Clouds with a Winter View

This photo was taken on December 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM.

The location was from the back deck at my home in Bethesda, Maryland.

The "Take It!"  Came from one of those step out the back door and happen to look upward. There was the composition of the clouds with an overlay of the top of the winter leaf stripped branches of the maple tree in the front yard bringing about yet another restful view.

A quick run inside to grab my camera, and the return to the deck found the clouds altered just a little bit, thus the picture was taken.    

The After Take: To those who have looked at this picture - the reaction has been of silence as the photo seems to take everyone in, and promotes a sort of calm for the viewer.  I find this to be the same effect upon myself, each time I look at it.

Here is hoping this image has its calming way for you as well.

Wishing you the very best,


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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Sally (Friday, 30 January 2015 13:55)

    Was it a warm day?

  • #2

    Jim (Friday, 30 January 2015 13:58)

    We have tons of evergreens around here. One of the reasons I enjoy it, I like green. I get a cold shiver when I see bare trees during the winter.

  • #3

    Sf1967 (Friday, 30 January 2015 13:58)

    Great picture! The clouds look very non threatening.

  • #4

    Gabe (Friday, 30 January 2015 14:05)

    It really does have a calming effect. Very mesmerizing.