Thursday, April 02, 2009

SkyWatch: The Looming Storm




Thunder Storm approaches Veterans Memorial Bridge

First opened for traffic in 1930 Veterans Memorial Bridge spans the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville Pennsylvania.

Recently my wife & I visited Amy (Ash’s Eye) & Justin at their home in Columbia. Wanting to take some outdoor family photos, Amy suggested visiting the small park and boat ramp at the bridge.

As we finished with the shots and were preparing to leave I noticed the darkening western sky with ominous clouds which were beginning to blot out the sun. The lighting effect seen on the bridge is the effect of the sun intermittently shining through the broken clouds along the front edge of the storm.

Shortly after arriving back at Amy & Justin’s home the full wrath of the storm arrived bringing with it heavy rain and hail.


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26 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a very dramatic shot.
Blessings,Ruth

April said...

Beautiful picture of the bridge and river and wonderful clouds above!

Jeri said...

Great shot of a very ominous sky!

Corker2 said...

You probably got what we did up here. See my Post on "Nasty Storm." It was a bad one!

Photo Cache said...

what a beautiful bridge; i know it's all about the sky, right? but who could ignore this bridge.

enjoy your weekend.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful bridge and a very dramatic looking sky and that makes for a stunning photo! Happy SWF!

Janie said...

Beautiful with the light coming through the dark clouds and touching the water.
Great photo.

DeeMom said...

awesome photo

Leedra said...

Really like the angle of this photo. Great SWF post.

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Meggie said...

Hope you had good lighting for the family shots. The photo of the bridge is breathtaking...a post card shot, for sure!

Montanagirl said...

Very striking photo. The perspective on it draws you right into the storm!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's a classic Susquehanna River bridge if I ever saw one: It's amazing how shallow that river is relative to its width.

jrosey said...

This is a great shot with wonderful composition...thanks for sharing!

Light and Voices said...

Glad you could catch the sky shot with the bridge before heavy rain and hail came. Great Sky Watch post.
Joyce

Jew Wishes said...

What a fantastic capture of mood. The sky is ominous, indeed, and the perspective is fantastic.

photowannabe said...

I love the drama of the sunlight on the bridge and the dark clouds roiling in. Perfect shot.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Ohhhhhh ... this made me catch my breath!

Arija said...

Beautiful bridge wih nice perspective.

ASH's Eye said...

I get to see this bridge most everyday, but I think this is the most beautiful that I've seen it. It looks exactly like when we were there that day!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Excellent. I love the composition and depth. Well done :-)

erin said...

what an awesome shot...like it very much...nice composition....

fishing guy said...

Salty: Very beautiful capture of a neat place.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful shot. I like photos that seem to go on forever.

Oz Girl said...

Very dramatic, love the play of light and shadow on the bridge. Glad you made it home before the storm hit! :)

Louise said...

This is so dramatic and beautiful. I love the perspective and the color. (And I like the flickers in the next post, too. So clear.)

Misty Dawn said...

This photo is truly amazing! I really have no words for this, Salty... I'm speechless.