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Posted on August 16, 2015
by Cindy Bruchman
Tonight was another dramatic night off the deck. It seemed like beams shined up to the heavens or dumped water below. Here are five shots of the Arizona sky at dusk:
1. Golden Rays2. Beam Me Up3. Mushroom Moisture4. Prickly Pears5. Heavenly Set Which one do you like best?
Category: Arizona, Five Shots of..., five shots...., nature, photographyTags: Arizona, clouds, monsoon, nature, photography
I like the one with the rain.
Hi Rick, thank you. The space out here–it’s fun to see what area will be the recipient of the mighty downpour. When it happens, it’s like standing beneath a waterfall.
These are gorgeous. Number 3 is my favourite!
Thanks, Abbi! The clouds open up and drop. I hope you can visit AZ some day. 🙂
How many films, I wonder, feature a sky like this one? Sure looks Godlike.
None that come to mind.
Hmmm. Heaven Can Wait. Always. Any movie about God.
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#2 closely followed by #5 are my choices. Are some of these shots with rays reminiscent of your Arizona state flag? I seem to remember that, as a child, you would buy a set of paper flags for your sand castles, and, for some strange reason, you always got an Arizona.
🙂 John. Yep, the Arizona flag has beams shooting out behind a cloud. Thank you for casting your votes today.
# 3 is very similar to our Florida thunderstorms. Do you think it has something to do with the heat?
It has everything to do with the heat. I learned that in order for those types of storms to occur, the dew point has to be above 50 percent for three days in a row. The heat (we’ve been in a hot spell at 98 F. for the last week) causes the clouds to create all that rain.
I like Golden Rays best.
Thanks, Rob, for your vote.
‘Beam Me Up’ has some really nice saturated colors going on, but I think it’s the title and concept of ‘Mushroom Moisture’ that stands out more to me. All are great shots though Cindy. 🙂
Hi Tom 🙂 Thanks. Mushroom Moisture spoke to me not so much because the “stunning” setting, but rather, I felt I caught a bit of the big sky over here. The space is enormous.
Yeah I certainly got a sense of that as well. The space is so free and open. Lovely stuff.
You’re a peach.
Have to go with number 5, but also like the prickly pears, as I would never see them over here.
Best wishes, Pete.
Ah, yes.Prickly Pear. They open the pods and drink the juice and slice up the paddles and eat them as well. Prickly Pear punch is mighty tasty!
Okay, Cindy, usually I’m fairly confident in finding one or two that I think resonate deeply with me, but this time, I cannot single out just one. I’ve looked at each one again and again and I continue to find more beauty with them all. They’re magical and breathtaking. A true dusting of angelic mystery.
I will be no hope in the voting department at all this go round. It’s a massive tie.
Oh, you’re sweet to say, Shelley. All I do is aim and shoot 😉
I like them all. They are so like around here in Australia where I live.
I’m not surprised. Australia is robust, violent, and diverse. I’m sure you have more “big sky” than we do and when it storms, it’s intense.
Actually since I have been blogging I am more convinced that there isn’t a lot of difference. Have you read my poem ‘Texas’ I only chose ‘Texas” because the rhythm of the word but it could have been anywhere..http://wp.me/p5rgVm-zt
Oh my, these are breathtaking. #1 and #5 are my faves by far… heavenly indeed!
P.S. Sorry I haven’t got a chance to reply to your email yet but YES we definitely should try to meet up.
Number 4 for me. I have a nephew in Arizona who has a similar interest in nature.
Sweet! It’s easy here to be a photographer. I can’t paint or play the guitar, so I try to capture art via pictures. Thanks again!
Golden Rays!!!! Wow! It has an almost spiritual quality to it. Beautiful.
Ha, ha, Keith. Thanks for your vote. I sure see God in the clouds. It’s humbling. 🙂
Wow!! What a lovely view. I think I like the ones with the rays best, all three of them. Can’t choose. 🙂
Brenda, thank you. I loved your Vermont shots. The bear and the turtle poem and the twilight poem–really set the magic of the place.
Thanks! I love Vermont. I had forgotten how much. We used to go there more before we had kids.
I’d be happy to frame any of these and hang them on my living room wall.
My Gosh, mighty praise! Come on over and I’ll give you one 😉
Thanks, Michael. 🙂
I like the dramatic beauty of #5 but have a soft spot for prickley pears. I was slowly strolling down, peaceful sky, a distant mesa, and then… Was well worth the slow scroll.
Aww, Don, you are a poet. Thanks for understanding me. Welcome to Arizona. 🙂
I like the first picture – the silhouette of the skyline and vegetation with the sun beams bursting forth from behind them is beautiful!
Hi Anna, well, the apple never falls far from the tree. That was your dad’s favorite, too, although, you sure described it better than he 😉 Thanks for voting!
That’s awesome! Makes me happy to hear that.
Was great seeing you two yesterday 🙂
Yes, me, too. Your Dad would have shriveled up into a ball by know if it weren’t for Skype. Real time faces helps the separation so much.
I’ll for number one because it reflects how I feel when I wake up each morning. Not the sunlight, of course, but the grey, shapeless, lumpy bits along the bottom.
Bun, thanks for voting! I just visited your site. You are quite the Debby-Downer! 😉 I’m not a Polly-Anna; I tend to be cynical first then smack myself into a better attitude. Hope you stop by again! Have a nice day.
Ha ha! I guess I might be, although I never thought of myself being a depressive type before.
I’ll come back again, but try not to be too mopey. 🙂 only! No more 😦
Cindy, It’s “Mushroom Moisture” for me/ though the classical Jacob’s ladder shots always inspire, and yr cactus pears were a smilely surprise, I like the more subtle nature, the “quietness’ the watery movement against the landscape made me feel./ Thanx
No, thank you! I appreciate your beautiful descriptions of my shots. I like Mushroom Moisture, as well.
Cindy … something wrong with your Colin Firth post … hard to access and unable to comment. Possibly a WordPress glitch.
Them sunsets are gorgeous tho.
Really? Oh, no. I see it “normal” on my end. Shoot.
Very beautiful Pictures 🙂
All beautiful images – It’s hard to pick one. But If I was to choose just one I guess I would have to go with the Top one, Golden Rays.
Thank you for stopping by to vote!
Holy Bat-Signal, Cindy!
It’s a toss up between ‘Heavenly Set’ and ‘Beam Me Up’.
I sometimes miss my time in uniform. Watching sunrises and set in Arkansas and Kansas. Where you could see weather coming from miles and miles away. And Chain and Ball lightning at night.
Neither could hold a candle to Arizona!
Hi Kevin, I loved your ‘chain and ball’ description. That’s it perfectly. Thanks for your vote. Oh, I bet Kansas has some lovely sun sets. Don’t know what to say about AZ — I can’t get over the drama every day in skies.
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