Interplay of sun and clouds near the end of the day.
Finding serenity any time is a challenge, and this week it IS the challenge. For the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to capture the latest comet Lovejoy in pixels. Tonight’s effort was flustered by clouds, but one shot — a test shot setting up — seemed to hit all the right notes. The soft light in the cloud, the familiar pinpoints of starlight and the warm glow coming from the house next door all seemed to be a little bit of serenity.
Other bits of serenity from this week’s challenge:
Arkansas is a landlocked state, but it doesn’t mean we don’t see mountainous waves on occasion. Back in July, this thick bank of fog rolled in from the west, breaking over a long fold ridge and spilling down its southern flank. The second shot is the wave just a moment or two earlier as it was cresting.
“Silhouette” has come up again as a theme for the weekly photo challenge. (The last time was in October 2012.) And again, we turn to our nearest neighbor, using its light to throw other objects in silhouette.
- Other silhouettes we liked from this week’s challenge:
Simple – http://agent909.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/silhouette-landscape-portraitand-street-photography/
- Sunset – http://lipglossandabackpack.com/2014/08/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/
- Almost nothing but net – http://ropmann.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/
- Crows and fog – http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette-2/
- Floral – http://theplayground.me/2014/08/15/yikes-its-been-a-while/
With skies like this? Who needs TV?
Sure looks like summer out there.
The sun set the sky on fire. A beautiful end to a day of thanks. All taken along I-40 and U.S. 70 east of Little Rock.
Others who switched on this week’s challenge:
- Multiple lights: http://icezine.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/let-there-be-light-weekly-photo-challenge/
- Stained glass: http://marichulambino.com/2013/11/30/weekly-photo-challenge-let-there-be-light/
- Under the mangroves: http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/shadow-light/
- Study in yellow and blue (main image): http://myvividvisions.com/2013/11/29/weekly-photo-challenge-let-there-be-light-old-ways/
- Season of light: http://teepee12.com/2013/11/29/weekly-photo-challenge-so-begins-the-season-of-light/
The moving clouds obscured the eclipse tonight, but the hunter’s moon still made an appearance, complete with a somewhat orange-ish halo.