Tuesday, November 14, 2006

What lies beyond

The leading edge of a storm front passes over the Wind Point Lighthouse north of Racine, Wisconsin as the sun set. The swirling clouds and shifting colors reminded me of some of the photos I’ve seen taken by the Hubble telescope, though not quite as spectacular.

But there was a time when the frontier of our existence was the shore of the sea, and humans would stand on the edge of that shore and wonder what lay beyond what they could see and hear.

In a way, we still do. We've just moved the edge farther out.

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

Totally unserious note: Looks like the Weekly World News already saw what lies beyond.


Jose said...

What a breath taking picture. Totally awesome.

Heather said...

Amazing cloud coloring!

Anonymous said...

Quite nice photo


alicia said...

love the hues that are present here. creates a great feel for the picture. (: