This weeks DP Photo Challenge is “Forces of Nature”. Living close to the ocean and the intracoastal waters, I’ve snapped a few pictures of storms over the last few years. I find it fascinating how the light changes with the atmospherics of the storms. Here are a few images I’ve selected for this challenge.
You can find other responses to the challenge here. Have a wonderful week. May your skies be sunny and bright.
51 thoughts on “WPC Forces of Nature: The Many Faces of Storms (9 Images)”
Lovely post Tiny, great accent on the light, and that’s a very large flock of Terns on the beach!
Happy you liked it. The Terns just loved the new rainwater lake and came to bath there in hundreds 🙂
I love the broad spectrum of experience! Mother Nature can always teach us a thing or two and get our attention
Thanks Val! Mother Nature definitely has both my admiration and respect. And my attention, always 🙂
Excellent pictures, all, but that rainbow one stands out!
Thank you Hien! The rainbow “event” had such a beautiful light.
I love the rainbow and the second picture of the light shining through the clouds. Well done!
The rainbow is an older picture, but the light shining through clouds is from the storm that was the first for the Osprey chicks recently. Happy you liked them, Jackie!
Those were great! The rain on the window was spectacular and so was the rainbow.
Thanks Nancy! That picture from inside out is a rare picture for me. We don’t get rain on those particular glass doors because the terrace roof reaches about 12 feet out. This was the only time in almost five years that these glass doors were covered in rain from top to bottom. It rained completely sideways with strong winds.
Amazing photos. I love the rainbow:)
Thanks a lot! That rainbow had some special light 🙂
Simply wow 🙂
Thank you kindly Takami 🙂
Thanks for those striking images.
Happy you enjoyed them, Susan.
A wonderful sky gallery, Tiny. That window in the clouds is astonishing. Reminds me of a Mark Rothko painting.
Thanks Tish. That “window” was a spectacular phenomenon, never seen before or since. Hubby was shouting to come see it while it lasts, and I ran out with my camera. The window “closed” in a couple of minutes…now need to check out that painting.
Actually Rothko’s windows are all rather crimson, and not physically like your window at all. But then he was trying to create a window into other deeper human worlds and experience, and that’s what struck me about your window. If that makes sense. 🙂
That makes great sense. I saw his windows, much orange and red, but also hues of blue.
Love the “window of light” – amazing.
That was an amazing sight, never seen before or after. It closed in a few minutes so it truly was a window of opportunity 😉
Oh Tiny…so wonderful!! Reminds me a little of the storms of our lives…eh? Especially the part about no matter how dark it gets, “light is always there behind the clouds!” Much love and beautiful blessings to you ♡♡♡
Thank you Lorrie! I was thinking that way too when I saw the outcome of the second picture. When it’s seemingly dark everywhere, the light is still always present. Love and blessing to you too ❤
Love your shares of stormy skies and aftermath. My fave is that window of light!
I have faith the sun will rise
Even when veiled by stormy skies
The horizon remains steadfast too
Even when hidden from our view
Thanks for the wonderful poem, Nancy! That window of light was a fantastic sight, but lasted only a few minutes.
Thank you Patrick, happy you enjoyed them.
Wow! Such life in your images! Florida definitely knows how to entertain with its storms, and you’ve captured many facets of their intensity and beauty.
Thank you Cyndi. You’re right, storms here tend to be quite spectacular. But we always like them to remain “little” storms that bring rain and some cooler air.
Super shots! I love the window of light that opens up over the ocean –
Happy you liked them, Kathy. The “window” was spectacular. It just opened suddenly and was gone in minutes, I just had enough time to get a couple of pictures.
I am missing the ocean right now…..
Thanks…hopefully my pics can entice you guys to visit your old stomping grounds at some point 🙂
Beautiful images for the challenge. What a lovely rainbow, and I love the capture of the “angry ocean.”
Thanks Sylvia. I still remember the day last winter when I took the image of the “angry ocean”. My eyes were watering from the wind and I could hardly withstand the wind. Cheers ~ Helen.
Sorry Helen. I don’t know why I’d got it into my head that your name is Lisa. 😳
Not to be sorry, I liked being Lisa for a few days 😀
Well, a change is as good as a rest, as my Gran used to say. 🙂
Beautiful pictures, thank you so much for sharing.
Thanks much Cecilia.
yes, mother nature has got different faces!!!
She sure does! Storms have a different kind of “facial expression” than the sunny days 🙂
For me there is nothing quite like a good storm to show another side of beauty of Mother Nature and you have captured it so well with this post.
Thank you Randall. Indeed, storms have a furious type of beauty…there have been a couple of tropical storms that I would have liked to picture, but it’s been impossible to go out for all the debris flying around ~ Have a wonderful weekend.
Wow – photos. I love especially Your sky photos, they are fantastic beautiful.
Thank you Matti. The skies here are ever changing….from completely blue to blue with cotton candy clouds, to dull gray or almost black clouds. Right now it’s blue with some white little clouds.
OH my, you’ve captured all of the drama so very beautifully!