Storm clouds over Boulder and the Flatirons

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Comments (10)

Marilyn Whiteley on November 17, 2007

Wonderful photo, Rich, that deserves to be seen original size. Yellow star. Marilyn

Richard Ryer on November 18, 2007

Greetings Marilyn and Billy, Thanks so much for visiting this cloud formation by Boulder and commenting. It was amazing.

Marilyn - The sky was a heavy overcast almost everywhere except for this hole over Boulder. The sunlight coming down on to the clouds was amazing. I had to get off the main road and go back country to get this shot. It was worth the diversion.

Billy - When I left the main road I headed for a dirt road I knew of from bicycle riding. This is out in the country North of Boulder and consists of farm country that was divided up into lots called horse property. The lot owners build a nice house and have an additional 10 acres to run their horses. Small yuppie ranchettes. As I was taking the picture the horse wandered over to say "Hi". I think he wanted attention on that gloomy afternoon.



Jewels on November 18, 2007

A storm indeed..very powerful! Nice shot!

©junebug on November 18, 2007

This is a very impressive and powerful photo, Rich. I took a view in original size, and the dramatic sky came out even better! Wow! It could be a scene in a Western movie. Great shot! Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Anne

Gülperi YILDIZ on November 18, 2007

Very beautifull clouds but storm not become :)

Greetings, Gülperi

Richard Ryer on November 18, 2007

Greetings Billy, YBMW, Anne and Gulperi, Thanks for visiting the storm clouds and commenting. They were impressive but did not produce a drop of rain or any snowflakes.

Billy - The well to do in Boulder like the open areas so they buy these big plots of ground, build a house and play rancher. Some families are really into the horsemanship and you see them out enjoying the open spaces with their horses all the time. Other families have a male figure who wants to have a truck with a snow plow and a tractor with a mower and that's about as agrarian as it gets for them. Into it or not, the view out there is spectacular.

YBMW - the front came in and there were some winds and lots of clouds but the snow never materialized. It is sad because we should have snow covered mountains now, but they are still bare.

Anne - The clouds were beautiful and displayed the potential to really get winter going again. But alas, still no snow. There is a chance on Tuesday but it may be fading. I will have to rely on snow pictures from Europe this winter if the snows don't come.

Gulperi - You must have been watching our weather reports. The snows didn't come and our holiday ski weekend is in peril. Usually the big areas can open to huge crowds with plenty of snow, but this year the big areas remain closed. If you have extra snow, please send it to Colorado! ;)



©junebug on November 19, 2007

We don't have any snow either, Rich, at least none where I live. So let's hope for the future! Cheers, Anne

Richard Ryer on November 19, 2007

Greetings Anne, Thanks for visiting the fruitless storm and commenting. The weatherman is predicting a high temperature of 78 degrees F today. That's crazy huh? Maybe we see rain or snow on Wednesday. If it snows, I will post!



nunila77 merche on September 19, 2014

Amigo Richard. Me encanta las caprichosas formas que tienen las nubes. LIKE. Saludos desde Madrid.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 17, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/11/17 13:18:21
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 44.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash