Posts Tagged ‘Sky’

Icy Trees and Blue Skies

February 9, 2016

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Winter has a cold beauty that can make the frigid temperatures a little more bearable.  This photo, from my archives, was taken in our yard on a clear day following an ice storm here in the Glade.

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What a Way to Start the Day

January 20, 2016

 

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It’s not always easy to get up on a winter morning before dawn in order to walk the golf course, but sometimes the sky is so glorious that it makes the whole effort worthwhile.

 

 

A Beach Sunrise

March 19, 2015

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When Betsy and I were at Ocean Isle Beach in January, we saw many beautiful sunrises.  I played around with one of my photos trying to emphasize the colors while minimizing the details.  I rather like the result of my experimenting and am sharing that with you today.

Smoky Mountain Sunbeams

March 2, 2015

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I got the photo on which this image is based when Betsy and I visited the Smokies just before Valentine’s Day.  Our first stop was along the Foothills Parkway outside of Townsend, Tennessee.  It was a cold, overcast day, but we could see sunbeams breaking through the clouds when we looked toward Mount LeConte.  I ‘tweaked’ the photo to bring out the sunbeams, and this is the result.  I rather like it.

A Wintry Sky in the Glade

January 8, 2015

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I often think that cloudy winter skies are boring, but often that is not the case at all.  This painting is based on a photo I took a couple of years ago while looking east as the sun set on a cloudy Winter’s day.  The color of the sky was gorgeous.

After the Storm

September 29, 2014

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This image was scanned from a slide I took in June, 1987, on the island of Bali in Indonesia.  I was one of a group of college professors who were going to China to teach for the summer.  We spent a few days in Bali before continuing our journey to China.

One afternoon a storm came up from the Pacific while I was along the beach.  The storm was quickly over, and I snapped this picture as the sun started breaking through the clouds again.

Mountain Sunrise

March 6, 2014

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We have many reasons for visiting Mount Nebo in Arkansas — the peace and beauty of ‘our’ cabin on the mountaintop, beautiful mountain views, gorgeous sunsets and beautiful sunrises.  This painting is based on a photo of a sunrise I took from Sunrise Point in March, 2012.

Winter Evening Sky

December 18, 2013

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Evening skies are often beautiful this time of year with soft pastel colors.  I got this view of a December sky in the Glade from our front yard.

The picture on which this painting was based is shown below.

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Bali Palms

December 11, 2013

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This photo was scanned from a slide made in 1987.  I was part of a team of professors going to China that summer, and we had a couple of days on Bali before entering China.  I was out early one morning and looked up as I walked among some palm trees.  I have to admit that I like this picture.

Clouds and Blue Sky

August 16, 2013

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Few things in summer are prettier than white, fluffy clouds in a beautiful blue sky.  This drawing is based on a photo I found in my archives.  The photo was taken at our house in August, 2010.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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