Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Calm after the storm

The approaching storm depicted in yesterday's post unleashed itself moments after I snapped the shutter, prompting a dash to our car. My wife and I waited for 20 minutes or so while wind and rain pounded the area around Wind Point.

After the storm passed, I ventured out again, circling the lighthouse and taking pictures from all angles of the now-lit tower and receding clouds.

The day's storms were now over and the curtain of clouds had drawn back to reveal the calm that existed beyond the storm the entire time.

Storm quotes
After a storm comes a calm.
Matthew Henry, 18th-century theologian and a master of the obvious when he stated this.

It doesn't matter what people say about me. I weather the storm.
Terrell Owens, oblivious to the fact the storm is usually of his own making.

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Rose Kennedy, who weathered as many storms as anyone.

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

For what it's worth
This is post number 500 on Points of Light. I've been at this for 17 months, which in internet-years is about a decade. There are a lot of photos here. Feel free to browse the archives.


tetsu said...

Beautiful!!! I like the color of the sky. :-)

Sheila said...

I love your photography and the blog in general. That same storm you mentioned blew through my son's home in Aurora. Although I now live in Alabama, I do miss some parts of Illinois which you have made beautiful indeed.

Marion said...

I love fact, I have taken storm watching holidays and have had the privilege of experiencing huge wind storms by the ocean.

Nothing like it. Your photos capture the beauty so apparent during and after storms like these.

Nick said...

Great lighthouse and sky shot. Very dramic blues capture the moment. Good shot!

engloy said...

Wonderful mood, colours and composition in these storm shots of yours, James. I can imagine though, the shock when you realised that your metal tripod could have acted as a lightning rod!

PhilB said...

Great shot to mark the 500th posting. Congratulations on that! ;-)