Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sunburst

Memorial Day was marked in the Midwestern U.S. by a series of thunderstorms that rolled through late in the day. Our day’s scheduled cookout was moved indoors to avoid one of the storms. After dinner, my wife and I drove out into the countryside west of our home to look for photo opportunities.

We wound up doing a little stormchasing as we saw a squall line approaching. The photo above shows the setting sun momentarily bursting through the cloud bank. It was the most dramatic shot of the day.

More to follow.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

9 comments:

alicia said...

interesting hue of colours captured. nice.

engloy said...

Great one, James :) I prefer your landscapes to your recent "miniature" shots :D

V. Schroeder said...

Wow, that's really spectacular!

Empress Baggie said...

Gorgeous!

James said...

alicia, thanks!

engloy, the miniatures was a phase I went through. I've pretty much got it out of my system. But you'd be amazed to see how many people post some amazing work on Flickr.

v., thanks, and to think I almost missed it. I only had time to get off two frames before it disappeared.

empress, thanks to you as well!

Rae said...

Here via Blogrocket.

That picture is awesome, made me stop and take a longer look.

Well done.

Rae

James said...

Hi, Rae!
Thanks for the comment. Come back again!

Maria's Photos said...

You seem to like skies as much as I do. I am a pastel painter and love to paint sunsets, etc. Do you mind if I try to paint one of your skies? I'll post it on my blog for you to see.

James said...

well noted,
By all means, paint away! I'd love to see it!