Skywatch Friday: Sunset, Topsail Island, North Carolina Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps By SandyCarlson - August 13, 2009 Skywatch Friday Skywatch Friday Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Dewdrop2:08 PMAwesome! It looks so dark and dramatic, almost like a bat swooping in... on fire. Awesome capture!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPhoto Cache2:15 PMJawdropping image. Amazing shot.Happy weekend.BTW, I do see a bat as well :DReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCheffie-Mom2:49 PMWow - very intense!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDeborah Godin3:02 PMI thought it was a night bird, but I can see a bat, too. And the head by itself looks like a diamond, or a heart. So much in this one!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplybobbie3:05 PMOh WOW! this is gorgeous!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySylvia K3:08 PMAbsolutely gorgeous, breathtaking! And the vivid colors -- that is shades of GOLD!Have a great weekend, Sandy!SylviaReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMojo3:09 PMI saw bird, then bat, then dragon.Then I just saw awesome. Truly awesome. And you got it in gold -- I kept getting red. Any idea what your white balance setting was?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTexas Travelers3:24 PMIt's just,O U T S T A N D I N GCome visit 'Prairie Barrens' under a hot sky, Click here.Troy and MarthaReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown3:31 PMTruly outstanding!!!!!!I just love the mood in this shoot.Power and strength.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJack and Joann3:40 PMAwesome photo for Skywatch. Great job Sandy.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJames3:57 PMVery cool and dramatic. It almost reminds me of a giant bat in the middle.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLew4:46 PMBeautiful clouds and golden sky!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPERBS5:06 PMHey, Sandy!!!!!! Your sky's on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplysunnymama5:16 PMWow! This sky has left me speechless :)I left you an award at my blog. No need to pass it on unless you want to but I just wanted you to know that I think your blog is great :)http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.com/2009/08/awards.htmlReplyDeleteRepliesReplynonizamboni5:55 PMGorgeous and surreal at the same time. A great capture!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHappily Retired Gal5:56 PMWhat a GLORIOUS view in your amazing photo this week ;--)Hugs and blessings,ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySarah Anne5:56 PMThat is fantastic.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous6:05 PMBeautiful, but it does look like a giant bat.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyVixen6:14 PMA stunning sunset on fire. Beautiful.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLin Floyd6:28 PMeveryone has said it all...wonderful photo.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplypenny6:31 PMTotally awesome photo, Sandy! I would love to capture a shot like that.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyindicaspecies7:25 PMWow! What a fantastic capture!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous8:39 PMAwesome rich colors - Beautiful photographReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRegina 8:41 PMLooks like a big bird hovering. Gloriously awesome.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCarver9:56 PMSandy that is fantastic. Such a dramatic beautiful sky.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCarol10:12 PMWow, this is a pretty awesome sunset! Great capture.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJim10:31 PMBrilliant sky.Sydney - City and SuburbsReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPietro Brosio10:47 PMGreat image, Sandy! The contrast between the golden light together with the spot of white light and the darkness is amazing.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyYogi♪♪♪10:53 PMWhat an explosion of color! There also appears to be an aircraft carrier sized bat swooping up into the sky.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySally in WA11:30 PMThe bat cloud for sure! Truly dramatic and a great capture.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHilary11:55 PMThat's an incredibly beautiful photo, Sandy. Just stunning.I'm back from my cottage visit and have a lot of catching up to do. I've read all your posts and they're wonderful as always.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLuke1:07 AMIt's the batman symbol!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMaggie May2:47 AMMagnificent. Love it.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDirkjogt3:03 AMWow... lovely colours!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLight and Voices3:19 AMClaping....this looks like an award winning photo.jfmReplyDeleteRepliesReplyquilly3:57 AMTruly breath-taking! The storm is swooping in on raptor's wings, but the promise of God is shinging right behind him!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyanthonynorth5:09 AMI love colourful sunsets. Awe inspiring.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMargaret Gosden7:05 AMSo dramatic and great form!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLisa at Greenbow7:06 AMWhen I read the title I knew it was going to be a good one. Those big sky photos are always so dramatic. Great color here too.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyBarb7:07 AMMystical! I expect a dragon to fly into the shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySandi McBride8:23 AMQuite humbling, Sandy....God in His Glory!SandiReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDebbie8:48 AMWe just vacationed not too far from there. Very beautiful.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyThis Is My Blog - fishing guy9:00 AMSandy: That is one of those WOW photos you can only hope to get at the beach. Thanks for sharing the beauty.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyArija9:50 AMSandy, this sky is absolutely superb!!! Hats off girl!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyGreg Finnegan11:29 AMExcellent picture, Sandy.I wondered where the name Topsail Island came from, so I looked it up:"Lying on the eastern coastline of North Carolina, perfectly set within thirty minutes in either direction to Jacksonville and Wilmington, it’s been said that Topsail achieved it’s name from a rather unique source, pirates. Blackbeard himself was rumored to roam the island, making his way to Ocracoke. As ships would pass offshore, the tall pirate ship’s masts could be seen in the distance, thus the name of Top-sail, (pronounced Top-sul by most). Of course, this is part of the mysterious legend of the island."When the high sails could be seen waving in the distance, oncoming ships quickly turned around to flee from a possible confrontation. Not many wanted to come face-to-face with savage pirates, especially if they thought it was Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge."Blackbeard’s “fleet” normally consisted of four ships, Queen Anne’s Revenge, the Adventure, the Revenge (which he took from another local pirate, Stede Bonnet) and a tender, which served the other three. He had at least forty guns, or blunderbusses, mounted on the deck of the renamed Queen Anne after he captured it in the Bahamas in 1717. All three main vessels were fighting ships with nearly three hundred men aboard. They were definitely a source (sic) to be reckoned with, but only for a little over two years. Though his reign was a short one, it has long been a swashbuckler’s legend of evil doings, with the story ending right here off the coast of North Carolina!"Topsail Island NC web pageReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown11:48 AMThis is so stunning!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:23 PMWhat an amazing shot... spectacular. We live by the ocean but never get down there enough. This inspires me to not miss another awesome sunset!~AprilReplyDeleteRepliesReplyBrian Miller2:13 PMwe used to go to topsail every year growing up. amazing shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyGeraldine 2:32 PMthis is spectacular! one of your best Sandy.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:19 PMWhat the heck is that?Looks like a painting in strokes of black and yellow..Nature is just so aethetically driven..:)You are too lucky to capture such a scenic memory..Seems like a demon swinging its' wings to stop the sun from reaching the Earth..WOW! Love this one..Thanks a lot for such amazing scenes..Keep posting!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyEmily3:32 PMThis shot is incredible. Intense. Dramatic. Powerful. Almost frightening. What an inspiration!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTipper7:45 PMFANTASTIC!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySquirrelQueen9:34 PMGeorgeous photo, very dramatic. The different shades of gold make it so beautiful.Through Squirrel EyesReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPaul9:46 PMlove those Carolina skies!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous12:34 AMamazing shot!either you are lucky or very talented...lol!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySusan1:04 AMSpectacular shot! Truly amazing capture.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPak Zawi5:01 AMHow i wish to be the one who took that shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJacqui2:23 PMA truly wonderful picture.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyFA8:48 PMWow! I am not usually at a loss for words. Nice job!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplydiane b5:52 AMWhat a magnificent show. It looks like a bubbling cauldron of angry steam and fire.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyEG CameraGirl6:54 AMStunning colours!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown1:51 PMThe colors are stunning. Thanks for stopping by!Over the RainbowReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous10:24 PMThat's a beautiful shot & you have a very nice site here.Thanks for your visit and comment.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJanice / Dancing with Sunflowers4:18 AMThat is an amazing sunset. Looks like the sky is on fire. Looking through your blog there seems to be lots of great shots waiting to be captured around North Carolina!Janice.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHappily Retired Gal5:38 PMI've not opened Google Reader in AGES but I did so today and am delighted to see your full posts appear there because it allows me to catch up a bit ... clicking over occasionally to leave a comment when I have something to say. This photograph is amazing in so many ways (as is the sunrise on Topsail Island)! I'm so glad I didn't miss either one.Hugs and blessings,ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Thanks for being here.