Saturday, November 21, 2009

End Of The Line

I thought I'd throw my hat (photo) in the ring and have fun with this.

Wonderful photos from many participants await your viewing at Gardening Gone Wild and the Picture This Photo Contest for November. Judging this month's event is Joshua McCullough, creator of PhytoPhoto, a specialist collection of expertly identified botanical, horticultural and environment photos.

Joshua suggests images may be presented metaphorically... as well as showing the end of this year’s garden... photos can be interpreted literally using lines as strong components... or best symbolic use of the theme... but photos combining both interpretations will receive the highest commendation.

Share with me your photos that say the season has come to the END OF THE LINE.”

So here is my go at it:

Summers are hot and dry in this area of the Pacific northwest, and skies are devoid of clouds, thus we recognize the end of the line, not just when the surrounding landscape changes color and leaves fall to the earth's surface, but as the rains begin and energy is transferred from the valley's floor to dynamic skies.

Ground fog manifests from ever increasing rainfall and these dramatic sky formations reflect a change in season. And metaphorically the gradational tone and lines of the landscape, the sun's rays and cloudscape... all converge to the end of the day.

13 comments:

sweet bay said...

Really beautiful skyscape. I always admire photographers who can take good sky shots.

Kiki said...

Mega-Beautiful!!! Best wishes in the contest!

Pam said...

You photo and words have just the right combination of everything. Its definitely a winner in my humble eyes.

Mary said...

What a beautiful image. It's stunning in its simplicity.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

It's a beautiful photo. I love how the clouds are outlined by the light...almost looks like lightening! I like how you included your metaphoric observation, too.

Rosey Pollen said...

Di,
Every photo I see of yours is always so serene! I would consider all of them winners! So good luck to you!
Rosey

Laura in Paris said...

What a great sky - you're a specialist! The dege of the cloud so bright with the sun behind ... oh, really great. Good luck.

Helen said...

Lovely photo. I like the way the last flash of gold is framed by the tree... and that beautiful corolla of light around the cloud.

RainGardener said...

What a fantastic picture. I love the way the clouds are outlined by lightening? Whatever it is it's beautiful!!!

Grace Peterson said...

I love it, Di. Photo contest or not, if I saw the sky putting on a show like this, I'd be running for the camera. You've got a surefire winner. Boy talk about fickle skies lately. A few minutes ago it was DARK and pouring. Now the sun is out. November in Oregon!

Lindalou said...

Beautiful photo. Good luck. I know there are a lot of great photographers out there, but this is really lovely.

Janet said...

What a stunning sky and you have captured it perfectly. Good luck, think you have a winner.

SquirrelQueen said...

A beautiful photo and you described our Pacific Northwest skies perfectly.