Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quick! Grab the Camera!


 The clouds were gray and dismal...

so thick that there was no trace of the beautiful mountains
 that tower over our gardens.
 
 
It was morning...
but there was no light.

I just wanted to crawl back into bed.

♦♦♦

Then quite suddenly 
the sun began to break through the clouds.
 



 Long beams of sunlight 
swept across the landscape illuminating the shadows 
and bringing bright color to our view. 





It was glorious as the dark shadows
began to flee away.





Surely one of those 
Quick! Grab Your Camera 
kind of moments.

Wish you could have been here.



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Highland, Utah, USA

30 comments:

  1. awesome lighting - are those snow clouds?

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    1. Yes they are... and it did snow... but all melted rather quickly.

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  2. Oh, I love it when that happens! Magical moments!

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    1. It WAS magical and the images only begin to capture how glorious it was.

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  3. Beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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    1. Thank you! So glad you found my blog. I'm off to visit you!

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  4. Beautiful. It's amazing how magnificent a few rays of sunlight and a few clouds can be, when they come together.

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    1. Truly amazing... and it lasted but a few minutes and then the clouds swallowed up the sunshine again.

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  5. Oohhhh! How delightful when performances of such beauty and majesty happen right outside our door! Don't you just want to jump up and down and applaud??:)
    Thanks for sharing it!!

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    1. I pretty much did just that, Gail. With camera in hand of course.

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  6. Those moments when the light laughs are so visually beautiful...they make the grey skies tolerable.

    You did very well, lovely shots.

    Jen

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    1. It was actually more like a giggle as it lasted but a few minutes.

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  7. I wish I could have been there too! I love those moments. So glad you were able to experience it. They are such a revelation of God's glory.

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    1. It felt warm and glorious... a beautiful start to our day. A reminder that God is in His Heaven.

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  8. Carolyn, good for you for following through on that idea! Lovely shots. Sometimes it's hard for me to make time to get outside with the camera . . . maybe that will get better when I don't have 4 little children tugging my in other directions!

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    1. :) Yes it will. Having raised eight beautiful children, I've waited a very long time to have such freedom. But you'll miss the pitter patter of little feet... so soak of every minute of where you are now and simply enjoy... it won't last forever.

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  9. Not being an early morning person I surely would have missed this glorious moment, without you having your camera at the ready! :D
    Thanks...
    Hugs

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    1. You really must work on that, Beth. Early morning is always the magical hour. Can't tell you why... you just have to experience it for yourself.

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  10. Beautiful images, Carolyn! We've had a few of those moments lately, too--some in the morning and some in the late afternoon. When the light hits the foliage just right--it takes your breath away, doesn't it?!

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    1. Yes it does. And my memory is so much better than the images captured.

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  11. I love your second photo, Carolyn. Long shades, last leaves...
    Have a nice weekend!

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  12. All great shots, but that first one is really lovely right now. The Fall color of your trees is really lovely. Yet the last one really does capture a very special moment with light.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. Thank you Cher... it really was glorious.

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  13. Wow, what a dramatic way to start the day! You captured it so beautifully in your photos!

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    1. Lucky me. I've learned to keep my camera near the door... there's often something wonderful happening outside my window. So glad you enjoyed this.

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  14. That beautiful golden light bouncing off the garden with the dark gray background is stunning. I love those special light shows!

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    1. Thank you... it was even better to be standing there!

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  15. I agree...it pays to stay alert and capture these beautiful scenes that are fleeting.

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