Shot taken near the Rio Grande Gorge, in New Mexico, US.
The mighty black mountains are called "Sangre de Cristo".
God I liked the ambient of this scenery, those clouds perfectly blended with the mighty and impressive montains... so peaceful, despite the storm coming. I wish i could staid on this chair all day long watching the clouds moving.
...And 22-degree halo for that matter. In all of my sky observing I've never seen both of them so colorful at the same time before. The clouds must have been just the right thickness everywhere from my angle.
This was taken on the way to Ocean City, MD last May. We were still in PA at the time, I believe.
Here a nice surprise we had one evening this is off my deck, we could see the full rainbow but I was too close to be able to capture it all, it was really interesting how it was really yellow inside! This is what was happening in the sky on the opposite side and that is why I did not go out to find a better spot to view the whole rainbow This was all after a wind and rain storm and wasn't sure yet it was over, in the end it was
Red Mountain stock pic. I had to give one stock version of my favorite mountain range For my stock photos I just have a few simple rules:
You can use any image labeled as stock without asking me first, but please: 1. Link back to my profile/credit me in your description, and 2. Please give me a comment in the image used with a link to your deviation/image. 3. NOT for commercial use without prior permission.
I thought I had posted this one already, but it seems it was a different, less zoomed, view. Here it is more zoomed so you just get the peak and the Calico hills framing it during a sunrise. I can't wait to go back!
This was taken during a wonderful sunrise in early january. The golden morning light was delicious and the wave forms in the landscape were pretty interesting, as well as the wave forms in the sea of mist away.
If you like my photography, please considering purchasing a print, the sales will go towards repairing my camera- After having medical bills from being very sick, I don't have the cash to repair it so I am trying to drum up print sales so I may continue to do what I love; photography. Sunday night while on a photoshoot up in the mountains, my camera gave up the ghost. It would appear the shutter died completely. After having just spent nearly a full week very ill in the hospital, I don't have the money to get a new camera or even repair it (it's loooong out of warranty) They say when it rains it pours, I think I must be going through a flood. I'm quite sad by it all as photography is my relief from an otherwise completely crazy world, it offers me peace of mind which I don't find anywhere else. This year has been incredibly hard for me, from being sick where I am facing my own mortality (because being septic is fun! Not.) to finances from hospital bills to just keeping my sanity, I have always gone to my camera to find comfort. Not much I can do now though I guess. I'll be honest with you all, it's hard being on here seeing everyone's awesome photos knowing that you can't do a dang thing to enjoy the same thing. In fact, it is downright depressing. Literally. Maybe I'll find a winning lotto ticket on the street lol
About the photograph- It isn't often we get rain in the morning here in Colorado, it's usually reserved for the afternoons when the heating builds the storms over the plains. I think in many ways this is one of those images that symbolizes many things (hence the title) strength, fortitude, standing tall, etc. and the very second I saw the scene I knew exactly how I wanted to photograph it. Nice subtle light backed up by the sunrise and rains....yeah, how could I not photograph it.
Got lucky as a bolt of lightning struck directly behind the updraft from our vantage point, giving us a rare silhouetted view of this nighttime storm structure It was starting to drift north and die a bit north of us, making some of the lower-level inflow features difficult to discern at night. But once this bolt struck... boom! No doubt about it, you could see the meso, inflow features, mammatus, everything. This was one of my favorite shots from the night... but stay tuned for my #1 favorite shot from the chase
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Taranaki as seen from Pouakai Tarn(s) , North Island New Zealand. The 6km walk up the Mangorei track to this spot is well worth the time to get this view. I'd love to come back and photograph Taranaki from many different view points around the mountain but for this trip, I chose the safest once off option! [Prints and Tutorials][Facebook][500px]