I think aircraft contrails are pretty. Not everyone agrees with me on this, but that’s okay. Not everyone can be right, after all. I took this about ten minutes before I took the sunset image from a few days ago.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes is all kinds of awesome. We had a pretty big thunderstorm two nights ago, and Denny captured it beautifully. Seriously, look at the photo above. It’s flat out amazing. And look at the one below:
Another amazing shot. And I get to share them here. How cool is that? Denny’s description:
The last 24 hours was pretty electrifying. I suppose everybody was out getting shots of the lighting. Most of it was too far west and hidden behind trees for me to shoot but I did get a few shots that were high enough to be seen.
Thank you so much, Denny!
This here photo thing is a four-photo panorama of the sunset from a couple of nights ago. It was shot on 3rd Ave., right where it crosses Fern Ridge Rd., looking west, because that’s where sunsets happen.
I confess I’m not overly good at doing panorama shots, so the perspective on the building on the left (the Calvary Lutheran Church) looks like it’s leaning, as does the telephone pole there. Whoops.
I like clouds. They can be light and fluffy and fun, or dark and dramatic like the clouds above. And since this is Oregon, we get a variety of clouds types, often on the same day. A couple of days ago, it rained, turned beautifully sunny, then it hailed, more sun, high winds, more hail, and then more rain. There was a power outage in parts of Stayton. It was an adventurous day.
When I was at the Never2Late concert on Thursday, I look up over a building and this cloud was sitting there, all pretty. I couldn’t capture how beautiful it truly was, but I gave it a shot.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured this beautiful site of the International Space Station traveling overhead. His description:
The space station made a pass over us Wednesday at 10:30pm. I shot several 20sec time exposures and this is one as it approached from the west. Even with the thin clouds it was very bright.
So very cool. Thanks, Denny!