Friday, August 12, 2011

Sudden Summer Storm

I was on a 2 lane state route headed home one afternoon last week when the skies darkened and the clouds burst open.

It had been unbearably hot all day and I expected thunderstorms but this was epic. The dark was like midnight in the forest and the raindrops were huge, bordering on hail. I wanted to change lanes to get away from the blinding light of the truck behind (and too close) me but it was impossible to see.

At a red light I took advantage of the still moment to try and be artsy.




20 comments:

Martha Z said...

You made the most of a bad situation and got some great pics.
Here, on the other side of the country, we are beginning to want a few stormy days but not the kind some other areas have had.

Ms. Becky said...

glad you made it safely through the rain. I LOVE raindrop photos and never get enough of them. yours are superb. have a great weekend Dianne.

Malyss said...

It's so good to see rain from here! especially through golden light! great pictures!

Sylvia K said...

You did indeed make the most of a lousy situation and what awesome reflections, Dianne! These are really fantastic! Glad you got home safely!! Hope you also got a bit of a break from the awful heat! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs to Hope!

Sylvia

bobbybegood1 said...

Gorgeous shot. Isn't that called serendipity? What a moment! Cheers!!

'Tsuki said...

The second one is my favourite : it look so much lile glitters ! So pretty...

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

In a somewhat harrowing situation you mananged to get some great shots.
A true photographer!

jabblog said...

Fabulous capture -well done!

I hate being tail-gated, too!

Dyche Designs said...

Neat shots, love the play between light and dark.

Dimple said...

You succeeded in your artsy endeavor!

Lynette Killam said...

I was excited to see these shots, Dianne! They're very similar to ones I took in the car wash a while ago...I'll send you the link by email. You might enjoy checking them out...:)

Dianne said...

Wonderful capture of a scary moment - I'm sure you were pleased to arrive home safely!

Ron said...

Dianne, these shots are BEYOND brilliant!

Three VERY loud cheers!

OMG...they're freakin' AMAZING!!!!

I am sooooooooooooo impressed how you got these!!!

And yes, I remember that storm last week because we got hit with it here in Philly too.

Have a great weekend, dear lady!

X ya!

Woody said...

Yup, we got that same storm in Bucks County, epic is the perfect description. We got ~3" of rain in a very short period. I like how you zoomed in the second shot, that's really intricate.

Gattina said...

Must have been quiet scary, but still you had the reflex to take these beautiful pictures !

Siromade Australia said...

Wow, that's incredible shots. Well done.

Daryl said...

Proving once again you always need to have your camera at hand

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your quiet moment definitely worked. I'd probably have been shaking too hard at that point to focus the camera. Nice job.

EG Wow said...

Scary! I'm glad you made it home safely. But the photos are wonderfully artsy!!

James said...

Sounds like a terrible storm that I drove trough in Missouri on the way to California. Very Scary! You did get some really cool artsy reflections though!