Thursday, August 28, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Storm Clouds Over the Santa Ritas

This photo of storm clouds over the Santa Ritas was taken by Kathie on Monday, August 25 as I returned home from my IBA survey in Sabino Canyon. The clouds are from the remnants of Tropical Storm Julio which rolled up from the Sea of Cortez and the Baja Peninsula to deluge us with rain for the last 3 days. To read about what I saw as I drove home go to The Rain, The Birds and the Horse Lubber. To view more Skywatch Friday photos click on the button below.



Photographer's shooting data:

Nikon D80
2008/08/25
Lens: VR 70-300mm
F/4.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 70mm
Digital Vari-Program: Landscape
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/10



Please visit Kathie's Poet Tree to view my other Skywatch entry.

25 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

What lovely subtle colors, looks like a watercolor painting. You certainly do live in beautiful country!

Wren said...

Beautiful countryside, beautiful photo.

kjpweb said...

Well balanced landscape shot! Bravo! Like it a lot!
Cheers, Klaus

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a magnificent shot. The clouds add so much.

My SkyWatch post today > Canon Pixels

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, you out did yourself lady. I could sit in this place for hours. Thanks for the treat.

fishing guy said...

Kathie: What a beautiful panorama of the wonderful scene.

bobbie said...

They may be storm clouds, but they look soft and wonderful. I love the blue mountains below them.

babooshka said...

Such a beautiful forebodding sight.

Alan said...

Wonderful shot! Congrats.

me ann my camera said...

The tints and shades and contrast of this photo has great potential to recreate on canvas. Very soft and beautiful. Lovely.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Those are some mountains and the pastel colors are lovely kathie. cheers.

Snap Catch said...

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky.... Wonderful capture for skywatch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by, asking for your vote too... thanks a lot! Happy weekend

Liisa said...

Magnificent shot! Mountains make it perfect.

Gallicissa said...

Lovely composition, Kathie.
Have a good weekend!

The Texican said...

It's a beautiful area of our Country and I intend to see it up close and personal one day soon. Pappy

Louise said...

Absolutely beautiful scene! I love the scope of it as well as the colors and clouds. Excellent SWF post!

Tootie said...

The mountains are beautiful. I love traveling from one part of the world to another on Sky Watch.

Dogwood Daze said...

I love the layers in this photograph. Almost like one of those sand things. (I hate it when I can't think of a word! Ha!!)

Arija said...

Now that is a truly beautiful shot!
Not just for the sky, but a stand alone shot of a beautiful landscape. I'm glad I had the chance to see this.

Rambling Woods said...

The colors are so different from what I see here which is why it is a treat to have someone share the photos...

bookbabie said...

Great skywatch photo, love the golden foreground too:)

Denise said...

Gorgeouos photo of some incredible scenery. I shall look forward to reading your other posts. Have a great week.

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow. I don't know what else to say other than "WOW." I always love your photos, but this may be my favorite one yet. I can't believe how much richness and texture you've caught in this image. Who ever said the desert was bland or monochrome?

byrningbunny said...

It looks like the countryside loved the rain. Beautiful.

Far Vista said...

I never thought I'd like the desert until spending a week at my brother's in Scottsdale.
I want to ask you - would you allow me to use your picture of Sabino Canyon for a painting? Your photography is beautiful (I've always been pretty terrible) and I love the colors.