Saturday, January 23, 2010

Calm After the Storm

Clouds parted briefly yesterday around 4:45 ... just in time for magic hour. Isn't it amazing how blue the sky looks after a week of rain?

17 comments:

Mister Earl said...

Ooooo! Will these amazing photos never stop?

Judy Williams said...

Oh goodness!! I think this is heavenly. The dark trees and wet road with those glorious clouds. Those are the clouds Michaelangelo put on the Cistine Chapel!! Is Charlton Heston not far away, waiting to come out of them in an epic Billy Wylder film? WOW - I think I may have to change my background to this one! Holy Moly.

Virginia said...

Respite.
V

Julie Hill said...

Great one...once again Laurie!

TheChieftess said...

All I can say is "WOW!!!"

Laurie said...

I was so excited to see blue sky that I had to grab Little Bit and drive up into the hills to see if I could get a mountain snow shot. It was still too stormy for that -- though, I've never seen that much snow on the Pasadena hills so I'm going to head out soon and see what I can shoot.

But what I did see yesterday was the cool juxtaposition of a darkened street with a dramatic, almost stained glass effect to the sky. (I can't wait to see what Shanna, the sky master, posts over at her blog.)

Laurie said...

I just posted prematurely. Little Bit is trying to make one of her stuffed animals "blog, too" which means I have little hands and paws interrupting me.

ANyway, thanks for the kind words, everyone! More soon...

alex said...

what an amazing color contrast...so much that I can barely make out where this was taken. was this view shot from flores de oro? that would be the street that i grew up on, and i can barely make it out with the stunning skyline.

alex said...

actually, scratch that. on second though, this is camino lindo...which of course translates to pretty road. what an appropriate name!

Shanna said...

Good one, Laurie! and thanks for the plug.

I may take a break from blogging while I tackle three canvasses - skies, of course.

We're heading over to the Norton Simon this afternoon to see the Ingres painting that is here from New York.

dbdubya said...

Another spectacular sky. I hope you were able to get some good shots of the snow on the mountains. The view today is spectacular. I'm looking forward to your next post.

Laurie said...

Yay! SHanna is working on new paintings!

DB, I took tons of pics of the snowy wonderland today but haven't uploaded yet so I don't really know what I have. But, stay tuned, I aim to please...

:-)

Laurie said...

Holy moly, I was scooped by the Hiker! Everyone run over and check out her amazing, breathtaking snow pics.

http://altadenahiker.blogspot.com/2010/01/intermission.html

Laurie said...

My link above didn't work. try this instead

altadenahiker said...

Scooped, but certainly not trumped. The palm tree is in the picture only because I've learned something from you.

Yakpate said...

My favorite slice of heaven is that innocent shade of baby blue at the horizon.

This clean sky is our reward for repeating that California mantra, "we can really use the rain."

RE: yesterday's post... I think you should submit it to the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award, deadline 1-31-10, www.glimmertrainpress.com/writer/html/index2.asp

Pasadena Adjacent said...

we missed that Ingres painting...drats