Friday, November 16, 2007

Liquid Gold In The Sky

Morning Has Broken (But I've Fixed It Now!)

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON



Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time. This shot was taken about five months ago, during the Australian winter. I just gaped at the sky with disbelief because it looked more like a summer skyscape than a freezing cold morning when I had ice on my car. I framed this shot carefully, because I wanted the silhouette of the trees as well. Just as I lined up the shot, three seagulls in very loose formation flew into the mid-section of the frame. I could not have asked for more.

27 comments:

San said...

David, it simply oozes magic and inevitability.

Cowgirl said...

Stunning, and gone in a flash, I suspect. Thanks for fixing it too!

Queen of My Domain said...

Wow that is just stunning. The colors are amazing.

Kimberly said...

I'm living on the wrong side of the world. I've never seen a sky like that in all my life. Incredible.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done David... this will set the standard now for the rest of us to follow.. ha! I might as well bin mine now... ha!.
It's great when wildlife do the honourable thing for a picture now and then

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Perfection.

Brian in Oxford said...

I'm reminded of a pack of Dynamints, if anyone else knows what I'm talking about :)

Oswegan said...

Another beauty David.

I often hear people complain about the dull colors of winter but I actually think that the low light of the winter sky is often some of the most beautiful light of the year.

~Oswegan

imac said...

Sire, Wot luck for a dedicated camera buff.
David you'r spot on - well done.

Nap Warden said...

Well David, that is a spectacular shot!

QUASAR9 said...

Pretty apt
Love the way the Dawn Breaks
or simply comes over the horizon.

I always wondered who 'fixed it'
Now I know!

QUASAR9 said...

Love the pic
"Liquid Gold in the Sky"
Nice to see our tomorrow promises to be great, even if a little colder over (up) in our hemisphere

dot said...

Beautiful shot! How nice that the sea gulls flew in there just at the right moment.

Lee said...

Wow! A stained glass sky! David, did you know that they use gold to fire the red in stained glass. It's so valuable they sell it by the inch.

Exquisite! Peace! & Joy!

Misty Dawn said...

This is gorgeous David!

Kell said...

That's a gorgeous pictures! But now I've got that song stuck in my head.

Morning has broken, like the first morning . . .

katherine. said...

still loving the sky shots!

I have a question about copyrighting. I notice you note copyright on each photo as well as on your sidebar.

Better safe than sorry....or really necessary?

Melissa said...

Amazing photo David. I wonder if this is what heaven looks like? I sure hope so!

joan said...

Wow is all I can say about that. Simply beautiful.

Ananda Niyogi said...

Sheer class David :-)

Catmoves said...

Beautiful David. Patience, patience, patience pays off.
Thanks for sharing.

RUTH said...

A truly beautiful photo....sky colour at its best. :o)
Rx

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

It's breathtaking.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful David.
In this all embracing topic isn't it nice to know we are all out there, gazing up at the sky! brings a sense of belonging and reason in this confusing busy world.

Ornery's Wife said...

Fabulous. Makes me wish I was there to soak it in. Man just can't create beauty like that!
TM

Dick said...

Amazing, beautiful, great and whatever you can think of. I can't enlarge the photo!!!!!!

Andrée said...

A "red sky at morning" photo: did the weather disintegrate during that day? The gulls are the perfect touch; you captured the colors beautifully.