Friday, July 18, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Across the estuaries


Last week I took you to Llandudno.

This week's picture, taken on the way back, is from a coach travelling at 50-60mph down the A55; hence a slight lack of clarity. (click on the picture for a larger view)

The small town in the shelter of the Clywd hills is Holywell. Beyond is the estuary of the river Dee. It was obviously low tide. Off the end of the Wirral peninsular is Hilbre Island. On the other side is the estuary of the river Mersey stretching from Liverpool (just visible on the right) to Formby Point.

Above all of this lies sky.

To see more heavenly sights visit Skywatch Friday.

53 comments:

  1. Gerald: I like to take pictures of beauty from the car. The camera does have to work harder.

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  2. When I take pictures out of the car window or plane I call it counting the quiet. Lovely, Gerald!

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  3. Hi Gerald, well done - great shot, and enjoyed your info.

    Welcome to our new Skywatch Blog.We hope you will like and enjoy posting your skies here.
    The Team thankyou for participating and helping to make this venture a success.

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  4. I can see why you didn't want to miss this shot. It's lovely countryside.

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  5. That is a great shot! SWF Have a great weekend!

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  6. That is a great shot! SWF Have a great weekend!

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  7. That is a great shot! SWF Have a great weekend!

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  8. Great picture ... great post,

    Thank you for joining in with use, welcome to the new blog... onwards and up wards.
    Tom

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  9. Well done, even at 55-60 mph. It's a beautiful place.

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  10. it looks like u are on top of the world

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  11. A wonderful picture, despite the speed at which you were traveling.

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  12. Hello from Colorado. Nice catch from the car.

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  13. It is amazing you got this shot traveling so fast, great job!

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  14. Gerald..this is a very lovely picture with a beautiful landscape.
    Later I'll use Google Earth to visit the area.
    -Cheers from Canada.

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  15. This is so picturesque, Gerald. I do enjoy your little geography lessons on the UK. I thought the granite rock last week was great but you have outdone yourself with the mud flats. Such a great view of their expanse and how they are wedged between the deeper water and the green of the land. The village looks to-die-for, especially to someone from my wide brown land.

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  16. This is a wonderful landscape for a great Sky Watch!

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  17. Greate Sky Watch post.
    Have a nice weekend, from AnneKa in Norway

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  18. Wow this is great photo of a beautiful landscape under a beautiful sky

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  19. This is really beautiful--it is one those photos I wish I had in jigsaw puzzle form.

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  20. Ah, the green, green hills of home.

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  21. Glad I enlarged. The sky is wonderful, but I really like the low-tide element as well.

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  22. That is a beautiful shot. I'd like to sit there and just stare for a while.

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  23. That is an amazing photo.Beautiful at the coust.

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  24. Awesome shot, Gerald. I didn't notice any lack of clarity!!

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  25. I like your river town and it feels like I'm riding on a bus :) The sky accentuates the landscape's scope! Very nice :)

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  26. Ah Clwyd. I lived there once for a brief time. Beautiful scenery. You captured some of it here. Great shot, even at whatever-miles-per-hour!

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  27. The horizon draws my gaze. This is wonderful, Gerald. Thanks.

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  28. What a beautiful place! Lovely picture.

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  29. All three layers of interest is evident in your photo; land, sea and sky. Lovely view.

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  30. I just took some pictures in a moving car and they weren't half bad! Nice.

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  31. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with Sky Watch Friday and your kind comments on my blog earlier.

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  32. As I'm the only driver in our house I never get chance to take such beautiful snaps from the car (If I did it'd probably be my last ever photo!) Perhaps I should get on a coach occasionally!

    Great shot of Deeside.

    Gary

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  33. I came here via DJ Kirkby, I too enjoy landscape photography along with wildlife.I once took a rainbow from the car on the way home from Warwickshire. Sadly its got lost in the passage of time, I await the moment I can do it again.
    Nice to meet you.
    Blossom

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  34. Great view! I am prone to take photos out of windows myself. Sometimes they turn out a lot better than I would think.

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  35. I'm glad you explained the low tide :)wasn't sure what kind of water I was seeing LOL!

    You captured the beauty at lightening speed...well done!

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  36. good job here.. you have a great picture for the friday... that enlightens my day once again...

    See yah!!!Happy Friday...

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  37. Thank you for a beautiful SkyWatch and also for taking the time to explain where it was. Some of the names of places I recognized although I have never been there. Have a wonderful weekend!
    My SkyWatch Here

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  38. I also take a lot of photos from the car. Yours is pleasing to the eyes!

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  39. Thank you for your haiku. I wondered if you would ever do that to me. I am still learning and reading wherever I can. The best way I find to improve though is to post a picture a day and try to say something that the picture does not already say. I still have a long way to go to reach this aim. I am enjoying the challenge though. Thank you so much for your comment. It is much appreciated.

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  40. Amazing perfectly captured landscape shot. Nice to meet you Gerald & thank you for your kind comments!

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  41. What a beautiful, picturesque landscape!

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  42. What is a sky without a foreground? Looks like nice area - I may have been quite close once. But it was raining...

    We had planned to go to Cornwall this year, but had to postpone it. Maybe next year?

    PS I like to go to the UK at least once a year - has been to London once and am booked for one more.

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