Friday, June 13, 2014

Only Clouds - a personal photo challenge

This month's personal photo challenge was stormy weather. That sounded like fun. I have a few stormy weather pictures in my files, but I thought that surely the weather would cooperate and create the necessary storminess. Alas, most of our June days have been sunny or have produced only the white fluffy clouds. Such as these - they don't look so stormy, do they? 
Finally yesterday, my luck changed. All afternoon, from the window at work, I watched threatening clouds roll across the sky. "Just hold out until I get out of here," I kept whispering. As soon as I had my chance, I bolted from work and drove to the best place in town with a great view of the sky. And I stood on that dock patiently waiting for these clouds to do more than tumble to the east. 

 Looks like rain in the distance. It should be heading straight for me.
 Rain circling to the north. The clouds keep moving.
 A few splashes of rain on my arm. That's a good sign. Now we just need some lightening.
But alas, the clouds gave way to the early evening sun.

14 comments:

Nancy Vance said...

Well, you gave it a good try! The first photo is a lovely one indeed, and it holds the prospect of some rain. All those grey clouds have a beauty of their own as well. Nice photos!

Vee said...

I had similar difficulties...it has rained a lot at night, but during the day, it has been misty...no storms. No lightning. I imagine there will be a lot of us trying to capture that in a photo this summer.

Your clouds do look ominous!

Veralynne Malone said...

Well if you haven't had much rain, then you don't live in Fl...lol...that's all it does here these days....Great pics though, thanks for posting

podso said...

You captured well the mood of a storm… and "to come or not to come." Yesterday we had the same, the sky grew darker, clouds looked threatening, but nothing came---so we just know it was raining somewhere else.

bj said...

Out here in West Texas, I've been able to get several storm photos...
Your photos are wonderful.

Donna said...

I love the sequence and the description of anticipation! How funny that you were thinking along the lines of oh boy, a storm! The series tells a story, so you were successful! And I especially love the panorama shot. A photographer can add more drama to a scene with a pano composition, created by multiple shots stitched together in editing or be cropping after the fact.

Pamela Gordon said...

It's almost disappointing when we see a dark and heavy sky and nothing happens. You picked a beautiful spot to view the clouds.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

A tempestade brincou com você! :))
Belas fotos!
Um abraço!
The storm played with you! :))
Beautiful pictures!
Hugs!
Egléa Senna

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Thanks for all the comments. I am glad I was not the only one who felt that the storms were shy this month.

Lorrie said...

Storms were not to be found in our area, either. But a few days before the challenge some weather systems moved in and covered the blue skies with clouds. You took some great shots. Stormy skies have a lot of character.

Angela said...

Beautiful Framing on the last shot of the bridge- I really like that sky to land ratio- makes the sky seem so big.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Chris

I love the way you told your story!
The anticipation building and as so often happens with storm clouds they fade away into the wild blue yonder!

They weren't playing fair for you, but you got some stunning photos all the same!

Hope you're having a happy weekend in your neck of the woods.
Hugs
Shane

Jeanette said...

I love the passage of time and the light shining through the clouds! Wonderful!

Denise said...

Wow, You got a lot of hits on this story, Yayyyy, LOL just had to put my 2 cents in.