Friday, April 2, 2010

After sunset; before dark

One of the best things about living in our little house on the prairie is that we have a 360 degree view of the sky.  It's like a huge bowl has been turned upside down above us and serves as a brilliant canvas for the amazing sky shows of spring.

Here in Oregon, March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion.  It has recently been cold and stormy, with moments of sunbreak thrown in to boot.  Never is the old adage - if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes: it'll change - more true than in an Oregon springtime.  The benefit is that the cloudscapes are spectacular.

I'm truly fortunate that I can see such broad expanses of the sky from my front porch.  Sometimes it frustrates me that there is no way for my camera to capture the stunning scope of it all at once.  Yesterday, these huge clouds developed just before the sunset painted them this flaming hue.  I had to take three frames and stitch them together to get it all into one shot.  The stitch effect isn't perfect, but the clouds certainly were.


  1. WOW! Stunning. Happy Easter Keenie. Have a nice weekend. -Pippi

  2. Breath taking! I love this!

    Clearly, I should hire you to do the wedding photography...

  3. Stitching looks pretty good from here, KB.
    Really nice pic of natures beauty.