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Thundercloud

**Republished August 2, 2021**

Thundercloud

I took this picture yesterday, early evening.  While other nearby areas received rain and some people even saw a beautiful rainbow, all I saw was this cloud.  I watched as this cloud grew, erupting right before my eyes,  I call this a thundercloud, as thunder sounded from it…just thunder, no lightning and no rain.

In Between the Storms

Several storms rolled through Warren, PA yesterday evening.  I spent much of the time outside, sitting on our picnic pavilion, while the storms rolled through.  Our picnic pavilion has a metal roof.  I enjoyed listening to the sound of the rain falling, although it hitting on the metal roof was almost deafening!  I enjoyed the cool, refreshing breeze that came as a result of the storms too.

I took a few photographs in between the storms.

Our next-door neighbor’s Rhododendron bush.

 

I like how the picnic pavilion openings provide framing for the sky.

 

The image below is a fusion of three photographs.  I placed my camera on one of the pavilion’s banisters.  Using manual settings, I took one image correctly exposed.  The second image was taken with an exposure value of +2; and the third image was taken with an exposure value of -2.  I used f/22 for all three images and an ISO of 200 (the lowest ISO that my Olympus OM-D E-M5 is capable of.  I used a program called Photomatix to fuse the three images together.  I used Nik Color Efex Pro 4‘s detail extractor and tonal contrast filters to enhance the fused image.

Puffy White Clouds Set Against a Brilliant Blue Sky

As I type this, I watch the clouds move left to right across my window. The movement is hypnotizing. The sky is such a brilliant blue color. It appears to be a warm day. Looks, though, can be deceiving. The temperature is a chilly 45 degrees. I found a poem on the Internet that fits my photograph aptly.

White Clouds
© Gene Tagle

High flying fleet of billowy boats,
Quietly cruising celestial seas.

Windblown wads in whimsical shapes,
Gracefully riding the heavenly breeze.

White-robed Bedouins bound to the sky,
Wandering aimlessly out of my view.

Would that my cares could be as the clouds,
Lifted, wafted, lost in the blue.

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