Before the Storm, New Hampshire 2009

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    The sun was still shining, though not for long - those crazy dark thunder clouds brought quite the storm! But until then I wanted to capture the gorgeous contrast of the autumn trees glistening in the last light before the coming storm...I was visiting a friend last Fall and as we were chatting I looked outside the window to see this sight - I instantly ran out to get my camera and snapped a few quick pics - the lighting was unreal, the storm was so intense, and yet it was also so gorgeous, all at the same time.

    Rural America to me is as much about a close sense of community and acceptance as it is about appreciating the beauty in the simpler things in life. There is nothing particularly special about the items in this scene - the barn I believe is actively used for storage, but set on the road amidst all of the colorful trees made me realize how much beauty there is in our country, even when it's not a fancy city or historical monument. This is the America that so many of us see on a regular basis, an America filled with natural beauty that warms all of our hearts.

    SKCphotography, whatuthink, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. OFFator [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      Stunning colours. Great.

    2. SKCphotography 47 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shot.. great light.

      This wonderful shot was seen in Tree Photos

    3. whatuthink 47 months ago | reply

      beautiful catch before the storm !

    4. Vainsang 47 months ago | reply

      Heavy storm to come!
      This wonderful shot was seen in Tree Photos

    5. West of Her 46 months ago | reply

      Stunning. I love the light and vividness of the image.

    6. pixlperfect 46 months ago | reply

      Beautiful contrast and light!

    7. jenncuisine 46 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone!

    8. mirv22 46 months ago | reply

      I can't stop looking at this photo....I want to be there! Beautiful!

    9. nancyin_ks 46 months ago | reply

      This kind of lighting always pulls me outside. I LOVE the rare times when the sun shines on those big dark clouds and the eerie cast it puts on everything.You did a magnificent job of capturing a gorgeous scene.

    10. Tami Loving Life 46 months ago | reply

      Congrats on being chosen for PW's Group Four!!

    11. chrissie60ca 46 months ago | reply

      Beautiful picture! Love it!

    12. CJollotta 46 months ago | reply

      I knew this had to be New England. Gorgeous! This shot is making me so homesick!

    13. {2H Design} 46 months ago | reply

      I don't think there is anything "regular" or "simple" about that shot. alright, technically, I get what you mean. However, I think this is breathtaking, beautiful and I want to live down the street! Gorgeous!

    14. taylorsmom91 46 months ago | reply

      Very dramatic and absolutely gorgeous!!

    15. Shutterbugg01 46 months ago | reply

      Oh WOW!! I don't know how many times I myself have seen this exact shot and wondered how to capture it and here I find it and you have done an EXCELLENT JOB!!! So beautiful, my friend!!!

    16. Keartona 41 months ago | reply

      CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

      You have won THIRD place in the Tree photos group competition 'Trees in full colour'.
      A very good image with strong contrasts. Very well done.

      Andy :)

    17. jenncuisine 41 months ago | reply

      Oh awesome! Thanks!!!

    18. chansiuhung 33 months ago | reply

      This wonderful shot was seen in Tree Photos

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