19 March, 2009

Skywatch Friday-View from a Southbound Train to Rome


Traveling south on an intercity train to Rome after a delightful day exploring the hill town of Orvieto, Italy I spotted this great cloud formation hovering over another hill top town. Orvieto is located on a 934 foot plateau overlooking the valley below.

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31 comments:

Guy D said...

Fascinating photo, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Louise said...

Incredible sky. EXCELLENT photography!!

ms426d said...

Lovely, can't wait to see puffy white clouds here!

Today's Blah... said...

Great cloud indeed...what a show. Great capture too.

Carol said...

Beautiful sky and clouds...love the hill top town....

Gaelyn said...

That's a great sky. The whole scene looks rather dreamy.

MedaM said...

This photo really has some special look. It looks like as if those clouds is going to sit on the top of that hill town.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wonderful picture with the focua all on the cloud. I hope you had a fantastic time in Italy, it's my fave country in the world.

Arija said...

It reminds me of an el Greco painting. Beautiful the way the storm clouds follow the contours of the hill with just that toutch of light to define the village.

Diane C. said...

That sure is an interesting cloud formation. I think this is the first Skywatch photo I've seen that was taken from a train. Really glad you shared this.

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos from your travels, sure brightens up Sky Watch Friday.

Carver said...

I love this shot. The clouds are so beautiful over the hill top town and I also like the way the bottom of the shot shows motion.

Janie said...

Beautiful clouds and beautiful sky.

Tarolino said...

That is so impressive and the scenery is gorgeous.

Titania said...

Oh, how appealing is this postcard photo. I love Italy; its charming towns, the language, the food and so much more.

PJ said...

Just beautiful! I would give anything to make the same trip. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy SWF!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So dreamy.
Looks a bit like a fantasy castle on a hill.

This photo is beeyootiful!! :)

~Lisa

Linda said...

Nice painterly photo!

Baruch said...

Interesting and large cloud. Looks great with the soft focus

Reader Wil said...

Very impressive sky! I wonder if such a sky promises rain. Thank you for your visit and comment. Yes from a satelite it must be visible that all the lights go out. I remember that a satelite with astronauts once came over Australia at a certain time and that everybody put the lights on at that time. And the astronauts could see it.

alicesg said...

Beautiful photo for SWF. Looked like rain is coming with those dark clouds. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a nice weekend.

Denise said...

Oh my, that is a lovely photograph. What an incredible cloud formation you captured.

chrome3d said...

The edges blur so nicely and there is a focus to the right place.

Quiet Paths said...

That is wonderful. What a wonderful landscape.

fishing guy said...

Erin: Neat photo, it looks like you are getting neat shots from your trip. Have a great time.

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the visit this week. That cloud sure looks ominous over the town. I've never been to Italy, or Europe for that matter. It is just so hard to leave our cabin on Powell Lake. - Margy

Catherine said...

Looking at your picture, even before reading your text, I knew it was Italy.
I can't explain why, certainly the village at the top of the hill.
It's a wonderful picture that leave a huge place for the sky.
I like it.

earthtoholly.com said...

Hi Erin and thanks for stopping by my blog...

Wow! That is funny that we both did "train" shots. This one is great and your window gave it a neat effect, I think. It kinda framed the beautiful cloud. Wow, Italy...how nice. :o)

Light and Voices said...

Happy Spring Day! Adore this photo from top to bottom. Great job!
Joyce

George said...

What a beautiful skywatch photo. I just love the clouds, but the village is also pretty.

Sue said...

I missed a lot of SkyWatch posts last week. I enjoyed scrolling down, looking at your Italy photos. It sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks for showing us some of the beauty you got to see.

Awesome skies, too!