~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #250: Skyscapes or Cloudscapes ~

Amy, of The World Is a Book, invites us to showcase our photos of Skyscapes and Cloudscapes this week. Living in the Pacific Northwest USA, clouds are a common feature in the sky. Some clouds become an impenetrable gray backdrop, while others are dramatic and/or spectacular. I’ll start with this one, a mixed cloud formation at sundown featuring a small cloud which I imagine to be a Phoenix in the midst of regenerating.

Cumulonimbus cloud formations (like the one below) foretell the arrival of a rainstorm. Just where the rain will fall is always the question!

Below a stormcloud bulges and billows above the Pacific Ocean, scurries onto shore and races northward.

Low to the ground, this anvil shaped cloud created a quiet visual perspective looking south toward North Head Lighthouse.

Cumulus clouds reflecting sunset pastels remind me of cotton candy. These are the clouds I want to float away on!

As the Earth spun to set our sun, clouds created a dreamy golden atmosphere with crepuscular rays (aka God rays) beaming through. Truly inspirational viewing!

On your walk with life, please honor our earth, encourage dignity and share kindness. 🐾

Again, many thanks to Amy for this challenge. Also, my sincere appreciation to all who started and those who are continuing to keep Len-Artists Challenge fun and inviting. Two-hundred-fifty weeks is close to five years!

This entry was posted in Lens-Artists, Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, nature, nature photography, pacific northwest, pacific ocean, photography, Report from the Edge of a Continent, travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #250: Skyscapes or Cloudscapes ~

  1. Wind Kisses says:

    God rays indeed! I agree the cotton candy clouds will always take my mind with visits of sailing away. The anvil cloud was a great photo . I love the angle you captured it and it creates a curious path or tunnel to another place.

  2. Amy says:

    Wow!!! Remarkable photos of clouds. It’s difficult to pick my favorite, I love all of them.

  3. JohnRH says:

    GREAT photos. Excellent. Clouds R us!

  4. pattimoed says:

    Fabulous collection, Lindy. Magical clouds and light. And thanks for your kind words about the challenge!

  5. I usually call those “God rays” “Jesus clouds.” They are spectacular, whatever you call them.

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Lindy, thanks so much for the kind words about our challenge. It will be 5 year on June 30th. Honestly I had no idea until I read your post! Loved your images, especially (of course) God’s rays. Also loved that you gave us the cloud variety for every image. Super post.

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Tina. I so admire what you and the collective “Lens-Artists” have been able to manage for the rest of us to enjoy. Glad you liked the photos too!

  7. Hammad Rais says:

    These Pacific sky captures are just so lovely!
    If you like to take photos of the sky, then I would like to invite you to my weekly sky photo challenge, Weekend Sky. Here’s the link of the latest episode I published: http://hammadrais.wordpress.com/2023/06/03/weekend-sky-103-june-3rd/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s