Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The sky was ablaze


Yesterday evening on my way home from work the sky was ablaze...By the time I'd driven the last 2 miles, it had already faded ...So unfortunately I didn't make it to the palace and all I do have to show is a lonesome street lamp!
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Hier soir, sur le chemin du retour du boulot, le ciel était invraisemblable de beauté. Les 5 derniers kilomètres furent les plus longs, mais je suis arrivée trop tard pour voir le ciel s'embraser derrière le château, aussi vous ai-je juste pris un lampadaire solitaire.

23 comments:

Guy D said...

Beautiful shots, love the first one especially, great colors.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Jacob said...

Aw...these are so nice. Like you say, the sky was ablaze and you caught it perfectly. But I like the other more muted photo with the street lamp, too; has a kind of haunted quality about it.

Neva said...

What a beautiful view.....too bad you didn't get to the palace before the sun went down....

Frankie / Nick said...

The sky is stunning, love the first one especially. I hope that I am posting on your site tonight. How I managed yesterday's post is anyone guess, probably couldn't do that again if I tried, lol.

gogouci said...

Indeed, a beautiful, fiery sky.

raf said...

Ablaze, indeed! Marvelous, but so is the lamp shot with its soft pastels and strong patterns of the trees.

Olivier said...

la prochaine fois, demande une permission a ton chef pour partir plus tot, je suis sur qu'il comprendra ;o). Superbe ce ciel et puis il est bien ce lampadaire seul, tout seul, si seul ;o)

Catherine said...

Ca s'enflamme aux alentours de Versailles !
Mais, on ne s'inquiète de rien au château. La vie reste douce et sereine comme la lumière.

Oui, je me souviens de cette histoire .......

Fio said...

Breathtaking!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I particularly love the second one. Its backlighting and the absolutely gorgeous and romantic lonely street lamp.

JM said...

Gorgeous sky and lovely composition.

Clueless in boston said...

Beautiful shots, both of them, but I really like the second photo. I like the bare tree branches reaching upwards and the subtle coloration of the sky. All this topped off with the beautiful iron lantern with the curlicue bend holding the light. I think this may be a more magnificient shot than you would have gotten of the palace. Sometimes it is the simple things that are more beautiful and often overlooked.

Cergie said...

C'est pourquoi j'ai du mal à comprendre que l'on puisse "programmer" une photo. On peut être à la recheche d'une photo et une fois qu'on l'a faite se dire "ça y est", mais ce qu'on prend ce sera toujours l'oeil d'abord qui l'aura vu fugacement avant de confier à l'objectif la tâche de le fixer pour... "l'éternité" ?
Demain ou ce soir, ce sera une toute autre histoire de ciel, de réverbère et de château...

Juergen Kuehn said...

Blood-red and gorgeous sunset. Ambient light of second shot is great!

Marguerite-Marie said...

juste le lampadaire j'ai envie de dire tant mieux car ça me suffit c'est très beau. la première aussi est réussie. Bises de bretagne

m_m said...

Awesome photos! Great colours! Thanks:)

Mountainboy said...

Great pictures though, all very flat and grey here today.

Dottie Jo said...

Nice sunset! It is a shame that you didn't make it to the palace, but I do like the lamp.

Marie-Noyale said...

Mais il a le sourire ce lampadaire!!!

Greensboro Daily said...

Thank you for your kind words regarding my photo of children playing in the snow. Believe it or not, one of the hardest parts of this candid photo was making sure their faces were turned to respect their anonymity. Children love to turn and pose!

I adore your blog and just love the great comments you leave on others' blogs; frequently, I trail you in viewing/commenting.

PERBS said...

I liked the lonely street lamp but especially the change from the first photo background to the end of the road picture. Catching the lamp in it was an added bonus.

Babooshka said...

Truly gorgoeus sky.

George Townboy said...

Amazing shots!