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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Clouds, nests, and fog in Alaska sky

Watercraft of all sizes beneath a cloudy blue Alaskan sky.

This looks like an eagle's nest built high atop an Alaskan evergreen tree.

The big land of Alaska looks small here, between sky and sea.

Alaskan mountains shrouded in cloud.

Fog seeps down into the harbor, but cruise ships come and go.

Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies

Posted by Kay
for the
Skywatch Friday meme

34 comments:

J Bar said...

Good shots.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, gray and grumpy skies! They do look familiar as they have invaded Seattle and the raindrops are beginning to fall! Terrific photos though, as always. You really capture the feeling of the fog, the water and skies! Marvelous! Hope you have a great weekend, Kay!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful and interesting photos Kay, - such a great expanse of water and sky.

clairz said...

"Between sky and sea..." So lovely.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Alaskan mountains shrouded in cloud is my favorite.

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully dramatic skies!

(So glad to hear Lindy is feeling better...)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great shots, it does look chilly there, love the third shot.

Linnea said...

In spite of the gray shades, those skies are beautiful especially how they play off the water. They really have a lot of depth too. Enjoy skywatching...

Ebie said...

How pretty to see the different shades of the Alaskan skies!

The fog is creeping low, I hope there is good visibility for the ships.

The Chair Speaks said...

Am imagining the air; fresh and crisp!

Kay said...

Since we've put a down payment down on an Alaskan cruise for next year, this was EXTRA fun to see! What an experience to look forward to.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Kay, you and Richard are very skilled at photography, these ones are wonderful!
A fabulous adventure this trip, thanks for sharing!
Léia

Leslie said...

I always appreciate misty grey skies - I guess because we have so many days of sun here in Florida!

Vernz said...

The mist is just so lovely, so romantic, yet so mysterious... you really had a great time there...

thanks for dropping by.

Tricia said...

It doesn't get much better than Alaska! Or Canada for that matter! Gorgeous country up there!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Tricia: Thank you! Alaska and Canada do have a lot in common.
-- K

jabblog said...

Fabulous shots, Kay. Even under grey clouds the land looks magnificent. The sky and the sea are so immense - they really put us puny humans in perspective.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 15

Carver said...

Beautiful shots from Alaska.

Gramma Ann said...

Lovely Alaskan cloudy blue sky. Such an interesting array of pictures. Thanks for sharing the Alaskan pictures, I think that is as close as I'll get to Alaska.

Diane AZ said...

Boats, clouds, fog and eagle's nest, all so beautiful and wondrous, thank you!

Karine said...

What a wide variety of skylines, my favorites are the ones of the mountains and the ships in the fog! I would like to go on a cruise to Alaska someday, it looks like a lovely place!

Judy said...

My favourite shot is the fourth one, with the clouds, and the mountains fading to purple in the distance!

EG Wow said...

I would LOVE to travel to Alaska!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such fascinating glimpses of Alaska! What a beautiful dream to go there too!

Ann said...

My friend went on a cruise to Alaska. may be this is the boat she went to.

katney said...

I love taking pictures in Alaska.

Of course, I love taking pictures anywhere, but Alaska is especially good.

Beverley Baird said...

What great shots of the Alaskan sky! Someday I'll get there! Have been to NWT and the Yukon - but never to Alaska. Would love to try a cruise there.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

Great views from a intersting corner of the world, the eagles nest was a real find

Mª Zélia said...

Olá, Kay!
Como sempre suas fotos generosamente nos mostra lugares maravilhosos! Imaginava um Alasca com muita neve e ao ver estas fotos fiquei admirada em constatar um clima mais ameno... O lugar envolto nesta neblina parece mágico e encantador!
Saudações cariocas.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots, the fog is neat. I have been on an Alaskan cruise and loved it.

Francisca said...

Want to go together, EG? Fog does add mood to a place. And I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't stretch into weeks and months as it sometimes can do in the PNW.

Rambling Woods said...

Now this is the trip I know my husband would really love to take...maybe I could manage one like this...amazing..

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Rambling Woods -- I think maybe you could, Michelle. The scenery from the ship is wonderful, and the service on board is fabulous. Every effort is made to ensure the trip is as comfortable as possible for people with difficulties.
K