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Thursday, July 22, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Here comes the storm

I usually try and pick one shot for skywatch but this week I thought I'd show the storm moving in over the Atlantic Ocean on the NC coast, Saturday night.

Shot One - Taken at 18:06:27

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The first thing I noticed was how excited the birds were getting.

Shot Two - Taken at 18:07:08
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Then the clouds started pushing all the blue out of the way.

Shot Three - Taken at 18:11:51
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Next I spotted this pig, bear, or maybe a dog in the sky.

Shot Four - Taken at 18:14: 27
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The black sky started pushing in from the sound side towards the ocean.

Shot Five - Taken at 18:27:45
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It was beginning to rain so I got under the porch roof so my camera wouldn't get wet.

Shot Six - Taken at 18:33:23
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The last shot was taken when the rain was so hard it was blowing towards the porch and I had to be quick because I was getting wet. I don't mind getting wet myself but I don't want my camera to get wet.

Shot Seven: Taken at 18:33:36
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Ann said...


I wiped my computer screen, because there was a flake of dirt. When it refused to go, I realise it was you flying bird.

Great photos.

Lara Neusiedler said...

wow, that is amazing! what shapes those clouds have! great pictures!

Mojo said...

It's amazing to watch those fronts move through over the beach isn't it? The definition seems to be so much sharper when there's nothing interrupting the airflow. I got a similar series at Topsail last year about this time. Great job here Carver!

EG Wow said...

Wonderful sequence, Carver. When I see photos like this, I wish I still lived near the ocean. Storms can be frightening but beautiful.

Naquillity said...

that first shot is incredible. it's my favorite. it got dark quick from the time the storm rolled in to the time of the rain. great shots. and, i don't blame you not wanting to get your camera wet. i don't like mine to get wet either. have a great day.

Daryl said...

Awesome shots

Hildred and Charles said...

Marvelous captures, - what a spectacular sky. Especially enjoyed the pictures of the agitated birds - they are great sign posters of what is to come.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the sky. The shots with birds are fantastic.

Elisabeth said...

Wow! What powerful cloud images. Super nice...great captures.

Sylvia K said...

These are absolutely amazing, Carver! And what a storm! Your photos are breathtaking! Wow! Love the ones you got of the birds as well! Wonderful cloud shapes! Have a great weekend -- stay dry!!


Mar said...

Amazing as always, Carver!! impressive clouds and dark stormy skies.

Happy SWF!

Eaglesbrother said...

Awesome storm clouds...

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome skies... loved the capture with the flying birds! Mesmerizing..

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Anonymous said...

Now that's an awesome & very dramatic sky - I love it like that!

Great great captures

Anonymous said...

excellent coverage carver. i especially like the eerie lighting on photo 5. great post.

Jossie said...

Wonderful pictures. Would you believe I had a similar experience last week? I love storm skies.

Jossie said...

Wonderful pictures. Would you believe I had a similar experience last week? I love storm skies.

Dani said...

I got goosebumps. The birds (and animals) always feel the storms coming. Great captures.

Thanks for sharing.

kenju said...

Very good! #4 has a donut cloud! LOL

eden said...

Such wonderful captures of the dramatic skies.

Have a great weekend.

J Bar said...

Great storm clouds.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Manang Kim said...

The two birds look like they are holding to each other. And your capture with the storm is fantastic. Even if I am only seeing it here it seem like scary ^_^
Happy weekend!

SWF~Half moon

Carolyn Ford said...

What a show of power in that sky. Wow! It is scary and exciting at the same time, especially over the ocean like that. Simply beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

These are all just gorgeous. Amazing shots. That first photo is positively lyrical, though.

AL said...

Oh my, the photos are full of action!

Anonymous said...

I love shot 4,5 &6 especially 6 with the dramatic contrast of the cloud which would pour anytime then.
I hope your vacation there was an enjoyable one!! :)

Happy Weekend Gal! :)

Indrani said...

Amazing cloud patterns, very dramatic. Enjoyed the series.

NicoleB, Kuwait said...

Scary and gorgeous at the same time :D!

syel said...

great capture of the storm. interesting how the sky was parted with the blue sky and the dark clouds. thanks for sharing these :)

Pearl Maple said...

amazing view to watch the weather rolling by like that.
Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

Alexander said...

Beautiful birds there! You have it all here. Beautiful, dramatic and worrying skies. Was a storm coming towards the last few shots?

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alex's World! -

chasity said...

isn't the weather amazing?!
and how quickly it can change.
great photos showing the cloud formations. said...

storm...and u have taken great photos..congrats

Siromade said...

An amazing photo with count down of the time...I love looking the birds flying and the clouds that's incredible. A great composition on your photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Light and Voices said...

Those storm clouds at the end of your post seemed to be saying GO HIDE. I hope all is well with you. Amazing sky photos!
Joyce M

Anonymous said...

Great shots!

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely series Carver....

James said...

Those clouds are amazing! I love dramatic skies!


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