WPC: Descent

A Winter Storm


Sunlight shines through the breaks in the stratocumulus covering creating alternating light and dark sun rays slanting to the sea

storm-comingThe Crepuscular rays stream through the gaps as the storm cloud advances.


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

31 thoughts on “WPC: Descent”

  1. Wow – in the first shot, it looks like there is a great hole in the sky!
    I love the look of the sun bursting out of a break in the clouds.

    1. It was an extraordinary sight – as you can see to the left of the pictures the sky is bright blue, but from the horizon this huge bank of cloud was approaching – it rained, heavily about 15 mins later.

  2. Ah, we must be “kindred’ spirits. My photo challenge post for “descent’ is a bit similar to yours, although we are in different locations…mine is land-locked, yours sea-bound. Lovely!

      1. Or the fingers of god. Saw my most spectacular ones in northern Jordan 15 years ago. What is that tiny black thing riding the clouds in the second one? They are wonderful shots.

    1. Thanks Sue – it was quite a sky. We’d just parked the car and as soon as I stepped out I had to grab a few shots of this, the light was incredible!

    1. Thanks Andrew, I’d like to say I stood there for hours waiting for that moment – but I didn’t. Just pure luck. But I do like the shape against the sky,

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