Thursday, July 19, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Last Friday the 13th we got treated to a marvelous thunderstorm. 
Since skywatching is one of my favorite past times, I didn't hide away in my house. Instead, I rushed down to the dock at Washington Park and watched as the storm unfolded. 

Here are three shots that I took over about an hour period of time. 
Unfortunately I couldn't capture any of the lightning that was striking around me and across the water. 
Amazingly enough, boaters continued to come and go as the storm passed over us. 
When I got home, the power was out until 5 am the next morning -
it was worth it!

Happy skywatching wherever you may be!


Anacortes, WA
(7/13/12)

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20 comments:

Gary said...

Wow the colours are beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Joyful said...

F-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c!

Al said...

You're braver than me, I won't go out in thunderstorms as people around here are killed by lightning every year. Of course, we get many of them in the summer. But your photos are gorgeous!

Jim said...

Great shots. Beautiful colours.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

George said...

The light in each of these is simply fantastic. Watching the storm was definitely worth it.

Carver said...

The colors are stunning and such a beautiful and peaceful looking place.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Linnea, these are SO gorgeous and such incredible colors! It's hard to find any more beautiful skies than we have in Washington, isn't it? You really did get some awesome captures! Enjoy your weekend!

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful pictures, Linnea! I've moved to the other side of the Cascades and we've been having stormy weather here, too.

Kusum said...

Great shots!

thomas said...

Lovely sunset in the storm,
i would have stayed at home with those lightnings.

HansHB said...

Awesome colours! Great compositions!
Perfect post for Sky!
Have a nice day!

ladyfi said...

Wow wow wow and more wow!

Laloofah said...

DEFINITELY worth it! (Since you made it through unscathed and with these gorgeous photos to show for it!) :-)

Don't you love it when you think a sky can't get any more breathtaking than it is - and then it does?

Meghan said...

I love to watch storms too. These are amazing shots!

slim said...

All three images are stunning! What's so interesting is the changes in lighting within the hour you took these. Thanks for sharing.

Happyone said...

Wow! Beautiful photos!!

Powell River Books said...

Showers, sun, clouds and sunset. What more could you ask for? - Margy

Unceasing, uninterrupted Valkyrie said...

Great pictures!

Mari said...

Stunning pictures! you did great!

Jenn Jilks said...

We had a wonderful storm today. I was so relieved. It was a terrible drought.
Greetings from Cottage Country!