Thursday, July 19, 2007
We were walking out to the pool and noticed the eerie light. Looking up, there was a large cloud forming overhead at it was catching the last rays of the sunset and redirecting them down in rosy beams.
It just took over the sky with it's color. Then, we heard the sound of thunder snapping in the cloud. So much for the swimming. But, I was going to miss this shot. So I ran in to get my camera.
Unforturnately, a sunset like this moves very quickly. By the time I got back outsider ready to shoot. The whole scene had gotten a lot more sutble. I shot a few shots -- the one above turned out best.
Then the lightning display started. I was shooting handheld with nothing to steady myself, so the odds of getting a lighting bolt were very slim. Except that these playful bolts were engaged in bumper pool up there -- bouncing around the sky. They would go on for three or four seconds. By picking an area of the sky that was really active and waiting for the zinging to start, I managed to catch the one below.
Didn't get my physical excercise, but it was a fun close to the evening.