Friday, November 14, 2008

Balloon bypasser

It's Skywatch Friday. This was a few days back. A balloon came sailing by. Whimsical it was. Must be an omen of a smiley, happy day.

Check the Skywatch Friday site for a host of other photos that examine the theme "sky."

--steve buser

20 comments:

Katney said...

It looks like it is really moving along.

babooshka said...

No arguements from me. Classic deep blue sky and the the red blue a beautifully composed contrast.

Dot O said...

Love the peacefulness in this photo!

Years ago there was a movie called The Red Balloon. It was a foreign film (no dialogue) about a little boy and the red balloon that followed him everywhere. They used to show it to us in school and I always loved it.

Thanks for a photo that brought back a long forgotten memory.

gina said...

i like the way you described this and it's probable outcome. seems to fit perfectly.

PNF Photography said...

beautiful simplicity

Kathleen said...

Bravo!

Suzanne said...

I think that is a happy omen. What a nice sight to see flying by.
Happy SWF.

Jedediah said...

The colours are so vivid, great photo. Dot o, I know that story, although I read the book and never saw the film. Loved it, too.

alwaysateacher said...

Thanks for dropping in on my "Hubble" skywatch blog...yes,"in a galaxy,far, far, away..."
400,000,000 light years x 6 Trillion miles (light year2,400,000,000,000,000,000,000...eeh gads 20 zeros!!

Kinda like the U.S. national debt I suppose..shesh

skp:)

Carletta said...

Hi Steve,
Love this pic! As someone else has already said - the contrast is super!

I also enjoyed some of your window shopping posts while I was here - nice blog.

alwaysateacher said...

Let me try the math again, I left out a number:
440 million light years x 6 trillion miles (rounded up) per light year = 2,640,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles aways.... shesh.

Kim said...

I love the whimsy of this photo. Great job!

Tootie said...

What a fun capture! You were in the right place, at the right time. :-)

GMG said...

Hi Steve! Sorry for the long delay in coming here, but the last two weeks were too hectic!
Finally I managed to get to your blog, and see some wonderful pictures! Loved the baloon. Great shot! Amazing B lady post...
Meanwhile Blogtrotter is back to Greece in November 2007 and waits for your comments! Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

jean said...

What a bright, happy shot. Made me smile after a long work week. Thanks so much!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How lovely - fabulous contrast of colours too. Did it make you smile to see the balloon.

A

JM said...

Love the contrast, great composition!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I really like your sky watch photo .. the balloon is wonderful! It reminded me also of the movie The Red Balloon when I saw it too!

Thanks for your visit to my "Dracula" skywatch! lol

teahouse said...

Hmm..I wonder where it came from! Texas? Mississippi? Caddo Parish?

Julie said...

Oh! I love it! You must have smiled when you saw how beautiful it turned out! Thanks for sharing!