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28 May 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday ~ Idaho Storm (9)

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We had just left Fairfield, Idaho, rushing the fifty or so miles to Mountain Home…skirting thunder storms, braving harsh wind.  I’m on the back of the bike, without any face shield, protecting the camera lens from the rain…and my only thought is “I gotta get a picture of this for Tisha’s Looking at the sky on Friday.”  True Story.

LATSOF 2009.05.14 idaho storm

19 comments:

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Wow! Great shot! Your dedication shows! ~Janine XO

Anna said...

Wow, that is amazing! Of course you had to get the shot, and I'm glad you did.

Mel said...

Ohhhhhh....Crepuscular rays!

*happy wiggle*

I LIKE crepuscular rays bunches and lotsa. Bless your heart for capturing that memory and sharing it with us.

Yikes....HOW the shot came to be was enough of an adventure...aren't you suppose to hang ON when you're on the back of a motorcycle?!

Amazing Gracie said...

Did you get any bugs in your teeth?
Seriously, that's truly awesome!
~~~Blessings~~~

I, Like The View said...

what a totally brilliant photo - I love it when those (what did Ms Mel call them? crepuscular?) rays beam out of a cloud like that. . .

brilliant

and the fact you saw it and took it from the back of the bike too

amazing

(and no bugs squashed on your lens either!)

thank you

Spadoman said...

Sure hope the weather is good when I pass through there on my way to Oregon. Meeting a friend there next week to start a motorcycle journey. At least it's not tornado prone Oklahoma or Kansas!
Peace.

Race said...

wow that's a very beautiful shot!

Villas Girl said...

Wow. This is amazing. I love how the sky is reflected in the helmet.

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

All of this for me!?!? I'm so happy that you risked your life for me. Thank goodness you (and your camera) made it through this shot unscathed. Now this is true dedication, my friend! Much love. :)

Thanks for playing along.

-Tisha

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Oh, in all of the excitement, I forgot to comment on the photo! *LOL*

It's brilliant. I love the rays sneaking out from those trapped clouds! Very nicely captured. Thank goodness.

Dianne said...

wow that sky is intimidating yet stunning!
great shot!

Bond said...

Love your backseat shots...

Sandee said...

Love the shot, but I think I'd be thinking more than just getting the shot for Tisha. Just saying.

Have a terrific day and weekend. Big hug. :)

Ailurophile said...

Great capture. You did well to get that shot, and it came out good in the end :)

Jim said...

I read about how your face shield broke off when the wind blew it off. That was a tough storm.
I never would ride in the rain.
Your sky picture turned out good even if you did risk ruining your camera. Happy Sky Looking,
..

Linda said...

Your dedication shines through just like the sun through those clouds! Bravo!

Travis said...

Anything to get the shot?

Desert Songbird said...

You're such a dedicated photographer and blogger. *smile*

The CEO said...

I like the image of the bird in the clouds. Very cool!