Saturday, April 05, 2008

Rodez by dusk


It feels like night, but the changing dusky blue sky reminds us it isn't...


quite yet...

(This post has been submitted to this week's Sunday Scribblings collection: The Photograph.)

27 comments:

RennyBA said...

Mysteriously good pictures Betty - thanks for sharing!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend :-)

Robin said...

I love the rich depth of the soon to be night sky in that second picture, as if you could reach right out and touch it.

shubd07 said...

Great pics Betty ..the play of light and shade is very lovely !
P.S. Yes the bread is from a breadmaker !! Takes one to know one !! ;)

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the tones of light in these pics! Just gorgeous!

Almost haunting and mystical!

Gemma

Betty C. said...

What's interesting is that I wasn't even aware of the blue sky when I took the photo -- I was totally focused on the light reflecting onto the windows and the balcony of the building.

Randal Graves said...

I love these shots.

Tammy said...

That blue is stunning!

tut-tut said...

Interesting that what the camera sees is not necessarily what you are focusing on at the time.

Granny Smith said...

I like the second pic especially and the way the windows reflect that delectable blue.

Great shots!

Steve H. said...

Like that first shot a lot!

Indrani said...

Lovely shots :)

Patois said...

Those are wonderful, and your captions make it even more so.

Tinsie said...

Both of these are beautiful. I love the light at dusk :-)

tumblewords said...

Spectacular photos! Spectacular!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Those are gorgeous photos. Dusk is my favorite time of day.

La Belette Rouge said...

I love houses being lit up---it is like highlighter blush for la maison. Tres belle.

Betty C. said...

LBR -- I love your simile, it's certainly not one I would have thought of! But so true...

Function of Time said...

Night shots are tricky, but these are so well done. The blue is so fantastic in the second shot.

Mimi said...

You have really caught something here, BC. I am thinking I want to visit Rodez...

My Inner French Girl said...

As always, love the photograph!

Have you ever been to Dallas? A lot of the newer townhomes in the ritzy part of town are modeled after classic French buildings. The 2nd photo here reminds me of these townhomes off of Northwest Highway, near NorthPark Mall. I've always wondered what it would be like to live in one of those.

Salut,
Marjorie

Jann said...

I love that blue night sky~these are terrific photos! Need to do some catching up on your previous blogs. Hope to get this done this weekend.

Betty C. said...

Marjorie -- No, I haven't been to Dallas but that neighborhod sounds interesting.

Jann -- Thanks for dropping by! It's always nice to hear from you.

To all -- Thank you for the many comments on these photos. It's a good thing I caught them when I did because this week's weather wouldn't have allowed such shots...

Justin said...
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Justin said...

Great pictures. I drove through Rodez just the other day but it was not at an hour when it would look this good... Amazing!

Betty C. said...

LOL, Justin, you're right that Rodez doesn't always look that good! It's a town that benefits immensely, visually speaking, from blue skies. That may sound idiotic because I know most towns do, but Rodez can be particularly grey and gloomy. And that has been the case recently.

eleonora said...

J'aime beaucoup les photos et la nuit est jolie, tu as un effet différent et j'adore...bravo Betty

Jann said...

You live in a beautiful part of the world and your camera is catching it all! Thank you for the great pictures1 Always love to see these!