April Skies

This week has been classic April showers, with heavy storms being chased out by dazzling sunshine and rainbows... picked George up from school and drove to a spot where we got a huge sky, the storm clouds were either coming or going but at least we had sun for a while. We needed it! Saw some stunning B&W shots and felt like having a go myself. This was the prettiest.

Gosh almighty, you folk are truly the best - thank you so much for your heart-warming comments on my boosted rainbow yesterday.. it's rarely a bad day when your 365 friends are so lovely :)
@jml0306 Joseph this doesn't come close to your wonderful cloud-capture but you inspired it! :)
posted April 26th, 2012  
beautiful B&W: love the sun in one corner and the tree on the opposite corner. I just wish the entire tree fit in the frame: looks fab anyway though
posted April 26th, 2012  
Big sky indeed. Looks great in B&W
posted April 26th, 2012  
@woot I wish I could have got the whole tree too but there was a monstrosity next to it and while I was tempted to crop it out entirely, I kind of liked the balance it gave while connecting the sky and the land...
Thanks for your feedback, your crit is always sweet and true :)
posted April 26th, 2012  
@helstor Thanks Helge, I was so reluctant to wipe out the blue but wanted to try something a bit different... you know the moment when you wince as you press 'save'.....! So grateful for all your kind comments :)
posted April 26th, 2012  
I don't mind the cropped tree at all. In fact I knew this was a fav before I'd even clicked on the thumbnail. I love the subtle sunflare, the definition in the clouds and the composition xx
posted April 26th, 2012  
@filsie65 as I've mentioned before I love the contrast between the two corners: sunrays "invade" the pictures from one corner, tree branches from the other; shadows against light. Is the sosrt of image where the tree silhouette usually sits on one of the thirds
posted April 26th, 2012  
@psychographer Gosh thank you Lisa, I'm delighted you like it and shall go to bed smiling... ! :)
posted April 26th, 2012  
Yey a clear sky! i was beginning to forget what that looked like. Nice feathery clouds with something more substantial just lurking on the horizon
posted April 26th, 2012  
Looks great in B&W!
posted April 27th, 2012  
FAV for me too. You know I get off on big sky images. Love it.
posted April 27th, 2012  
nice one sky....good B/w
posted April 27th, 2012  
Really cool... love that tree!
posted April 27th, 2012  
This is a gorgeous shot, love the use of b&w.
posted April 27th, 2012  
Love this Phil - the sun flare, the lovely sky and the balance of the tree - great in B & W!!
posted April 27th, 2012  
beautiful big sky shot love the skeletal tree
posted April 27th, 2012  
Gorgeous sky! It looks so nice in black and white. Nice silhouette of the tree. Two thumbs up! :)
posted April 27th, 2012  
A great capture evoking the feeling of desolation.
posted April 28th, 2012  
lovely skies and rays
posted April 28th, 2012  
Gorgeous light! Love this!
posted May 1st, 2012  
The black and white works a treat...very nice :)
posted May 10th, 2012  
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