All the TV stations where talking about the coming storm yesterday. Weather alerts and watches and warnings were scrolling across the bottom of the screen on every local channel. I wasn’t sure if I should start bolting everything down or go looking for a good vantage point to watch the show. I chose to stay at home and wait for the impending doom. A little rain came my way but not before the sky presented a last look at the evening colors.
Sitting at my desk working through my emails I could watch the clouds roll in from the West. They were not moving particularly fast and right around 8pm I noticed the last spot of color in the sky. Of course I grabbed the camera! The lightning was off in another direction so I had a few moments before the rain.
The 60mm macro lens was still attached to the camera but that would work for me as I didn’t want the big, wide view as the color was very isolated. As I walked into the field across the road I grabbed the first image. I liked the silhouetted tree against the colorful sky. There was still another image out here but I wasn’t sure where.
The second image was an attempt to capture the feeling of the gathering wind as it blew the tall field grass around. I still liked the color in the sky and preferred not to focus to accurately. Closer. The last image as I walked back up toward the house captured more of the feeling I had as I stood out in the field with the wind getting stronger, the clouds moving in and the rain barely starting to fall.
In all I was outside for less than 10 minutes… I liked the color palette the storm chose to use. Next time I should try capturing some of the lightning.