Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Storm Clouds From Hwy 19


I felt compelled to stop and pull out my camera while driving back to Northfield from an errand to the Twin Cities this afternoon, as the cloud mass I driven through a few minutes earlier loomed dramatically to the north. This sequence was taken from just south of the intersection of Hwy 19 and Baldwin Road looking north and northeast. I've boosted the contrast a tad here, but only to the point that the photos gave me the same visceral reaction that the reality had. Don't you love the lone tree shown in the final view? In checking my location on Google maps, since I hadn't noted the name of the cross street, I was able to confirm the correct location in part because I could see that tree in the satellite view.





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11 comments:

Judy said...

Great capture in all the pictures and I do love that last one with the lone tree.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I've seen clouds, and I know clouds: they are quite some clouds! Wow, it must have rained somewhere!

J Bar said...

Great shots. It feels as if the clouds are moving towards you and are ready to engulf.

Martha said...

I'm glad you stopped, the photos are great. The clouds look so threatening I think I might have run for home instead!

Digital Polaroids said...

Gorgeous clouds!

floreta said...

very vibrant colors! i love the stop sign.

Arija said...

Very beautiful photos. Great open landscape overpowered by those massive clouds. The last shot with the lone tree is a delight.

Coleen said...

When I see photos like this, I think about how much we depend on the sky for information, yet take it for granted. I love your "Skywatch Friday" idea. Keep up the good work.

Christopher Tassava said...
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Christopher Tassava said...

Beautiful shots! I love the clouds we get here in Northfield. A long time ago, on my blog, I said that "clouds are our mountains" and these photos prove it.

Oz Girl said...

Great captures!! These storm clouds rival some of those seen over the plains here in Kansas. I love the last one with the tree also. :)