Friday, July 4, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Foal in twilight

I took this picture last week as the sun was setting, immediately following a light rain. I opened up the picture in Photoshop just to adjust the shadows in the foreground because it was nothing but black. This little foal came up to the edge of the fence to see what was going on.
Readers are encouraged to visit Tom Wigley's site where he hosts Skywatch Friday every week. Thanks, Tom, for being our host!
Have a great Friday, everyone,
and a great 4th of July Weekend!

42 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

A nice looking horse! and an awesome sunset too!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

For The People said...

That is a beautiful shot of a beautiful animal!

Mary said...

That is just gorgeous, Kate! Happy Fourth of July!
xoxo,
Mary

Greyscale Territory said...

There is such a beautiful sense of beauty and peace in this pic! Just love it!

Salty said...

This is such a tranquil scene! Beautiful!

Great shots of your fox also, I have yet to have a good opportunity to photograph a fox,

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful foal, and beautiful sky. Lovely blog and the colors on it are amazing and fresh. It reminds me of the first blog I began with in 2005. All yellow with black type. Your blog is a lot prettier than that one was.

Alexander said...

That is mind blowing. Very realistic. I can feel as thought I was there.

Have a fantastic weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Dewdrop said...

That is such a dramatic shot. I love it! Love that the foal was checking you out. Awesome!

fishing guy said...

Kate: Very nicely done with the foal giving you an assit.

Kathiesbirds said...

What a sweet pic! You are living my dream and my daughter's dream, a life on a horse farm! Wonderful photo and a wonderful life!

SandyCarlson said...

So delightful. I feel like I am with that foal right now!

TSannie said...

You just get better and better! Wonderful picture, Kate.

Momma said...

Stunning photo! Gorgeous!

Peace - D

marcia said...

nice silhouette and clouds isn't it great that we have skywatch to help us notice all this beauty

Linda Reeder said...

Great sky, great pic.

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a beautiful skywatch! I really like how it has turned out - quite dramatic!

Hilary said...

A beauty of a shot, Kate. You never cease to amaze me.

Sherry said...

I really love this photo. What a beautiful and unique shot!

Rose said...

I like this one a lot! I love skies as anyone knows who ever checks out my skywatches...but I also love horses. And that you would never know....

noble pig said...

The shot is PERFECT! Just beautiful!

Happy 4th to you too!

Jenn said...

Lovely shot, indeed!

My SWF photo is posted HERE.

Hope you could stop by, too. Thanks!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Mysterious sky. Love the foal

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect entry for skywatch… all I can say is that “you’ll be the sun in somebody else’s sky”…LoL! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by…

Babs (Beetle) said...

Lovely shot! I am there and can smell the air ;O)

Cherie said...

Happy Fourth of July, Kate!

Love this photo - so clear and dramatic. The foal - perfect.

Thanks for sharing!

AphotoAday said...

A willing subject -- how nice...
Hope you have a great Fourth...
Best regards, Don.

Shimmy Mom said...

Awesome picture Kate. And the foal is so cute!

Kacey said...

What a remarkable photo! You know, I think I might just have to come live with you so I can get some photos like this just by walking out the door... Just lovely!

B. Roan said...

Gorgeous foal. Ditto on the sunset.

Train Wreck said...

Beautiful!! Sorry I haven't been able to get to all my "friends" It's been all I can do to keep up with my posts!! Hope you are having a safe and Happy 4th ! Now I gotta go catch up on all your awesome photos and stories!!

Tui said...

Gorgeous photo, such a dramatic sky. Wow! And so much open space. I can just imagine how cool and refreshing the air felt... (It's triple digits and humid here, so that's especially nice to imagine!)

Happy Independence Day to you, too!

(I made an American style meal for folks here in Italy. They'd never had Jell-O or tacos before.)

Buon weekend to ya! :)
~Tui

Laurie Keller said...

What a beautiful photograph. Hope you will visit my site too. I love the curve of the fence and the perkiness of the colt. Good shot! Happy 4th of July from the Prairie.

olivia said...

Lovely photo - I like how the fence leads my eyes right to the bright sun coming through the clouds ... :)

Hope you're enjoying the holiday!

"JEANNELLE" said...

A very captivating photo! Such beautiful sights on Skywatch Friday!!

Happy Independence Day!

Working Mom said...

love that nosey little sweetie in the foreground!

great shot!

leslie said...

Beautiful photo, Kate. Sorry I haven't been around for a while but I've had visitors from the UK. They've gone over to Vancouver Island for 2 weeks but will be back visiting me before heading home. I went and voted at Wine on the Keyboard. Have a great long weekend.

Egghead said...

Wow! I love this shot. That colt is so beautiful.

AnneKa said...

Great sky watch post, still trying to see all the sky watch photos on Tom's blog.

esnorway said...

good shoot

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely! How fortunate that the foal was curious; made a great photo op. Wonderful Sky Watch.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

WE LOVE THE PONIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!