Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sky Watch Friday, On Thursday?


SkyWatch Friday on Thursday, how can that be? Last week I made my first post on SkyWatch Friday and at that time I let my regular viewers know what it was all about. But I bet you didn't expect it on a Thursday this week did you, neither did I . After speaking with a friend at work that has participated in SkyWatch for a few weeks now I learned that this was not started in the USA and that it actually begins on Thursday for us. That being said I declare it Skywatch Friday on Thursday in Pennsylvania.

I guess I forgot about the photograph. This was taken July 31, 2006 in downtown Shippensburg. For the second time in 18 years a multiple alarm fire struck this building in the first block of East King Street. In the photograph Trucks 53 and 1 operate elevated master streams into the fire from their Emergency-One tower ladders. I don't know why but the photograph looked much better in print, when I uploaded it the colors in the sky seemed to wash out, the sky has more red in the printed photo.

32 comments:

Sara G said...

great site you have and wonderful pictures!! I have really been enjoying looking at them!
Take care.

HFD60 said...

Very nice Brad...
I just wanted to let you know that I gave you an award. Just stop by to pick it up.

http://hfd60.blogspot.com/

Louise said...

I'm here because of hfd60, but apparently would have entually shown up anyway due to SkyWatch! This is a terrific photo!

Picturing of Life said...

great capture

My SWF : The gateway to Heaven Thanks

fishing guy said...

Brad: A wonderful capture of a touh time. Glad you returned to SWF.

Julie said...

An unusual image for skywatch but very appropriate. Humans pour much into our sky and billowing smoke and flames from fires are just one of them.

Petunia said...

Very nice:)

Petunia's SWF

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Very appropriate for Sky Watch, Brad. And, you caught some action from the fire department, too. Well done.

Mrs. Darcy said...

A great and dramatic picture!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Great photo... glad you have participated in Sky Watch!! =)
Mountain Retreat

rachel said...

I LOVE THIS SHOT! THE FIREFIGHTER BRINGS A LOVELY TOUCH WITH A BEAUTIFUL SKY BEHIND! HAPPY SWF (:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Two big fires in 18 years? Hmmmm. I wonder why!

Kelly said...

Great photo of a very hard time, I bet! Great job!

Coca Cutie said...

Awesome sky and composition!

Torsdag said...

This one is strating am idea for next SWF , thanks telling that SWF is not only somthing easy and nice,
Swf can tell different storys

Tommy V said...

Nice swf (USA SWT) picture.

as minhas fotografias said...

wonderful picture!very nice

Rose said...

I really liked the sky in this, then I seen what the photo was all about...so I still like the sky but hate to think of fire anywhere.

babooshka said...

Terrific take on a skywatch image. What I like about skywatch is it brings you to blogs you may not have come across before, like yours.

Raven said...

What a dramatic photo! Thank you for your work as a fire fighter.

Brenda said...

Really neat action shot!

Woody said...

Nice Photo Bradley...Your making the rest of us Truckies look good...

esnorway said...

good and hot pic? have nice weekend

Bradley Myers said...

Thanks for the nice comments everyone, the photo is a combination of ssmoke rising from the buildings, the cloudes in the sky and the red is coming from the sun trying to shine through it all.

~~Randi~~ said...

Great capture!

Larry D said...

Wow! Excellent photo.

dlyn said...

That is a stunning photo with alot of drama. Glad you are doing the Skywatch! Mine is here : dlyn

Mike said...

Nice bubbling sky.
My Skywatch

Old Wom Tigley said...

ha! great intro.but alas wronge ... sky watch was started by Dot.. who lives in the USA.. and her blog is http://strollingthroughgeorgia.blogspot.com/ A very good blog indeed, then Dot passed me Sky Watch and I'm from just outside Manchester England.. It's started at the time it dose as it becomes Friday in some countries around that time.

Anyhow whatthe heck.. another great Sky Watch from you and it's great you came back here for more.

Berit said...

Great photo!!!

Denise said...

Beautiful!

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo for sky watch friday, it is always interesting to see what views of the horizon people share with us on fridays.

Lots of drama and a story to tell with this photo.