Mixed Clouds Over Kawaihae Bay

cloudy sky

Kawaihae Bay
Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Sky Watch Friday

I live on the northwestern coast of Hawaii's Big Island, and my house is on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  From our garden, we have a clear view of sunsets and weather phenomena over the ocean, and these are among my favorite photography subjects.  This wide-angle photo was taken from my hill a few days ago, in the late afternoon.   It shows a small ship heading for Kawaihae, a port just a few miles down the coast from where I live.  Overhead the sky had been covered for hours with a constantly changing array of clouds ahead of a weather system that was about to move in.   I'm happy to report that this time we did get some rain, although not nearly as much as we need.

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34 comments:

Bemused26 said...

beautiful picture, really lovely sky.

Yen said...

Beautiful skies! Lovely capture:)

Becky and Gary said...

That ship looks so tiny! The clouds magnificent!

bowledover said...

The sky, the sunset, the clouds, the sea just wonderful.
Thank you for sharing.

auringonkukkaperhe finland =) said...

beautiful picture!!

Jim said...

Hi Bobbie, I'm jealous again! You do it all the time, not fair. It must be wonderful to wake up to a view like this. I know you have a pair of binoculars handy by the window.
Happy Skywatching, Happy Thanksgiving!
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John said...

Stunning capture!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That is beautiful!

Gill - That British Woman said...

beautiful photo.....

Gill in Canada

Hildegarde said...

You are a rich man to have such a wide and wonderful view.

Guy D said...

Beautiful to say the least. Well done.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Sharon said...

Gorgeous photo. The tiny ship in the endless ocean and those lovely clouds.

Sharon

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo for Sky Watch Friday, simply beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful colors and those clouds look brushed on.

Celeste said...

What a wonderful view, so happy that you finally got a bit of rain.

kml said...

Gorgeous!! What a view - a new painting each day!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

gorgeous shot and i like the glow reflected in the water.
thanks for sharing.

Barbara Martin said...

The clouds add just the right touch to the sky.

Lawstude said...

the cloud formation are just awesome.

thanks for sharing your world. you may visit mine here

have a wonderful weekend ahead. :)

ChrisC and JonJ said...

BEautiful photo.You're very lucky to live in Hawaii.

Paz said...

Dreamy clouds. Dreamy sky. Dreamy image.

Paz

Tink *~*~* said...

Ah, I love when the clouds get all streaky like that. Looks like someone spread Cool Whip across the sky (can you tell it's the day after Thanksgiving, and what did I have for breakfast? Leftover pumpkin pie with Cool Whip!)

Tink *~*~*

Carole said...

This is so well done! I love the contrast of the different clouds and the way you still managed to capture the sun reflecting on the water.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh wow, this sky is gorgeous!
I can't believe how well it makes that pretty sea play second fiddle to it, either.
Excellent photo :)

Happy Sky Watch Friday!
~Lisa
New Mexico

fishing guy said...

Bobbie: What a neat looking sky with great cloud fomations.

vincibene said...

Wonderful picture!

TCKK said...

What a beautiful sky and what a beautiful place.

Mark said...

Wonderful, beautiful, lovely.
lionsmane

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Very complex and dreamy photo.

antigoni said...

Excellent photo!

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm so far behind. I'm missing blogs I normally visit. This is absolutely beautiful!!! I need to go back and look at it a little more.
:-)

BNS said...

Thanks to all of you for visiting, and for your kind comments.

@ Jim -- Yep. Binoculars (and camera) always close at hand.

@ 2Sweet -- I know, I'm behind, too. Visitors, and holidays, and so on will do that. :-(

Bobbie

Jinghui said...

The mixed clouds over the bay are so beautiful !

A photographer's dream to capture such beautiful moments !

JH
http://www.photojournalist-tgh.tv

BNS said...

Thank you, Jinghui.

Bobbie