Oct 2, 2009

Sky Watch Friday Photos 9/30


I went down to the inlet as soon as I could the other morning with 2 fly rods. I had a 9', 9 weight with floating line and an 8', 6 weight with an intermediate sinking tip. The purpose was not to catch fish but to practice my fly casting to avoid embarrassing myself badly when casting with my father-in-law who was to arrive very shortly for two weeks of fishing the migrating striped bass on the flats near Gardiner's Island, around the Ruins and in The Race just east of Plum Island. As light gradually came into the sky I was struck by how ominous it first appeared. Fortunately I had my camera. Unfortunately I'd been too loaded down to bring a tripod, hence, a second series of grainy shots (where's my quality control!) that seemed too dramatic to pass up for a Sky Watch Friday. Please bear with me...










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14 comments:

Mike said...

Lovely shots...particularly like the last one :)
My Skywatch

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous shots, I love them all. Happy SkyWatch Friday.

madcobug said...

I like all of them. Great shots. Helen

The Weaver of Grass said...

Why is it that early morning sky and/or sea scapes are always so full of mystery and promise? These are lovely shots and the feeling they convey far outweighs any graininess (which I can;t see anyway) - they make me want to be there.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photographs. Yeah, they are grainy - I can see the sand grains is the onlly graininess I can see.

Janie said...

Beautiful light and great captures.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Nice pictures of the sky. I particularly like the last picture. The colors are lovely!

Tricia said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I love all 3 photos - I can't pick a fav, they're all so beautiful!

Zen said...

What beautiful hues!

Augenblicke und Wortgeschenke said...

Today I have a picture of you in the blog. I put your blog before my friends. I hope it is ok. They are such great colors in the picture, I've never seen anything like it.greetings from bavaria Manuela

matthew houskeeper said...

Beautiful!!!
The top and bottom photos are really impressive.

Bella said...

Mark, the pictures are wonderful, how was the fishing?

Bella said...

or the fly practicing? They say it is definitely an art...

mj said...

Nice place to spend your morning.
Some of the old photos that I just posted are very similar to yours...except they were taken half a world away.