Sky Watch #159: Oakland’s Sky via Drive By

27 Oct

I was caught in one of our infamous traffic jam one day. Lucky for me I wasn’t driving. And more luck was that I had my camera with me. The sky was definitely showy that day and I thought it’s high time I show a little Oakland cityscape here.



Photos taken on 5/25/11.

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Posted by on October 27, 2011 in sky watch


32 responses to “Sky Watch #159: Oakland’s Sky via Drive By

  1. Yogi

    October 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

    That’s a great set of photographs. I love the big old fluffy clouds over the pale city center.

  2. Halcyon

    October 27, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Love those puffy clouds! Pretty sky!!!

  3. Carver

    October 27, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Perfect place to get stopped in traffic and get gorgeous shots of the sky and city. I’m happy to sign you up on the link.

  4. EG Wow, Canada

    October 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Proof that it’s wise to take you camera everywhere. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. ann chin

    October 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    good you were not stressed and angry when stuck in a traffic jam. You got good photos.

  6. Wandering Thought

    October 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Beautiful sky photos, and I love the cloud over the city like that.

  7. Rajesh

    October 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Wonderful views of cloudy blue sky.

  8. hannah uk

    October 27, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Nice skyline with those clean white towers.

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood

    October 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Great series of shots and a terrific skyline — shots like these make being in traffic worthwhile — if you have your camera and aren’t you the clever one to have just that !! I love it! Lovely, interesting clouds and skies and a perfect backdrop for the skyline! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!


  10. Judy

    October 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Beautiful clouds! Skylines can be fascinating, because of the mix of building styles…

  11. clairz

    October 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Perfect use of a traffic jam!

  12. Kay Davies

    October 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Ooh, Oakland was posing pretty for you, wearing her best skies!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittieโ€™s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  13. Shosh

    October 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I love drive by shooting…with camera of course. ๐Ÿ™‚ These are beautiful. Check mine out…though it’s not drive by this week.

  14. Gill

    October 27, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    oh the joys of driving in the city, at least you got some decent photos while stuck in the car,

    Gill in Canada

  15. George

    October 28, 2011 at 1:32 am

    I’m glad you got stuck in traffic and even more happy that you had your camera with you. These are great sky pictures.

  16. Saun in Ohio

    October 28, 2011 at 1:59 am

    ooh Great sky pics…. I agree with George just what he said ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Liz

    October 28, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I wouldn’t mind getting caught in the jam with that view.

    Happy sky watching.


  18. AL

    October 28, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Nice view! Sometimes it’s fine to be caught in a traffic IF the view is like that!

  19. Linnea

    October 28, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Those clouds are awesome! They really enhance the sky and add some drama to our already “dramatic” city of Oakland!

  20. ladyfi

    October 28, 2011 at 3:52 am

    That first shot is gorgeous – dramatic with layers of clouds!

  21. lakshmisharath (@lakshmisharath)

    October 28, 2011 at 5:15 am

    what a lovely skyscape..such drama in the skies

  22. Tash

    October 28, 2011 at 5:45 am

    Lucky for us you are such a good photographer. these are awesome!

  23. Kim,USA

    October 28, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Love all the shots. And I noticed this week most of the sky are gloomy and cloudy ^_^
    Happy Friday!
    Bridge and Sky

  24. Misalyn

    October 28, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Pretty puffy clouds. I won’t mind to be caught in a traffic for few minutes if the view is like that.

  25. Pearl Maple

    October 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Nice view to sit and admire while stuck in the traffic. Have my camera with me all the time now because you never know what a great sky is going to sneak up on you.

  26. Francisca

    October 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Oakland looking great under big skies… Your blog also has a new crisp clean look (new to me, at least). ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. PM

    October 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    your photos look so good you are very much a pro! feels like looking at a magazine!

  28. Romina

    October 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    So beautiful, it looks like a calendar photo as well. What a fantastic result you’ve got from the car.

  29. eileeninmd

    October 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Wonderful collection of photos, your view of the skyline and city are beautiful. I am glad you had your camera with you. Great photos. Happy Skywatching!

  30. Stephany

    October 29, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Beautiful sky and skyline!

  31. docgelo

    October 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    a “heaven and earth” photo!

  32. Mary Howell Cromer

    October 29, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I would not mind at all sitting in traffic, if I had scenes like this to view and photograph…grand captures!


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