Stormy Weather — 5* Pix

Total Shots taken 92
Number of 5 star ratings (5* yield %) 16 (17.4%)

“Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky…Stormy weather…”

 — Lena Horne (written by:  Arlen, Koehler)

The meteorologists had predicted storms since the weekend.  Earlier in the day, the weather alerts started:  “A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until…”  For once, when the storm clouds began rolling in, I wasn’t in a  teleconference, working to meet a proposal deadline, or completing some other time-sensitive project.  I pulled out the camera, and took a break from work to capture some of the spectacular clouds.


  • Spotlight: Shining through the cloud, the bright beam of light hitting the water is almost surreal in the way that it contrasts with the darker water surrounding it.  Given the shadowy, opaque water in front of the pumping station, you would have thought it was much later than 5 p.m.


  • Mounds of Clouds (3):  The thick, dark clouds look soft and fluffy, a stark contrast to the  intense storms that hit the city.  They kept rolling in, hovering like a shelf over the darkened lake; the shapes kept changing, and I just kept pressing the shutter button.


Looking south, you can see the clouds as they began to roll in — the cottony formation sweeping towards the southern lakefront buildings.


Up close, the swelling curves of the rolling clouds float above the dark green of Lake Michigan.

You never know what the storms will bring.  In this case, very little lightning, but lots of rolling, thunderous looking clouds (without the thunder) and rain pelting the far off shores.  That was OK with me, because there were some fabulous and shapely clouds to consider!  I hope you enjoy these 5* images.

See more outtakes from this and other photography outings by following me on Instagram @eyevpointofview.

2 thoughts on “Stormy Weather — 5* Pix

  1. I am always amazed by what the camera sees. No matter the clouds or the darkness, it’s a
    beautiful stormy day. You’ve captured the sky’s brilliance with magnificence! It’s always a pleasure to see where your camera leads you.

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