River Clouds

This past weekend I was in Northern California staying near the San Joaquin River.  I don’t often use HDR in my photography but in this case the clouds were moving so fast with changing light it was too temping to pass up.  Taken from a boat dock shooting into the water.

San Joaquin River
San Joaquin River

 

Sunflowers

In the Loire Valley we saw several fields of sunflowers as we were driving around.  After ignoring them for a couple days we had a stormy afternoon with heavy rain that provided a background to highlight them well enough.

Loire Valley
Loire Valley

Tahoe Boathouse

On our last day in Tahoe I walked down to the lake shore to get a sunset and saw this boathouse.  There was some controlled burning in the area which gave part of the sky and distant clouds the orange hue.

S. Lake Tahoe
S. Lake Tahoe

Afternoon at the Beach

I was taking a photo walk yesterday afternoon at Avila Beach, California and was reminded of a recent post by Stephen Hipperson titled Contre-jour.  This capture was about 3:00PM so as the sun sets further I imagine the look will change.  So something for next time.  Thanks Stephen for the inspiration.

Avila Beach California
Avila Beach California

Painted Desert Storm

Painted Desert, AZ
Painted Desert, AZ

The morning started with a few clouds and as the day went on they increased until the sky turned dark and rain fell.  Occasionally the sun would peek out and provide some interesting light.