This set of photos was taken on Thursday February 23, 2012 at about 10:30 am
The location was in Bethesda, Maryland near the border to Washington DC on a park like road.
The "Take It!" was the splendor of the sky as I was on my way to an appointment. The air was clean as there was some wind, thus the vivid blue of the sky along with the contrast of the whiteness of the clouds. All this combined with the outside temerature being in the fifties made it conducive to just plain old "you gotta stop the car and catch the sky show here," which I did. I pulled not to far off the road and stepped out and started a picture taking rotation of the sky. I for some reason tried to keep the tree tops in most of the photos as a little contrast and reference. The road turned out to be busy at that time and I gave little wonder to what people were thinking as they wizzed by me. The splendor of it all was cut short by my remebering that I had an appointment, so I closed it up, and moved on. The sky show was a part of my ever so atmospheric commute.
The After Take: The show was still on after my appointment, but my time taken up with loads of little stuff on the 'To Do List' I was not able to spend any more time snapping pictures; however I truly enjoyed the rest of the day's show. I gave the usual preview picture show via the monitor on the camera to my ever so ready evaluators and got the hoped for enthusiatic comments. At the risk of overwhelming anyone we are trying a page turning capability on the site in order to be able to share more photos as a single presentation. This makes the story have more flow or in the case of the clouds, just give em like I got em. I hope you enjoy this new, to be used on occasion, foremat.
I hope the inclusion of the top of the trees in many of these photos served the intended purpose of enhancing the connection of earth and sky without one being distracted or focused on the where of the photos. They could have been taken anywhere there are trees and seasons. I find myself going back and looking at this set of prints every once in a while and coming away with a renewal of how caught up I was in taking them.
Wishing you a great day.