Tag Archives: Sunsets

Fiery Skies in Tulsa

We’ve had some pretty good sunsets in Tulsa lately. Late day weather helps with the clouds in the western sky. One evening I launched my drone and went up about 50 meters. Not much wind which is rare for Oklahoma.

Another day I was taking son somewhere and we had good skies so I was taking shots as I safely could while driving. This is from our house looking west.

And at our church a little later.

And the drive home.

Another day I had to get my car serviced. We live only 0.8 miles from the mechanic so if the weather is good I walk back home. So this is an early morning shot to the east. I have to confess that since I have retired I have not seen very many sunrises.

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Skywatch Friday – Different Ways of Catching Rays!!

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Sunset a few weeks ago captured with the drone.

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And an opposite sunset looking to the northeast

I’ve rediscovered “tiny planet” apps. They take a photo and wrap it around itself.

I went on a bike ride on a glorious, windy, sunny, kind of cool Wednesday. I took the Katy Trail from Tulsa to Sand Springs to avoid the mobs of spring breakers on the RiverParks trails. It’s an old railroad that has been converted to a trail.

And a vantage from a high spot.

And turned 45 degrees to the refinery across the Arkansas River.

A late afternoon skywatch shot. After weeks of boring skies I’ve been busy.

A sunrise early in the morning.

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And the old drone pilot himself.

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We had a full worm moon on Wednesday with just a very light screen of clouds in front of it. I love full moons.

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I am continuing to do jigsaw puzzles on my ipad. I love them. I love this Caribbean scene.

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And this street scene. It takes me days to do these things. I don’t mind though it is very relaxing.

Anybody else getting their vitamin D on. I love being outside so much.

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Skywatch Friday – The Skies Are Back

So lately our plain jane skies have spiced up a little bit, especially at sunset. So I have been flying my drone quite a bit.

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There are even interesting skies on our dog walks.

One day we had a spectacular sunset to the west and…

to the East we got a nearly full Wolf Moon rising.

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And a big thank you to Klara. Her excellent moon shots reminded me of my humble Wolf Moon shot for this month. Go check the link and see what she did with the Wolf Moon. Truly Spectacular.

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Up Periscope!

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We are having some great sunsets the past few days. We get a little bit of rain sometime during the day and then the remaining clouds reflect the setting sun perfectly. I am launching my drone from my back yard straight up to about 150 feet and pointing it west. It is about the same height as when I worked in downtown Tulsa in a high rise with a window looking west. The DJI Mavic Mini drone that I have has a gps that holds the craft in place. If the wind is too much too hold it sends an alarm and I will lower it a little bit.

This is our back yard at about 150 feet up.

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This is quite a bit lower. I liked the reflections in our neighbor’s pool.

I hope that everybody has a great holiday weekend. I’m retired so they are all holiday weekends for me..

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Skywatch Friday – Winter Skies

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This is Boston Avenue Methodist Church here in Tulsa on the south edges of downtown. In a city famous for its art-deco architecture, this is the crown jewel. The exterior is limestone, granite, and terra cotta. The interior is beautiful as well. I managed to catch it one evening when the exterior lights had come on but there was still of plenty of golden hour light from the setting sun as well.

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I liked how some of the detail were highlighted.

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And here is a view of the western sky from my office building. I take lots of shots in a conference room on the 17th floor. I can turn off the lights and I have figured out how to minimize the internal reflections. Well, my employer is renovating the floor and have asked the employees to stay off the floor while the work is going on. So I am going to have to find another spot to take photographs. I am not worried. I am very resourceful.

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