Paradise At The End Of A Stormy Day (Explored at #8 on 3/23/12))

For the past several weeks, my normal routine has been very disrupted as not one but several storms have cleared out of our area during the late afternoon hours. This means that instead of heading straight home, I had to drive over to the resort after a long day at work to see if I could get some clouds in the sky during golden hour as these storms clear out. I think I mentioned in an earlier post that California storms are like crack to me, and if a storm looks like it could be clearing out, I have a VERY hard time staying home when I COULD be shooting at one of the parks or South Orange County Beaches. I just read a post this morning from flickr user Neil Kremer who is feeling the same pressure. In a few weeks, the storms will completely disappear for upwards of 6 months. We could easily not see another drop of rain until November. So when these opportunities arise, you will typically find me out there with an umbrella waiting for the storm to break up because who KNOWS when I'll get another chance.

 

In the mean time, the forecast for this Sunday calls for an 80 percent chance of rain. Guess where I'll be late Sunday afternoon?

 

(Explored at #8 on 3/23/12. Thanks for the views, comments and faves! :) )

  • mojo2u 3y

    Excellent color and composition...
  • Sam 3y

    Oh nice! And I'm like you. I watch the weather reports to keep track of when there might be these nice clouds at dusk. But even then, there's no guarantee Mother Nature will cooperate like she did for this shot.
  • Joe Penniston 3y

    Fisheye is perfect here. I completely disagree with that Tom character. You nailed this to the 1000th degree.
  • Scott Barlow 3y

    Wow - I love it how it is. Excellent choice and what a shot!
  • Mazwan Jamalluddin 3y

    amazing.nice shot
  • Peter Lee 3y

    Gorgeous light and color! I'm not a big fan of fisheye shots in general, but I think it works really well here, especially with the curve of the railing.
  • Jen 3y

    Beautiful shot! Congrats on Explore!
  • Daniel 3y

    Gorgeous colours
  • Jeff Fillmore 3y

    Amazing
  • G L 3y

    Cool...
  • Danial Abdullah 3y

    lovely colors!
    nice shot!
  • lukealbert1 3y

    Excellent picture
  • Adbeel Leal 3y

    ótimo anglo

    Adbeel Leal
  • todd- 3y

    awesome!
  • Christian Walther 3y

    wonderful work!!

    sunny day springtime

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  • Razzi 3y

    What are the specs for this image? Amazing job!
  • Nicola Martinelli 3y

    Incredible!! Amazing ude of light!! compliments
  • Gabi 3y

    this is awesome!
  • Pascal 3y

    Great capture, I can really feel the magic ambiance of Disneyland park
  • Froilan Calderon 3y

    Muy buena, bien realizada
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