Friday, April 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - April 18th

This Kansas storm developed just to our east and was filled with a fiery temper that fortunately, just missed us. The top photo was taken with our first inexpensive digital camera. Unhappy with the inaccurate results, I grabbed my 35mm film camera, zoomed in a little closer and shot the bottom photograph. When I had the film developed, I was pleased to see that the color was exactly as it had been that night. I remember talking about this cloud at work the next day with others who were fortunate enough to view its terrifying beauty.

28 comments:

McSwain said...

That is so cool! We don't get clouds like that around here. Unless there are fires and it's smoke.

Me & my puppies said...

Great capture! Thanks for sharing with us sky watchers.

dot said...

Amazing cloud! I've never seen one like it.

Champ Townboy said...

Awesome!!

SandyCarlson said...

These are beautiful. By whatever means you captured these, you have brought us into a new world by way of your perceptive eye.

I love what you accomplished with film!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is breathtaking. the colors on that last one is great

Luke Wiley said...

great sky watch! beautiful colors!
Wiley Willows Photoblog

Picturing of Life said...

wow...that is really cool. Great shots!

Will you visit mine Thanks

John said...

wow...it looks like a tidal wave coming at you! And the color? Spectacular!

Snap Catch said...

wow! great catch! In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west, the people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true…. mine’s up too hope you can drop by

Daniel J Santos said...

Amazing colors, beautiful.

Old Wom Tigley said...

One of the best cloud shots I seen.. it is like a great wall as risen in front of you... one that is fit for bursting..

Ida said...

Beautiful - both of them! :)

quintarantino said...

That is breathtaking!

Randi said...

wow...unbelievable...what a great shot! and a bit scary .

sorry..now swf from me this friday

fishing guy said...

Lori: I think both of them are beautiful. That second shot looks so much scarier. I'm glad you showed both of them.

Daryl E said...

Gotta say not only is it beautiful, its scary ..

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Amazing colors. Beautiful photos:)

Carole said...

Absolutely amazing. So glad you captured it for us.

John said...

Amazing cloud! Great shots.

Misty Dawn said...

WOW! That is absolutely amazing! Fantastic capture.

Hope to see your critter photo for Camera-Critters this weekend.

Anne-Berit said...

They are just beautiful,both of them!

Carmi said...

Auto-everything digicams often have a mind of their own when they try to render a scene. They have weird white balance settings, which, in certain scenarios, results in colors that are "pushed" to an average, not-over and not-underexposed setting.

Of course, it mucks up the shot. Which is why I'm so glad you pulled out the heavy iron. I felt fear looking at it on my laptop.

Mother Nature really does rule the roost on this planet, doesn't she?

babooshka said...

Both photos ate totally amazing captures.

David said...

These are very powerful photos of clouds too! It's amazing the difference that shows between cameras.

Cheers,

David Webb: Nature Pictures

martie said...

The colors are beautiful. What an awesome looking cloud and I'm glad the storm missed you!

We get some lovely clouds and sunsets that would make beautiful shots too.........maybe I'll have to see what I can do with my camera. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Hugs

Petunia said...

wow! The second one is awesome!
Sorry I haven't got the time to visit you earlier.
Have a nice weekend!
Petunia's Sky Watch

Jamie Dawn said...

I grew up in CA and lived most of my adult life there too. Now that I've lived in AR for nearly three years now, I have seen how the skies change and become wicked. It is amazing to see, and your picture captured a truly awesome sight.
I hope you have a good week, Lori.
:-)