This week’s photo challenge is Shine. I just recently bought a new camera (Nikon D5500), so I had to mess around with the HDR settings. This is my first HDR photo. However, I also took some that were NOT HDR, so I just wanted to mess around a little bit.
I was driving back to my house this evening after running some errands, and saw the clouds in the sky and figured that the sunset tonight was going to be beautiful. I promptly dropped everything and raced up to the lake for some photo ops. Needless to say, I was super happy with the outcomes. Hope you all enjoy!!!
As everyone in Kansas is saying right now (I’m certain of that), “I am ready for Spring.”
This winter has been rough, with bitterly cold temperatures, snow, wind, and downright miserable conditions. Being a photographer, that makes it rough to get out and get pictures to post. In going through my pictures, I remembered this one. I love thunderstorms, especially watching them build over Kansas, where you can see them for miles. This one was building just south of Hutchinson, Kansas in June of last year. It was approximately 8:30 in the evening, but still well before sunset. The clouds were so thick that it seemed as though the sun had already set. I loved this photo, and I hope you do too!
Storms are a foreshadowing of what is to come. Rain. Wind, and Lightning. Nourishment. Cooler weather. Whatever you see, the storms are each of these things, and all of them together. Just hold on to your hat, because here in Kansas, you never know what will really happen until afterwards.
Thunderstorm at Sunset
This photo I found while digging through some of our trips my wife and I have taken. I forgot that I took this one, but I think it fits pretty well with this week’s photo challenge. This rock, which is part of the Monument Rocks near Oakley, Kansas, seems to be trying to escape from the overall formation. I can only assume that it used to be attached at one point, but is now on its own. Moving just as fast as it can, trying to get out of there. But truly, I think it’s just a Rock in a Hard Place.
Rock in a Hard Place
Back in November, my wife and I went to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City. This sidewalk caught my eye, and so (shockingly) I had to take this picture. Now it is up to you to decide if you like the color one better, or the Black and White one. Feel free to post comments!