Friday, November 21, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Sunrise in Nepal

It was a VERY cold morning, and we were packing our bags for the long hike down from Annapurna Base Camp Christmas morning last year...I looked up and saw this orange cloud...grabbed my camera (almost slipping on the ice to get it), and got one shot before the orange left the cloud...it was literally only seconds before the cloud turned greyish white...

Have a great weekend, and be sure to check out as many sites as you can using this link...

43 comments:

fishing guy said...

Scotty: A wonderful shot of a fleeting moment in time, nicely done.

Yen said...

Amazing! I love the effect and the drama:)

Texas Travelers said...

Fabulous photo.
Every aspect is just right.

I am soooo jealous.

Troy

Lirone said...

Quite uncanny... would have been fascinating to see a whole sequence to see how the colour changed, but I'm glad you made it to your camera in time to grab this shot!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Oh, my! What a marvelous capture!

Photo Cache said...

I am so jealous too. Such a beautiful photo.

bowledover said...

Scotty a lovely picture there. It makes the mountain rock show off to its best too.
Thanks for sharing.

Torsdag said...

Sky watch is wonderful chance to see the beauty of the word.
Thanks for sharing this great shot.

Kim said...

Great capture. The orange makes it amazing, I'm so glad you caught it.

imac said...

Wonderful Golden shot Scotty.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch! Happy SkyWatching! I am back now... Hope you'll visit mine too...

Reluctantfarmchik said...

I've never seen anything like this, Scotty. What an amazing shot. Very nicely captured - glad you didn't break your neck doing it!

Mark said...

WOW!!!!!

FickleMinded said...

amazing indeed!! you always have a wonderful photo to share.
SWF#3:Mt. Rushmore

Guy D said...

Fantastic photo, definately one of the best this week.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Pernille said...

Fabulous shot! How lucky you where that you got the time to take this photo. Your time was on your hand:)

Thank you for the nice comment. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

Have a lovely weekend:)

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you are quick! Your photos are all about the spirit in which we watch the sky everywhere!

2sweetnsaxy said...

That probably would have freaked me out but it sure made for an amazing shot. :-)

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful. So glad you did not fall.. wonderful image

Carletta said...

Hi Scotty,
This is GORGEOUS!
I'm never disappointed when I visit - ever. :)
Watch yourself out there.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Definitely a unique image. Well done!

Tabib said...

Amazing!
Colour, mountains/rocks texture.
master at work!

Ulrika K said...

Fantastic! That is absolutely beautiful, wow!

Suzanne said...

What a magical cloud to captured. Did you find out if there was a special reason for such a colourful sky. Happy SWF.

T and S said...

Nice PP Scotty and beautifully composed

Sandradb said...

Is it real picture? It seems like from outer space - fantastic shot! Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia.

Anne-Berit said...

That`s really an amazing photo.Beautiful.Have a nice weekend!

Grammy said...

What an awesome photo.

We had lots of cloud's here in Mo.Usa.
Happy skywatch friday!

krizcpec said...

love it!

Colin Campbell said...

Nice shot. I have been there. The weather was not so kind that week.

Louise said...

Absolutely incredible. I'm at a loss for more/better words.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

an amazing shot if ever there was...love the power and grandeur of it.

thanks for sharing.

erin

Peter Korkala said...

Wow! What a perfect shot! You did a very good job!

Brian Bastinelli said...

Wow Scotty cool images. I am glad you came across my blog too as now I get to check out yours. I love it.

PJ said...

You seem to get around, Scotty. Mountain climbing is an immense undertaking and I'm sure photography under those conditions is fairly complex so the image you've given us is all the more amazing. Have a great weekend.

Bradley Myers said...

A fantastic shot and a beautiful mountain. Great capture.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful picture, it just encompasses everything right.

Naturegirl said...

Took my breath away!! I can image how you felt getting this photo!
You are good! Great SWF photo!
On the other side of the globe..NG

The Arthur Clan said...

What an amazing shot...you were so lucky to be there to experience that beautiful view!

Ladynred said...

What a beautiful skywatch. Thanks for the visit.

Ivar Ivrig said...

This is one of a kind. Excellent work.

Tuga7 said...

uau! This is fantastic photo!!! Great work here!

Chrissy said...

Absolutely awesome, I think I could get very addicted to Skywatch