The sky has got to be the most amazing canvas in all of creation! It is constantly changing, moving, shifting, reflecting, absorbing.... I love the sky!
And I love storms!
During last Friday's storm, which you have already read about, the sun set. OH WOW! The colors in the sky were literally un-believable. When the windows in my home started glowing the color of cantaloupe, I grabbed the camera and headed outside.
This is what the sky looked like from my front door. (this is before I grabbed the tripod and started shooting the lightning that I posted yesterday.)
As the lightning drew my attention toward the storm in the east, I saw this rainbow.
The color you see in all of these pictures was the actual color of the sky! I haven't done anything to enhance them or change the colors.
To show you the contrast and how cool it was, I took bettyl's idea from the comments on the post about the cliffs and downloaded autostitch from this site. I had taken several shots from the middle of the street in front of the house with the idea of a panoramic. This is the entire 360 degrees of the sky at sunset that night. It wound up being kind of small, so I hope you can see it on this page. I'm very happy with it though.
I may change the page and put this at the top of the blog where the flowers and canoe are now. Hrrmmmm.....
I wish I had thought of this at the time - obviously it's too late now. I should have turned the camera to take several portrait shots of the sky side by side so that my picture would have a little more height. **sigh** Oh well.... it's the process of learning, right?