February 9, 2011

Watery Wednesday: Drama Queen

Mother Nature can be such a drama queen!  This was one of the most dramatic sunsets I've seen in a long time.  A couple of weeks ago, I showed you this shot from the same sunset taken about ten minutes earlier on Turtle Beach on Siesta Key.  It was one of those cloudy skies where I thought  there was no chance of a pretty sunset and then seemingly out of nowhere Mother Nature put on quite the impressive show. She whipped out her pallet and suddenly pinks and melons were streaking through the clouds....followed by lavenders and greys tentacling across the sky...and then...the piece de resistance....flaming oranges and reds backlighting the scene and reflecting off the Gulf of Mexico.  Wow.  By the way, this is straight out of the camera.   To see other Watery Wednesday photos from around the world click here.


cieldequimper said...

Isn't it cool that life is full of surprises?

clamco said...

Ok, so this is my kind of photo! If I could give out an award for Best Water Wednesday Photo, you would get it for this shot, no question! It's beautiful!

clamco said...

Ummm...can I use it for my desktop backround?
(pretty please?)

Mimi McMe said...

When I left the house last night I saw the sky and hoped someone "got the shot" of the sunset. I left withiut my camera. Thank you for the lovely photo...again!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Nature the drama queen? Why, yes, she can be!


A hunter of all kinds of water
Had neither a son nor a daughter;
But ocean and sea
Provided such glee—
He fancied adopting an otter!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Frosty Windowpane

Lois said...

Mother Nature does like to surprise us doesn't she? This is amazing.

jennyfreckles said...

Sunsets are surprising - I can never figure out when a good one is coming and then when you've barely had time to enjoy it, it's gone. That's why it's good to see lovely photos like this. I like the reddened sea.

Jack said...

Quite a fiery sky, SRQ. Your management will be happy with your performance today. (I don't take the travel photography classes until March.)

T. Becque said...

But this is the good kind of a drama queen! Very pretty!