Saturday, June 27, 2009

Purple Clouds and Purple Storm

A few weeks ago we had an early monsoon descend upon the Valley at dusk. The purple color in the sky was amazing.

I went outside and got a very tall ladder so I could take some photos of the changing colors, the unusual clouds, and to try and capture these images before the rain started pouring. I will admit I stayed too long outside and did get me and my camera a little wet. 

In tomorrow's photo I attempted to create a dramatic image that also lets you know you are in the Southwest.

14 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Beautifully purple sky, Nicely shot!

brattcat said...

Was there also 'purple rain'? : )

I'll be the judge of that said...

Old Phoenician proverb: Beware of lightning wile standing on tall ladders in monsoon storms and holding metal camera!! If you were a professional this would be an OSHA violation.

Sharon said...

What a fantastic color!!

Jarart said...

I love the way clouds set a mood. This is quite dramatic.

~Cheryl said...

Great shot, great subject, great photographer! I'm just getting used to packing my camera with me at all times....didn't know I needed to pack a ladder, too. Learn something new every day! :)

Abe Lincoln said...

I like your sky photograph. It looks natural.

Don't think too much about taking photos. Whatever you photograph is already there. It is like the David inside the marble. You just need to chip away to get down to him.

I have no idea what you learned at your photo school or lessons but I hope you learned to look.

A chair has many sides. Which side you choose determine the photo you get.

Don and Krise said...

Great color Julie. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for stopping by our blog. That photo workshop is a real good reason for being busy.

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Gorgeous purple capture, Julie! I love your photography, and can tell you're not the average shutterbug... keep learning, and I'll keep benefitting from it (in joy and astonishment).

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweetie Julie!
wow fabulous picture, this sky is amazing!
Glad to know that you enjoyed a lot your workshop!I want to know more!!!!
have a great weekend dear friend,
Luna(from Brazil) and mommy Léia

Prospero said...

Great, great sky. But don't get your camera wet!

My problem here is that it's so humid, I have to wait for 10 minutes for the condensation to clear every time I go out!

Jacob said...

I remember those monsoons! The dry gulches became raging rivers and some idiot would always try to drive through them and sometimes would find a tragic end.

This is very beautiful, Julie.

glenda said...

Beautiful photo now all we need is another Prince concert!

Clueless in Boston said...

And beneath a purple sky will be the Riders of the Purple Sage.

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