Saturday, 18 January 2014

Evening Clouds

On the way home from Palmerston North as we came towards Napier on the Tikokino road we were met with wonderful cloud formations and an enchanting evening sky with a low moon:







All taken from a moving car and mostly through the car windows.

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  1. Certainly the land of the long white cloud Graham. Gorgeous skies.

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    1. Thanks Carol. I'm fortunate enough to live in two places with big skies and interesting skies too.

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  2. Enchanting is the perfect word, GB. Wonderful light, too. You are so good at those 'on the fly' shots. The full moon here looked quite different spotted through gaps in high rise apartments.

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    1. Thank you Pauline. It helps to have the right sort of camera for the job.

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    1. Bas wolken in Nieuw-Zeeland zijn talrijk en gevarieerd en meestal interessant. We hebben geluk. Clouds in New Zealand are many and varied and usually interesting. We are lucky.

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  4. Here in the mountains of Colorado, we call those lenticular clouds. They foreshadow strong winds to come. And possibly a great drop in temperature. Lovely pictures.

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    1. MT (Bill?) They are called lenticular clouds here too - the lens-like ones anyway. New Zealand is one of the nest places in the world to see them apparently.

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  5. Just gorgeous! We get them here in AZ as well. I never tire of looking at them.

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    1. Lisa I think that big skies (which I know you have too when you are not enclosed by mountains and forests) are so wonderful especially when they are full of interesting clouds.

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  6. You know you can always "get" me with pictures of wide open spaces and spectacular sky pictures, Graham!

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    1. Yes Meike I do know how you love the feeling of freedom that wide open spaces give you.

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  7. What gorgeous clouds. Sometimes the sky is like an art gallery that we are privileged to live beneath... but so often we forget to look up.

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    1. You never cease to amaze me YP with your poetry. It contrasts so much with your other persona. As for looking up humans have a natural tendancy not to but when you have really big skies you can look anywhere and they are there.

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  8. I'll say you caught some great sky pictures! You caught some interesting light outlines!

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  9. Beautiful....just simply beautiful....reminds me of many a backdrop for a sci-fi movie.

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    1. It's a genre, Virginia, that I rarely watch. I can well imagine it though.

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  10. I just love looking at the sky and your view is breathtaking!!

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    1. Thank you Heather. It's nice and comfortable having you in Blogland more again.

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  11. I'm sure I already put in a comment here... I wonder where it went?? It was something about seeing a similarity between the landscapes (and skies) you love, at both your ends of the world.

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    1. Monica the number of times that I have made or think that I've made a comment that doesn't appear is quite significant and I'm never sure whether it's me or Blogger or some mischievous internet sprite. I'm fortunate, as you say, in having large and beautiful skies at both homes.

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  12. Wow. I am sick of clouds but wouldn't be if they looked like these.

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    1. From the messages I'm getting from the UK Adrian I'm not surprised that you are sick of clouds.

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  13. Popped over from the link in Adrian's blog:
    Love that first photo. Looks as though you caught a bit of lenticular cloud formation.

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    1. Thanks for popping over John. New Zealand is a splendid place for lenticular clouds.

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  14. These are really awesome pics thanks for sharing

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