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The Clearing Storm

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 7 May 2017 in Plant & Nature.

Late Last Thursday afternoon, a monstrous thunderstorm came through the Puget Sound area of Western Washington. While not uncommon, thunderstorms in this region are not extremely frequent.
At any rate, THIS one was a "doozy!" - like the ones that Barbara and I would experience in the Southwest and East Coast! The storm rumbled and blew, shot lightning bolts all around, and it dumped torrential amounts of rain for almost 2 hours! Certainly more volume of rain, in one downpour, than, even, "Rainy Seattle" is used to receiving

Finally, after the monster passed through, it cleared just like any thunderstorm normally does. And we were treated to a lovely early evening sight of sun (just beginning to set), clouds, blossoms and beautiful sky

I was unable to leave the property so I did the best that I could getting an upward angle through the Pink Dogwood, Rhododendron Bushes, and huge old Pine, looking up into the sky. You can see the sun very close to setting as it is shining through the bushes. I hope you like this one ;-)

NIKON D800 1/40 second F/18.0 ISO 160 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

NIKON D800
1/40 second
F/18.0
ISO 160
35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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