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Too much lightning...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 14 August 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I wanted to walk up the bridge from some other shots, but the lightning was flashing all around. It was safer to get back into the car and head for home.

This is the last of the 'stormy sky' photos; tomorrow I just back to some archived New Jersey photos.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/125 second F/9.0 ISO 100 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Stormy weather, when me and my girl get's raining all the time.. I don't think those are quite the words to the song, but this is what this picture reminds me of. Again the colors are amazing. What kind of birds are those Judy?

14 Aug 2008 5:38am

@Marion: Now you've got me singing... This is a bit anticlimactic after the previous two, but that's how the weather was until the rain came.
Those are White Ibis (Eudocimus albus), Marion.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

This is a beautiful composition, Judy! I love the colors! Well done.

14 Aug 2008 9:58am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Of course, the sky signs the drama in this shot! Then you chose well the angle of the elevated road and the other one just coming to the "meeting of roads"! The lower part is in such contrast to the glass and concrete and asphalt in the upper if showing us "Paradise Lost"?! A very good and very interesting composition!!!

14 Aug 2008 10:27am

@Japanalia: Thank you so much, Gabriela. I was hanging on to whatever my eye could see as we brought that two-day getaway to an end. ;D ... I'm please that you liked it.

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

That sky is phenomenal, Judy. I really like the contrasts and composition in this image as well.

14 Aug 2008 11:08am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks, Michael ... I was telling Gabriela that I was hanging on to anything my eye could find before we had to head homeward. (I think I was writing at the same time as you.)

Veronelle from Lens, France

super birds, great capture

14 Aug 2008 11:27am

@Veronelle: Thank you!

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

I'm with you, lightning strikes and I'm outta there. But this still catches the mood of the impending storm. Those ibis look to be a happy crew, maybe anticipating the rain shaking loose some of their favorite crawling snacks... heh.

14 Aug 2008 11:34am

@Viewfinder: I almost cropped the ibis out of the shot and re-thought that idea; glad I left 'em in!

Amir from Tehran, Iran

another nice sky by Dear Judy.good job.

14 Aug 2008 11:39am

@Amir: Thank you, Amir.

MJ from Delaware, United States

wonderful sky..... and I love the scene... another great shot....

14 Aug 2008 11:53am

@MJ: Thanks, MJ.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I can sense the storm from just looking at your tremendous photos, the colouring is so astonishing, I'm in awe...and go home Judy, I'd rather do without your admirable photos than do without you!

14 Aug 2008 12:13pm

@Lorraine: Hi Sweetie ... thanks for your comment as always.
We quickly had the shellter of my Beetle ... but the rain didn't hit until we were another twenty-minutes north!

Tracey from White Hall, United States

Another impressive shot. By the look of the sky, you made the right choice to head to shelter!

14 Aug 2008 12:20pm

@Tracey: Thanks, Tracey ... shelter felt like the safe place to be!

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I like the composition with the intersecting roads and the dark clouds - I don't blame you for getting back in the car when the lightning started up!! I like watching lightning, but better off from a distance!!

14 Aug 2008 1:32pm

@Chris: Thank you, Chris; I'm glad you liked the shot.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

The birds didnt look like they were scared! The clouds look most foreboding,and i would dash for shelter too if i were you. I remembered i took part in this soccer competition during my high school days.It was an all-girls school,so you know,girls with soccer dont quite go together. The ball was like swirling around in circles as the girls scream and kick,and my team goalie was getting quite bored,she put her hand at the goal post and striked a pose,there was a lightning and we all screamed at her to get her hands off the goal post and she did and the swirling ball just SLOWLY rolled into the goal post without any resistance.So funny,thinking abt it.

What have i been rambling about!Oh yes we were talking abt lightning:)

14 Aug 2008 2:18pm

@tyan: You're right, I don't think the birds were frightened at all.
Your soccer story is funny when thinking about the goalie and the ball sneaking through, but ... it would have been worse than awful if she'd been struck by the lightning! I'm glad the photo brought back a funny memory for you ... sometimes it's good to ramble! xx

leslie from norwich, United Kingdom

Do not blame you for getting back in car, but you still managed to get a great shot

14 Aug 2008 2:53pm

@leslie: Thanks, Leslie ... we're in what's been called the Lightning Capitol of the world ... we don't take chances.

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Nice lines and colors, great composition :)

14 Aug 2008 5:50pm

@Ina: Thank you!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Brilliant shot, and I really like that modern architecture. Stormy looking sky there.

14 Aug 2008 9:34pm

@Observing: Thanks, Mike!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

That darn lightning! ; )
Great shot...I love the the cranes in front

15 Aug 2008 12:20am

@Jen: Thanks, Jen ... and the birds are actually Ibis. ;D

1/125 second
ISO 100
105 mm (35mm equiv.)