great colours!

Vogon Poet said...

I don't know if it's an alien face or the devil, but your photos are beautiful images of a gorgeous sky.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's!!
Happy SWF

Guy D said...

I love those beautiful colors, great pics.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

earthtoholly.com said...

Amazing skies and I see that same alien head! Yikes!

Daryl said...

My husband calls skies like this Spielberg Skies .. or cinematic skies.. and it is!

Thom said...

These are beautiful. It always amazes me what is available up above us. Magnificent photos

Calm Energy said...

Definitely someone's there! Yikes and she left her trail over my house!
~Maria

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

That's a special kind of light - intense - wonderful nature!
Thanks for visiting :)

Robin said...

How beautiful, as if the clouds themselves were on fire.

Sanna said...

I noticed the last photo before I read what you had written about it and I wondered how many else were seeing a head in it. =) Beautiful colours and nice snaps.

Ebie said...

Love the title! The first photo really looks like an ET!

Sylvia K said...

What marvelous shots, James! Extraordinary colors! And, yep, it looks like an alien to me! Watch your step, he may be watching you!

Have a great weekend!

Lois said...

I see it! Those are fantastic pictures.

Photo Cache said...

beautiful hues.

Dewdrop said...

It was awesome! I love a good sunset! The texture on the cloud base was perfect for absorbing all those fantastic colors.

bowledover said...

Wonderful captures of the sunset/alien.
I do believe that there is some thing out there, other than us.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for dropping by and your comments.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Cool colours even if the sky shots do look a bit eerie. ;-) Nice captures.

itsnotjustapicture said...

hey there james. beautiful sky from newton...enjoyed.

regarding not seeing the sculpture at fashion island. it's one of those things. it's changed for the better and this last visit, i realized just how much i missed HOME and my haunts. we also went to Captain Jack's at Sunset Beach for lobster and filet mignon...which was to die for. have you ever eaten there?

have a great evening.
erin

Ruth said...

There is definitely someone in those clouds. Great pictures.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely! The colours are wonderful.

Aussie Nikki in USA said...

WOAH! I can totally see it! Great find!

My Skywatch is here

Pacey said...

Beautifully captured, great color of the sky.

Leora said...

Oh, yeah, I see your orange alien! He's telling us to keep doing Skywatch, there's so much beauty up there. Lovely.

Martha said...

Beautiful photos James! Nothing better than pink clouds :-)

Carver said...

Those are breathtaking shots. So beautiful and I love the title.

Carletta said...

James, I totally see the face and it is hauntingly strange!
Fantastic capture!
I don't know if I would have slept well after seeing that. :)

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Irene Toh said...

I tried to see...couldn't but still it's rare to see orangey clouds like that.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shot. Love the colors.

siva // ശിവ said...

Beautiful colors of the sky...

Carol said...

Yes! I saw that alien head right away..eerie. Beautiful sunset colors though. I have a Texas building that i can't identify...would come on over and see if you know what it is...

Sally in WA said...

You rocked it with these photos.

Lew said...

Gorgeous color in those clouds and a menacing face!

Jim K said...

Took me a few seconds but I see the alien. Awesome looking clouds.

magiceye said...

incredibly lovely captures!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow James...How many comments! I'm late, sorry!
Anyway...I loved this sky with fabulous colours!
Well done!
Have a great weekend dear friend!
Be always happy!
God bless you
Léia

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Oh yes, the face is very clear. The sky scenes are just beautiful.

Hilda said...

I was just going to say that I love these spots of contrasting colors in skies. Then you pointed out the alien head and now that's all I see! :P

storyteller said...

Marvelous captures! Thanks for sharing your experience of these magnificent skies with us so beautifully. My Sky Watch is at Sacred Ruminations this week ... though I may get around to sharing skies on my other blogs later ... just because.
Hugs and blessings,

Bogey said...

I spotted the image even before I began reading your post James. What an amazing capture. Good luck trying to repeat that. Clouds are like the Artwork of Angels.

Ai Shiang said...

I spotted the alien alike image straight away. It is very obvious indeed. Awesome shot!

Jacob said...

I don't think I can add anything to what has already been said...other than I agree...these are super nice and the colors are gorgeous!

Wren said...

Wonderful light and color!

Martha in PA said...

I noticed a sky much like that on Wednesday evening, but I was driving and had no clear shot. It is beautiful!

Karen said...

That does indeed look like a giant alien face !!!

Beautiful colours and great capture !!

Happy SWF and have a great weekend. :-)

TheBeautyIn Life said...

Yep, I see the face with just one look, its amazing!

Life with Kaishon said...

spooky!