Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blue skies

I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but they're not gray anymore

Blue skies
Smiling at me...

Nothing but blue skies
Do I see

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long
Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in love, my how they fly

Blue days
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on.
                                            - Irving Berlin

A few thoughts:
-I was able to get both Julia's face and the sky simply by using the flash, but it took me a while to figure it out.  : S
- LOVE the Stonewall Jackson shot!  I'm SO entering that in the VA state fair photography competition, cause if that doesn't warm their Virginian hearts, I don't know what will!
- I feel lucky to have caught that plane flying by the moon at just the right time, but I didn't have the telephoto lens on and didn't have time to change it.  Bummer.  :(





I'm adding this post to both you capture and midweek blues.

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36 comments:

Leslie said...

i can hear Willie Nelson singing to me from that scratchy vinyl

Christopher And Tia said...

Oh beautiful pictures! I like the one of the sun behind the clouds, the most.

Brooke G. said...

Such great SKY by you :D
Well done - I knew you were gonna have some good ones! You could have easily reposted that beauty from your last post too!
Awesome shots.

Teri said...

Love your pics!!! And it's so funny, this song has been running through my head all week as I've been studying the sky for shots. :)

Grammie/Mom said...

Ahh....Willie! Every picture is terrific. Jules smile, the sun rays, Mr. Jackson staring off into the sunset and de plane, de plane!! When's the VA Fair?

jane said...

Lovely pictures of our beautiful sky. I love the sunshine that comes through the clouds. I think the 4th photo is my favorite.

alita said...

Ohhh love these. They are absolutely lovely. My favorite though is the second to the last one. Oh and your daughters smile lights up her face. Just as magnificent as the sun in the sky!

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The song is LOVE SONG by Tesla. I think of road trips up north when I hear that song. When I look up to the sky I think LOVE is all around.

Rebecca said...

Fun! This would be a great addition to link to Midweek Blues...it is still going. Hope you do!

http://thedustycellar.blogspot.com/2010/05/river-blues.html

EG Wow said...

Beautiful photos and I think I'll have that tune in my head for the rest of the day! :)

Lindsey said...

Great shots! I was totally stumped about "Sky" but mostly because the sky here has just been dark, dreary, and so so wet!

Barbara said...

Lovely pictures! I like the sunshine behind the clouds!

Laura said...

plane + moon shot = pretty cool

Elaine A. said...

That last shot is a lucky one. And so are the first two. She's gorgeous. Let us know how you do in the contest! It's definitely a winner!

WackyMummy said...

Really nice shots! I love how the light streams in them.

Michelle said...

Your shots are fantastic. The one with the sun rays shooting out of the clouds is my favorite.

Regina said...

Love these! The Stonewall Jackson shot is great and should definitely win a prize!

Jen said...

I love how you captured teh rays of sunlight!

Julie said...

beautiful! I love all of the clouds, so clear and beautiful. And how lucky to catch the plane in front of the moon! how cool! :)

myfluffybunnies said...

Telephoto lens or not, that plane shot is amazing. All of these pictures are so cheerful! Thanks for the pick-me-up today. =>

Jientje said...

The next to last one is my favorite. What a gorgeous sky! Oh and the one of the moon is beautiful too!

Amber said...

Oh wow what great shots I can't even list everything I like because I like them all. The suns rays though the clouds the plane...wow.

Thanks for stopping by!

anneawesome said...

These are lovely. And I am now happy to have Willie Nelson stuck in my head. I just might have to turn him on right now. :)

Allison R said...

I love, love, love the second from the last shot! It's gorgeous.

Dcan said...

All your shots are amazing! Great job capturing the plane!

MaryMary said...

How funn--my first question for you was actually going to be if you used a flash to get the exposure on Julia's face. :) Very lovely!

terri browne said...

I love the picture of the plane in front of the moon! Very impressive pictures!

Stillmary said...

Incredible shots! You didn't need the telephoto lens because that picture of the moon and the plane looks perfect! Wow!

Bec said...

Man you got some super cool captures this week!

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Karli said...

WOW...so cool! All your shots are fantastic! I especially LOVE the 2nd one! Wonderful!! :-)

lucy said...

absolutely wonderful, every one. dramatic sky, great graphic silhoette, and a very cute model. lovely.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for linking to Midweek Blues. :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Very cool shots. Love that next to last one! Thanks for commenting on my post, too! :)

Doreen said...

awesome series! I too love the Stonewall Jackson shot. it tells a story.

imadramamama said...

I really love that shot of her on the cannon!!

Brown Family Blog said...

oh my goodness, Colleen. those pictures are awesome. i love the one with the plane. wow!!!!

lisaschaos said...

You had a wonderful day! I love the plane in front of the moon! Nice catch!