January 12, 2010

Mirage In The Evening Sky.

The sun is moving visibly higher in the sky. The difference is barely palpable, nevertheless, the quality of the light is slowly changing and the sunsets lasts longer.

Last weekend I took pictures of a beautiful evening sky, just after the sunset. When I looked at them later on my computer, I spotted an intriguing image in the sky. The clouds were forming a circular shape, creating a seal or a water stamp in the sky. It resembles somewhat the shape of a sun, but as they say, it is all in the eye of the beholder.

What do you see?

32 comments :

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful picture, really stunning. And yes there is more light. I notice it when I take the kids to school.

Have a lovely tuesday with almost 10 cm new snow.

Brian Miller said...

fascinating image...an eye or a portal...love the color as well. nice!

LadyCat said...

Amazing...fascinating shot! It looks like a wise owl to my eye. Maybe he's watching over you : )

GrandmaK said...

A really beautiful picture and the image made by the clouds does resemble the Sun...perhaps a sign of hope! Have a really wonderful day! Cathy

Hilary said...

That's very cool. I see a great big smiling Humpty Dumpty-like face, with his left hand waving and an owl looming over him on his right (our left). What a fun shot, especially since you hadn't expected this added enjoyment to an already-beautiful image.

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Dan said...

What a fantastic picture! It looks like an opening in the clouds to another world (if only we could get up there!). I only just discovered your blog at the weekend, and am enjoying having a good look around.
best wishes
Dan

Laura Hegfield said...

Hi Zuzana,
I see a great eye looking back at us from the sky! What an awesome photo!

Claus said...

There is something there!...very intriguing as to what it is...maybe there was something behind and the clouds took the shape of it? or maybe the wind simply pushed the clouds and they took this unusual shape. The mind can wander...
have a great day!

steviewren said...

I clearly see the sun's image as a child would draw it. I wonder what caused this phenomenon. The sky is a wonderful color of blue.

Susan Deborah said...

When I saw the picture, it looked like the sun depicted in Indian mythology. The sun in his grandeur. The picture is quite arresting. What is the identity of the sun in your culture? Is he a male or is she a female? Curious . . .

Lovely as always, Zuzana.

Joy and peace,
Susan

Noelle Chantal said...

hi, Protege! how are you? hope you had a wonderful holiday! by the way, those sky photos are really beautiful and intriguing. yes, it does look like a sun to me! beautiful!! you always get the most amazing colors and shots of the sunset and sunrise at your window view. :)

happy new year to you, Protege! will catch up on your previous posts! hehe :)

Shelly's Style Shop said...

Wow! Beautiful picture. You captured the sky beautifully. =)

It does look like an image of the sun. I really love all the colors. It has a very calming feel to it! I love it.

xoxo, Shelly

Tim King said...

H, Zuzana. I'm not sure if I see anything in particular in the shape of the clouds, though I do see the circular shape you alluded to. It is a beautiful sunset, though.

-TimK

GYPSYWOMAN said...

incredibly beautiful images, zuzana - just magnificent - and i see a sun with its radiating rays - absolutely wonderful!!! what an image! and so true about the bit of extra daylight now - a thing of joy to me, being the sunsign that i am!!! again, beautiful image - thanks for sharing!

Blogaire said...

It's a wonderful photo Zuzana, the colors are amazing.
I watched a very interesting documentary last night about the pharaoh Akhenaten in ancient Egypt who worshipped the sun (he'd have liked your photo!). And yes, there is definitely a change and a little bit of extra daylight. I have started to feel happier already as I just hate long dark nights.

Rosezilla said...

Wow, that is really cool! It makes me think of the children's books that have Old Man Winter blowing the icy blasts - he always has a round face with big, puffy cheeks.

Diane said...

Wow! I saw the sun before I read the post. Wow!

swenglishexpat said...

Absolutely beautiful images. I see a mince pie from above! ;-) Maybe because I am hungry!

Cheryl said...

Amazing, it does look like the sun! A rather serious looking sun, though.

Beautiful photo!

sprinkles said...

I see many things in that cloud.

The pictures are so beautiful, they almost look like paintings!

Bachelor said...

How beautiful is this!!!! Love you photo here. What a great sunset picture here... Thanks for sharing!
The Bach

Cottage Garden said...

A fantastic photo Zuzana - it looks like a huge blue sun - like something you would see in old fairy tales or myths. The mind could really play tricks looking at this!

Yes, the days are slowly lengthening and I have really noticed dusk falling later this week.

Jeanne x

Cozy Little House said...

In the eyes of this beholder, it is quite beautiful.
Brenda

Miss Eve said...

Oh dear God these pictures are magically beautiful...you should enter them into a photo contest!

I'm sorry I haven't stopped by earlier my dearest Zuzana, but I decided to take a short break and slow done with my blog a little bit...just a couple of days, I really need it :-)

Have a great week darling, much love: Evi

Helen McGinn said...

How wonderfully spooky! A disguised spaceship perhaps? You must know by now I believe in aliens... ;O)

That is a really pretty picture. Sunsets are beautiful this time of year.

Rosezilla said...

This isn't the best I've seen, but it is all I could find on short notice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_man_winter.svg

Margie said...

Such beautiful images!
So missed being here and so happy to be back!

Wishing you dear Zuzana a most wonderful New year full of love, peace and much joy!

Margie
xo

Blog Princess G said...

I'm just blown away by the array of colours in these images. It's like a sunset rainbow. The cloud formation is fascinating. Have you visited the Cloud Appreciation Society's website? They love submissions of cool shots of clouds. And this one is remarkable. :)

Protege said...

Elizabeth, Brian, LadyCat, Cathy, Hilary, Dan, Laura, Claudia, Stevie, Susan, Noelle, Shelly, Tim, Gypsywoman, Blogaire, Rosezilla (thank you for the picture!), Diane, swenglishexpat, Cheryl (welcome!), sprinkles, The Bach, Jeanne, Brenda, Evi, Helen, Margie and BPG – thank you all for sharing with me what you see in my photograph.:)
I loved the variety of objects that this picture made your mind associate to and it is exciting to know what people see in the shape of clouds.

Once again, thank you all for taking the time to stop by and for your kind comments and compliments.:)

Xoxo
Zuzana

warmislandsun said...

You have a great blog - thank you for sharing. I see a mandala in the clouds.

Protege said...

warmislandinthesun,
thank you for your visit and very kind words.;)
xo
Zuzana