We've had several heavy rainfalls recently, usually as lines of thunderstorms crossed southern Ontario along a cold front. The other night I was out driving when I caught one, and I had my camera with me.
The dark clouds sort of snuck up on me surepticiously, til I suddenly looked out the side window and realized what was happening.
A white halo of light from the sun around the top, but very dark clouds approaching fast underneath!
Made for some striking cloud patterns!
I stopped to pick up the dog, turned around and headed home. Shortly I saw the downpour had begun to the north. There was even a bit of yellowy light at the back corner, a sign to watch for tornado winds in my mind.
It mostly passed me by though, as I was heading west and it was heading east - fast.
I turned away from the storm at the village of Rocklyn, and headed south to home. But behind me I could see that there was going to be some pretty heavy rain!
By the time I was home 15 minutes later, it was clearing.
And in a short while we had a gentle sunset.
Not very bright colours, but quite the contrast with the storm of an hour earlier. All in all pretty typical late summer/early fall weather, except this year it means the grass just keeps growing! At least it's turned colder here, pleasant fall weather for getting things done outside.
Amazingly dramatic shots!ReplyDelete
Powerful stuff. Makes me realize how very small and unimportant we are.ReplyDelete
Love the series of sky shots!ReplyDelete
Whoa. I am amazed at those sky shots, and glad you were not in the line of sight. Love the peaceful sunset at the end, too. :-)ReplyDelete
What dramatic clouds! Love your last few photos of the colorful clouds at sunset.ReplyDelete
A great little series of pictures. Good thing you had your camera with you.ReplyDelete
Lovely captures of such dramatic skies. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Dark clouds, then the shaded sunset, every one shows how the skies can change so fast .ReplyDelete
Spectacular photos indeed.ReplyDelete
Wonderful blog and amazing photos.ReplyDelete
Very dramatic sky!ReplyDelete
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Fascinating! The sky can be your friend or foe.ReplyDelete
it is fascinating, no other word for it. and then in a span of moments, mother nature changes her mind and brings us a gorgeous setting sun.ReplyDelete
such dramatic images, only mother nature can produce. lucky you to be able to capture it!!!!
Wow, awesome dramatic sky. Great series of photos! Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
amazing change in such a short period. very nice captures.ReplyDelete
you did well! I love stormy shots of the skies - superb!ReplyDelete
Wow that is some stormy looking clouds!! Great job capturing them.ReplyDelete
Having lived in "tornado alley" most of my life, one does learn about all the sublet colors that act as warnings. Excellent captures of the storm.ReplyDelete
beautiful captures. there's nothing quite like the sky after a storm has passed.ReplyDelete
Dramatic skies! Very pretty clouds.ReplyDelete