the storm by graemestevens

the storm

Taken on my morning walk - it's that time of year when we're getting a bit of drama along our coast in the form of storms and squalls.
I have the sort of malfunctioning brain that often works in song titles and lyrics, so when ever someone mentions a storm I automatically go to the chorus of one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite artists, so despite the fact that this song, called "The Storm", has very little to do with the weather, here it is anyway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8RQJ3EppbI

I've seen these guys a number of times live and they remain rather fabulous.
It does have distinct drama!
April 19th, 2020  
That song is magical... I hadn’t heard it before... when you said there was a soundtrack for this image I thought the doors...
April 19th, 2020  
Very suitably gloomy and dramatic, quite appropriate for these dark times.
April 19th, 2020  
Instant FAV!
April 19th, 2020  
The massive boulders on the shore pair well with the foreboding stormy sky. Great in black and white, and maybe it was b&w to begin with.
April 19th, 2020  
Ah, yes, you and Big Country! And since we're veering off topic, here's a little something something for you to watch : https://twistedsifter.com/videos/comedian-explains-pandemic-to-her-past-self
April 19th, 2020  
Fabulous sky and the rocks ground the shot perfectly
April 19th, 2020  
@jgpittenger Thank you very much :)
@blueberry1222 I think I might be addicted ;) Very funny video too!
@lyndemc Thank you very much :)
@lsquared Thank you very much :)
@golftragic Yes indeedy ;)
@northy The Doors would do just as well....but I'm addicted to Big Country ;)
@swguevin2 I blame Mother Nature ;)
April 19th, 2020  
very nice processing...super moody...a bit unusual for you ; )
April 19th, 2020  
@jackies365 I never go to the beach on nice days...what's the point in that?
April 19th, 2020  
A brooding, atmospheric image. Nice.
April 19th, 2020  
@jamibann Thank you very much :)
April 19th, 2020  
fantastic - so much captured in this!
April 19th, 2020  
certainly dramatic. wondering where the teddy with a gunshot wound is lurking, but happy just to enjoy this for now
April 19th, 2020  
Nice work!
April 19th, 2020  
Fabulous foreground focus...
April 19th, 2020  
Love it! Fav
April 19th, 2020  
Amazing depth! I love your beach photos. That storm is rather ominous!
April 19th, 2020  
lovely capture ...
April 19th, 2020  
does that mean we will get to feast on your moody coastal scenes again? I do hope so. I just love that stormy sky with its sweeping curve and shades and drama.
April 19th, 2020  
Her last comment, "so, what do you know about big cats?" was in reference to a netflix show called "joe exotic" which everyone is watching while in quarantine for some bizarre reason. https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a31819602/who-is-joe-exotic-tiger-king-netflix
April 19th, 2020  
Love how the boulders anchor the sky! Looks glorious!
April 19th, 2020  
Well composed. I like the layers.
April 19th, 2020  
The composition and processing are only superb... you're slipping!
April 19th, 2020  
Fav!!!
April 19th, 2020  
More dramatic in b & w!
April 19th, 2020  
@redy4et It seemed to work ;)
@mzzhope Thank you very much :)
@vignouse I don't know what's come over me - I'll try to apply myself in future ;)
@kwind Thanks very much :)
@juliedduncan Thank ya ma'am :)
@blueberry1222 Yes, we've been watching that as well - we started watching because we had no idea what anyone was on about. 4 episodes in and it's car crash television but oddly addicitve.
@helenhall At the moment that all depends on which way I happen to be walking- a lot of our beaches are shut down, complete with barricades, so this one was actually taken at the Port rather than a beach.
@pdulis Thank you very much :)
@domenicododaro Thank you so much - I do like a bit of ominous ;)
@lyndamcg Thanks very much :)
@tonygig Thank you very much :)
@spanner Thank you kindly :)
@pistache He's in my back pack...
@koalagardens Thank you very much :)
April 19th, 2020  
Amazing shot!
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April 19th, 2020  
Fabulous capture.
April 19th, 2020  
@haskar Thank you very much :)
@jerome Thanks very much :)
April 19th, 2020  
Gorgeous scene. I especially like the way we see the storm cloud sweeping into half the frame.
April 19th, 2020  
@taffy Thanks very much :)
April 20th, 2020  
Fantastic - love the foreground - and the clouds, of course. Great shot.
April 20th, 2020  
@365karly1 Thank you very much :)
April 20th, 2020  
Very nicely turbulent! And thanks for the music link - they are rather good!
April 20th, 2020  
@robz You're welcome :)
April 20th, 2020  
Very squally!
April 20th, 2020  
Wow amazing clouds and interesting foreground!
My husband often paints scenes like this, atmospheric clouds, water and boulders!
April 20th, 2020  
@radiogirl Thanks very much - I could never master the art of painting!
@fbailey It messed up my hair...or what remains of it anyway
April 21st, 2020  
Congratulations on the TT, Graeme!
April 24th, 2020  
@gardenfolk Thanks very much :)
April 24th, 2020  
Congratulations Graeme, on this terrific shot being in the Top Twenty for the week! FAV!
April 25th, 2020  
@skipt07 Thanks very much :)
April 25th, 2020  
Congrats on TT!
April 27th, 2020  
@taffy Thanks very much :)
April 27th, 2020  
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