I’m kind of in limbo at the moment, mentally – getting there I hope? I’ve said enough lately to last me a while, so I thought instead of moaning, I would put up some more photos from our excursion of a few weeks ago. These are all Hipstamatic shots taken on my iPhone – not the new iPhone, the one before that, don’t ask me what it is – I just inherit the old phone when iDJ is done with it.
This is a dark group of shots, befitting my dark mind-set at the time. I still like them.
As I’ve done before, I love to take pictures of the landscape as we blast through it. We were local this time, but I think I got some good ones (out of the hundred-plus I took that day).
The sun was going down, and it was doing some fascinating things with the clouds – making ‘Jesus Rays’ in all directions. Yeah, I know – I’m not a Christian and probably shouldn’t be using that phrase. But I love it, it is perfect after seeing all those ‘artistic renderings’ that have Jesus surrounded by crazy beams of sunshine. I think I got the expression from Stephen King, but I’m not 100% sure – I read a lotta stuff.
Trees kept getting in between me and the Jesus Rays. I love how the motion of the car makes the trees look radically bent, leaning, in motion even, when it is me moving instead. Oddly, the Hipstamatic shots seem to be reversed – the angle should be to the left due to the camera’s forward motion, and it is to the left when using the straight iPhone camera.
Ahh. There’s the sky finally!
But spectacular sunsets always end…
and you have to head for home.
These are so dramatic. 1,3,4, and 5 are my favorites…all so different. What great stories lurk in these. Can’t believe you did these from a car….you are sooo much better at photography than me.
Thank you! I claim no talent, other than apparently being better at B&W than the hubby. I do know that at speed, I see a lot of things that the camera can’t catch!
B&W sometimes captures more truth with all its’ shadings – no distraction with all the colors.
Real Photographers consider B&W a higher skill – so there! Gold star….or golden Easter egg to be more seasonal!
Hmm, well it is more about texture than colour. He is WAY better wi colour! I see a sunset as being much more beautiful with my eyes than any photo I’ve taken can capture. I DID have a gold-foil wrapped egg today, ha!
I love them all. They are dark and a bit mysterious. 🙂
Thanks D! The trees do sort of seem to be moving… They are coming to get you!
I’ll be waiting for them. 😉
I love these! They have the makings of the Saturday night horror movie. I can almost hear the creepy music and see the werewolves!
Thanks! The funny thing is, it was a lovely day in reality. I’ll post some of the colour ones, what a difference! Irish werewolves…now there’s a scary thought!
Even as an atheist child, I called those rays “God shining down on us.” I knew they were special. Still are. But of course, give me ANY kind of weather phenomenon and I spark to life.
Thanks for sharing, girl!
Ha! I think I might have thought that about rain, god crying or some shite, but maybe because I grew up in Florida I never thought about sunrays like that until I read it and it made me laugh. I miss thunderstorms so much! I have a story for that, too – a good one!
We had thunder a few days ago, but it didn’t last very long…. rats-buttocks!
Hope you liked the story this brought to mind! Ha! Thanks, my inspiration as always 🙂
I did like it! About 15 years ago I visited my fairy godmother (long story) in Orlando. Driving back from a visit to the eastern coast, I hit a storm the like of which I had never seen. And especially not on a highway! No pulling over because where would that be anyway?!
Windshield wipers were more a distraction than a help…. egad!! I could have handled the weather–it was the enormous number of cars around me that scared the bejeeeeeeesus outta me.
I used to commute from Jacksonville to Orlando daily. Every damn day there’d be a storm on my drive. I gave up finding an overpass to hide under and just kept travellin’.