Sunday, January 09, 2011

Wild Clouds in the Blue Hour

Yesterday, I was running late-I had to go grocery shopping to pick-up a few things and we were expecting this storm to hit. So, I packed myself up and headed out to the grocery store, must have been just around four, probably five o'clock.

After I did my shopping, I started to pack up the car and that's when I noticed it. The incoming storm had made the clouds really quite incredible and the hour had made us enjoy a blue hour. It was amazing. Incredible clouds at the blue hour. I was crazy over it. I didn't have my camera with me, so I grabbed my iPhone and started snapping away. I thought about getting my camera, I was only a few minutes away from home, but it would have been too late. The blue hour was fading and the storm incoming, there just wasn't enough time.

As I was driving home, just my luck, the palomino horse I've been itching to photograph for years was out for a run. He was along the fence too, just by the side of the road. Damn and blast, I didn't have my camera with me. Oh the humanity! At least my sorry self was able to go out and take a few quick snaps with the iPhone in the parking lot of the grocery store. I had ice cream in the car too, so I couldn't even stop for the horse and, frankly, by the time I had made it around the horse zone, the blue hour was already in full fade mode. Chalk that one up to a, "well, it would have been nice." Yeah, yeah, I know, always bring the camera along for the ride too.

I did manage to salvage a few shots with the Hipstamatic (Salvador Dali pack, which I recently downloaded.) Not sure they are the greatest but it's better than nothing. I actually kind of like this one, even though it's not really wild clouds or the blue hour (well, you really can't tell that it was taken in wild clouds or in the blue hour.)

The wild clouds, the horse, the blue hour, these are not even the strangest of things I've found this weekend. While I was in the grocery store, I happened upon this:






Yes, I've been seeing some strange things in some strange times indeed. I hope it's normal in your little world or, at least, not nearly as crazy as it's been around here.

Until next time...

3 comments:

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I love your capture and whatever it was you did with it, Carol.

mythopolis said...

Aha! I am pleased to see that my new olive oil product is reaching your market!

Carol said...

Thanks, Postcards! This comes from the iPhone. It's the Salvador Dali Dream Pack available in the Hipstamatic application for the iPhone. I'm having a lot of fun playing with it.

Mythopolis, for some reason I thought of you when I went shopping. I wish you the best of luck with your new "side business" :~)