Friday, May 8, 2009

Sunset (SkyWatch Friday)

Palms along Highridge Road. The clouds were unfortunately smoke from the Santa Barbara fire.

16 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful colors and the silhouettes in the foreground are wonderful. Bon weekend.

altadenahiker said...

Wow, smoke way down your way. Very sadly, the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens burned.

Lois said...

Fabulous color Tash! I love the silhouettes of the palm trees.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

The Botanical Gardens? ouch...

Almost Precious said...

For some reason smog and smoke make for lovely sunsets. I was sorry to read the above comment regarding Santa Barbara's Botanical Gardens...Santa Barbara is such a pretty place. I used to live in Ojai, then in Ventura...now in Florida, a very long way away (but my heart is always in California).
Anna

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Tash!
What a fabulous sky!You did a great shot!I liked a lot the contrast with these palm trees.
Have a nice weekend in your beautiful city!
Kind Regards
Léia

Kim said...

Have I told you lately how much I LOVE your shots, Tash. All of them. Your way of seeing things and your great photography are a real treat for me. If you keep up the iconic SoCal shots of the world I remember from my childhood, I may just have to start coming down there more often. What is missing in your wonderful photos is the "I need three showers a day" heat of summer, which I do not miss, and the distances between all point As and point Bs, which makes lots of time in the car a necessity. You capture the true Costal California so well. Your pelicans made my heart soar. And I immediately recognized the angle of light in the cruise ship shot. I saw two cruise ships leaving here last night. Since the weather won't indicate May is here, at least boating/cruising season shows us it is so. Happy Friday,
-Kim

Kim said...

PS, oh man, smoke-tacular sunsets seem to be a regular sight in chaparral country where fire is part of the natural cycle of the ecosystem. We had a symposium on it when I was in college in the 70s, but we kept building further and further out all over SoCal, putting home owners more and more at risk. Santa Barbara has sure been hit hard by recurring fires in the past 30 years. They are kind of trapped by those down sloping hills, and so sad to hear of the loss of the botanical gardens. -K.

m_m said...

Beautiful sky!

Julie said...

That is not good news about those fires - and so early in the season.

THis however is an interesting image in that it follows the thirds rule, albeit diagonally!

Interesting comment you made about the IWC watch: me never having heard of the brand! Why would anyone in a marching band have a watch that could be that precious?

Abby Lanes said...

Those fires are absolutely tragic aren't they? The silhouettes are lovely, but the thought of the fires makes you realize that you must appreciate life and the good times.

Vogon Poet said...

Colorful sky with neat dark silhouettes.

D said...

love those trees high against the colors
Wish those were clouds instead.

Linda said...

Very poignant beauty in the midst of destruction. We have had news of the fires here (we don't always hear what's happening 'locally' in the USA) and it's been heartbreaking to see the pictures.

Babooshka said...

Stunning, just stunning from the silhouette to the colours.

Maya said...

Gorgeous!