Brandy Day244: Calm

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Somethin’ bout an Indiana summer night after a storm. Absolutely beautiful!! Everything on the ground is so green and everything above is so blue. Fresh & vibrant. Naturally washed of the days dirt. 
This photo was taken in the eastern sky as the sun set opposite of it.

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Brandy Day231: Optical Illusions

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An optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by both reflection and refraction of light within water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. An optical illusion.
This photo was taken after a gnarly lighting storm had moved through the area. The skies cleared just as the sun was beginning to set, allowing me to get this beautiful shot.

Brandy Day153: Straight. No Chaser

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Shooting on borrowed time.
I couldn’t take it. I was feeling lousy. I needed a camera in my hands again.
Happy that the past two days had been rain filled so I felt I wasn’t missing out on too much. As the rain tapered off and the clouds broke, I noticed the orange glow in the sky. I wasn’t sure what I’d get when I headed out but it was worth the chance. As I drove I crossed over 69 and this is where I stopped. Where I shot until the sun set. It was beautiful. The sun melted into the horizon as the clouds ushered in another storm.  The onset of the looming storm didn’t matter and neither did the past couple of days, I got this shot and for that moment I was more than happy.
Shot from an overpass mid country facing I-69 south.

Chandler Day 149: Storms Are Coming

DSC03568This week has been a week of supposed storms, that haven’t turned up. I always used to hate storms, but now I kind of like them. Today I wished it would have stormed. I heard thunder, but it never rained. But it was okay, me and Hannah treated it like a rainy day anyway. We both had the day off and we relaxed watching TV, making pancakes, cleaning, reading and watching movies. It was a good day and good time spent together.

Brandy Day141: Don’t Take What You Don’t Need….

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A change in the weather.  Some gnarly clouds rolled through tonight. Thunderstorms remind me of so much. I love the smell of rain, the roll of thunder, the surprise of lightning, the ominous look the clouds hold and the breathe taking sky it creates after the madness. It is all simply so easing and beautiful.
Every year deadly storms rip through small towns or big cities. Lives are randomly chosen and lost. For those, we remember.
Shot over Giest Reservoir after the storm.

Chandler Day 5: Beauty All Around

DSC00498I woke up this morning and I had a plan for the photo I wanted to take today. And then I looked out the window and saw the massive amount of snow that had been dumped outside. And then I saw that my little Honda Civic was buried in the snow. I had no hopes of driving to get this photo. So the snow forced me to get creative and come up with a new idea. I bundled up and went for a walk with my girlfriend. We trudged through snow that came up to our knees trying to find a shot. And then I found this tree. The way the snow coated the tree and covered every branch made this little tree look beautiful. This tree really doesn’t seem that significant; it was like every other tree out there. But for some reason it struck me. It was completely random and unplanned. And I’ve found that shots like that are some of my best. Sometimes I try so hard to plan the perfect shot or stick to my plan, that I miss things. But if you slow down and look, and I mean really look, you can find something beautiful.