Sunday, October 28, 2007

Stormy Skies

Taken on the road from Chama, NM to Shiprock, NM. The sun was trying to break through on the rocks and the dark storm clouds were imposing behind them. It was truly a unique picture taking day.


photowannabe said...

Terrific Western feel to this shot, especially with the vultures circling over the balancing rocks.
Super shot of the impending storm.

Kerri said...

Wow Mike! What a wonderful shot! I could see that one hanging on my wall. I love "stormy" shots and I think they are sooooo hard to capture! Great Job!!!!!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Mike

I have caught up on a few posts again. Love the scenery as always, I hope one day I will get the opportunity to photograph some of it for myself.

On inspiration, I cant help there, you know what I have been feeling like.

Love the shot of the girl sleeping, she is not going to thank you LOL. I recently missed a shot at a show (as I have many times before because my first concern is for the horse and rider) where the girl came flying off her horse. She was okay thank heavens but my first instinct was to drop my camera down and hold my breath, then realised the opportunity I had missed and of course her mother was devastated that I had missed it!!!!!! I have seen a lot of falls from horses but never anything really bad, once a broken collarbone, but have never captured it with the camera.

Your little buddy is getting bigger and naughtier every day LOL



Salty said...

Great contrast between the sunlit rocks and the forboding sky.

You captured a very unique image here!

Faye Pekas said...

What a great rock formation and the "mood" setting is perfect.

Ms. Math said...

I recently found your blog through Anna's and spent time going through the archives. Your work is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.

Shelby said...

Fantastic shot!

KMF said...

nice one

Kekiinani said...

Hi Mike
Wow you even got the big birds circling around the stacked up rock formation, with a nice stormy sky!!! Nice shot!! I was recently in Denver and got to see some cool rock formations.. They are super interesting. :) :)

MedaM said...

Hi Mike. Thanks for dropped by on my blog. Sorry that I didn’t leave my comment earlier, but I was too busy.
I like this photo of yours very much. Clouds are really impressive as well as those rocks.
The previous photo made me smile.

ASH's Eye said...

An incredible contrast, two totally differently "feels" between the foreground and background. But it works. Its always great when Mother Nature lends a hand to our photo endeavours!