Monday, July 28, 2014

In the blink of an eye

And just like that another month has flown by since I was last here. Since then my (camera) sensor has been exposed to the light many times, primarily while capturing family memories - which I'm still sorting through and developing in LR.

I'm not sure how your summer's been going but we haven't experienced very much typical summer weather (yet). Today was literally a 'wash' along with temperatures that didn't hit 60F (14C). Yesterday afternoon we scrambled to get the bbq'ing done before we were hit with another thunderstorm. I resumed my LR editing after dinner until I suddenly noticed a bright glow out the window. In the blink of an eye the sun had burst out from behind a bank of dark clouds and cast a brilliant light on the yard. Of course yours truly rushed out to watch the spectacle (not sans camera).

The brilliance lasted mere moments and then our world darkened once more. But a couple of hours later an eye in the sky opened as the sun set and the Master produced another of his master pieces for our viewing pleasure.






17 comments:

Cath HC Photographie said...

Very nice photos, In France, we do not have a great summer either! many storms of rain, the sun is not enough for this summer season!

Lúcia said...

You're an expert in capturing beautiful and colourful skies! ;-)

biebkriebels said...

We are having the best summer in years here with lots of sunshine. So I can imagine how it feels like in your place.

Buttons said...

Hi Rick nice to see you back again:) Oh beautiful and yes the weather is not typical but sure is pretty. B

cobie en bas van Es said...

Heerlijke opname,s geweldig de zonsondergang.

Lisa Gordon said...

Really beautiful, Rick.
I especially love the light in the first one.

Not a typical summer here in NY either. Yes, we've had some very nice days, but no long, real warm/hot stretches. Today's high temp? 59 degrees. Doesn't feel like late July to me!!! :-)

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Even on a less than perfect summer day,God gave you some awesome beauty to capture.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Stunning pictures, Rick. I love "the chanching sky". Wij hebben hier net een paar dagen geleden een wolkbreuk gehad, waarbij veel huizen zijn onder gelopen (wij niet gelukkig). Ik heb me suf gepiekerd wat LR is, maar uiteindelijk snapte ik dat het Lightroom moest zijn (werk zelf met Paintnet). Fijne dag. Groetjes uit Nederland, Joke

Cath HC Photographie said...

Merveilleux clichés !

Helma said...

Hallo Rick,
wat een prachtige foto's heb je hier neergezet. De ene volop in de zon en de 2e met een prachtige lucht en magische kleuren. Die vind ik zelf de mooiste. In Nederland is het zomer maar soms hebben we ook tussendoor gewoon echte wolkbreuken! Nu schijnt alweer een paar dagen de zon maar voor komend weekend is er weer veel regen en onweer voorspeld.

Heel fijn weekend.
Groetjes, Helma

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, how you doing? Very impressive pictures. The header picture is EXCELLENT! Great click, 2 thumbs up for you. Really enjoyed looking at all the stunning pictures. :)))

Have a great weekend.

MARTY said...

Hi Rick ! I like very much this special light qui traverse les nuages noirs ! c'est magnifique ! ici
the weather change souvent! sometimes hot (38°) and to day rain and il fait froid !
but ce n'est pas grave !
wonderful sunset too
happy warm weekend Rick
I send you some bisous catching un peu de chaleur above l'océan

mariiana capela fotografia said...

such a beautiful colors! Really nice work :)

Thanks for your comment! :)

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

two very beautiful pictures.
good week.
kiss

Saz said...

Two very beautiful photo's taken by you Rick! I have missed looking at your absolutely beautiful photography. (:

Katherine said...

Nothing like being hurried by a summer storm. Everything looks so lusciously green. We've had so little rain for months that the grass is brown and crunchy under foot. I love your photos Rick, they're beautiful!