Thursday, August 2, 2012

Long Weekend.

 

Today I am joining several memes  at once because I am busy watching the Olympic games. Do you watch the games? I love looking at all those young sportspeople from all over the world doing the best they can. Wonderful.

 

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This beautiful sky I saw some days ago at sunrise, about 5 in the morning. I am usually not such an early riser but I couldn’t sleep. This is the real photo, no photoshopping.

The photo down here is of a sunset in the same week.

 

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I am linking this post to Skywatch Friday : http://skyley.blogspot.nl/

Challenge Walk in the street : http://walkinnewyork.blogspot.nl/

Friday Fences : http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.nl/

Green Day : http://raindropsanddaisys.blogspot.nl/

Weekend Reflections : http://weekendreflection.blogspot.nl/

Shadowshot Sunday 2 : http://shadowshotsunday2.blogspot.nl/

Blue Monday : http://smilingsally.blogspot.nl/

Ruby Tuesday 2 :http://rubytuesday2.blogspot.nl/

Our World Tuesday : http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.nl/

 

I wish you all a happy week.

79 comments:

Cloudy said...

Na, bei diesen tollen Aufnahmen da muss Dein Wochenende wahrlich schön gewesen sein...

Lieben Gruß
CL

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wat een prachtige foto van een opkomende zon!! Ik hoop alleen niet dat dit een standaard ochtend ritueel voor je gaat worden, want het was nog wel vroeg in de morgen!

Als we thuis zijn, kijken we bijna alleen nog maar naar de OS. Vooral manlief, die beleeft daar heel veel plezier aan. Maar ik kijk ook veel, ook op mijn Ipad als ik in de tuin zit...dan heeft volleybal mijn voorkeur omdat ik dat vroeger ook veel heb gedaan.

Veel kijkplezier Riet! Lieve groet, Ingrid

klaproos said...

ohh riet wat een mooi postje, de lucht lijkt hier wel in brand te staan,
machtig om mee te maken hé

Claudia Moser said...

How spectacular!

Kris said...

Hello Riet,

These are some truly beautiful images. The sunrise and sunset is gorgeous.

I have been busy watching the Olympics too. I am especially fond of watching the swimming and gymnastics although, all of it is interesting to me. Fantastic to watch how these young people compete. I wish I had just one thimbleful of their energy. I believe at one time, I must have had this but age has crept upon me. :) Have a beautiful weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos, don't you love it when nature paints a pretty sky to enjoy

HoodPhoto said...

Gorgeous skies!

Hope you can stop by and say hello at my blog, and if you have not already done so, "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, dramatic, colorful skies, Riet! and terrific captures for the day! The Olympics have been great! Enjoy your weekend!

Sivinden said...

Those red clouds are beautiful!

Gary said...

Great post. Those clouds are incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dorothy said...

I love the sunrise and sunset pictures!!
Yes, I like to watch the Olympic games, too!

Fiona said...

Good Evening Riet,

That sky is absolutely wonderful
worth being awake at 5am to take a photo of it!!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for linking up with Green Day

x Fiona

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW! At first I thought this was a fire. Those clouds are phenomenal.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skies Riet. I love the colorful cloud shot. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

Valerie said...

That sunrise shot surely rewarded your early departure from bed, Riet! Fabulous capture, as is the sunset.

Sally in WA said...

It was worth the early morning rise to see that sky! Enjoy your weekend watching the Olympics.

LifeRamblings said...

such lovely and dramatic clouds. the Olympics have been awesome.

NatureStop said...

Beautiful shots! Have a great weekend!

Shantana

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The sky shots are beautiful and I love
the boat scene.
I have been watching the Olympics quite a bit.

Kusum said...

Beautiful sky shots!

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous cloud shots!

sexta-feira said...

Amazing pictures!

Short and Sweet said...

Wonderful photos and a quaint little village. The clouds are spectacular.

Short and Sweet said...

Wonderful photos and a quaint little village. The clouds are spectacular.

Cloudy said...

Möge der Tag so grün sein wie das Gras und die Sonne leuchten den ganzen Tag.

Einen schönen Green Day
CL

oldthings said...

Beautiful photos you took ! I especially like the sunrise and sunset !
Olympia

Ellie said...

This is a lovely selection of pictures. The sunrise sky is amazing!!!
I am really enjoying the Olympics too. Such motivated people are great to see. :)

afanja said...

De foto's van die kleurrijke wolken zijn prachtige treffers, Riet.
Ook ik kijk veel naar de Olympische Spelen, maar op zijn tijd moet ik toch even wat bewegen en wat frisse lucht opsnuiven.
Maak er een mooi en sportief weekend van! ;-)

Randi said...

I love your amazing and burning sky-shots!

biebkriebels said...

De zon is erg mooi, goed dat je wakker was. Die OS zijn inderdaad verslavend he, als je eenmaal gaat kijken dan blijf je zitten.

Riet said...

Schitterende foto,s Riet.
Die van de lucht vind ik zo prachtig.

Liefs Riet.

AmitAag said...

Fantastic clicks indeed!
Please see mine at: http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/08/skywatchqueued-up-and-waiting.html

Beth said...

lovely views. so very nice. thank you for sharing at FF. enjoy the weekend. (:

Tanya said...

these are all so beautiful!

Jan n Jer said...

That sunrise is just awesome...look like a painting and I love that cobblestone road.

TexWisGirl said...

the skies are gorgeous!

Zimbabwe said...

Oh WOW those sky photos are incredible. Thanks for your visit and have a great weekend. Diane

Susan said...

I'm glad to see your reflection shot and the others as well. Your skies have obviously been a treat of late.
Must say, no cable TV so no Olympics. I used to watch and it was always an exciting couple weeks. Enjoy.

Nefertiti said...

superbe les nuages et le soleil,bravo ;o)

'Tsuki said...

The clouds are amazing ! And the water reflection is really nice too.

Anita said...

Wow Riet dacht toch echt even dat er brand was ;-) Wát een prachtige foto !!!!! en de rest ook hoor.
Wens je een heel mooi weekend.
Groetjezz lfs mij

Monica said...

Wow! Fantastic sunrise photos! Amazing clouds!
:)

WildBlack said...

Amazing lighting on the first shot :)

Wollreflections

Marie said...

Truly amazing skies! Sometimes we miss a LOT when we sleep in! :-) And the streets are so lovely as well.

Tito Eric said...

Inspiring shots ... so tranquil.

Cheers ... visiting from Weekend Reflections!

http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/07/flip-flops-flop.html

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sometimes you just have to get up early to get the best shots! :)

Winding Fence

Dianne said...

amazing skies! like a painting
charming street
enjoy the games
I have fallen in love with our wonderful gymnast Gabby

Eileen said...

visiting from Green Day ... what a fantastic set of photographs.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your skies are brilliant! And adore the atmosphere in your street scenes!

LV said...

Outstanding presentation.

Ralph said...

Lovely sky photos - in one, it feels as if the clouds are on fire. A very cool and artistic effect!

I assume the village and canal are in the Netherlands. A charming view, and beautiful town...

I look at the Olympics on occasion - it is very hard to avoid the results due to the time difference the East Coast USA to the UK, a difference of 5 hours. But I do watch since I went to the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The competition compels us to watch closely at times...

chubskulit said...

The last cloud shot looks like a shark getting ready to eat his prey.

My shadows
Comments always makes me happy, would you leave me some?

Christine said...

Ja schitterend he Rietje, wat is de natuur toch prachtig.
Ik ben dol op wolkenpartijen en zons onder en opgangen.
maak ook elk jaar heel wat foto's ervan in Amerika.
Het lijkt wel of de lucht daar zo anders is als hier in Nederland.
Knuffels Chrissie

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Riet, I'm busy watching the Olympics - I don't want to miss a thing. Taking time out to catch up on visiting a few blogs. You're photos are lovely with such superb light. happy week to you.

"Création" said...

Hey lieve Rietje, heerlijk dat ik je alweer tegen kwam op mijn blog, heb jou ook gemist hoor. Zo fijn dat je toch een bepaalde band opbouwt met bepaalde mensen maar zeker niet met allen hoor, hihihi.

Sta er steeds weer versteld van hoe jij het toch voor elkaar krijgt zulke schitterende luchtfoto's te maken. Wauwwww wat een kracht en vuur stralen ze uit, echt SUPER mooi.

Wens je een heerlijke week toe,

Liefs
Josephine xxx

CailinMarie said...

what amazing photos! That first photo of the sunrise is so interesting and the clouds are so different than what I am used to seeing.
Happy Blue Monday!

Luna Miranda said...

i also love watching the Olympics. in fact, i watched the games until 4am this morning.:p

lovely images you shared. i particularly like the one with cobblestones.

Pie said...

The sky shots are gorgeous!

My Blue.

SmilingSally said...

Those shots are blue-tiful!

Thanks for sharing. Yes, I am watching the Olympics too.

Happy Blue Monday, Riet!

This is Belgium said...

heel mooi allemaal samengebracht tot een schitterend geheel
net terug van een korte olympische trip naar Londen

RobinfromCA said...

Lovely photos. I love that early morning sky!

We've been watching the Olympics too and we're exhausted! Out here in CA the coverage goes until midnight every night so, during the day, the whole town seems to be in a fog.

Have a wonderful week,
Robin

Virginia said...

Wow, what a wonderful group you share today Riet. That sky MIGHT make me get up early to see it and photograph it. Amazing!
V

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Love the sunlit clouds!

aka Penelope said...

At first I thought the sky was full of smoke and fire so am glad to know it is just a photo of a spectacular sunrise. Like you I marveled at the courage of the Olympians and got caught up in their victories and defeats.

Robert Geiss said...

The sky pictures are as if painted. Wonderful.
Please have a good Tuesday.



daily athens photo

Fun60 said...

Such a spectacular sunrise. Enjoy the rest of the Olympics. Like you once I start watching them on TV I can't tear myself away.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images. The sky looks like as if there is fire there.

moe lauher said...

caught this among the "rubies" - thanks for sharing

lorik said...

Interesting series. Your orange skies would look very nice on my Mandarin Orange Monday challenge sometime:)

Liz said...

Beautiful photos.

My entries:
Moms... Check nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Walk in New York said...

les couleurs sont magnifiques

Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

Maria @ LSS said...

The fiery clouds are amazing. Wonderful pics. Happy RT2.

Mine's here.

Pondside said...

What an amazing sky - so wild and dramatic next to the quiet and conservative buildings and tranquil water scenes. Over here, a sky like that would truly mean fire.

House of Seasons said...

Halo Riet,
wat jammer dat je er niet bij bent bij Madelief!
Ik heb je zo lang niet gezien en vond het erg leuk om weer eens even bij te kunnen kletsen met je.
Ik ben zo benieuwd hoe het nu met je gaat!
Maar in ieder geval wens ik je een fijne vakantie en tot snel.
Liefs
Lia

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful morning sky, Riet!

I am watching and enjoying the Olympic games --all the athletes are amazing!

Carmel Cole said...

lovely shots. love the cloud ones. thanks for sharing. hope you could stop by on my Blue Monday at: http://www.jollytoes.com/2012/08/05/strolling-around-new-york-city/

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Fabulous pictures Riet! I'm glad you got outside for some photos before you got all involved with the Olympics. We don't see much live over here.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The clouds are just dreamy and the pastel colors exquisite. When I see the empty streets, I am thinking that all the people have gone inside to watch the Olympics - hah!

Bises,
Genie

http://www.p-ter.net said...

Alsof de hemel in brand staat!
Knap gevangen Riet!
Gr.
P-TER