Saturday, June 14, 2014

Stormy Weather Photo Challenge



Taking the photos wasn't the challenge this time around - finding stormy weather was. We've been enjoying sunny days with little variation. I thought I might have to fake some photos with a spray bottle of water, as Donna suggested. This week, though, dark clouds rolled through once or twice for a bit of drama, but usually passed through without any precipitation. Then, early one morning, I heard rain spattering against the roof and windows and, very briefly considered getting up decided that I'd rather stay in bed. 
 

I did go out before breakfast to capture the effects. Raindrops running a course down oregano leaves, each drop elongating before slipping to the next position to finally hang, tremulous, and then fall.
 

You can see how little rain we actually got - just the bottom petals of the delphinium hold a few droplets.

All photos were taken with my Nikon Coolpix P7100, cropped as needed and a bit of contrast enhancing accomplished with Picasa. 

Joining in with Donna's Personal Photo Challenge. Thanks, Donna, for the links to great articles and for hosting this challenge in the midst of your own personal life challenges.

22 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

All your pictures are great but I love the delphinium. Have a good Saturday.

cucki said...

Beautiful photos xx

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lorrie, I love storm cloud pictures. There is such a range of colour and depth. I wonder how many blues and greys an artist would have to create.

Loved the raindrops on the leaves and petals. They feel so refreshing.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wonderful photos Lorrie. The delphinium is a beautiful blue. Have a blessed Sunday.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great Stormy photos - I'll have to see what I have from last week - but the weather has been so nice lately, hasn't it?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Raindrops on the leaves and flowers make beautiful photos. We had plenty of storm weather this Spring and early summer but it's still hard to capture it with a camera. Hope you have a nice weekend! Hugs!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Beautiful!

Vee said...

Those raindrops are beautiful! I worked and worked on getting some as nice...didn't work...perhaps setting up the tripod might have helped. The blue of that flower is such a lovely shade and the first photo looks dark and brooding.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful, Lorrie! Weather cooperation notwithstanding, you got some great shots! My favorite is the capture of the elongated drops on the oregano leaves, showing movement.

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful photos...not much rain here either, just a lot of ominous cloud. Love the raindrops!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It would appear we've all had some stormy weather to some extent. Good macros of the flowers with raindrops.

bj said...

Great photos...enjoyed all of them.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos, Lorriie! We've had quite a bit of rain and thunderstorms here this spring. I'm happy about it as this area has had drought the past four years.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

beautiful shots...esp the delphinium

driftwood said...

I love pictures of stormy skies x

podso said...

Wonderful photos to fit with the challenge. Lorrie!

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful photos. Sadly we are having very stormy weather. I will be glad to see it move on. Had to kick up the wood stove yesterday, akkk xox Clarice

Donna said...

These are lovely! The clouds in the first photo are quite dramatic. My favorite shot is the delphinium bloom. So delicate! I appreciate you hanging in there and participating!

Egléa Senna said...

Suas fotos são muito bonitas! Parabéns!
A folha com gotas é a minha preferida!
Um abraço!
Your photos are very beautiful! Congratulations!
Leaf with drops is my favorite!
Hugs!

LindyLou Mac said...

What stunning macros you shared for the challenge.

Jeanette said...

Water drops are so refreshing! This challenge was, haha, challenging. I realized I never take pictures in the rain. Lovely shots!

Angela said...

That delphinium is fantastic!