I was a refugee of sorts the day I took these pictures. At 9:30pm the night before our area suffered what I have since learned may have been a Derecho. The storm was fairly strong and lasted longer than usual. But what I really wasn't expecting was that when power went out, it stayed out. It didn't come on for 2 days.
This all while we are in the middle of a 100 degree heatwave. We really couldn't stay in the house during those two days. It was off to the hotel for us, along with all the stress caused by being displaced, having all of our food spoiled, not knowing when we could get back in etc...
Even during those times one must still take pictures. :-)) I would say the quality of the pics I took on day 2 weren't up to my best, but that wouldn't stop me from sharing. ( Maybe it should. You be the judge ).
This is a shot of a large branch in the front of my house, that met it's demise at the hand of the Derecho. I like it because the selective focus leaves the bottom leaves looking a little "3d'.
I don't know what this is. It was actually raining while I took this picture. I worked it from all kinds of angles, but the orginal centered composition worked best for me. I really processed the heck out of it. Probably a bit too much.
I enjoyed this picture not only because of the nice pink in the sky, but because of the juxtaposition of the moon with the streetlights. They are both about the same size too with this lens 35mm f2 zeiss.
I have a long term project going, to capture license plates from all 50 states, in various ways. This seemed to fit the bill, and get me Utah, while having the added bonus of the Kenworth truck. :-)
Here is the room we "suffered" in. Not too bad actually. Kind of old and smelly, but at least it had a chair you can relax in. Not complaining here, we were lucky to be able to get a room nearby.