Tuesday, June 9, 2009

EMPS #41: Storms in the area (clouds)

Normally I wouldn't do to similar posts back-to-back, but the weather was perfect for this weeks photo shoot from Carly. She wanted pictures of clouds and we had storms in the area. Some were severe, but none of those were near us. But, they did make for some nice cloud pictures, unfortunately they are from my car, but they turned out okay. No, I was not driving at the time.

Here you can see the tops of the storm, one in the process of growing actually, south and east of my house.

Here is a better view of the same just down the street.

Here is the full view from the end of my subdivision. You can see it is small, but it grew as it moved east.

Here the sky looks dark and ominous, but it wasn't all that bad. It looks worse than it should because the sun is lower in the sky so less light can shine through. We barely got any rain out of this.

I really want to try and get a picture of lightning some time, I just need to find a way to do it without getting killed.

For extra credit we need to show colored clouds. I need to dip in the archives for this one.

Go check out the rest of the photos over at Carly's.


Carly said...

Hi Mike :)

Cool. I am so glad you played this week. Lovely clouds. I like the big fluffy ones. Mashed Potatoes, Whipped Cream, Baked Alaska... I always get hungry looking at clouds! LOL

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I like the progression here, with each cloud shot looking bigger than the last. Lightning shots, by the way, aren;t so much dangerous as almost impossible. You basically have to point the camera at someplace you think there will be lightning, and get lucky!

Martha said...

Hi Mike!
Your cloud shots are beautiful! Love your rainbow shots from last week too (I'm really behind!).
Ice on the way :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Mike, You got some great cloud shots! The last one of the pink colored cloud is awesome! I also want to catch some lightening..I hear it takes patience and luck, I am going to set my tripod up in the hatch back of my car and give it a whirl some night when it is stormy. I also want a few rainbows shots as I have photographed even one in the last year.:)

Suzanne R said...

Neat progression of storm cloud shots -- glad that last one wasn't as bad as it looked. Nice job!