A very brief rain shower this evening at home but it made for a beautiful double rainbow to the east of me. Too wide to get it all in one shot. Wish there had been more rain but I’ll take this as a consolation. 😉
Let’s call it Thunderstorm Thursday!
Saturday afternoon we were hanging out at the campsite and the usual PM thunderstorm rolled through. It was nothing too dramatic with a little bit of small hail and a pretty good rain shower. As the storm moved to the east, I was closely watching, expecting it could be something cool to photograph and indeed it was.
The rain was still falling pretty heavily so I waited and once it eased, I grabbed my camera and raced to a spot about 100 yards away where I could get a clear view. Dark, dramatic mammatus-like clouds were overhead and coming from them, a beautiful rainbow. A fine show put on by Mother Nature!
Taken with my new DJI Air 2S drone. Fun shot and a cool test of this new asset.
From the Great Plains and the Badlands to the height of the Rocky Mountains, my photo excursions have allowed me to view some stunning scenes. I hope you enjoy this peaceful look back at the natural beauty around us.
Unfortunately the rain missed me but after the storm passed, I put the drone up to have a look at the rainbow. Very cool!
I shared a different version of this same scene on Christmas Eve, the same day the images were taken. But, due to the holiday, I don’t think many folks saw it and I feel it is worthy of another look. Sunrise along the Front Range saw some rain showers, an unusual thing to experience at the height of winter.
As I drove around looking for a worthy critter to photograph, I came across this scene. Dark, storm clouds were hovering over the foothills and a gorgeous rainbow had materialized. Throw in the farm and horses down below and the sunlight streaming on the hills, it was pretty darned cool.
Definitely not your typical Christmas in Colorado scene but pretty darned neat nevertheless.
It has been extraordinarily dry and warm on the Front Range thus far this season and a white Christmas is not to be. On my photo drive yesterday, as I approached the foothills, rain showers were brewing and the rising sun was perfectly illuminating the landscape and creating a beautiful rainbow.
Throw in the rural farm scene with a few horses below and dramatic clouds above and you have a pretty nice scene – even if it is missing the usual snow.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Well, I don’t have any pics of leprechauns or any images that are overly green and I have never been to Ireland so here is the next best thing.
Taken back in August in Arapaho National Forest, I have actually shared a similar shot of this scene previously. This one, in portrait orientation, does a nice job showing off the sky above.
We were hanging out at camp and after the evening thunderstorms passed, they put on a beautiful show to the east. The sky was dramatic, lit up nicely by the sun behind us. The double rainbow, well, that was over the top awesome just absolutely fantastic to watch.
I shared a preview of this pic last week on social media showing my daughter and I enjoying the view – and the reason we interrupted dinner. 😉 Here is the final result of what we were watching.
A passing thunderstorm brought a quick shower that intensified as it went past us. Behind us, the sun was shining helping to create a double rainbow with dramatic skies of the storm. Truly a beautiful scene!
By far my ‘photo excursion of the year’. We headed north to our nation’s 49th state and spent two weeks exploring this amazing place.
The sheer size of Alaska and our desire to not rush through things meant we limited our travels but that didn’t limit the photographic opportunities. We focused on three main areas: Denali National Park, Seward with Kenai Fjords National Park and Homer with Katmai National Park and Preserve.
Through them all, the scenery was stunning, the wildlife just amazing. It was the trip of a lifetime and one I will treasure forever. Here is a look at my favorite pics from our trip to the northern frontier.