Friday, June 13, 2014

Stormy Weather Photo Challenge

It's Photo Challenge time again, this month with the theme of "Stormy Weather." With all the crazy weather around these days, you'd think getting some awesome photos would be easy. I, however, have had trouble with that. The photos below are the best I've gotten from hundreds of trys.


Trying to capture the quiet of beauty falling snow is difficult! Most of my attempts come out looking too blurry to be pretty.



I caught this thunderhead just two days ago. It was so brilliantly white, but the rain came in later with another batch of clouds.




These are the only two lightning shots I've gotten. Not that I didn't take dozens trying! Consequently, these two were mostly luck.

Thanks to Donna for organizing this monthly challenge. Check out the other participants by going to

17 comments:

  1. Oh you captured lightning! That is amazing. Hadn't thought it through why snowfall is such a challenge, now that you have explained it, I'm all set.

    I left you a message back at my place. I tried to email you, but you don't have your email linked to your profile.

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  2. Oh I love the lightening pictures...I tried to catch with my pics...but no go...Great job!

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  3. I am so jealous that you caught lightning. I do bet that we all spend the rest of the summer trying to capture it ourselves. Great pictures!

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  4. I think your photos are fabulous...including the lightening captures! Wow!

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  5. Spectacular Nancy - you did so well with this challenge!
    I have a real fear of lightning, so I can't imagine ever getting a photo like that!
    If I can overcome my fears and get a good shot - I'll be sure to post it!

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  6. I enjoyed your photos and am excited that you captured lightning to share.

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  7. Fantastic photos, Nancy. I like the snowy scene (from December to February only!) and the clouds and lightning photos are amazing. I've never gotten a lightning shot. Thanks for visiting. Pam

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  8. Love your cloud photo, but your lightening catches are awesome!

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  9. Love your lightening....I;ve never been able to capture it with my point and shoot.

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  10. Nancy seu trabalho está lindo! Lindo! A neve, os raios ... Você conseguiu!
    Parabéns!
    Nancy your work is gorgeous! Gorgeous! The snow, the rays ... You did it!
    Congratulations!
    Hugs!
    Egléa Senna

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  11. You did great on the challenge. Yes, it is difficult to photograph a snowfall in action. A fast shutter speed is needed to "freeze" the falling flakes and the lack of good light usually relies a high ISO setting. Camera meters also get fooled by snow scenes too, so photos come out with a grey cast unless exposure compensation is used when the photo is taken or the images is brightened up in editing. Love the big thundercloud - weather's promise of things to come. And congrats on getting lightning shots! LOL, I I find it much easier to cheat and add them in editing! It takes a lot of patience to get them, so bravo!

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  12. Nancy, these are wonderful photos! Catching lightning in the sky is on my list of things to try...you did an amazing job! You have a lovely blog too. Have a blessed weekend!

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  13. I call my blurry snow shots "mystical" a bit easier on the ego.
    Any lighting shot is a good one. I posted one a few weeks ago but didnt think it was up to this challenge. You did a nice job.

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  14. The lightening strikes are amazing...I'm always trying to capture that! It's all about timing! We definitely have the thunderstorms here in Florida, I need to try again. Beautiful photos....even a snow storm! Nice for the challenge! Hug, Diane

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  15. The lightning shots are wonderful, so glad you were able to capture them. We rarely have thunderstorms and I miss the drama of them.

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  16. I think it must be super lucky to capture Lightening on camera- Lovely Shots

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  17. Jealous of the lightning shots! There is an app for iphone that helps to capture lightning but you have to have a tripod or set it up somehow. Way too complicated!

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