Morning Cloud Drama

Week Six of the 52 week Art Challenge (The World Outside) contained an image of a morning sky.  We live on a hill surrounded by tall trees.  Our sunrise is actually about 45 minutes to an hour later than the official sunrise.  The morning the photograph was taken for Week 6 was cloudy but not total clouds covering the entire sky.  The clouds were thick and dark in the middle and hanging around the horizon.

As the sun was rising above the tree tops, the clouds were covering the actual orb but bright light was escaping around the edges of the clouds and into the spaces between them.

The scene was very dramatic and the camera was able to record the drama.

One of my fellow Fine Art America members stated that the image held a motivational message: every cloud has a silver lining.

I didn’t think of that when I was capturing the scene or even when I was lightly processing the photograph.  I could only see the beauty and drama that unfolded that morning. 

I am not a morning person.  So it really was a “silver lining” that I was up,  dressed and outside with my camera while witnessing such an amazing sight. Capturing that scene with my camera allows me to experience that beauty many times over as well as being able to share that awesome morning sky with others.

Be sure to comment and share your “clouds with a silver lining”.

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Melvin Hancock
10/12/2023 at 8:32 am

Great pictures. Sunrises and sunsets are some of my favorites.

    10/12/2023 at 9:26 am

    Thanks Melvin. I was blessed to experience some of the most gorgeous sunsets when we lived in Bay Saint Louis! I’ve only uploaded a handful to my site but have thousands. I could not resist capturing them.

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