Thursday, July 31, 2008

SKYWATCH FRIDAY (Storm clouds over Chicago)


I discovered the skywatch site too late last week to participate so I made a mental note to do it this week but I woke up this morning to absolutely clear blue sky, not even a little white fluffy cloud to be seen. Not that I am complaining you understand, just wasn't sure with my limited photographic ability whether I would manage to compose a worthwhile shot. But then...........
I looked outside about half an hour ago and BINGO! Huge big grey clouds were rolling in and it was getting darker and darker.
So maybe I will get wet on my way home from work but at least I got to post for skywatch!

Photo Credits - CJT

26 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

Nice shots! If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.... mine's up too hope you can drop by....

JennWasHere said...

A storm can either be good or bad, but these pictures are just awesome!

Hope you can hop by my SWF photos in these blogs:
Jenn Was Here
Shutter Happenings

Thanks! Happy Friday!

Rambling Woods said...

First visit...storm clouds your way too?
Rambling Woods

Photo Cache said...

welcome. you'd enjoy this photo meme, as much as i am enjoying your entries today.

Greyscale Territory said...

A delightful range of pics! The sky certainly offers many moods and faces!

babooshka said...

Cityscapes can be so captivating.

Pietro said...

This is a wonderful sequence.
I like very much the third and the fourth picture.

Pietro Brosio Gallery

esnorway said...

great shoots have nice weekend

Old Wom Tigley said...

A warm welcome to you from all at Sky Watch, I hope you enjoy joining in...
Your choices are perfect for Sky Watch and I for one hope to see more from you again.

Forgive this Copy and Paste part of my comment but I wanted you to know that your link works fine and you post is appreciated.. Thank you for joining in with the fun of Sky Watch this week.
Tom :O)

Celeste said...

Pretty Life - Thanks! enjoyed your post. Trees are always a great part of sky shots.

Celeste said...

jennwashere - Thanks! It was a vicious storm but very brief, now we are steaming! Enjoyed your post.

Celeste said...

Rambling Woods - Yep but it was a quick storm, now we steam! Loved your green heron!

Celeste said...

Photo Cache - Yes, sky watch is fun, thanks for dropping by.

Celeste said...

Greyscale territory - thanks. The sky certainly does have its moods and this one was extremely brief. Thanks for visiting, enjoyed your post too.

Celeste said...

Babooshka - There is something very dramatic about cities in a storm but I still prefer to be in the wilderness, given a choice. Enjoyed your post too.

Celeste said...

Pietro - Thanks! Those are my favourites too. I enjoyed your post too. Thanks for dropping by.

Celeste said...

esnorway - Thanks, same to you. Thanks for dropping by.

Celeste said...

Old Wom Tigley - Thanks, yes its fun, to steal Arnolds line "I'll be back!'

genny said...

That's very nice shot good capture...Happy SWF!

Celeste said...

genny - thanks! Loved your water rescue shot too, thanks for dropping by my site.

Debbie said...

Great photos. I especially like the third one.

Kelly said...

Beautiful photos! Your a good photographer!!

Celeste said...

debbie - Thanks, that poor little bird was hanging on for dear life to the tip of the branch when I took the shot. Thanks for dropping by my site.

Celeste said...

kelly - thanks, my husband is the skilled photographer in our partnership but I am gradually improving. Thanks for dropping by.

Brenda said...

Awesome storm clouds! Did you get a lot of rain from them?

Celeste said...

brenda - Thanks for dropping by, when the storm hit it was extremely heavy rain but it literally only lasted about ten minutes so there wasn't any flooding.