June 26, 2009

A bright spot

Looking south towards the hills of the province of Cavite from a ferry in the middle of Manila Bay, I saw clouds moving towards the east to join the rain clouds that were already over Metro Manila. The edge of the largest cloud was lit by the last rays of the setting sun. When we reached Manila, it was dark, cold and wet.

clouds over the province of Cavite as seen from Manila Bay

You can view the beautiful skies of our world through the Sky Watch Friday home page, but before you do, please spend a few minutes for one country whose people right now are facing a such a violent crackdown against their right to make their voices heard that I am sure none of them are even noticing what their sky is like, much less appreciate it. Please sign the petition of Avaaz (which means "voice" in many Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages) for Iran to
Stop the Crackdown.
The link is to the English page, but you can choose from thirteen other languages.
Sky Watch Friday

28 comments:

James said...

The different styles of clouds combined with the water,the mountains and traces of sun light really makes a wonderful picture.

JM said...

This is gorgeous, Hilda! A kind of a Turner painting! :-)

Vogon Poet said...

These are the sky, the sea and the colors of a Friedrich painting.
Great image, wonderful seascape.

Petrea said...

A stunning photo, Hilda. Just beautiful.

Mo said...

A beautiful sky

Guy D said...

That is gorgeous, what a great scene.

Have a nice weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Photo Cache said...

What a peaceful scene. I became nostalgic right away.

Jacob said...

The clashing of light and dark! Can be beautiful and scary at the same time...

This is a striking photograph, Hilda!

Ebie said...

The clouds so soft and delicate. Cold and wet, but you got home safe. Have a great weekend!

Frankie / Nick said...

Hmmm almost appears to be 3D with the lighting in the background. Very nice.

Don and Krise said...

You live in a wonderful place. I also think the lighting here is something else.

gogouci said...

Beautiful work with the light and shadows. Just gorgeous.

Olivier said...

tout en douceur, magnifique cette couleur bleutée dans le ciel
very gently, splendid this bluish colour in the sky

Babooshka said...

An optomistic light on the horizon just draws the eye.

Sanna said...

Beautiful clouds and colours. =)

magiceye said...

this is indeed a beautiful image!

have signed avaaz

Cezar and Léia said...

This sky is breathtaking!
Great shot dear Hilda!
Many thanks for information about the petition of Avaaz.
Have a nice weekend dear friend, I hope with a beautiful sun there!
Here is cold and raining "cats and dogs"again! LOL
Anyway a good time to stay "happy in home"with a hot cappuccino , visiting blog's friends!
God bless you
Léia
peace, purrs and love by Luna(from Brazil)

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

It's this kind of dramatic beauty that makes you in awe for planet earth.

Rambling Round said...

I agree. Very dramatic!

Halcyon said...

Cold and wet... something we can hardly remember here in the deep south. Temps are soaring again today - and still no relief in sight!

Lois said...

It's beautiful Hilda! I especially like the way the water looks in this one. I wouldn't mind some cold and wet weather right now. I can't even remember what that is like!

George said...

What a beautiful picture. You have a great eye and were in just the right place to capture the sunlit cloud.

Louise said...

I really like the light in this. Quite a stunning sky.

I hope in Iran they DO see the sky every now and then and get a bit of happiness from it. I am so grateful for the beauty in the world to remember that not everything is bad sometimes.

Pacey said...

It's a postcard perfect pic Hilda. So stunning.

Lisa Wilson said...

That is a great photo!!

Dina said...

A wonderful photo and a fitting, strong message.

Pam said...

The people of Iran could use a bright spot! Thanks for spreading the word and speaking for those who can't, Hilda.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Lovely. It does look like a painting.