Friday, September 26, 2008

Highway to Heaven


Follow the Sun


Angels and Demons

Young Bala, who's in his early twenties, drives me around to the points on the road where I can get the best views and the best shots of sunsets, clouds and trees. Over the last month and more, he's turned into an appreciative and committed skywatcher.

Bala on alert!
It's been interesting to see this young fan of Bollywood film stars turn into a lover of the skies. He takes the Ambassador car up to the highway at top speed, finds the best locations, lurks at a protective distance from me and expresses impatience if I miss out on a moment -- or a 'scene' -- as he calls it. Today the camera's battery was dying faster than the sun, and Bala was really upset that I missed the red glowing bars of clouds with which the evening signed off.
Please click on each picture for an enlarged view

SkyWatch Friday : Check it Out!

19 comments:

Maria said...

Oh yes, skywatching can be addictive! At least for me, I take walks with my friend ror this purpose!
And often the battery is the problem!

Sherry said...

These are great! I love the contrasting colors and light in the second photo.

babooshka said...

Interesting read and beautiful images for a dying battery.

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice catch! Great job... Hope you can visit my entry too... Happy SWF!

Müge Tekil said...

Hello Gowri,

This is the first time I visit your blog.

Your words about being an observer are so true! I think I’m an observer too … I often feel that I watch other people’s lives while mine flies away by observing them … but this is my way to live … your description of being an observer gave me optimism.

Your skywatch photos are very nice and well done and I like very much the title “Highway to Heaven”.

Friendly greetings,

Laura ~Peach~ said...

great photos!!

Louise said...

Beautiful sky shots. And Bala! Perfect! Lovely post.

dulce said...

Your second one is fantastic!!!

MigsCFLer said...

The second pic is tremendous. Thanks for sharing

Cheers

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flowergirl said...

Do you prefer sunrise views or sunset views?

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Oooooh!

Kamini said...

Wow Gowri! Yet another talent shining through! These are simply stunning.
Kamini.

Arija said...

I like the middle one best, the fight between good and evil as always. Nothing really changes in the world.

Arti said...

Lovely Gowri. What's the night sky like out there? Without the distracting artificial light, must be quite a show of constellations?

Maddy said...

that first pic reminded me of the Beatles song - I'll follow the sun

mananan said...

No need for him to be upset you have great photos here.

Denise said...

A very nice series of photographs, great SWF photos.

Debbie365 said...

The lighting in the second one is really nice!

Anonymous said...

The second one is something that Delacroix or Turner only dreamed of capturing.

Have you turned Bala on to the clear sky after sunset yet? To the tiny spots of brilliant colour in the dark?