Friday, August 22, 2008

Sunscreen

I was sitting quietly at the Crown & Goose beer garden, contemplating life, the joys of summer, and whether I should have that second pint of stout, when I looked up through the mesh umbrella and saw my next Sky Watch photo opportunity.

You'll find opportunities to contemplate the joys of skywatching too, when you visit the Sky Watch Friday website.

And by the way, that second pint of stout was delicious.

20 comments:

Julie said...

Very interesting way of viewing the sun. I have one fairly similar that I was thinking about for next week.

Jim said...

Great idea for a shot. It turned out great.

Mary said...

terrific shot! Now I'm considering stout as an aid to creativity... ;)

Virginia said...

So 2pints = 1 great shot? The red adds to the coolness factor.

Saretta said...

Wow, I have an almost identical photo I shot on my back patio...except my umbrella is white. What a coincidence!

babooshka said...

Pink sunshine! I can not pretend to have this shot. We have nooooooo sunshine. Ingenious, even my my favpourite little sunflare in the centre.

Dusty Lens said...

Looking up affords great photo ops. As for the decision about a second stout, I'm all for that!

Snapper said...

That's a very clever Skywatch. Fueled by Guinness I presume?

Louis la Vache said...

Very clever choice for Sky Watch! ;-)
A unique shot!

reluctantfarmchik said...

very cool shot - love the effect, and that might work with my phd camera (push here dummy) to block too much light. Thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

Clever! Love the view.

marley said...

Cool photo but, more importantly, how was the third pint?!

sbuser said...

I am going to resist the temptation. I will not say it. I won't mention that the angle of the shot seems to suggest that the second pint was extraordinarily good. I won' say it. Never. Ever.

Arija said...

I must say there is something to be said for drinking beer after all if it leads you to so interesting a sky shot. Just as well you weren't closing your eyes to kiss the upraised glass or we would have missed out on a treat.

Laurie said...

Oh wow, what a great shot! And I agree with the rest...it's ALWAYS good to have that second stout.

I really love this image. It's such a unique view of the sky.

Ming the Merciless said...

Glad to hear you had a second pint of stout. A treat once in awhile is good for the soul.

So how did the life contemplation go?
Did you find any answers?

Small City Scenes said...

Perfect. What a clever idea. MB

nina said...

Way cool!
Sky through a filter!

Dianne said...

that is absolutely beautiful!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Sorry I'm late for this..
I have to say though that I really do like this... I can imagine sat there thinking the same as you.. Sky Watch Shot if ever I saw one :O)