Thursday, 28 August 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 22

Some summer holiday shots captured in Borgholm on Öland in Sweden.

Heavy clouds with rain and tunder is comming....



Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden, is today only a ruin of the fortress that was first built here in the second half of the 12th century and many times rebuilt in later centuries.






































48 comments:

Tommy V said...

great series of photos for sky watch. Looks like a storm is a coming

Texas Travelers said...

Fantastic series of photographs.
Amazing.

thanks for sharing these.

Nice "Sky Watch" today.
Come visit, The Fire Storm.
Troy and Martha

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Hello John ,
this is very impressive, almost as if I am in the middle of this (upcoming?) storm.... very realistic, almost scary too, welldone:)

Today My SKYWATCH is 6different shots from the WATER & SKY-reflections, seen from our BOAT in NAARDEN/Holland, be WELCOME!

www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
JoAnn's-D-Eyes / Holland

Yen said...

WOW! Just look at those photos! Lovely presentation too!Drop by if you got a chance, HERE.

freshaircabin said...

Beautiful photos! Love the nice looking castle too!

Sherry said...

Wow, those are all beautiful photos. I love the way you captured the stormy drama in the sky and the way the clouds look like they're rolling across the land. Fantastic!

Marie said...

Kjempefin serie! Eg falt spesielt for bilde med vegen på, får lyst sjekke kva som er rundt svingen :)

Berit said...

Utrolig flotte bilder!!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Fantastisk fotoserie igjen :-)

fishing guy said...

John: Beautiful captures of the Skies of Sweeden over the castle.

Bradley Myers said...

Great photos, I really enjoy seeing other parts of the world. It would be nice to vacation there some day.

imac said...

What a beautiful building it must have been in its day John. gtreat post and photos.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect shots for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.... Happy weekend!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Hallo, John:)

Nydelige bilder. Ruin eller ikke ruin. Helt fantastisk vakkert uansett. Tenk om de kunne ha bygd det opp igjen. Himmelen over er jo bare skjønn også. Dramatisk og vakker!

Ha en koselig Sky Watc-natt:)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Wonderful series of photos that clearly display the encroaching storm. Well done!

Maria said...

Aha, so now I know where the clouds come from: they are brewed in Borgholm Castle in Sweden, roll over the flat land, and then they come to us ... ;)
Phantastic photos!
Happy SWF!

Cátia said...

great series of photos!wonderful

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Ja, hva annet kan man si, enn ...
HERREGUD SÅ FINE BILDER!!!! Helt fantastisk imponerende. Jeg legger meg langflat i nesegrus beundring. Dette har du draget på! Det er nesten slik at jeg gleder meg til å titte innom bloggen din, for du har alltid noen herlige blink-skudd på lur. I'm your fan!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful series of photos as the storm was rolling in and then leaving! These were stunning photos and such lovely views of the clouds and sky!

Photo Cache said...

Impressive series you have here. Simply love this collection.

Anna said...

Wow! Impressive and awesome! Great series of photographs. Excellent! Happy SWF!

Rose said...

Words are inadequate to tell you how much I like these...I am sure I will long remember them and I know I will come back to look at them again and again this next week.

Louise said...

Fantastic series of photos. The sky is incredible; that roll-type cloud is just amazing. But the fortress makes it all so much more spectacular.

babooshka said...

I take my hat off to you again. Your images are so uplifting for me each week. Outsatnding.

Arija said...

What wonderful, wonderful shots, love the first two with the burning castle. The fourth, where the castle is like Atlas holding up the heavens is superb as well as the swirling clouds by themselves. So much beauty my head spinns.

Wren said...

Great photos, very dramatic.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

absolutely stunning pictures I love them. how awesome to have something so majestic to get to view in person!
Very cool!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow those are fabulous and it looks like that the clouds are smoke coming out of that fabulous building. Love this old stuff

Louis la Vache said...

WOW! John, what a dramatic series of images. "Louis" enjoyed the play of light between the castle and the clouds.

ArneA said...

difficult to decide but no 7 must be the one

Randi said...

Utrolig magiske bilder, syns jeg hører drønnene......disse skulle vært med lyd.
Denne gangen er jeg også med. Juhuuuu.:-))

Ha en fin helg, klem til deg og din vakre fru.

RuneE said...

Jeg kjenner igjen Borgholm - du har fanget det meget bra. Et meget spesielt sted som man kan bruke lang tid på å rusle rundt i med kamera. Og så skyene da...

Bra.

PS Skylder deg en E-post, men har vært opptatt.

Andy said...

Some great wide angled shots there, perfect for SWF! Thanks for sharing.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the heavy, ominous moods of these skies! In particular, love the old castle set in a grey drama of cloud! Very impressive!

CrazyCath said...

Do you know...? For once I thought "Aha! These skies are ordinary! These skies (except for the castle) could be English! Ha!"

Then I scrolled on to the next one.
And the next one.
And the next...

And my jaw dropped. The formation of those clouds, the perspective with the road...

"He's done it again!"
And so you have John. Beautiful shots. Every one.

Minkydo said...

Wonderful series. Such clarity. Excellent!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Scary series of photos!!

Marvelous captures.
Have a nice weekend!

Santilli

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a fabulous old castle, John, even if it is in ruins. Really nice!

Dina said...

Wowee, such dramatic photos. That must have been quite a storm! Great fortress too.

Dewdrop said...

You have capturing an amazing shelf cloud. It is stunning, especially with the castle... wow, John!

pts said...

wow! fantastic!

Sparverius said...

Incredible skywatch photos. Beautiful clouds, beautiful scenery, and beautiful building.

Denise said...

Great photos! I loved the stormy skies and there is so much beauty in these old buildings, which you have captured magnificently.

piedmontperspective said...

Very impressive series of shots, John. I would not want to get caught in that storm! That's a wonderful old castle. I found the Borgholms Slott website and it has a fascinating history.

chrome3d said...

It just kept getting better and better. I liked the way the clouds just rolled towards you like in a video.

~~Randi~~ said...

Du tar altså fantastisk flotte bilder - det er et eller annet med dem jeg ikke klarer sette fingeren på, noe som bare trekker meg mot dem. Vidunderlig vakkert, det er det det er! Flink er du! God helg til deg:)

Anemone said...

Jeg ramlet av stolen her..., men er i ferd med å karre meg opp igjen nå... for JOHN!! dette er mer enn bra!! Helt fri for ord jeg, og det er jaggu ta meg ikke ofte du, skravvelkjærringsom jeg er.

Men du... trenger hjelp... Arne A ligger naken i gangen min med en pensel i munnen..., hva skal jeg gjøre..å...å.åååÅÅ..Å

T and S said...

Awesome series of shot...Your screen size is apt for posting posts. Do let me know how you managed to change the template size ?