Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sky Watch Friday-A Cold Front Brings Dramatic Skies


The passing of a cold front brought dramatic skies to our area one afternoon during the past week. There were brief sunny spells, interspersed with periods of dark clouds, strong winds and rain showers.


At one point there was a stunning rainbow appeared. During it all, the deer grazed peacefully, oblivious to the beautiful surroundings. Their only concerns are feeding, mating, and escaping any danger which may present itself.


For more sky photos click here.

22 comments:

Migs CFL fan said...

At first glance I thought that was snow in the first pic. Well done and thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

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Rose said...

Beautiful!

The Birdlady said...

Willard, what wonderful phoptos you always have to share. The clouds are breath-taking, and the perfect rainbow - wow!

BNS said...

That photo of the rainbow with the grazing deer in the foreground is spectacular -- and I must say, it's a nature photographer's dream shot. Congratulations (and lucky you that you were in just the right place at just the right time!).

I just looked through several pages of your blog, and I really enjoyed it. This was my first visit, but will not be my last.

Louise said...

Two stunning photos. They skies are fantastic, but I really like the lighting on the ground.

Dina said...

Good point. I guess it is for moments like this, with a bow in the sky, that it is good to be a human and not a deer!

T and S said...

WOW...that's a beautiful landscape shot...clouds, rainbow, forest and deers

Ivar Ivrig said...

Your last shot is just amazingly beautiful. Perfect shot :-)
Have a peaceful weekend.

Bradley Myers said...

What a great shot Willard, a rainbow, the sly, fall colors, deer and the beautiful Pa. country side. The only thing missing is a large rack rack on one of them.

Gretchen said...

Those are really beautiful!

AphotoAday said...

That's quite a rainbow!!!

kjpweb said...

Most excellent Skywatch images!, Thanks for the equipment roundup and introducing us to your shooting pals.
Though I have to admit, that I practically never use a tripod.
Each his own - I guess! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

Kostas said...

Marvellous post, beautiful photographs, leading second with rainbow and beloved creatures!

Kerri said...

Amazing Rainbow shot Willard! Absolutely fabulous!!

Kyle said...

Those are both such fantastic photos, Willard. Hard to believe they were both caught the same day. But then, as my wife says, "Nothing changes quicker than the weather except a woman's mood." (Usually followed by, "So you just better watch it, buster!")

Wonderful SkyWatch post!

fishing guy said...

Willard: I just love that rainbow shot over the deer heard grazing in the feild. That one looks award winning to me.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Exceptional rainbow shot, with the deer in the foreground makes it even more special! Congrats.

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous photos!

Arija said...

Wow, what a shot! Not only a superbly lit landscape but a perfect rainbow AND a herd of deer!
Sheer beauty.

Carletta said...

What a beautiful rainbow! It is so dramatic against that dark sky.
I do love the deer in the foreground.

babooshka said...

Not often you seee ans edn to end rainbow. Excellent.

Tommy said...

I love the rainbow and the deer. Great catch. I have been enjoying your post the past week. I have been away and trying to catch up with my favorite bloggers.