PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHILOSOPHIES

Clouds

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Dark Lake

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Kilt Rock

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Eilean Donan Castle

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Duirinish Stone in Scotland

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End of Day

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April Day

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Winter Sky

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The moody sky continues to brood; the snow within still a distant dream.  The earlier dusting is ethereal and thin, like my breath in the crisp air…here for a moment, then gone.


Toward the Sun

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Cloud goes up to eat the sun.   He almost succeeded.


Fly By

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Geese fly through a cold winter sky.   There’s a hush in the air.  The grey clouds are heavy, laden with snow, but yet it resists the Fall.   I wait, watching, anticipating it’s arrival, but only the wind touches my face.   I can feel winter’s cold hand. It grazes my cheek, but will not wrap me in its white robes, will not envelop me with its embrace.  I have been here waiting, from the sun’s bright ascent to the close of the day, but it does not fall.   Winter’s snow holds back from me, like a reticent sparrow, peeking from the trees, unmoving yet aware, unsure of my intentions, though I offer only love.


Grey Morning

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The beach at Wells Maine, one early October morning before my 9 hour drive home, alone.   It was almost like the sky reflected the mood in my heart.


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Sycamore Over Water

Sycamore Over Water

Another view from the Marsh. The sycamore tree is particularly beautiful in the winter season and one of my favorite trees to photograph.


Rainbow inside a Cloud

Tried to capture this unusual effect of light and ice crystals in the sky.    The images aren’t the best as I was a passenger in a car at the time.    Took these out of the window.    I’ve since learned that this phenomena is called circumhorizontal arc or “fire rainbow”.    At least, that is what it appears to be.   It is hard to covey the full effect with these photos, as the clouds were in constant motion.  I did question the circumhorizontal arc theory because cirrus clouds don’t seem to be involved.  They looked far more like cumulus or stratocumulus clouds.  Maybe this effect is simply “cloud iridescence”.   Not sure how to tell.  Regardless of what it is called, it was truly beautiful and a lovely way to end the day.

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Winter

Winter

Relief not reflected by the grey skies. Happy to have a real winter this year.


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Bubbles

Bubbles


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Between the Snow

Between the Snow

Another unusual January “thaw” melts the winter away. The marsh is captured in gold and blue.
We’re waiting for the snow fall.


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Wandering Cloud

Wandering Cloud

Between two rainbows.


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Sunset Rainbow

Rain / Rainbow

If not for clouds, how would we see such things?


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End of a Glorious Day

End of a Glorious Day

Spending time with my mother, a golden sky at sunset, a feeling of peace like no other.


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Sunset from the Castle in the Sky

Sunset from the Castle in the Sky

Evening view over the valley.


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Amorphous Forms

Amorphous Forms

Mist rising over pond, 3am July 2012


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Lucky Shot

Lucky Shot

Just happened to click at the right moment


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Strange Clouds Embrace the Moon

Strange Clouds Embrace the Moon

Nearly full moon – 1am July 2nd 2012. Over the course of 5-10 minutes, strange clouds moved in then quickly departed.


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Sunless

Sunless

The glory of a sunless sky