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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's a Cloudy Day

I wish... Oh my, how I wish for some clouds right now, and the rain that comes with them, even though around here, there is no such thing as a nice rain. Oh no, we get hail, tornadoes... the whole 9 yards! I'm going to count us very lucky, as we've only just now hit our heatwave. The map showing our heatwave status, makes it look quite unbearable, as our state is scalding red in color. Let's just say, we don't get out a lot right now.

So, because I'm longing for a cloudy day, and because Carmi's photo theme this week is "Cloudy," I thought I'd revisit some of my favorite cloudy days... oh, and some of my scary ones too!! Some of these pictures are completely unedited, and some I've edited simply to bring out the colors I saw in real time.

I just loved the somewhat ominous look of this, and no matter how many pictures I took, I couldn't quite capture the many details of the clouds that day!

This is on the lake where we live. It's hard to take pictures on the boat, but I was finally able to capture how awesome it all looked that day!

I loved how the cloud accented the Lincoln Monument as a plane flew over.

A beautiful end to the sunset on this night. 

I have a ton of sunset pictures, because I feel we have the best ones right here at home! My favorite sunsets are the ones with the clouds. 

Another cloudy sunset...

The sun trying to peek through after a storm. 

What was left of the clouds after a light rain on the British Virgin Isle, Virgin Gorda

A road trip to somewhere... I love my road trips, and don't get nearly enough these days. 

I loved this... it looked like a painting to me

This was taken a few weeks ago. There was a sailboat in the distance that I couldn't quite get  because I was trying to get the clouds in the picture. They played such a huge part of the coloring on this night!

I loved how pretty the clouds were this night... somewhat ominous, but not, because the darkness of them was merely an illusion put on by the setting sun. 

Another painting... I took several pictures like this over a period of a week, last summer. I think the coloring, and odd appearance of the clouds, was due to the wild fires that were burning uncontrollably not too far away.  It sure did make for some amazing sunsets though! This is 1 out of 100 from that week!

This one was a little scary with the way it snaked across the sky...  scary but amazing too

This was a bad storm day... that cloud above was thick and angry. Amazing how the setting sun can make it all better at the end of the day, though. 

Another storm rolling in... crazy lightning was coming from this one...
That same night... the clouds were certainly aglow!!

Clouds full of lightning, not yet striking down.


Okay... that's all I've got time for, for now.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

9 comments:

Rob-bear said...

Amazing photos. I've taken lots of pictures of clouds, but nothing quite this expressive. Very well done. Do show us some more!

Karen S. said...

If I were grading (although Carmi never does) but come on these rock! You get an A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++! Really! Everyone rolls out as thunderous as a summer's evening storm....a blast of beauty, each one! I think I'll take that house too! Ha! Ha!

Max Sartin said...

Clouds do make the sunset more spectacular, and you have some fantastic shots there. The fifth picture down is amazing, with the deep blue above and the water below the stripe of orange. The second one, though, makes me feel I need a vacation!

Gilly said...

Those are fantastically good photographs. particularly the stormy ones. And having wide open spaces gives you a head start on us!

Love them!

Bob Scotney said...

An amazing collection of beautiful cloud shots. I'd love to live in sight of those.

Carmi Levy said...

I'd say you may need more wall space: I stopped counting how many of these were frame-worthy. Breathtaking is a word that fails to suffice here.

Carmi Levy said...

Oops, almost forgot: You can always go back and back-post to a previous week's Thematic. They're never "closed", per se, and I always want everyone to feel like they can drop in and share anytime, anyplace. Can't wait to se your "broken" vision, too!

Alexia said...

What an astonishing collection! so much beauty to take in at once - I'll have to come back to these again :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love the lake pics. I wish I lived on a lake!

And I can hardly tell you how often I've tried to take lightning pictures...Someday I'll get one...
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