Friday, September 12, 2008

skywatch over jericho turnpike...




in mineola. it was hard to pick a photo for today. I happen to be in a place where there were lots of wide open spaces with big skies affording me multitudes of diverse photo ops. I picked this one because I liked the contrast between man made and nature. the sky looks to me as if it is pressing down on the traffic.


I also happened across this school field and its beautiful sky. which one would you have picked?




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54 comments:

Woody said...

Neat Photo..

Nancy said...

Awesome skies. Impressive clouds. Hard choice-glad you posted both. I would pick the first if I had to choose one.

Pietro said...

Both images are very interesting. The first for the contrast between the street and the sky; the second for the green landscape.

Lara said...

hard to say, they are both beautiful!

angela said...

The skies are huge and magnificent in both but I'd opt for the second just because it's got more green in it....

Jules said...

Those clouds look very ominous!!!

Greyscale Territory said...

I love both pics! The sky in the first pic softens the wires and traffic! The second one is simply charming!

babooshka said...

Forebodding skies and two impressive shots.

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Abraham Lincoln said...

They both work for me. Nice clouds.

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Canon Pixels
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bobbie said...

They are both beautiful and exciting. I pick Jericho Tpk.

Louise said...

Woud have been a hard pick! For me, I would have used both on different days, but that's because I'm coming into about 9 months of the same, clear blue sky every day, so I'm saving up for those days. Your top photo is more spectacular, but the bottom one is so nice because of the green, green grass.

Tina said...

i love the first pic. you must have taken it from your car lol. i do that too ha!

the shapes and sizes of clouds are always amazing. they make great pictures.

thanks for stopping by my sky watch and the warm welcome :)

The Birdlady said...

How could I choose? They are lovely.

Anu said...

Very interesting sky shots. I like the first one. It really looks like the clouds are causing the traffic jam LOL

My skywatch photo is here at Mumbai Skywatch

Bradley Myers said...

Nice photos and I enjoyed the previous post as well.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I would have picked the second, as I like the contrast in light....

Gill in Canada

luvmyboys said...

I think I would pick the first one because I like the contrast between the dark clouds and the "bright" traffic.

Paz said...

I like BOTH photos. I like the clouds in both photos. I'm glad you posted them both.

Paz

Neva said...

The second one looks very "moody" but I like the first one better...if my opinion counts!

Anonymous said...

I would pick the top one. Great shots, love them. PGma

Pearl Maple said...

Impressive photos for sky watch friday, thanks for sharing your views of the horizon with us all. Both are lovely in their own way.

lisak said...

My favorite is the top one also. It looks like some crazy alien could pop over the edge of the clouds there and start picking up the vehicles to race across the wires- oops! my imagination got away from me!

babooshka said...

I think the first one just though as they are both so nice.

D said...

I like them both!
But the second looks like a storm is brewing. Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.

Country Girl said...

You know what? I don't know. I like the one with the sky pressing on the traffic, but the other one is good, too. I guess I'm glad you posted both of them!

Kitty said...

the upper one is better focused than the lower, so I agree with you!

Jericho turnpike must be really, really long? We've run across is in our drives through LI to see Marks' mom

Coca Cutie said...

Too beautiful!

Arija said...

Your first choice is really great, I love that great white cloud. Boats and skies always go well together.

Deb said...

I've been on the Jericho turnpike, however, I don't think I had the time to stop and smell the roses.

Enigma said...

I've been on this road. You make the experience more bearable with a photo like this. Thanks for sharing!

Pearl Maple said...

Huge clouds on your horizon for sky watch friday, both photos are equally interesting. Thanks for sharing your view with us all.

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Knoxville Girl said...

I'm glad you posted both. They have a city/country contrast. The second one reminds me of an El Greco painting. Very beautiful.

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful Sky Watch-photos!

Jacque said...

The wires and the traffic give me the heeby geebies, so I'd pick the school yard, but both skies are beautiful!

babooshka said...

Same sky to contrasting images. Somwtime being stuck in traffic has it's rewards, like a baeautiful image.

Angie said...

Both photos are really good but my favourite would be the second one, mainly because that is the sort of environment that appeals to me,I'm definitely not a lover of cities and traffic. :)

Deslilas said...

Why should I choose one , I take the two.

Müge Tekil said...

You are right, my favourite one is the first photo too ... Have a nice Friday and week-end!

Merisi said...

I am glad you picked both photos, each a very powerful image!

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice catch..... Great job! Reminds me the saying,,,, We never know how high we are, till we are called to ris; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky... Happy Skywatch! Hope you can visit my SWF entry too...

reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful - both shots. I often marvel at the contrast between man-made and nature in Skywatch posts. Nicely captured.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i pick BOTH :)

Louise said...

Lots of big clouds that appear to have a purpose. Very pretty.

Lana Gramlich said...

Both are quite nice. I had to smile when I saw Jericho Tnpk, as I grew up in the Syosset/Woodbury area & haven't been back in over 20 years. Jericho Tnpk brings back memories...

2sweetnsaxy said...

I think the 2nd one is my favorite. There's just something about the mix of the green earth and the sky, no matter if it's clear or cloudy, that I find beautiful.

Dirk said...

The first one is my favourite, but they are both nice pictures.

earthlingorgeous said...

Yeah it does seem the clouds were joining the traffic at the bottleneck area hahaha!

Baruch said...

Very nice and it does look like the sky is pressing down on the traffic. Happy SWF!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful clouds in your SWF. Well done. Have a nice weekend :-)

Gretchen said...

Really great shots!

peppylady said...

It amazing how someone could add power lines to a picture and have it look artistic.
I've looked at power lines and haven't yet come up with any thing.

Denise said...

Excellent set of photos. Great skies.

Arija said...

I think I'd go for th first one, it looks like the war of the worlds is upon us and the people in all those cars are high tailing it out of there!