Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Electrical Storm

It's been a while. Personal issues have kept me from having the heart to write.

It seems that all I've had the energy to do lately is comment on other's blogs, leading my own to collect dust in this corner of the World Wide Cob-Web. Well, I'm back, for a while at least.

U2 fans will recognize the title of this post, which has become one of my favorite songs. Weather has always fascinated me. It could have something to do with growing up in the swealtering heat of Southwest Louisiana, where the roiling black clouds rarely meant dangerous weather. Instead they held the promise of relief from the heat with a chilly downdraft and cool rain. The most special part of the storm would be the lightning. Nothing man can create can compare with the awesome power one experiences watching the best show money can't buy.

My favorite bolts crawl among the clouds, streaking along from one end of the sky to the other. I hope to one day capture a still image that truly conveys the majesty and wonder I experience every time I witness one of these works.

All of these photos were taken from my back yard during a recent storm. Gotta love digital for learning how to shoot something like this. I'd have wasted a whole lot of film.

5 comments:

turdpolisher said...

cool shot dood! glad to see denham is still on the map.

Weaver said...

nice pix

Oreo said...

Wow, I thought I was the only one who still checked here, heh. Everyday I look to see if there's something new, and get disappointed. This blogger needs to get off his behind and update!

turdpolisher said...

don't be so hard on yourself O. i know the missus is crackin' the whip.

Colonel Corn's Camera said...

Nice photos fella. Time is always a problem when working, having a family, an being a closet writer. We have all posted on this problem. Don't worry about the time, just do what you love and the rest will fall into place. If you are doing this to see how many readers come to your page than you may be doing it for the wrong reason. Just stick with the love of writing.