Monday, August 22, 2005

Beyond clouds

Clouds roll over Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Somehow, these pictures would not have been the same had there been a large expanse of blue above the trees and mountains instead of billowing clouds.

Would I like my life to be nothing but blue skies? Who wouldn't? But I've come to accept that clouds, in whatever form they will take, are going to crop up from time to time.

A couple of blogging friends have received some bad news this past week. We're talking major clouds. But both people exhibit a quiet confidence as to what (or should I say Who) lies beyond those clouds.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:1-2

Click on photos to enlarge. © 2005 James Jordan Posted by Picasa


Broken Messenger said...


Beautiful stuff. Love the blog.


Jeff said...

Actually, I like the contrast between the clouds and the ground. It makes the grass look even brighter.

Rosslee said...
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Rosslee said...

A brisk of moment in the wind of silence is what this picture makes me think of as my first thought.

You have some very nice pictures here, I be back again and again and again.

Also like to say, I will be adding a link back to your blog from my personal blog as well (Anthos is my Artist Name)

James said...

Thanks for the kind words. I have added a link to your blog as well.

Victoria E said...

The images are gorgeous; what kind of camera do you use?

James said...

Thanks for the compliment.

I use a Nikon FM100, which is really an entry-level 35mm camera. Nothing very fancy about it, although Nikon has great lenses. The key is really in the film. I use a variety of intermediate- to professional-grade films and I also take advantage of filters. I almost always have an 81-B warming filter on my camera. I frequently use a polarizing filter and a graduated neutral density filter from time to time. The grad ND filter came in especially handy in the Smokies (check out the July archive).