Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Snapshot -- The Approaching Storm

As I was working outside the other morning, I looked up and saw the most beautiful colors in the landscape.  The approaching storm, with its dark clouds, provided a dramatic background to the trees, with their multiple colors of emerging leaves, lit by the perfect angle of the sun peeking out from the clouds.



Folks, this is not Photoshop ... it is the beauty of creation and Mother Nature herself at work.  All I had to do was take my camera out of my pocket and capture her results.

Happy Sunday, Everyone!
Connie

P.S.  (Monday evening edit) I just was told by our dear Professor Roush that the theme of the "Picture This" photo contest at Gardening Gone Wild this month is .... Light!  The photo in this post is all about light, so I'm off to enter the contest.  Wish me luck!

24 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous! I love capturing moments like these!

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  2. Mother Nature always trumps Photoshop!

    Kat :)

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  3. Great capture - we are having glorious weather today after last nights storms.

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  4. The beauty of nature is amazing. So glad you captured this photo!

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  5. This is why I love springtime in Virginia... even when it storms like crazy as it did yesterday. Mother Nature is so wonderful and your photo is proof. Great shot!

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  6. Yesterday was beautiful here, but SO windy. This morning was quite cool, but now it's 80 which is fine. Enjoy your magnificent spring! Keeping your camera handy in your pocket means we'll enjoy it, too.

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  7. Beautiful and thanks for sharing!

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  8. fantastic capture - thanks for sharing!

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  9. Amazing! (then again, you always have amazing photos)

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  10. Great photograph! Love the sharp contrast of the clouds and tree tops with the color! Gorgeous!

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  11. Fabulous Connie! Make sure you place this in Gardening Gone Wild's monthly photo contest; this month's entries are on the theme of "lighting"....in terms of catching natural light to highlight things.

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  12. Good luck in the contest! This entry will be tough to beat.

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  13. SERIOUSLY AMAZING, Connie!!!! Wow!

    xoxo laurie

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  14. When I saw the image, my first thought was that you should enter. It is really very good and fits the theme well. Good luck.

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  15. Good luck! That is a beautiful shot!

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  16. That is stunning! God's art far surpasses man's attempt. Hope you win the contest!

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  17. absolutely beautiful!
    yes, mother nature is a wonderful stylist!!!

    joan

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  18. I LOVE this photo! And I am so excited to find out it was not photo shopped! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. The layers of trees make the photo so interesting! Beautiful!

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  20. Connie- if you don't win- you should have! This is a beautiful photo- you captured this image at the perfect time. The colors are out of this world gorgeous!
    Vicki

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