It’s time for A Personal Photo Challenge! “Stormy Weather” is the theme this month. It happens to be very apropos because my husband’s health has been shaky for the past couple of days, resulting in hospitalization. He is stabilized now and hopefully on the mend. But the timing wasn't good, that's for sure. I’m sacrificing a little bit of sleep so that I don’t miss out on my own photo challenge!
My go-to camera for the past few months has been a new iPhone. The beautiful Nikon DSLRs have been patiently waiting for our situation to improve and less time devoted to caretaking tasks. The iPhone has been an indispensible tool, and it was fortuitous that I purchased it. And it is wonderful to have a nifty little camera available wherever I go.
As a result, I wanted to feature iPhone photos for this month’s challenge, and all of the subject matter was right in my neighborhood. No journeys required for these! The images were treated to my standard post-processing in Photoshop (rather than using mobile apps). Don't forget to click on each one to see them bigger.
I recorded this hillside scene through the windshield of my car, coming home from shopping errands one day. A storm was brewing, and I was attempting to beat a cascade of raindrops. Were there actually big bolts of lightning in the sky? No, I added those with some convenient Photoshop brushes. I love little shortcuts like that!
As a spring storm was ending one evening, an astounding sunset made a surprise appearance when the last bundle of dark clouds moved across the sky. We have a few bare lots next to us in the subdivision. So we benefit from an uncluttered silhouette for sunsets this time of year.
The final photo was captured just last week. A strong storm system rapidly moved in one evening, and crazy me was out on the front porch, clicking away with the iPhone. It was quite an ominous sight to see the dramatic line of dark clouds race overhead. Reflected light on a neighbor’s house and a black/white treatment add to the drama. A wide crop emphasizes the dark cloud layer.
I hope you will visit A Personal Photo Challenge blog and check out the creative efforts of other participants too!