From Lucy - Brambles and Bridge - For Skywatch

When it comes to Skywatch Friday, there are all sorts of dramatic skies on display from all over the world. I have lived in places with dramatic skies. I now live somewhere which, though rich in scenery, has skies which are rarely more than blue or grey with a few bits and bobs of clouds. Often, even the bits and bobs are absent.

I have only recently started publishing Skywatch posts so I'd better let you know, anyone who is kind enough to drop in to see, that they are unlikely to be gold or red; more likely, they will be blank backdrops. But I make no apologies for blank backdrops because they are wondefully generous in the way they illuminate the shapes of the shapes in front of them - like this one - with the brambles and the bridge.

Lucy's regular blog 'Pictures Just Pictures' will be back in the autumn.

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J Bar August 20, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

Great viewpoint.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

3c August 20, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

Thanks, Jim.

koala August 20, 2009 at 11:31 PM  

Although very photogenic, dramatic skies is not something that you look for in everyday life.

Louise August 20, 2009 at 11:35 PM  

I am glad you make no apologies. I have fabulous skies, but often little of interest to put in front of it. You can enjoy my skies (and lots of others), and we'll happily enjoy your scenery in front of it. This brick bridge is nothing like I would see in my area. I love it! (Never mind the green of the trees!)

Rajesh August 21, 2009 at 2:15 AM  

Very interesting shot.

Secret Mom Thoughts August 21, 2009 at 2:19 AM  

Love the perspective.

Hildred and Charles August 21, 2009 at 4:25 AM  

The sky makes a great backdrop for the interesting bridge structure, - and the greenery.

3c August 21, 2009 at 6:32 AM  

Hello Koala.

Although I don't look for dramatic skies in ordinary life . . . and although I value the ordinariness of ordinary skies - I never fail to get caught up in the breathtakingness of the dramatic ones whenever we are lucky enough to have one.

That way, I get it both ways!

3c August 21, 2009 at 6:36 AM  

Hello Louise.

Thank you for your comment.

I think I like looking up at bridges more than looking down from them. Maybe that's because I like geometry more than scenery?

The vegetation in the photograph is mostly bramble - from which we will soon be picking blackberries for crumbles and jams. If only the sun would come out for long enough to ripen them!

3c August 21, 2009 at 6:47 AM  

Hello Rajesh - not quite as dramatic as an elephant house!

3c August 21, 2009 at 6:47 AM  

Hello Secret Thoughts Mum.

Commenting on the perspective goes with your own photo of yourself!

3c August 21, 2009 at 6:50 AM  

Hello Hildred and Charles.

Using the sky as a backdrop is a way to glimpse infinity and the mundane in one photo!

Regina August 21, 2009 at 7:11 AM  

Great shot.

3c August 21, 2009 at 8:22 AM  

Thank you Regina.

It's striking how many interesting things there are when we look up instead of straight ahead or down - which is what most of us do in the ordinary run of things.

J August 21, 2009 at 10:31 AM  

I can send you some of my 'dramatic' sky that looks like it might be threatening to rain on my friend's wedding...grrr. ;) But even the most stunning natural skies can be ruined with terrible composition, something you obviously have no problem with! :)

jabblog August 21, 2009 at 12:55 PM  

English skies may not always be dramatic but often they provide a canvas for curiosities.

Bim August 22, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

A disused railway?
Our blackberries are quite sour this year :)

3c September 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

Apologies for taking so long to reply to your comments about the 'Brambles and Bridge'.
I generally get there in the end!

J and Jabblog - The stange thing is . . . it is generally the non-dramatic skies which catch my attention most. I can spend ages looking up at little whisps of cloud.

3c September 16, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

Bim - yes, this bridge is on a disused railway and I took the photo from a little path which runs beneath it and down to the sea.

The railway line is now a pedestrian (and bycycle) way. I used to enjoy its emptiness - the way it made me feel I was in the middle of nowhere . . . but more and more people use it - which is brilliant - except for old grouches like me who look at all the people walking to town instead of using their cars and think ' oh bother'!