Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SkyWatch #53


IMG_0300, originally uploaded by M'roy.

Our neighbors up north (Seattle and Portland) have been experiencing HOT weather in the upper 90s and 106 for Portland yesterday according to the news, our little bay area region is around 10 degrees below normal temps, cool and breezy.

This picture was taken on Memorial Day of 2009, but I thought it was a good example of what I see on my commute to and from work every day.

Would you like to hazard a guess as to what span is featured in the background covered in our famous fog?

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56 comments:

Mari said...

The heat went up north. Our temp here has gone down from 100 deg. to the high 80's.

Was that the Golden Gate Bridge?

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

Hmmm...that looks like the Golden Gate Bridge right there. Am I correct? That's a superb silvery shot of the water!

alicesg said...

Wow you are early for skywatch...lol. It is a beautiful scenery despite the foggy weather. Was there a bridge behind the fog?

Luke Wiley said...

The fog has its own attractiveness!

Lawstude said...

Great silvery composition if ever i saw one.

don said...

The fogged in bridge makes a fine background for the sailboats. The choppy water gives the impression of considerable wind. Fine shot.

luna miranda said...

i don't mind the fog, it's a beautiful backdrop for the boats and the silvery sea.

i'm glad it's hot in Seattle, will be there next week. so i don't need to bring a jacket?:P

Dewdrop said...

Is it the Golden Gate?! Very cool. Definitely foggy there. What an amazing commute!

Carver said...

I love this shots. So romantic with the sparkling water, fog, and sailboats. Like others I'm guessing the golden gate bridge. Happy weekend!

Vita Stunder said...

Beautiful shot!!

The aprkling water is gorgeous and I'm guessing The Golden Gate bridge too.

Have a great friday!
Anna

Carletta said...

I love this silvery image!
The water just glistens with the sun. Lovely shot!

Babooshka said...

The silver shimmering light is amazing.

Dirk said...

Great picture, the sun reflecting on the water, the boats at the horizon, and a foggy(?) sky.

bowledover said...

Even shrouded in fog the Golden Gate Bride is wonderful. I love the shimmer you have captured on the water.

earthtoholly said...

Oh, I love this! The sparkling sun on the water and the sailboats...they are so tiny in the grand scheme of things. Beautiful color, too!

Jane said...

Lovely shot though, I like the contrast of the sun on the sea-with the sea fog over the bridge. Thanks for sharing:)

RuneE said...

I have been there, seen the fog (even bought a T-shirt) - and lost a whole roll of film exposed on a day the fog wasn't there and the span was visible in all its beauty :-(

foto CHIP Sweden said...

It's like a pot of boiling silver. Glittering and sparkling - wonderful and unique

Martha Z said...

Looks cool enough to chill those in the Northwest. We went there to be cool and found it cooler here in Sacramento, go figure.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful light over the bay. Lovely commute to work!
Janice.

Ebie said...

Hehehe, my post is also the views of my daily commute. Aren't we just enjoying the sights and sounds? Have a great weekend.

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a beautiful silver light over the ocean! What a privilege to see this beauty every day. Great photo!

Thanks my dear for your nice comment on my Skywatch today.

Barb said...

I love the glitter of the water opposing the misty sky. Sure lots of sailboats so early in the AM!

Euroangel said...

very nice view...great shot...thanks for the comment too....

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Maria said...

Everyone is guessing The Golden Gate... my daughter was just there last week! It was very foggy!
so, I'll have to ditto that :)
~All the Best~ Maria

Diane AZ said...

I like the contrast of the choppy water with the smooth fog. The sails kind of look like glass, very pretty image.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The fog makes the water appear silvery here. Nice photo!

Louis said...

Silver splendour

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

This is really beautiful. Tone on tone on tone of silver and gray. With the barely perceptible bridge span in the back. Great!

yyam said...

You get a great view on your commute to work..fog or not...

I've no idea what bridge lies beyond...

Pearl Maple said...

Great view for a commute even with the fog, you did manage to capture a lot of the play of light across the water. Looks great!

Pam said...

That is a fabulous shot of the sail boats with the foggy back drop hiding what appears to be, yes I'm sure is, the world renowned 'Golden Gate Bridge'. It does like to hide in the infamous San Fran. fog...

Carol said...

Great photo...I love the sparkling water...I would love to have this commute...

Danton said...

How the sailboats look minute floating on the silver sea riding about the fog and the shrouded bridge. A captivating photo of your place.

Kathiesbirds said...

Sailing on a silver sea. It looks so nice!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

PC: The Golden Gate in a foggy sky, love all the sailboats underway.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely snap. The water looks silvery because of the beautiful sky.

napaboaniya said...

The water look as though there are millions of diamonds sparkling at the same time :)

Tabib said...

Beautiful seascape, almost like a B&W picture.
Love the backlighting glitters and waves.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I love the silvery sparkles on the surface of the water. Great photo effect here.

(Newlyweds had only one day honeymoon due to the workload of the groom. However, there is a big holiday coming for them to make up for that.)

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Oh I love this piccie, it's like molten silver, just beautiful and what a commute you have.

Pietro said...

Very beautiful picture, with that attractive silvery atmosphere. I enjoy it very much!
About Joy, unfortunately I'm still not able to visit Norwich Daily Photo; IE gives me the message: "Impossible to display the web page". Please, if by chance in the next days you have news from Joy tell me.

Arlene said...

i can imagine the heat. that's what mostly my friends out there are whinning about. one state even does not sell AC anymore coz out of stock.

your picture here is great! i love the shimmering heat reflected on the sea water. :)

thanks for the visit. re: pink building - that's the main catholic church of our city.

Regina said...

Beautiful and tranquil.

Linnea W said...

Oh...that is a perfect shot of our wonderful bay and bridge. Looks like it was perfect weather for the sailors, too...

magiceye said...

beautifully composed and shot

Ash said...

Wow - this looks like a painting. Love the silverish tint.

Reader Wil said...

So it's the Golden Gate? I wouldn't have guessed if I hadn't read the other comments! It's a fascinating picture! Thanks for sharing and your visit to my blog!

Arija said...

Worth going to work when you can admire a view like that! Great capture.

Abaniko said...

Really nice shot!

Martha in PA said...

Stunning view. You are experiencing some heat wave out there...


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Melusine said...

Very nice shot and a great view!

Mike said...

Love all those shades of grey!

SandyCarlson said...

Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy.

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shot.