Friday, July 25, 2008

July 25 Sky Watch Friday


This week we had a day where the sky started out pale blue and then this storm RUSHED in. I've rarely seen the sky darken so fast, from "out of the blue" as it were. Here's the edge of the storm:

Then after the leading edge there were these gorgeous clouds before the lightning and rain came.



"jasc paint shop pro 9 - one step photo fix" version of image directly above:
I love how the "fixed" version of the image brings out all these swirls and detailed layers..very turbulent.

Thanks for stopping by my post for this week's Sky Watch Friday. Please visit other participants by going here.

19 comments:

Larry D said...

Wonderful photos! I agree the swirls and tubulence create such diverse images. The cloud sequence is great! Happy SWF!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great set of photo's and I'm pleased you showed the before and after ones..

Please forgive this 'copy & paste part of my comment but I am on my rounds checking all the links but wanted you to know I have seen your post and will try to get back again.
On behalf of all other Sky Watchers the team thank you for taking part this week.

Tom

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow these are some great heavy cloud shots very powerful

Mary said...

Those are terrific photos! Storms always give such drama to the sky.

Dee said...

Wonderful Cloud pictures- aren't they just amazing when a storm is rolling in? Thanks for visiting my Skywatch post!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Beautiful stormy cloudy grey Sky Watch Post for the new Sky Watch site..I like how the fixed version looks also...fun to play around with the photo programs isn't it.....cheers.

Ces said...

I just love stirm clouds and yours look exciting. I think Dolly gifted the eastern seaboard and eastern states with damaged-free storm cloud formations. I especially like it when the sky turns dark in an instant. Happy Skywatching!

Ces said...

Oh I mean storm clouds!

Lily Hydrangea said...

cool shots! I have a friend that lives in VA. & she was telling me about the thunderstorms! Now I get to see the evidence.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Welcome to my world - you could be living here. Our summer has been one big storm after another! Great transitional shots of the storm.

Anna said...

Those are awesome clouds. I love watching storms come in.

When I try the 'one step photo fix' I'm usually not happy with the results, and change it right back. It really did a good job on your photo, though. I'm going to have to try it on some of my stormy cloud photos, just to see what I get.

Rambling Round said...

That edge of the storm photo is great as are these "fixed" versions.

"JEANNELLE" said...

Great cloud shots and alterations!

Brian Bowen said...

I like the one that shows the clouds above tree line.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me to Sky Watch.

Gattina said...

Geez, that really looks very scary !!

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like you may have gotten some rain.

Laurie Keller said...

Storm clouds make the most interesting photographs. You did an excellent job capturing the action. I don't go anywhere without my camera now that I live on the prairie. Thanks for checking out my Sky Watch Friday shot.

The Urban Buddha said...

Great entry for SkyWatch! Last one is my favourite. Very dramatic. And cool that a sky can look so beautiful in black and white! :)

becky voyles said...

Greetings from Ga & Alabama! Love these clouds esp the last two. So cool. Thanks for stopping by & your kind comments on my Turquoise Sky Watch Friday post.