Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Follow That Sky

My granddaughter Hope once told me that "the sky at the beach is much bigger"

We had some crazy skies last week. Sunny and hot one moment, dark and stormy the next
I saw the dark clouds in the distance and drove down to the beach to see them bigger















In the distance of some shots you can see lower Manhattan and the Verrazano-Narrows bridge connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn
In others there's a dilapidated pier near Sandy Hook and a water tower (just for DARYL) and an amusement park
I'd like to thank the wonderful lady and her pink bow spear for picking up trash off the beach as she took a walk

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the drive was worth that bigger view. :)

Ron said...

"My granddaughter Hope once told me that "the sky at the beach is much bigger"

HA! I LOVE THAT!!!!

((((( Hope )))))

Dianne, dear lady, these sky shots are beautiful! Love them all, but the second one down really spoke to me. The dark shadows beneath the white clouds are stunning. Also, I love how you can see that tiny strip of land in the distance.

Well done!

Much X to you and Hope!

Jim said...

Hi Dianne ~~ Thank you for your nice beach pictures. The lady with the trash pickup stick is doing good for everyone. I suppose it is a fun day for her.

Happy MidWeek Blu!
((((Hugs)))) for Hope!
[:<)]
..

Rambling Woods said...

Hope is wise...I wanted to let you know that mallard 'Walter' is here and I sneak some food to him every day....Michelle

Sylvia K said...

You surely have had some wonderful, dramatic skies, Dianne! Hope has a great eye!! Terrific captures! And I hope your week is going well! Hugs to Hope and to you! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Kathy said...

These water/sky shots are spectacular!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those are some amazing sky shots you captured! Wow!

Cherie said...

I love to watch the clouds as a weather front pushes through. The way they get flattened on the bottom and shaped is so neat to me. Powers where we can only see the effect. :)

Luna Miranda said...

the clouds are amazing! great captures!

Kaye said...

Fantastic shots. I love sky photos - there's always some drama going on. Thanks for sharing!

Emille said...

These skies are certainly bigger! Beautiful captures! How interesting Dianne, my oldest grand daughter has the same name as yours:)

EG CameraGirl said...

I think it's fabulous that Hope teaches you so many important facts and that she got you to take a good look at that big sky. And the lady who picks up trash deserves a medal.

NixBlog said...

Wonderful captures of these dramatic "bigger" skies, Dianne!

NatureFootstep said...

first shot is my favourite. I like the contrast between teh sidewalk and the skies and waterline. I think the signs and the yellow part makes it interesting.

Carole M. said...

lovely to see your part of the world by the water too; lovely skies. I love the varying 'moods'. Today is our shortest day of the year/winter solstice

Carol said...

Gorgeous set of sky shots. Thanks for picking up on your granddaughter's thought.

Mona Sweden said...

Wow, these photos are so dramatic! Gorgeous shots.

Island Rambles Blog said...

the light in the first shot is amazing and the clouds on the others...wow...I like the simplicity of your shots...you do not try to cram a lot of stuff in them...they are serene and wonderful....cheers.

Halcyon said...

Fantastic skies! I love the drama. :)
Your granddaughter is an insightful little girl. I think the sky does look bigger over water. :)

Katrin said...

just beautiful. Love the photos -each one of them!

Rebecca said...

Awesome sky photos. I love a good sky!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful, heavy, dramatic clouds brooding over these lovely views of water! And adore your thank you comment to the lady gathering rubbish on the beach! It's so good to see people care for the environment!

Linnea said...

Those are some crazy skies! But boy do that add a lot of drama to your shots! Thanks for visiting mine!