Nature Photos

Arizona Sky - A photograph of the early morning Arizona sky
United States
July 5, 2012 9:00pm CST
I have taken a lot of pictures of natural things - birds nests, animals, insects, animals...but I take pictures of the sky more than anything, it's always so beautiful! I thought I would share one of my favorite photos that I took a few years ago on my way home from work one morning. Please let me know what you think! I appreicate CONSTRUCTIVE critism!
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13 responses
@jricky1 (6808)
• China
6 Jul 12
Hi friend,to be honest and i love your pic.Sky is beautiful and especially when the time nears sunset.Sky gives us lots to think and it reminds me of going travel again and to realize my dream.lol,I love any form no matter it's animals or nature,they all represent beauty.
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• United States
6 Jul 12
Thank you jricky It's actually not sunset, it's sunrise. I used to work night shift, and this was on my way home from work. I got another picture that same morning with a lot more sky in it. I'll have to share that one tomorrow! But I'd like to get this one some attention first!
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
6 Jul 12
I think that it is a good photo, but not necessarily a great photo. I think that if you wanted to push the whole Arizona thing, then a few of the cactus that Arizona are famous for in the foreground would have improved it. Also, a bit more colour in the sky too. That is always hard to achieve though without going out every single morning with your camera!
• United States
6 Jul 12
Believe it or not there are actually no cactus around at the place I took this picture! Haha. Actually, a lot of the photos I have don't have cactus, but have palm trees instead.
• United States
6 Jul 12
I'm gonna try to post a couple other photographs tomorrow if I get the time. I'll be looking forward to your opinions on them too! (Sorry, no cactus in either ) Lol
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
6 Jul 12
Arizona Sky - Here is my photo of the Arizona sky at the Grand Canyon, March 2012.
I have quite a few Arizona sky photos. This one is probably the best sunset one I have. It is not great but I was still getting used to the manual settings on my new camera at that stage in the trip. Up until then I had been perfectly happy with it on the auto setting but that was not great in the low light. No cactus in mine either. I did not see those cactus unfortunately. Too far north.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
6 Jul 12
Hello LilyoftheThorns Another great photograph! I, too, enjoy photographs of the sky. Mrs. Turner enjoys them even more and has many photographs of the sky. She would love this one with all the clouds. She also enjoys making paintings of the skies that she sees. I like all the color in your photograph, as well as the palm trees. Thanks for sharing the photograph. Peace
• United States
6 Jul 12
Thanks! I wish I could paint, but I'm not sure I have that skill. It's amazing how many differnts colors show up in our skies! I have so many sky pictures I could share!
• United States
6 Jul 12
You have inspired me to share a photograph I made this past January.
• United States
6 Jul 12
Crud. It didn't load. Bummer. I'll try once more. Double Crud! This isn't the photograph I meant to upload.
• United States
6 Jul 12
thats a great picture i love it, i just started getting into photography so i been taking alot of nature photos.
• United States
7 Jul 12
Photography is quite fun! When you get some pictures started you should share them on here with us! And if you have a Facebook account, you should join my photography grouop!
• United States
7 Jul 12
I can do that, I have a Facebook too whats your group?
• United States
8 Jul 12
I sent you a link to my group in a message because I'm not sure if posting it on here would be against the rules or not! Thanks! :)
• United States
6 Jul 12
That's a very pretty photo and I wish I could have seen it myself. I love photography and love to see good photo's, especially of the sky and clouds. What kind of trees are those in it? I can't quite tell. For some reason or another I can't upload photo's here and I wish I could. I have one I think you'd enjoy. It was taken quite a few years ago right before a very severe thunderstorm (plus a tornado a few miles away) which came on very quickly. We were having a backyard barbecue when all of a sudden I looked up, and half the sky above was a beautiful blue and the other half was almost black, very cool. This particular photo I took shows a big puffy cloud that has a ladies face in it with puffy cheeks that looks like it's blowing wind, crazy. I call it "Mother Nature In All Her Glory". I also adore and love trees and all their beauty too. Great picture you took, can't wait to see the others.
• United States
6 Jul 12
Thank you The tree is a palm tree. I wish I could see that picture!!!! It sounds amazing! I wonder why some of you can't load pictures to your discussions, maybe you should email Mylot about it, it's costing you earnings! lol
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• United States
6 Jul 12
Mother Nature In Her Glory - Taken in July, 1999 of severe thunderstorm approaching.
Now I feel like a real idiot, lol!!! Of course it's a palm tree, hahaha! See, and you feel bad about having brain freeze before tests...look at what I just asked, haha!..duh. I can try to bring up the photo and see what happens. If it's here, you know it took, if it's not, nothing new for me. Oh my gosh, I think it took as I see it on the bottom of this page. Now remember, this is a photo of the photo which is much clearer in person. It was taken with a 35mm camera....:)
• United States
7 Jul 12
That is so cool!!! I see the face, she even has an open eye! Haha. Thanks for sharing, I'm glad you got it to work!
• United States
21 Jun 17
I saw this on the side here at myLot! It is a wonderful photo Lily.
• United States
25 Jun 17
Thank you very much :)
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• United States
25 Jun 17
• United States
6 Jul 12
Hawaii - a pic of the beach in hawaii. Too beautiful!!!!!
That is really pretty I like taking pics of nature too but I just have a basic camera. It takes a lot of skill to find the right light, scenary and get the picture just perfect. I would love to take a class on photography to learn all of those things
• United States
6 Jul 12
That is a pic i took from the beach in Hawaii a few years ago. It is the perfect setting for pics
• United States
7 Jul 12
Great picture! Thanks for sharing! I would love to be able to travel all over and get photos of different places. Would be cool to get to start a portfolio of some kind. Right now I just have (mostly) domestic photos.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
7 Jul 12
Very nice! Is it photoshopped
• United States
8 Jul 12
Zone! How DARE you accuse me of such horrors!!!! *slap* Hahahahaahahaha!!!!! Of course it's not photoshopped! I'm just THAT good!!!!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
7 Jul 12
The only thing is centering... I know, that's how PHOTOs are taken, but in ART its considered better to not have things in the exact center. You did well not having the horizon at exactly the middle of the shot, but the palm tree... you might consider cropping the pix so its not quite so centered - better it were a little to the right (as you are looking at it) so to "balance" the other stuff on the left...
• United States
8 Jul 12
I totally agree with you about the centering thing. I will have to share a photo I took of my foster dog running. She's not centered AT ALL! Haha. I'll go make a discussion right now with the pic, I think you'll like it! I just don't want to crop this picture because I don't want to take any of the sky out of the picture. I'm worried that might take away from the beauty. Thanks!
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• India
6 Jul 12
The photo you uploaded is really good, i like it a lot. Photography is a great art and every one is interested in nature. No one hate nature, since it is having a lot of beautiful scenes. Most of us forget our worries and issues while watching the natural beauties. All the photographers take some photos of nature and have it in their collection. Nature is having a lot of things to capture. In my college days i am interested in photography and take a lot of natural photos in my vacation and college trips. I keep the collection as my treasure and check it frequently while i need peace. Really the natural photos have the ability to give more peace to us and we forget about our worries while enjoying the natural beauties. We like a lot of cute natural scenes like sun rise, sun set, cute birds, mountains, water falls, sky and so on, it is really hard to list out all the beautiful gift of our mother nature. Beauty is the next name of the nature. Nature have the ability to impress all kind of persons and give coolness to the eyes whoever enjoying its beauty. A cute natural scene don't have any substitute and give more pleasure and enjoyment to the person whoever watch it.
• United States
6 Jul 12
You are absolutely right! While there are some great pictures of some amazing buildings, I don't think anything manmade beats the beauty that nature supplies. I'm glad you like my photo, thank you!
• Canada
6 Jul 12
that is absolutely awesome!! where in Arizona was this taken? I lived in Sedona for a year, and I absolutely loved it down there! I'm now back home in Ontario Canada.
• United States
6 Jul 12
Thank you This was taken in Peoria, Az. Watch my discussions tomorrow and I'll try to upload another picture I took the same morning as this one. You can compare them and tell me which one you like better. The picture tomorrow will have a lot more sky in it. And a lot more clouds! It's another beautiful one, if I do say so myself
@512771751 (1096)
• China
29 Jul 12
Hi, dear friend lily, It is a good hobby to take a lot of pictures of natural things. I like your pictures of the blue sky. It is pure and nice. Seeing beautiful makes people feel comfortable, so fighting.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
6 Jul 12
I am not an expert, but this picture is beautiful..I love how the clouds make streaks across the sky..:)