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Hypnotic Skies, Alluring Sunsets

 

There are so many perks of being a road trip lover. One of them being photography and witnessing some amazing feats of nature. What I enjoy most is ogling at the skies. The vastness and enormity of the sometimes blue, sometimes gray, sometimes colorful and sometimes black sky has been the muse of many a poets and writers. And similarly, without contemplating too much I have joined those ranks and the wild blue yonder has become my muse too. Its vastness and myriad hues inspire me to the core, not to just to write but to think, observe and reflect too. The huge expanse broadens horizons of the mind in such a spectacular way. Perhaps that’s why people say it is amazing to look at the sky. In fact I would spend hours just looking at the sky and be totally awestruck, since I was a kid. Even the nightfall would be such a treat, especially with the stars shining bright. The sky truly is hypnotic and transcends you into a different world. Why just sunsets? Sigh.. I am not a morning person. Trust that settles it!

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The sky is simply gorgeous at every given time of the year, whatever the season. It needs no reason to show off its beauty. The monsoons bring out the deepest darkest colors in the skies, while the summers make it an array of the most bewitching and dazzling hues. I wonder how and where the colors come from, the splendid chromism, the intensity of each tint, the luminosity and the undertones, tinges of the same color in different forms. And the moods? The skies can show anger as well as love, peace and serenity, as well as happiness. They can shower you with respite and punish you with its blazing fire. I could go on and on. But for once, I have decided to talk less and show more. Rather show off my photography skills. Well, not really. I don’t think I qualify as an amateur photographer also, as yet; though I do have very big aspirations in photography.

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Today for a change, I want to present a photo-essay on the wonderful skies! During our road trips when it is the dear husband who is driving all the time, I make the most of being the backseat driver (oh yeah!!) by clicking pictures of the sky, as and when I find the perfect kodak moment. All the pictures I am presenting today have been clicked using my Iphone 6+ (I get bored to point and shoot with the SLR from the moving car, it is a bit painful too). The cell phone just makes things easier and the 6+ does have a great resolution, so it works for me. Plus, it also helps in sharing real time photographs on social media – something I love to do whenever I click, even on the go. So, without much ado let me just showcase the pictures. Most of them were clicked last year in the month of June (2015), during our really long road trip from Atlanta to Miami to Pensacola to Houston and back to Atlanta. You can read about the road trip here: 6 States and 2753 Miles In 7 Days – A Road Trip In The United States! The trip itinerary sure tells you the amount of time we spent on the road in our beloved car. Please excuse me if the photos look a bit shaky, I’ve tried my best to click with a steady hand.

Hope you enjoy the skies. Would love to know what you think – of the skies in general and the pictures. By the way, are you a sky lover and sky gazer too?

Love, Archie

Picture Presentation: Hypnotic Skies, Alluring Sunsets

Orlando skies with the rainbow

Orlando skies with the rainbow

 

Kissimmee skies - further up ahead - a better rainbow shot

Kissimmee skies – further up ahead – a better rainbow shot, don’t miss the raindrops on the windshield

 

The skies in Oleno St Park - Lake City

The skies in Oleno St Park – Lake City

 

The clear skies with white clouds in New Orleans

The clear skies with white clouds in New Orleans

 

The beautiful hues in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze

The beautiful hues in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze

 

Some more of the Gulf Breeze skies

Some more of the Gulf Breeze skies

 

Gulf Breeze skies at Navarre Beach

Gulf Breeze skies at Navarre Beach

 

The evening skies at Escambia

The evening skies at Escambia

 

Some more of the Escambia evening skies

Some more of the Escambia evening skies

 

The clear skies in Egan

The clear skies in Egan

 

Gulf Breeze at the beach

Gulf Breeze at the beach

 

Some more of the blue skies at Gulf Breeze

Some more of the blue skies at Gulf Breeze

 

Gulf Breeze burst of white

Gulf Breeze burst of white

 

And this is how it looked in the evening at Gulf Breeze, with the setting sun

And this is how it looked in the evening at Gulf Breeze, with the setting sun

 

Things get fired up at Beaumont

Things get fired up at Beaumont

 

Drive a bit further and this is what happens in Anahuac

Drive a bit further and this is what happens in Anahuac

 

Anahuac skies

Anahuac skies

 

Anahuac skies with bursts of white and color

Anahuac skies with bursts of white and color

 

Anahuac skies again - some clouds, some blue and some color

Anahuac skies again – some clouds, some blue and some color

 

The sun did the disappearing act here in Anahuac

The sun did the disappearing act here in Anahuac

 

Wallisville just after sunset

Wallisville just after sunset

 

The raging skies in Suwanee

The raging skies in Suwanee

 

Similar to Anahuac - but this was in Suwanee

Similar to Anahuac – but this was in Suwanee

 

Suwanee skies - a different shade now - prominent yellows

Suwanee skies – a different shade now – prominent yellows

 

A wonderful show of God's fingers at St Cloud

A wonderful show of God’s fingers at St Cloud

 

Hint of slight rains at St Cloud

Hint of slight rains at St Cloud

 

St Cloud skies - myriad hues

St Cloud skies – myriad hues

 

Blue and yellow in Quincy

Blue and yellow in Quincy

 

Back to good old Atlanta!

Back to good old Atlanta!

 

One who is born with wings has many stories to tell. I was a born wayfaring story-teller! But then, how does a chirpy story-teller who also has wings on her back and wheels on her feet find a colossal audience to recount those sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes eccentric encounters. I realised there was no other way I could narrate my tales to the world unless i started penning them down in black and white. That's how TravelwithArchie was born. I love calling myself a vagabond! One who dreams about places and then travels there to see how they look in the real world. Come, borrow my wings for a while and see the world with my lens!

  • Carly Syren

    Great shots! Rarely do I appreciate the sky, I usually shoot landscapes and animals and forget what’s above me. You’ve done a great job of captivating different textures and colors!

    • Hello Carly – welcome to #TravelwithArchie! I love clicking the sky, especially in the summers because the colors are simply enthralling. Thank you so much for the appreciation.
      Hope to see you here often 🙂 Cheers!

  • Amazing shots!! couldn’t stop my finger to scroll down till end.

  • Mesmerizing pictures

  • Nice clicks – Mesmerizing.

  • MP UPPAL

    In the US sky scenes are mind blowing! Hypnotic: very true!

  • sreedhar Bhattaram

    Amazing Photographs of different patterns of clouds, Archana.. They remind me of the day in 2011 at RI when we had to face a tornado developed from such harmless clouds.. We stood to the exciting experience of that on coming Tornado with all precatuions which of course finally passed thru our neighborhood away at 70 miles blowing off a few roof tops.. Thanks for sharing such beautiful Clicks of US skys!

  • Brilliant clicks Archana 🙂

  • Truly Amazing pics. Thanks for your post.

  • What Amazing and wonderful pictures Archana. Hw you are beautiful hand up to you Dear……

  • Great captures, Archie 🙂

  • i b arora

    all these days you have surprising us with your pen, this time you did with your camera, great

  • Great photos, especially as taken on an Iphone. I love taking skies especially the clouds which are often what make them totally spectacular. B&W cloud/sky scapes were one of my passions, when not taking horses for work.

  • The sky looks so great through your lens 🙂

  • Kavita Baluni

    Great Captures 🙂

  • mithun malakar

    Nice frames…Badhiya.

  • Wow… mesmerizing pictures :’)

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    unable to make comment, i am mesmerized after watching the pics.

  • Killer photography (whistle)

  • Such an awesome collection of sky shots, Archie. 🙂

  • Nischita Babu

    Woo!! Amazing pics .. Loved it !!

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  • Ash2015

    Make these clouds as your wall paper especailly clouds of huston 🙂 .

  • Wow archie what a wonderful shots!!!!

  • Purba Chakraborty

    wow! Hypnotic, mesmerizing captures. Loved all of them 🙂

  • Jyothi D’mello

    A visual treat 🙂

  • Aniruddha Shrivastava

    Amazing clicks.

  • socialmaharaj

    Perfectly captured the hues of nature. Great clicks 🙂

  • The pics are breathtaking Archie!

  • On the clouds, travel far
    Golden and blue some mesmerizing views 😀

  • Awesome clicks! I love to watch sunset, so relaxing..

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  • Lovely pics. For the love of skies and sunsets! 🙂

  • Divya

    Stunning pictures Archie! I’m loving your blog and your way with words!!! Eager to explore more:)

  • A treat to the eyes. Love clicking clouds on road trips!

  • Jamie Italiane

    I love these pictures of clouds. Lovely!

  • Travel Lushes

    lol I’m not a morning person either, so I haven’t seen nearly as many sunrises

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