This first picture is one that I set up for a City Daily Photo monthly theme: Umbrella. I would never have taken this photo without the challenge of coming up with something for that topic, but I like it well enough to consider it for my photo of the year.
The next two images were inspired by the weekly Skywatch Friday website. By the way, these theme sites are not offering prizes; they are just places to share and hopefully be inspired.
A funny thing about these two "sky" photos is that I took them on the same afternoon! I was on my way home from a history tour offered by Lord Fairfax Community College and I stopped near Stephens City to photograph fall color and noticed the sky was filled with little clouds.A little later I saw the clouds turning pink so I decided to stop at Dinosaur Land and take some more photos.
I still have a few more pictures that I'm considering for my photo of the year. Which do you like best of this bunch?