Sky Watch Friday



What a cool idea, sharing photos of skies around the world on Friday. Here’s my first of hopefully many. Cabbage Island in British Columbia.

Cabbage Island, British Columbia, Canada

Cabbage Island, British Columbia, Canada

Eagle on Cabbage Island, British Columbia, Canada

Eagle on Cabbage Island, British Columbia, Canada

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28 Responses to “Sky Watch Friday”

  1. LisaNewton says:

    What a great sky for your first one. I’ve thought about joining this group, but so many skies in LA are just blue. Many Friday’s I won’t get too much activies besides blue, unlike yours which are full of color…………..:)

  2. kevin says:

    Hi Lisa,

    It’s very true about how the skies look somewhat the same down in Southern California day after day. I found my month in the desert in March was enjoyable for the warmth and lack of rain but there was only one really spectacular sunset. The sky up here changes almost every day; the past week has been just amazing.

    Really the only times that it can get boring is late summer when we tend to have droughts and often in the middle of winter where it’s just grey all the time.

    Maybe photos at Torrey Pines with reflections on the sand would count! I’ve noticed a lot of creativity in sky imagery within the group.

  3. Linnea says:

    Welcome to SWF! Your photos are beautiful. The first one has such terrific lighting and composition. I love how the sunlight warms up the rocks, and the eagle forms a perfect silhouette against that candy colored sky. Hi from California!

  4. James says:

    Excellent photos. I look forward to seeing many more of your posts. I hope to see B.C. in person someday but until then this is a good start.
    Thanks for posting.

  5. kevin says:

    Hi Linnea,

    Thanks for dropping by. You really can’t go wrong up here when it comes to good looking weather, now if only we could cut down on the rain a little!

  6. MaryBeth says:

    Wow–two super shots. Great sky color.
    Where is Cabbage Island?
    Welcome to Sky Watch. MB

  7. Chrisss says:

    Wow, fantastic photos for your first Sky Watch. I didn’t even know there was a Cabbage Island in BC. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Gattina says:

    Beautiful landscape, but the photo with the eagle is wonderful !

  9. ann chin says:

    I like the photo of the eagle against the pink and blue sky. You were lucky to have the eagle “pose” for you standing at the tip of the branch.

    Came across your site from Baruch, walk through Auckland.

  10. Nicole says:

    I’ve never seen an Eagle in the wild. That must be a breathtaking experience.
    Lovely shot!

  11. Diane C. says:

    Cabbage Island looks like a beautiful place! I like the reflections in the first photo and the eagle and tree silhouettes in the second one. Enjoy Skywatch Friday, I find it’s a great way to meet people who are into nature and/or photography.

  12. Deborah Godin says:

    Your photos are a beautiful addition to SWF! And Cabbage Is. is one I hadn’t heard of before, will have to Google it or get out my Atlas. I lived for a long time in Alberta, and spent many happy times in B.C. as well.

  13. marina k. villatoro says:

    Hey, it is a great idea. I’m going to join next week. I love your take on the eagle with the sky in the backdrop! What a great name for Islands:)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and the fact that you complimented my picture is really a compliment after seeing your work 😉

  14. kevin says:

    Thanks all for your comments.

    Cabbage Island is a small island located between Vancouver on the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island. The smaller islands are boat access only making them a real treat, no crowds just lots of beautiful scenery and wildlife.

  15. mstoastburner says:

    Hey Kevin, I want to take photos like you when I grow up! The more I learn about photography, the more I appreciate the skill and artistry of an exceptional photographer, such as yourself. Wonderful stuff.

  16. Lisa says:

    What beautiful photos! Welcome to SkyWatch Friday!

  17. babooshka says:

    Absolutely amazing colours and serene feel.

  18. FA says:

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for dropping by monastery daily photo. It’s good to have you on board with Skywatch Friday, too. Your blog is great; love the bald eagle shot. I learn a lot from great photographers like you.

  19. kevin says:

    Thanks for all the comments. I’m hoping my blog will be useful to anyone who wants to learn about photography. As you browse through photographs I encourage you to ask questions about locations, techniques or whatever you have on your mind.

    Photography is a wonderful hobby and profession that I love to share.

  20. Sylvia Kirkwood says:

    Your photos are a delightful addition to Sky Watch! Truly beautiful shots. The colors in the second shot are breathtaking and I love the eagle! Thanks for sharing, hope you have a great weekend!

  21. Glennis says:

    Nice photos, the eagle is lovely and the skies are a very delicate colour.

  22. Baruch says:

    Awesome pictures – just love the one with the eagle – such a majestic bird

  23. lindab says:

    Beautiful shots. The eagle is impressive, and I love the way the sea and sky merge into gold on the horizon.
    I didn’t know about Cabbage Island – I’ve stayed on Mayne Island, but never visited a Gulf Island that wasn’t served by the big ferries. It must be great to get away from the tourist crowds!

  24. Lisa's Chaos says:

    The eagle is great but that first view – breathtaking! I would think you wouldn’t want to leave that area. :)

  25. kevin says:

    After living in this area for about 20 years I still enjoy the site of a majestic eagle watching the horizon. Fortunately the populations are in good shape and in some areas I have seen around 100 eagles at one location. Quite amazing!

    The island view is early morning, my favourite time of day. If you look closely in the background you will see Mount Baker, a large volcano in Washington State looming above the horizon. Can’t beat the views!

  26. Cheryl says:

    Hi Kevin

    I have been to Cabbage Island and really enjoyed looking at that photograph of the beach. It is truly a magical place and its inaccessiblity makes it all that much more so. You have captured the serenity I feel there. Thanks.


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  28. April says:

    Fabulous picture of the Bald Eagle and pink clouds! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    .-= April´s last blog ..Peace Over The Land =-.

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