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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SkyWatch Friday & Looking at the Sky on Friday - Lamp Post Standing on Sandia Peak, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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This lamp stands on Sandia Peak over Albuquerque, New Mexico during the "blue" hour following sunset.
Sandia Peak is 10,378 feet in elevation that affords a magnificent view of the city and valley below, both day and night.
We were enjoying the night view as we waited for the tram (or) gondola to return to the top of the mountain to carry us back down.
I couldn't take my eyes off this lamp...


32 comments:

'Tsuki said...

Nice shot ! I just love the blue of the sky on it : it almost look like a computer compsition... Totally unreal and so great !

Carver said...

I love the lamp post against that brilliant blue sky.

fredamans said...

Interesting shot. Love the contrast between the light and the dark. Well done!

Kcalpesh said...

Wow,... its a lamp.. but... so much so it does resemble the moon...


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VALKYRIEN said...

Creative shot! And a magnificent blue color! :)

clairz said...

What a beautiful shot. I thought it was the moon, carefully posed.

Tricia said...

The 'blue' hour? Really? That happens everyday? How cool is that?!??!!!

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking capture and such imaginative composition! Love the "blue hour". Superb one for the day, Carolyn!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

It's a stunning shot, Carolyn!

Rune - Norway said...

Simple and nice picture with great colors. :)

Lesley said...

I love when the sky takes on that nightly blue - it is so surreal.

ewok1993 said...

this is exactly how i wanted my lamp shot to turn out. great job.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photo, the blue sky is gorgeous. Happy skywatching!

LauraX said...

exquisite!

Pat said...

What a beautiful indigo sky. The white light of the globe lamp is a stunning contrast with the deep blue sky. Magnificent composition!

Indrani said...

Like a full moon night. Great pic.

LV said...

That area is a very pretty place. You found just the right scene for today's feature.

Randi said...

Love the composition and the contrasts.

Tammie Lee said...

this sounds like a beautiful place to be and such a gorgeous photo you created.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

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Anonymous said...

romantic shot, Carolyn

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SquirrelQueen said...

The deep blue is amazing. Great composition on this photo, well done.

Ann said...

My neighbour has light bulbs like yours, but the light is orange. Yours look very cool.

Kim, USA said...

I love the color of the sky and the bulb I thought it's the moon ^_^ Happy weekend!
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Shirley said...

Fantastic photo! The glow of the lamp post against the deep blue/black sky is incredibly captured!

theimaginativetraveler said...

This is a truly striking photo, with the light globe mimicking the moon...well done!

namaki said...

Never heard of this "blue hour" in the desert... This picture is beautiful !

Ralph said...

Over 10000 ft has to take your breath away with a bit of oxygen deprivation. Yet this blue sky has the same effect. How beautiful!

Rambling Round said...

Love the globe against the dark blue sky.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

If I was there, I would probably be mesmerized by that lamp, too. It's a lovely photo. So, this is what the blue hour is about. Thanks.
Su-sieee! Mac
This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

michael bird said...

It's the full moon sitting on a post. I just wonder how you got it up there in the first place. A beauty, Carolyn.

anjoe playhouse said...

It's beautiful - I too thought of the moon ;-)