Stormy Sunset II

Stormy Sunset
I use a cropped version of this in my home page random banners. We had a great late afternoon monsoon storm which dumped torrential rains in our area. I stepped out to the back patio and took several very striking shots of storm clouds bathed in the last of the sun’s light. Then, some hunch caused me to walk out to the front driveway to see what could be seen there. I captured this … The clouds, aligned with the rooftop on the house on the other side of the street, were partly a coincidence but I took advantage of that in composing this shot. July 21, 2007, Nikon D70S, Phoenix. Photo by Alex Forbes, on Flickr.

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Four Photos February 2013

South Carolina, and the California Desert, February 2013. Photos with my new Sony RX-100. They say we can’t get more quality into a web image with more pixels. This camera sports  a 20MP sensor. I’m very pleased with both image quality and color on my new camera. I find a noticeable image improvement over my older “compact point and shoots.” Thanks once again to Richard Wanderman for paving the way.


Snow Over Coachella Valley. Coming down into the Coachella Valley from the Mojave, I caught this great vista. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Tan on Grey. Early morning on the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013 … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Sunrise – Storm Waning. Dawn breaking over the Atlantic, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. … Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.


Sunrise over the beach, North Myrtle Beach SC 2013. Photo by Alex Forbes. Sony RX-100. Browse all images in Alex’s Gallery.

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Monsoon Sunset Glow

Alex says: “This unusual rose-colored lighting lasted about 2 minutes. The block wall background is actually gray; the pool patio, a light tan. The coloration came from the clouds in P1000368.” … Click image for larger file. Photo by Alex Forbes. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580. Also browse all images in Alex’s galleries. Most recent: Alex’s Gallery.

Alex says: “A portion of the monsoonal cloud which caused the unusual lighting in P1000465, at sunset. Panasonic Lumix FX-580.” … Click image for larger file. Photo by Alex Forbes. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580. Also browse all images in Alex’s galleries. Most recent: Alex’s Gallery.

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Summer in Phoenix

Two photo vignettes taken during Monsoon season.


Alex says: “Monsoon Sunset, Panasonic Lumix July 2012″ … Click image for larger file. Photo by Alex Forbes. Also browse all images in Alex’s galleries. Most recent: Alex’s Gallery.


Alex says: “Cool Diving Board Cat, Panasonic Lumix July 2012.” We have several generations of stray cats roaming the place. This mother cat commandeered the pool diving board to watch over her personal domain. Shot from indoors. I couldn’t open the slider door or remove the beach towel to capture this moment, as that would have scared her off. Click image for larger file. Photo by Alex Forbes. Also browse all images in Alex’s galleries. Most recent: Alex’s Gallery.

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Dust Storm


J. Reney, RIM Blackberry: Dust Storm!


J. Ricker, Android: Terra South just before a big dust storm

Alex writes: “Photos by family members Jimmy Ricker and Jason Reney capture the approaching dust storm of August 18, Phoenix” … Click images for large 1024 pixel images. Also browse all images in Friends Gallery. Most recent: Friends Gallery.

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