Friday, February 19, 2010

Skywatch Friday: gray skies

Nothing to watch in this Skywatch.  It was gray overcast all day.  Yuck.  And wouldn't you know it, the skies cleared at dusk and the stars are now shining.  This is a photo of the Fruitvale Bridge to Alameda.  Alameda is a small island community bordered by the waters of the estuary and the Bay.  There are four (draw) bridges and one underwater tunnel to Alameda from Oakland.  It's quite amusing to see a bridge draw up and stop traffic for a little putt-putting boat with a tall mast.  For other Skywatch photos, click here.


  1. We have sun, but it is unlikely to last. I hope to be around one day when the Whitby drawbridge opens. It's a less impressive structure than this one, but it can be pretty.

  2. I have never seen a bridge like it - a natural photo subject.

  3. Better than here.. we have snowstrom today..
    I like the bridge.
    Wish you a nice day!:-)

  4. Carolyn - re your question about the seals at Pier 39 - no they haven't come back. «Louis» read somewhere that they seem to have moved north to Oregon.

  5. Here's a photo of a boat going under the High Street Bridge to Alameda.

  6. Isn't that always the way - most Fridays it seems like the skies are plotting against us Friday skywatchers!
    I like this view of the bridge works.
    Three Rivers Daily Photo

  7. Beautiful compostition. Love the idea of a drawbridge.
    Have a great weekend!


  8. Gray is IN for the sky-fashion it seems .... :-D our skies wore the same color today...

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