Friday, January 23, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY (A Ray of Light, Part Two)


Well the sky has obliged again this week and provided me with another view. As the sun was rising over Lake Michigan it went behind the clouds but there were a couple of little splits in the clouds and that was enough to let the rays through which then, in turn, reflected on the partially frozen lake.


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Photo Credits - CJT

15 comments:

Louise said...

The colors and reflections are fabulous!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Wow! that lake is frozen? !
Beautiful sky.

Catherine said...

The split give a great effect to your picture. Love the mirror effect with these soft winter colors.

Petunia said...

Very nice SWF post:)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'm not quite sure what it is, but Lake Michigan has such a distinctive look. It's similar to Lake Okeechobee in that it looks like a sea looking out on it, but of course Lake M is much deeper than Lake o (12 ft deep at deepest point).

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Great pictures!
Lovely colors...very nice swf...
Greetings from Portugal

Janie said...

Very pretty sunrise. The mirrored light makes it special.

imac said...

Very colourful and peaceful shots with lots of feeling with them.

vincibene said...

Fantastic soft colors! Gorgeous!

gel(Emerald Eyes) said...

Soft moody colors caught terrifically.Reflections in such weather is cool (pun meant with admiration.)

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is such a beautiful view of the lake. I have to get down to the Niagara River and Lake Erie and take some photos..well when it is a bit warmer that is..

Arija said...

Your sky is so gentle and because f that so very, very beautiful.

Celeste said...

Louise - Thanks, although I can never quite get the colours to translate into the photo quite as well as I would like.

Lily Hydrangea - The lake is partially frozen, because it is such a huge body of water the wind actually blows the ice around so sometimes there will be no ice at the shore but plenty further out.

Catherine - It was the unusual spilt in the clouds that caught my eye then as the sun moved up it caused the reflections which were a bonus!

Petunia - Thanks. Happy SWF

Celeste said...

Robert V Sobczak - It certainly looks like a sea, especially because you can't see the other shores and it certainly whips up some big waves sometimes. The only thing that really gives it away is the lack of smell that is so distinctive to the sea.

Fotos da Lurdes - Greetings from Chicago to Portugal. Thanks for dropping by.

Janie - Thanks, glad you liked it.

Imac - It is a peaceful, if chilly, scene indeed.

Celeste said...

Vincibene - Glad you liked the colours too :)

Gel - Very, very, very cool - Brrrrrr!

Ramblingwoods - I would definitely wait until it is warmer if I were you Michelle! This is the time of year for staying close to home :)

Arija - Thanks for dropping by.