Some Amazing ‘Sky’ Shots from St. John USVI …

by julie swanson

I caught my first ever rainbow in a photo from the deck of our eco-tent.

I caught my first ever rainbow in a photo from the deck of our eco-tent. It’s a skinny, faint little thing, but still beautiful.

A sunrise over Drunk Bay

A sunrise over Drunk Bay–I thought it was cool how the right side of the picture still looks like nighttime, while the left shows the light creeping in and sparkling on the water.

Morning rain--and rays of sun--slanting down out over the Caribbean somewhere.

Morning rain–and rays of sun–slanting down out over the Caribbean somewhere.

Another amazing sunrise

Another amazing sunrise

Although this may look like it was taken on the same day and at the same place as the previous picture, it wasn't. It was taken on a hike to the tip of Ram's Head. There were many dramatic skies like this to enjoy during our week there.  The sky changes fast there,  rain clouds--and rain--come and go quickly. Very unpredictable but never seemed to be overcast or rain for long and then the sun was out again.

A bright circle of light beaming down on the dark Caribbean. Love the rays coming down, always makes me think of God, the radiance of God. Although this may look like it was taken on the same day and at the same place as the previous picture, it wasn’t. It was taken on a hike to the tip of Ram’s Head, from quite a high elevation. There were many dramatic skies like this to enjoy during our week there. The sky changes fast there; rain clouds–and rain–come and go quickly. Very unpredictable but never seemed to be overcast or rain for long and then the sun was out again.

Doesn't this look like some angry god glaring down from the sky--the eyes, dark nose, mouth on the water? Not my God! This was taken shortly after the previous picture, as the clouds were blowing away and changing shape.

Doesn’t this look like some angry god glaring down from the sky–the eyes, dark nose and heavy eyebrows, the indent of the mouth, the chin cloud? This was taken shortly after the previous picture, as the clouds were blowing away and changing shape.

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The sun bursting forth and the darkness moving east after a short rain shower.

Here's a sunset shot.

Here’s a sunset shot.

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Here’s proof that it was bright and sunny while we were there (more beach-and-blue-sky shots to come in a few days). The southern part of the island is dry and rocky and has cactus like this, while the northern side is more lush and jungle-like with palm trees.

More pictures another day, next time of the brilliant blues of the water of the many beaches we explored…

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