Thursday, January 17, 2008

Sky Watch Friday, A Frontal Change



The dramatic display of a rapidly moving cold front


This image was the result of following the advice of many of you, my blogger friends, to always keep a camera handy.

Now that I have graduated to shooting a DSLR for my serious work, I keep my little Canon S2 IS handy in my work car. Although most commutes are uneventful; on this evening as I was returning home, the sky became awesomely beautiful. As scenes such as this do not last long ,I quickly wheeled into a side road and continued on to the nearest hilltop which provided visibility without interfering power lines.

Sometimes photographs can be planned afore time, but when dealing with nature it always pays to be prepared.

31 comments:

dot said...

I'm glad you were prepared for that one. It's a beautiful sky!
My husband says passerbys probably think I'm nuts because I'm always looking up at the sky. Well that's what sky watchers do. lol

Sharon said...

This is great, the dark and light! I'm glad you were ready with your camera. It's great to see something like that and be able to capture it. I try to keep mine with me.

Like Dot, my husband just shakes his head at me, but he is very accomadating if he is driving!

Bing said...

lovely sky you got there. I just hope our sky here is just as pretty as yours. Happy Skywatching!

Misty Dawn said...

WOW!!! This photo takes me breath away! Gorgeous!

DeeMom said...

Wow Salty, I bet that is the cold front that will be embracing us Saturday, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Gorgeous picture

Willard said...

Truly stunning image!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

You are so right with nature. I deal with nature on a constant basis and it is moody as you have shown in this photo. You do have to be prepared! Fantastic shot...
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Kekiinani said...

Awesome sky!!! :) :) love the stormy clouds with the blue sky and the hint of orange sunset!!! Very nice!! :)

Suzi-k said...

so glad you had the camera for this one, very dramatic!

Paulie said...

What a contrast! Almost looks like the sky did when we had our tornado last week.

Ida said...

Two motives in one photo. From light to dark clouds. Nice contrast.
Be prepared and have a Happy Sky Watch Friday! :)

ArneA said...

Love it. Great

RuneE said...

You "wore" your camera as you should and put it to good use. Great shot!

gaz said...

well caught my friend. great shot.

Marie said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Sandy Carlson said...

My hat's off to you. This is just fabulous. I want to show my daughter this when she wakes up. Marvelous.

Kerri said...

Wow...awesome contrast!

oldmanlincoln said...

It does look like a storm is either coming or going. Nice photo.

DarylE said...

I find myself looking up all the time too, its a recent thing, before I even knew about you Friday Sky Watchers .. I am fascinated with the early morning, just at dawn colors

Kahshe Cottager said...

I really like the contrasts in your photo! I am seriously considering a pocket-sized camera just for these moments!

Andrea said...

Very dramatic yet so pretty.

Shionge said...

Absolutely!! I love this beautiful contrast.

Sometimes when I fumbled to look for my camera the scenery just zoooooommmmmmm... by :)

Anna said...

I'm so glad you were prepared. This is gorgeous!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great capture... glad the S2 was handy.. as you know I cut my teeth on one... Great little camera.. I am now enjoying and getting used to the S5..

Dick said...

Great sky. I tried to enlarge the photo but it didn't work.

photowannabe said...

Boy that is a dramatic shot Salty. The division between light and darkness was captured perfetly.

Angie said...

A superb shot,definitely proof that we should always have our cameras with us.

alexander said...

Beautiful photo.
A little effort but it is all worth while.

I hope the police didn't came by. :P

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

imac said...

Too True, and its paid off qwell, vwery well in deed.

Wolf Lover Girl said...

Absolutely outstanding picture.

~ Wolf Lover Girl

ASH's Eye said...

I'm proud to be your 31st comment! And on an incredible capture, too. Looks like Great Cove, looking down towards the Knob? Mother Nature never fails to deliver :)