Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sky Watch - Post 66

Before the Storm

Usually, by the time I figure out that it's really going to rain, I'm already getting sprinkled on. This time was an exception. I was able to get off a few shots before the deluge and caught some rain-laden clouds, a bit of clear sky and a bonus; a tiny moon. And, yes, it did "come a gully washer" out of those clouds.

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53 comments:

Louise said...

It's amazing how clouds can be so "regional." I wouldn't expect a drop out of clouds like that where I live.

A beautiful capture.

Kelly said...

I am oooing and aaahing over this shot! Very nicely captured!


I did add the water barrel slideshow you suggested! Thank you!

Julie said...

A lovely moon peeping through ...

Dewdrop said...

A gully washer!!! lol. Glad you captured it before that happened... can't let anything happen to the camera! :D Great shot!

Tommy V said...

nice storm clouds

Berit said...

Great SWF photo!!

Yen said...

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fishing guy said...

Pat: I'm syre you needed the rain and happy you shot it before the skies opened up.

April said...

What an amazing sky picture - that tiny moon just does it for me! How glorious!

Abraham Lincoln said...

We could sure use some of the rain. We need it. Our sky isn't that promising.

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imac said...

Beautiful shot.

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for Skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.... Happy weekend!

afeatheradrift said...

Pat I really like this, and I love the moon! I haven't got to mine this week, just a tad too busy. I think you took a great pic! congrats.

Photo Cache said...

Here's an angry cloud about the burst open. Very nice.

Angie said...

This is a really beautiful photo,especially the way you have caught the moon.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Very dramatic. Beautiful.

Hildegarde said...

Nice bonus :-) you were lucky, even in a rain storm :-) It makes an impressive image !

Maria said...

Very dramatic!
Happy SWF!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Wish we had some of that rain. We've had cloudy skys off and on all most all week, BUT NO RAIN.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

This is fantastic... I love that little moon amongst all those dark clouds and the spot of blue... beautiful shot!!!

Cátia said...

Wonderful picture!

Kelly said...

What a beautiful photo! Great clouds as the storms were moving in! Loved the moon too!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I love dramatic clouds! Very nice shot!

Anna said...

Beautiful clouds with the moon capture! Happy SWF!

Luiz Ramos said...

Nature is beautiful. Those clouds and shot are beautiful too.

babooshka said...

That really is dramatic and forebodding. Great catch.

Rose said...

I like clouds...they give character to a sky. Wish I could see more of this sky cause I think I would really, really like it.

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, that is gorgeous.

Mary said...

What a wonderful shot! and that tiny perfect moon is just icing on the cake!

Abby said...

Very cool Pat. It is amazing how dark the darks and the fantastic contrast here.

Wren said...

Lovely and brooding. I'm glad you pointed out the moon, I would have missed it otherwise.

Brenda said...

Great clouds and the little peek of the moon gives you hope that maybe the rain will go around. Guess it didn't huh?

Carletta said...

That tiny moon with those dark brooding clouds - well done.
Lovely.

HFD60 said...

very cool image for SWF...

PJ said...

This is wonderful. I almost missed the moon I was so taken with the clouds.

Faye Pekas said...

That tiny moon really makes this shot. Love the dark rain clouds.

Dirk said...

Very good pictures with these dark clouds AND the moon, well done.
Dirkjogt, Belgium

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed! Those are storm clouds! Very good SWF post!

Gary said...

Very moody and brooding skies - lovely if you don't get them often!

Great skywatch.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

Gallicissa said...

Looks ominous. Nice capture, Pat.

Andy said...

Great SWF! Some real depth in those clouds! Thanks for stopping by Photonic Harmony, all the best, Andy.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks moody to me so I'm not surprised you were deluged!

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful, heavy tone of grey-blue. And love the touch of the moon peeking out!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Great and marvelous capture!

Have a nice weekend!

Santilli

Rambling Round said...

These clouds look so low and angry! Great Skywatch.

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shot for SWF. Have a great weekend.
Cheers

John said...

Gorgeous!

Hyde DP said...

Like that opening line - same here too.

Sioux said...

That Arkansas sky is gloriously ominous!

Livio said...

Beautiful!

Denise said...

A great photo, it's amazing how much beauty there is in a stormy sky.

"JEANNELLE" said...

And, may I say, too.....what an intriguing SkyWatch photo! The ominous clouds almost make me want to write a chapter to a story....!!

Coca Cutie said...

Wonderful sky and colors!