On last weeks blog post there was a scene that involved a bridge with storm clouds in the distance. This blog image is the same storm, but from a location only a few miles away. The difference is a change in viewpoint and a cloud formation that didn't quit...like I presumed. Nature can throw it's share of curves, but sometimes it can be full of surprises as well.
The image was taken with my Canon 5D Mk II and prcessed in Photomatix hrd software. Used some NIK software products to bring the color in line memory of the scene and also to tame the highlights a little more than the hdr software could, but always trying to remember that their really are "whites" in natural scenes.
There is something tremendously glorious about watching a simple cloud formation develop into a large system and in this case I witnessed, at the very least, a doubling of the orignal formation size when I first caught sight of the system. The most intriguing thing is watching the "parts and pieces" swirl and rise to greater size all the while the evening light is changing hues like a developing painting.
Until next week I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend and take pause to remember those you have given their all to preserve our country and it's free people. I will be thinking of my father who served in WWII, earned a bronze star, came home to his family and never said a word about the experiences. I will also think of my mother and all the wives and mothers that waited, not knowing their future as their loved ones went off to service. God bless them all.
Sic “Em Bears. Go Baylor!
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A Piece Of Work, Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com/
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Side Street Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa www.okobojiimages.com