Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 182

More midwest storms! This photo didn't do it justice. It's brutal to be stuck in between houses with powerlines everywhere. No hill to stand on, no mountain top to get the entire horizon. Sigh. 

Today is a bittersweet day. We are excited to send our daughter our to Uganda for a 2 week missions trip. She flies out tonight! She has never flown out of the country before, but is excited at the new opportunity to serve and see new places! I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous. It is a dream of mine to go to Africa! We got her a huge memory card, an older digital camera is all we could find (after she lost her newer one), and she's off! She's very creative, so I cannot wait to see what she brings home!

The skies are lovely, they look like cotton candy swirling around. I wish I'd had my camera settings done correctly! NOTE TO SELF! Too high of ISO from the night photos I took before. Oh well! What a newb. ;)

Day 182
ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/2000, 35 mm


11 comments:

Carrie said...

WOW! What an amazing looking sky! That's crazy. I remember those wild Midwest storm skies. Now we're lucky if we see a raindrop for the next few months. Super awesome picture.

Misty said...

Oh wow! What an amazing sky!

Kim said...

ummm.... whatever you did it looks gorgeous! The clouds actually look like cotton!

karren said...

it is beautiful!

Tracy said...

BEAUTY. Funny friends of ours just returned from there!

Angie Willis said...

Wow - now I know what they mean when they say 'roiling clouds'. Great image.

Kristal said...

Wow, what a cool sky!

Amy said...

Wow, VERY cool sky!

snapshots2011 said...

Wow! Love the texture and colors in the sky. And good luck to your daughter- how wonderful!

Kristin said...

Been there, done that with the settings, but this photo is still awesome! I love the depth in the clouds. Prayers for your daughter going to Uganda; what a fantastic opportunity for a young person! It will impact her for the rest of her life and she will never forget her time there. I traveled a lot at her age and am so very glad I did because it made me into the person I am now and I got to see and do things that I can't do now because of responsibilities and obligations that come with being an adult...arg!

Missus Wookie said...

Good luck to your daughter. We have friends just back from a Quakerly tour of southern Africa, they travelled by bus/train - amazing people. Lost their camera tho' so no photos, was stolen one night :(