Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sky Watch



Early on a Sunday evening a couple of weeks ago I stepped out onto the back deck and saw this, along with a few lightning flashes.





I headed up to the bay. Thunder was rolling. The sky over the bay was dark, and gulls were flying wildly.






I was surprised to see quite a lot of people still on the beach, including a group of boys with a wave runner in the water.


























I guess they just hated to stop. But when huge rai
n drops and more lightning started, they finally decided to call it a day. Wisely, I think.







Sorry I couldn't capture the lightning.





Tom, Sandy and Imax would love it if you would drop by at
Sky Watch, and have a look at the many other photos offered by participants.


66 comments:

Picturing of Life said...

oh...scary sky

My SWF : The gateway to Heaven Thanks

Judy said...

That looks like a bad storm brewing but I love the pictures of the sky and the ocean.

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: Love the scary shots at the ocean.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Its hard to catch those bolts of lightening ... I have tried all summer with no luck yet! Today we had clouds like these full of rain and hail. It is still thundering!!

Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies!

My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

Julie said...

Capturing lightning is so very tricky. I went out yesterday during a storm but with no result. The clouds shape and reshape all the time and what you see in the sky does not necessarily translate into the image.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... I love storms like that... I usually stay out until the last second as well.. hehehe....
Mountain Retreat

Kelly said...

Beautiful photos Bobbie! I'm glad you were on the porch and not out in the ocean on a "wave runner" (lol)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Just as I read the word thunder in your post I heard a crack of thunder outside my house. Is someone trying to tell me something? LOL

Why would anyone stay outdoors with lightning and thunder all around them? Crazy!

dlyn said...

So did you get a big storm? Lovely photos - happy SWF!

Louise said...

These photos are terrific. I thought the first two were in black and white!

Luke Wiley said...

Lightning is very hard to capture but you've captured the severity of the storm.

ilanadavita said...

Was there a storm brewing?

Kathiesbirds said...

bobbie, this is an excellent series of photos. My sky is starting to look like yours right now! A thunderstorm is rolling in here so I'm getting off until it passes. Thanks for stopping by to see me! I'm always happy to see you!

Rose said...

Moody skies...i like them all.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I'm glad they got out of the water! nice capture you have here!
& congrats on #201 too!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! Beautiful pictures. Don't you just love when a storm comes through? So drama and wild. Lisa

Marie said...

Wow! What a great post for sky watch :)

Jeanne said...

Now that's hardcore out there on the water in that kind of weather. Stormy weather on the water is so amazing to watch. Good captures.

Tommy V said...

Mean looking sky... great catch

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very nice shots. Love them all:)

CaBaCuRl said...

Good on you for staying out & gathering the series of pictures of the brewing storm. Congratulations for reaching your 200th too!

PJ said...

Bobbie,
I love your profile photo and I love that these picss are in New Jersey. My mother grew up there and I have a great fondness for it.Beautiful SWF

napaboaniya said...

Thunder at the beach is pretty unsafe and to see the boys still hanging around...scary!

Nice shots of the dark and thunderstorm brewing clouds :)

Wren said...

You've captured that brooding feeling right before a storm, and reminded me of my young and foolish days, all in one.

Clara....in TN said...

Hi Bobbie, For me getting a picture of lightening is harder than getting a picture of a hummingbird. I have never captured a picture of either.
The storm pictures are pretty!

E said...

These are wonderful. They need no words...

Rambling Woods said...

Love the photos
Happy Sky Watch Friday from Michelle
Rambling Woods

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I like these stormy skies. I would have been very uneasy to have seen the boys in the water when a storm was approaching, but that's kids for you!

Nice Sky Watch.

Alan said...

A very intimidating sky. But I have no room to chastise any of the beachgoers as I have stayed out in bad weather longer than I should have on a golf course more times than I care to admit. :)

rachel said...

these are amazing!! the sky looks so dark, scary and mean. i love it!!

quilly said...

Gorgeous shots! I'm glad the kids decided to get out of the water. It is so NOT a safe place to be in a lightening storm.

Sharon Ellery said...

Aren't storms great over the water? It seems so much more eerie and scary.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Your sky looks like mine does right now with lots of thunder and lightning
Thanks for the stop over

Jules said...

i LOVE BEING AT THE BEACH IN ALL EXTREMES OF WEATHER INCLUDING STORMY DYAS - AS LONG AS I AM RUGGED UP AND WARM!!!! 000ps sorry the caps lock was down!!!!

Suzanne said...

Storms make some of the best photos, with all there action and colours. Great photos. Happy SWF.

mharia said...

such gloomy weather! same as the one we had here last weekend (there was a typhoon).

great shots!

Kay said...

These are really great photos. Lightning always gives me the shivers, though. I keep hearing about people and trees that have gotten hit. Terrific Sky Watch photos!

RuneE said...

Looks like a dangerous place in lightening!

Torsdag said...

Like the first and last one, nic and mystic

esnorway said...

nice pics i like them all. great swf have a nice weekend

~~Randi~~ said...

Love this pictures - so scary, as I can feel the thunder coming...

genny said...

Oh my what a nice shot...Happy SWF!

Tina Coruth said...

Awesome shots!

Harry Makertia said...

Stunning sky pictures! Just wow!

Gbex and Ellen said...

happy weekend!!

AphotoAday said...

And those numbers(in your sidebar) just keep spinning...
We ought to talk about the 9-11 "hoax" some time... I almost don't want to think about it, but it's inescapeable...

Abby said...

love those broken down fence beach shots! I want to paint that!

WillThink4Wine said...

Love your stormy skies! I can't believe they'd stay out for one moment with lightning dancing about!

Daryl said...

oh bobbie, i love these .. they are so involving ... really good shots!

:-Daryl

juliana said...

wow, dramatic sky!
and i love the beach photos.

Deborah Godin said...

Wild and wonderful shots bobbie! And I know this supposed to be about looking at the sky, but - is there anything more beautiful than an old half-falling-down beach fence along the dunes?

Raven said...

I always wanted to capture lightning too - must be something most of us dream of. This is a wonderful series. Such beautiful dramatic skies and wonderful to see the shots by the beach and the rough water.

Aileni said...

Now, that is brooding ! Excellent.

Quiet Paths said...

That is a wild sea and some stormy pictures. Thanks for a glimpse of this lovely area.

Berit said...

Great photos!!!

Fish Whisperer said...

I just love stormy skys and you caught it nicely. Have a great weekend.
Cheers

Mary said...

Oh, I love a god storm! Happy SWF. :)

brian said...

nice shots! i've always wanted to capture some lightning, but nothing yet =)

SandyCarlson said...

What a beautiful walk at the beach. I enjoyed it very much. Great skies.

me ann my camera said...

These are very lovely. I love the action and drama you have captured!

system operator said...

Seems very bad weather to be on the beach, but you took really nice photos! Happy sky watching and week end!

LauraHinNJ said...

Beautiful! I think I'd recognize those NJ skies anywhere!

;-)

Ladynred said...

Thanks for commenting on my SWF. You captured the storm beautifully.

Rebecca said...

I love those beach shots!

Celeste said...

Bobbie - Very dramatic pictures, I think I would have been out of the water double quick if I had seen that storm coming!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Wow! Such wonderful photos!

So sorry I missed thanking you for the lovely Sky Watch comment you left on my blog the week before last. I've just been catching up on things and hope that you'll take a moment to stop by and see my contribution from last week too!