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Thursday, 24 May 2012

In the Spotlight

This week's Sky Watch is an unusual look across the Tame Valley in Mossley.

Although the sky was thickly clouded and the evening was drawing in, somewhere out of sight over the hill behind me the sun must have been poking through a hole in the clouds. The result was an eerie-looking scene in which just the Micklehurst area of the town was in this spooky spotlight of strong sunshine.

There has been absolutely no touching-up of this photo. Apart from trimming the edges off a bit and re-sizing it, this was just as it came from the camera! Although the photo captues the moment partly, it can't covey the weirdness of seeing such an unusual lighting condition.

Sky Watch is a regular weekly feature on this photo blog. It links with websites all over the world with the general theme each week of looking upwards. Please take the opportunity to visit some of these other sites. I hope some new visitors have found their way here today, watching the skies!


  1. Beautiful capture, especially with the shadows!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. What a beautiful, unusual capture! Extraordinary shadow!! Have a great weekend!


  3. Those patches of light are so mysterious! Magical, perhaps!

  4. Oh my goodness...the sun decided to show off this one area with light and then the clouds rolled in to shield other areas from the light. Nice find!
    Joyce M

  5. BEautiful light!

  6. That really is a great shot. And the balance of the exposure is just right.

    Stewart M - Australia


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