Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The front has passed

I love the visuals you get after the storm front has passed. The sequence of events go something like this: The sun hides behind the rapidly darkening clouds, the far away thunder gets closer and closer, the lightning is vivid, and it rains a lot. We all know this, but the aftermath to a front arriving in the late afternoon, is what I like. A rainbow is nice, but is delicate and fleeting, if you see one at all...

However, I like the way I saw it in in late April 2005, where the visual changes are abrupt and spectacular. What you see is the dark clouds in the upper left, moving aver our abode from the Northwest to the Southeast, the light gray is trying with little success to turn blue. But along our horizons sprinkle with limbs is the payoff: blazing pastels of yellow and orange that show the delightful atmospheric changes which will make tomorrow's climate more agreeable, a bit cooler and far less humidity. The old sailor's adage about red skies at night...are totally believable!

Thanks to Roger and judges for another Creative Photo invite! Check all the entrants out!

8 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I feel like walking into the light.

Roger said...

That rocks Ralph! Great colors that melt just right.

Linda said...

Great picture though when I first started reading your post I was trying to remember a storm blowing through here in Connecticut recently! Duh!

Enigma said...

Wonderful contrasts...those are the kind of storms you just want to sit on your porch and watch come in... Great capture! Good luck in the contest!

Lynn said...

I love the purple in the sky! Unfortunately, here in Southern California, we don't get too many storms...sigh although there was a beautiful orange glow in the sky this morning...I think it was from the ash (from the fires) still in the air.

the teach said...

That's a great shot, Ralph! Good work! :)

Dianne said...

the purple orange light is breath taking!!

crazy working mom said...

OH wow, this is an amazing shot taken at just the right time! Nicely done.