Friday, August 01, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Sunset in Aceh

The beauty of nature mixed with the destruction of nature...

This photo was taken about a month after the tsunami that hit Aceh on the day after Christmas in 2004...

47 comments:

kjpweb said...

Totally unreal. Devastation on a grand scale.
Klaus

ArneA said...

Spectacular and intriguing

fishing guy said...

Scotty: Another masterful shot, you capture what only the mind could imagine.

lissa said...

the colors are beautiful even among such ruins

imac said...

wow certainly destroyed, but a beautiful sky aftermath

Julie said...

It is as though nature has no idea of the death and destruction it has just visited upon the area. Quite an eerie sky, Scotty.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

A masterful shot! WOW!

Rambling Woods said...

What a horrible thing that was..beautiful photo though
Rambling Woods

Old Wom Tigley said...

A true work of art Scotty.... the newsreels from this event are in my mind for ever...

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Oh, my goodness! Fascinating photo, Scotty; you've captured both glory and destruction in the same frame.

esnorway said...

nice pic have great weekend

Torsdag said...

Yes you continue with exciting colors and situations. stunning and not comparable with color we can find in Germany

***** for you

mousetrap said...

omiword! that is sooo amazing! the colors are absolutly gorgeous. wow! it's neat how you look at it and feel in awe of how beautiful it is, and yet you also feel sad.

~mousetrap

Teresa said...

What an interesting mix of beauty and tragedy. The colors are beautiful!

Kahshe Cottager said...

It is so hard to believe that in such destruction there could also be such beauty. This is an amazing photo.

Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies!
My Sky Watch Photos Here and Here

babooshka said...

That's just too surreal, but brilliant.

Kathiesbirds said...

It's so surreal. Dahli could have painted it. Still, somehow there is always beauty after disaster. If there weren't, who could go on?

chanpheng said...

It's a strangely beautiful photo of such a sad scene.

Ann said...

Surreal is a good description. Beauty and tragedy.

Lori said...

Loveliness among the destruction.

JennWasHere said...

A great contrast of the earth and the sky! What a wonderful shot!

Hope you can hop by my SWF photos in these blogs:
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Thanks! Happy Friday!

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

This looks like a picture in a book. Amazing photo. Happy SWF and a wonderful weekend to you!

Rachel* said...

This is amazing. You are an OUTSTANDING photographer, best one ive seen (:

Faery said...

Wow I have mixed feelings, a beautiful sky but cannot stop thinking about that tragedy.

Raven said...

What an amazing photo. Beautiful and terrible both. A true work of art.

SandyCarlson said...

Startling and striking. You wake me up!

Whitney said...

WOW! once again the best skywatch photo I have seen! This photo is truly amazing! Have a great friday!

Lawstude said...

spectacular indeed. definitely a postcard moment.

it warmed me-up in this rainy day. have a nice day scooty.

luna miranda said...

ohmygosh! looks surreal...

rhoen said...

looks like we have an HDRi here! Very nice!

AphotoAday said...

Beauty over the devestation -- amazng...

Kelly said...

Unreal, so intriguing and captivating!

JC said...

WOW, spectacular, surreal, awesome thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

An incredible capture! Stunning~amazing colors, what a contrast! a sky that beautiful captured over such destruction and sadness~it had to be Natures way of saying I'm sorry!
Happy weekend!
Happy sky~watching!
Cat

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" has been buried deeper than his cowbell in work - and will be for the next month or so. He hasn't paused to say 'hello' when he has stopped by.

Fish Whisperer said...

No point in getting wordy, WOW!!!!!!
Cheers

Petunia said...

You make all kind of things beautiful though your photos:)

The Texican said...

Outstanding as usual. I caught up on the rest of them too Scotty. The sea eagle was a particular favorite. Pappy

Marie said...

Fantastic!!!

Your blog is amazing, I love your photos! I have been very busy, but now I will try to visit more often.

Your photos make my day :)

Stacey Huston said...

The Power of Nature.. both for good and bad. I think that is what we all find so fascinating and stunning about it.. thanks for sharing this Scotty and I hope that people realize how long AFTER the devistation to these families this picture was taken..

"JEANNELLE" said...

Oh, my.....what a scene. But, the sky is beautiful!

Happy SkyWatching!

chrome3d said...

Colours are unreal and so is the content.

alicesg said...

Despite the disaster in Aceh, your photo looked beautiful and it looked exactly like a painting.

Kay said...

Good gosh! This is absolutely surreal. What an amazing photograph. I thought it was a painting.

Christy said...

Very nice photo. I am just now getting around. For some reason my computer would not let me open up the links from the skywatch page on Friday.

Amazing how even in devestation the mind has a chance to relax if only for a brief moment in a beautiful sunset.

Louise said...

Horrible destruction, but even in destruction things can be so absolutely beautiful. The colors in this photo are splendid.

John said...

That's a great title for a great photo!