Thursday, July 26, 2012

Desert Rain Sunset

While I was off taking photos of models a couple weekends ago in the desert, my wife was keeping things organized back at the desert house. It was Saturday night, and I was only a mile or two from the house when I noticed a really spectacular sky. As luck would have it, my wife noticed it too and took some photos with the spare camera. They came out great, so I want to share them for my Skywatch Friday post. Enjoy!!

Same photo, but I added a couple textures to it. Gives it a little more dramatic look.
A short time later, as the sun was just setting over the desert hills, the rain really started coming down off in the distance.
Same photo, but a little sliding in PhotoShop and added a texture. Thanks to my wife for taking these awesome photos, and thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

27 comments:

  1. Stunning pics and awesome effects through photoShop!
    Please see mine at: http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2012/07/sky-watchover-naini-lake.html

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  2. Wow wow wow! Stunning shots.

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  3. Amazing shots! Love the depth and the color!

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  4. She did a wonderful job. BEautiful sky. Really like the last one with the texture. Happy SkyWatching.

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  5. Gorgeously dramatic skies, with and without your creative PhotoShop touches! I love them all, and the whole series together, but my favorite is the third one with the rain coming down right beside the setting sun.

    I remember the first thunderstorm I experienced after moving to the New Mexican desert from the coast of Maine. I wrote to my grandmother that a thunderstorm in the desert was awesome, and she wrote back asking me why. I wish I could have sent her your photos, that would have answered her question! :-)

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  6. What beautiful skies! Y'all are both great photographers! I love the desert pictures.

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  7. Beautiful. Nothing like seeing a storm from miles away.

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  8. beautiful! i love it when the sheet of rain can be seen like that. :)

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  9. The desert always produces the most magnificent skies, and no one will convince me otherwise.

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  10. Simply stunning! JT is one of my favorite places so I will have to put you on my blog roll for me to continue enjoying it through you. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Stunning skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Well, you are a pair of good photogs! I can see one of this pics blown up and placed on a wall somewhere.

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  13. wow! A beautiful sunset in the rain.

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  15. Beautiful....have a great weekend,

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  16. Seing these clouds leave my mouth open ! so beautiful !

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  17. My husband was looking over my shoulder when I opened your post and he was very impressed. Color me impressed as well! That was a spectacular sunset!

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  18. Hi there - the first and third (Gold and Bronze now the Olympics are on?) win for me - but I'm a bit of a traditionalist at heart!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  19. Wow, spectacular shots, so great to see the rain coming down!

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  20. Incredible photos, I love Joshua Tree NP having passed through whilst on several vacations and the skies are always a delight.

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  21. Amazing photos, well captured by your wife!

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