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Rain Clouds Over The Siskiyous

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 23 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Shasta Valley (near Gazelle) - California

The beginning of a short series of images from my travels last week. This photograph was the first exposure on the trip. I'd driven up through some intense rains and was grateful for this break - to get out of the car and grab this capture. I headed east from here on some dirt and gravel roads to capture some more before the rain caught up with me once again.

[notebook]: please forgive my not being much involved with A Minus 3 this past week and for the next few days. I was away and am now buried in work that must be completed - and soon. Greetings to you all...

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Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A nicely framed landscape with interest in the fore, middle and background.

23 Mar 2009 6:00am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Simply beautiful

23 Mar 2009 6:31am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

great looking place, i really like the ditch leading you to the mountains

23 Mar 2009 6:37am

yz from Budapest, Hungary


23 Mar 2009 7:42am

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

nice landscape, looks very peaceful

23 Mar 2009 8:34am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful view, Stephen, a very nice place.

23 Mar 2009 9:24am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

A true marvel, bravo

23 Mar 2009 11:20am

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

A stunning photograph to open the series, Stephen. Magnificent landscape that beckons me in. I can't wait ton view the rest of your images.

23 Mar 2009 11:32am

Marcie from United States

Gorgeous landscape. Love the background rolling hills and how the cloud formations echo their shapes.

23 Mar 2009 11:56am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love just the dusting of snow in this, along with the clouds-Beautiful shot of some beautiful country!

23 Mar 2009 1:41pm

paulski from Muncie, IN, United States

beautifully shot; love the diagonal swath of the creek in the foreground. well done...

23 Mar 2009 1:50pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such a pretty landscape..well seen :)

23 Mar 2009 2:51pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

un tres beau paysage , wunderfull landscape

23 Mar 2009 2:58pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Beautiful mountain the clouds hovering over them.

23 Mar 2009 3:28pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A great panorama with a good forground to lead your eye into the shot !!

23 Mar 2009 3:37pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Very nice landscape.

23 Mar 2009 4:11pm

grant from kansas city, United States

the sky and mountains are amazing. but it's that little trickle of well lit water in the ditch that add the extra umph for me.

23 Mar 2009 4:24pm

@grant: thanks, Grant - it was that silvery trickle of water that had me applying the brakes...

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen, a beautiful photography - this area of California is so spectacular! I love the rain or snow coming down in the distance and the mountains - wonderful work!

23 Mar 2009 4:25pm

@Scott Schilling: Pretty safe bet it was both rain and snow - just a matter of elevation. Thanks.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very interesting clouds

23 Mar 2009 4:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful shot. That pesky rain can mess up photo plans.

23 Mar 2009 5:02pm

@Steve Rice: Oh, Steve - I must take exception - rain is a wonderful shooting opportunity so long as we can keep the camera dry and the lens clear.

willow from United States

Can almost smell the rain in the air. Looking forward to the drive.

23 Mar 2009 5:52pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

A very good shot, Stephen. Did you try this in b/w?

23 Mar 2009 7:55pm

@Mirko Herzner: Great idea - and no (not yet) - I'm swamped with work just now. I'll give it a try and thanks for the thought.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great shot Stephen... looks like those low clouds are smothering the mountains.....perfect beginning to a new series!!!

23 Mar 2009 8:00pm

@Susan: Just to let you know - this will be an odd little series - and thanks for the visit...

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Rain, or more snow... it's a beautiful place and a fine shot. I have a feeling there is a hidden river in the middle ?

23 Mar 2009 9:03pm

@observing: The Shasta River is not far away - but will need to wait for another trip...

peter from new york, United States

what a great way to start the trip with this stunning shot!

23 Mar 2009 9:06pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

A really wild-west-landscape. Wonderful.

23 Mar 2009 11:00pm

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you, Ralf - it is one of my favorite areas. Thanks.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beauitufl landscape - nicely layered composition!

24 Mar 2009 12:59am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

The mountain peak and landscape are breathtaking. Lovely capture Stephen and the clouds are the icing on the cake.

24 Mar 2009 1:17am

Gautam from Singapore, Singapore

Its just so superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 Mar 2009 4:59am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States


13 May 2009 3:19pm