Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Quiet of the Storm


For Skywatch Friday I had so many different pictures to use, some of brilliant sunsets and sunrises, some with majestic mountains in the background, and others, shot through trees in the foreground to catch the sky as a backdrop. For some unintelligible reason, I chose this dark, quiet shot which is almost entirely sky. Here, a slow-moving squall is sending vertical black ribbons of rain downward onto distant trees. Behind it is an ominous horizontal line from which, at any moment, lightning is imminent. At this moment, there is a feeling of quiet on the edges of power which is projected, without dramatic shape or color, in a manner soothing to the eye.

13 comments:

tapirgal said...

Nice description. This is an unusual sky, and I think it's a great choice for Skywatch Friday! The pink color really highlights the gray. I love it when you can see where the rain is like this.

Faye Pekas said...

I have a similar photo of the rain streaking through the clouds also near Bend at Smith Rock. It is beautiful :)

James said...

I really like it, The trees add a nice focal point and the cloud and rain colors are subtle but the hidden sun brings them out nicely.

Small City Scenes said...

I can feel it. You know the drop in temperature just before the rains start. On this side of the state it has been 22 days without rain---or so says Seattle---but on the Eastern side there have been lightening strikes and showers. Mighty strange!!! MB

Sylvia K said...

I lived in Oregon for 16 years, I can feel the rain in your photo. It's a fabulous shot! You have caught the moment perfectly!

I look forward to seeing more of your photos. Have a lovely weekend!

Guy D said...

I like this shot alot, perfectly captured.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Stunning shot and so beautiful. Good work! Take care..

Sally in WA said...

Great shot of the rain and sky.

Babooshka said...

I like this unsusual take on stormy weather. Very atmospheric.

Karen said...

I really like your description. I can often see thunderstorms approaching us like this, over the mountains. I love watching them..

Great photo..

Carletta said...

A lovely yet somber shot!
You do have a great way with words - I enjoy reading the commentary part.

Carletta’s Captures.

Glennis said...

I also think you have a way with words.
I also enjoyed your rainy photo, its not so easy to catch the rain, but you did.

Arija said...

That is wonderful with the arcs light in the lower half.