Thursday, December 5, 2013

Skywatching Non-stop!

Non stop skywatching! If you are living on the 5th Floor, with a window facing the west overlooking a landscape with patches of buildings here and there, an overpass at a distance crossing a major big highway, normally full of vehicles, potpouri of trees with houses, and a big sky; where will your attention be drawn into? I look at all of them, sometimes one patch at a time.

But of course, the sunset is what i always wait to capture. And sometimes i cut office hours to just anticipate its nice performance at the end of the day! I am so privileged to have this view, so i am happy always to share them with you.

When i am sitting on my sofa, this is my picture frame, adorned with my plants purposely planted for effects. The plants' ability to filter the pollution from the vehicles nearby is just secondary. At the right are ginger plants, while at the left are hippeastrum, all plantboxes placed on top of the airconditioning unit. 

 A few minutes after sunset, my picture frame becomes this, the highway lined with streetlights with the farthest tall structure being the church of Iglesia ni Kristo (Church of Christ). 

 The morning after a full moon night, i always wake up with a moon at the west, a few meters before setting in the horizon. This eventually fades fast because of the rising sun at the opposite end of the sky.

 Even with some clouds in the horizon the full moon still gives a lovely view. If i didn't tell you that this is the setting moon at the west, you might mistake it as sunrise or moon at the east with those colored rays.

Occassionally, i am also privileged to see a rainbow in the morning. In my three years of living in this building I have seen rainbow many times. Sometimes however, it is already fading when i look outside, just like this one which i suppose is longer and brighter a few minutes ago. Just like changes in sunset colors, rainbows also quickly fades. I might not be able to locate the pot of gold at its end, but the lovely feelings i have everytime is just like finding some gold, though just only a few ingots instead of bars!



22 comments:

  1. You've got some very nice views there Andrea!

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  2. The progrssion of views at different times is very nice. The church is so intriguing. Is it as beautiful bbeautiful inside as it is on the exterior?

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  3. wow what a view you have. the ink church is very impressive. i haven't seen it in person.

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  4. Gorgeous skies and superb captures for the day and you do indeed have awesome views! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!, Andrea!!

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  5. You have a terrific view! Great set of shots!

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  6. Beautiful shots! I like the one with the sky glow.

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  7. Great to have a viewpoint with such a constantly changing scene

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  8. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Have a nice weekend.

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  9. Wonderful shots of your magnificent view.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  10. Wow! You have a variety of skies! Great pics.

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  11. Wonderful views and skies! Gorgeous!

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  12. Great photos!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  13. You have such a great view...wonderful sights all day

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  14. I like your view. There is nothing better then having such a wonderful view on a nightly basis. I am sure it changes every night.

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  15. It is nice that you take a few minutes to pause and appreciate the beauty that the sun, moon and sky provide. Framed by your plants the view is just lovely.

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  16. Incredible! Thanks for sharing your view with us!

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  17. Hi Andrea, what a gorgeous view. I would rush home early myself for a sunset view like this. I like how you framed your view with the plants. Love the full moon and rainbow shots as well. If not for the INK church, I wouldn't have thought that this is in the Philippines.

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  18. So very pretty...each and every moment of the day/night!!

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  19. The sky is beautiful, you've captured it well.

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