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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's an "Oklahoma Sky"!

One of the followers to the blog ...Cynthia (from Oklahoma)...will be surprised to hear this phrase. Here in Southern Indiana...you hear this said about threatening skies. I suppose because of Oklahoma and tornado alley.

On this particular evening, the heat had been building all day. White puffy clouds gradually turned to black/gray as the humidity increased. Part of the sky was still blue but the onslaught of bad weather was eminent. The orange setting sun and shadows cast by the ominous clouds however created perfect picture conditions. The long shadows highlighted the age of the barn and the newly cut grass. Just to the west...left of the picture...the clouds were gathering and a soaking was in the works.

16 comments:

tricia said...

Simply stunning.

shabby girl said...

WOW DAN!!! This is awesome! This has everything! Looks like the barn is on fire, and yet so cool and refreshing on the other side! Fantastic!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Tricia...I noticed that Adrian on your blog yesterday was describing HDR photography...this is HDR as an example.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Shabbygirl...

The sun that night reminded me of the fire red sunsets up in Sedona...I am sure you have seen those...truly beautiful.

Dan

Sacha van Straten said...

Hi Dan,

Given your new found love for HDR you might find the following interesting:

http://abduzeedo.com/node/9105

Enjoy.

Sacha

PS another very cool photo. Well done!

A Scattering said...

Awesome. It also brings to mind "Auntie Em, Auntie Em....."

Heather said...

Gorgeous! The colors are fantastic, and the contrast in the sky on either side of the barn? Wow.

_we_the_pieces_ said...

I love the contrast of colors in this picture. It's really very pretty
(:

Dan Felstead said...

Sacha ...
I visited the website and the photos are phenomenal...I don't know if everyone has the same love of an HDR photo as I do but I can look at them all day!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Scattering...maybe it should be titled "A Kansas Sky"!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks We the pieces...glad to have your comments. Hope things are well for you out in LA.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather as always...thanks for the kind words.

Dan

septembermom said...

Terrific photo! I really like it. You can really feel the sense that something will "be blowing in" soon.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...
It did! Shortly after the picture was taken.

Dan

Bobbi said...

Another great barn! I bet the attachment on the left hand side was probably a stripping room. Boy, do I have memories of stripping rooms!

Dan Felstead said...

Bobbi...I'm not sure but it is possible...Tobacco is grown around here but not as much as in your area.

Dan