Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sunday Sunset

We here on the East Coast are in the midst of our first heat wave of the season which oftentimes means that thunderstorms are also present. An unexpected one blew through the region early Sunday evening while I was at my son's house in Rhode Island for my grandson's birthday party. The only thing we got where we were at was some distant rumbling, a major darkening of the skies, and a bit of rain but parts of Connecticut got hit hard which was evident on my way home from all of the branches and leaves in the roadway.

As I was driving north on Route 12 making my way back home, I could see over the trees that we were in store for a gorgeous sunset and I knew I wanted to get some pictures of it. Luckily I had my camera with me and even though the batteries were starting to run a bit low, I was hoping they had enough juice left in them for a few pictures.

The trick at that point was to try to find a spot where I could get some good shots unobstructed by the many trees that are in the area and it was then that I remembered a boat launch right off the roadway I was on and decided that would be the perfect spot. Below are some of the shots I got and I think they came out really nice - especially considering I apparently have this major fixation with clouds lately! As I told Mimi a bit ago, I think maybe it's because I'm spending more time looking up than I am looking down and that's when you see some truly beautiful things.

Clouds over Connecticut
Clouds over Connecticut
Clouds over Connecticut
Clouds over Connecticut
Clouds over ConnecticutAmanda's favorite is the second one from the bottom, which I rather liked myself, too. The thought occurred to me, though, that if I keep taking so many pictures of clouds, I'm going to need some more computer memory to keep all the pictures in pretty soon! But it just might be worth it!

15 comments:

  1. I can not pick a favorite...it is views like this that make me thank God.

    ReplyDelete
  2. they are perfect!!!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxxoxoxoxoxoox

    ReplyDelete
  3. I agree with Amanda. The balance between light and shadow is really good. Your camera work is improving beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The sunset in the clips looks really very attractive. I wish i could have taken the pleasure of the sunset at that time.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What beautiful photos! My husband never understands it when I explain that, as a former East Coaster, I miss having "weather" here in sunny SoCal. While I don't miss the damage that weather can bring, I do miss views like yours.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Really great photos, Linda! Be sure to let us know if they ever find the
    "Chicken bomber" too, will ya?

    ReplyDelete
  7. it just don't get better than that.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Stunning sunset photos, Linda.

    The clouds are so dramatic.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oooo! These are gorgeous! My favorite is the 3rd one down. :)

    As I drove home today from the store at 7:30 it was STILL 96 degrees. OMG. Too. Hot!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sunsets through storm clouds are so amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  11. the second one from the bottom is mine, too - I love silhouettes of trees against sunsets

    ReplyDelete
  12. I don't have a favorite. They are all wonderful. I think I've told you, Bud, and maybe even Patti before that there is something distinguishable Connecticut skies. I can't put my finger on it exactly but I took some photos myself - not nearly this quality though. These are breathtaking.

    You just proved my point about New England skies. Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Those colors are just amazing, Linda!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Perhaps those are the best scenes I have ever seen.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting!