Friday, June 13, 2014

Personal Photo - Stormy Weather

Well here in "Sunny" Florida is has been a rainy start to our "summer time" weather patterns.  So when the personal challenge this month was for stormy weather...I was like "yes" that I can problem.....

We were told,  Photography shouldn't be limited to only sunny days. Stormy weather conditions provide many opportunities to capture moody, dramatic, and creative images.  For example, you can take stormy weather photographs from the dry comfort of a porch or from a vehicle.

Well we had stormy weather and I took some of my photos from the vehicle. I was on my way into town.  I think they give a very "end of the world" feel sometimes when the clouds get really dark and en mass! 

So then I tried taking pictures outside while it was raining. But that is really hard to do, but I did manage to get a few with the yard light illuminating the rain.  One one I used the flash and you can see the rain drops...well sort of. The bottom left looks like there is lightening in the least that is what I think it is.

And then of course there is always that sweet aftermath when everything looks and smell clean. I love the smell after the rain!

So there you have my pictures of stormy weather.  I used Picasa3 on my computer to edit the pictures and create the collages...(which I love to do)

My camera is a Fujifilm Finepix ax. Nothing fancy, but does the job!

Thanks for looking and check out Donna's site for more!


  1. Yup, we were doing similar things with the lights and the rain. It is true that dark clouds always look ominous. I like the way your post ends with the cheery!

  2. Really great photos of the stormy dark clouds and the rain. It does smell wonderful after a rain.

  3. You featured before, during, and after! Live those ominous clouds especially. Glad you had fun with the topic and it provided you a rainy day project, LOL. And I agree about the smell of the fresh air after a rain. Aaaah!

  4. Good examples from inside, and out. I find the air has a certain smell before a rain and then a fresh one afterwards. It must have to do with the scientific particles in the air.

  5. I live here a little farther East than you, in the central part of the state so I see these big storms roll through in the late afternoons, too. They can come upon you in a hurry. Great photos for the challenge! It's nice to 'meet' you! We love living here in Florida! Hugs, Diane

  6. You did get some great shots - thanks for sharing them.
    Pretty jewelry !
    Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. My first thought after reading your blog was about the smell after the rain, but I see others mentioned that too. I'm so original in my thinking, I guess. But I did like all your pictures!

  8. I suppose many of us love the after-the-rain fragrance! And I am waiting for the deluge while looking at your first collage!

  9. Imagine how boring life would get if there were only sunny days!
    Your threatening cloud mosaic is terrific Veralynne!
    I think if it was me I might have turned the car around and headed back home - I'm afraid of lightning and prefer to be tucked up all cosy inside!!

  10. Belas fotos! Gostei muito dos mosaicos! Parabéns!
    Gostei também do formato "antes - durante - depois".
    Um abraço!
    Beautiful pictures! I enjoyed the mosaics! Congratulations!
    Also liked the format "before - during - after."
    Egléa Senna

  11. Well done. I can almost smell that fresh after th rain smell looking at the last collage. Nice!

  12. Great stormy collages! These are great...before, during and after! Really nice captures!

  13. It's fun experimenting with weather shots - you've done well. I love those stormy skies.

  14. Yes- VERY end of the world feeling- but nice moody shots!

  15. I love the collages and they show such a range of images. Great job!