Enough with the video references, eh?
I love the big bright-blue skies that I associate with Alberta and Saskatchewan, and was delighted to discover that Arizona and Utah and other southwestern states often have them too. But sometimes a more-dramatic sky is worth the price of admission.
After a few rainy days in Gilbert the angled afternoon sun broke through, but the dark sky suggested that the rain was not done yet. That combination of light and dark played really well with the white white chimney of the outdoor fireplace and the brick wall behind it.
Maybe storm clouds are more attractive when the sun is shining, just as rain sounds best on a roof under which I sit, warm and dry.
Yin and yang again. The clouds can hang heavy here in the Okanagan, the result of an inversion trapped between the ridges of hills (they’re not really big enough to call mountains). But then the clouds break, the sun comes slanting through and lights up where I stand, or sit, and wow! It’s magical.
Jim – Well said. When I see that light I often take unfocused photos of landscapes – unfocused in the sense of having no central point of interest. Oops. “What’s this a photo of?” enquired one volunteer reviewer a little plaintively. “The light” is the only answer, but I’m still working on *how* to do that.
I love geometric pictures (as well as several other kinds). You have an inventive eye in finding geometric shapes in the everyday. Thanks for helping me see.
Judith – Many thanks. Glad you liked it/them.
The second image looks like a contestant in a game show — what am I? And the composition is classic while the sky is arresting. The overall effect is like a premonition: quite splendid! I’m glad you answered the question for me because otherwise the picture would haunt me. 🙂
Laurna – Hahaha. It didn’t occur to me that it would be obscure (after all, *I* knew what it was), but of course it isn’t obvious, is it? Glad you liked it. I find I’m looking more for these super-simple shapes/compositions . . . at least until a bird comes by. 🙂