Approaching Thunderstorm

Photograph info: Another thunderstorm! We don't need the rain but the photo opps are welcome. :)

Camera settings and post-processing: Photographed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, f/9, 1/500s, ISO 160. Curves adjustments.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!



Wow, Kathleen. Nice.

Posted by Darren C. on June 11, 2012 9:53 AM

Not sure what the temperature is at that moment but it brings to mind that strange pressure in the air just before a nice storm. That quieting of things around you and weird stillness - love it Kathleen... I am in northern CA now and miss this like crazy, especially during the summer :)

Posted by Justin on June 11, 2012 11:40 AM

Lovely. Really nice range of light, great sense of scale. Beautiful work, as always, Kathleen!

Posted by Catatonic on June 11, 2012 11:48 AM

An interesting change from the regular hilly terrain,
A picture that could pass for midwestern plane.
Now quite a number of these are accruing
Because of all these thunderstorms brewing.

Posted by JPH on June 11, 2012 12:02 PM


Posted by -Lisa on June 11, 2012 12:30 PM

Great contrast Kathleen. I'll bet the corn is ready for a drink.

Posted by Earl on June 11, 2012 7:10 PM

Beautiful! When I was in the Lancaster area a few weeks ago, I saw some lovely thunder storm skies. They are such a rarity in very southern Southern California so I am thrilled with I visit my daughter in VA and there are storms.

Posted by Melissa on June 11, 2012 9:44 PM

Excellent demonstration of near space appreciation as once again you are the pilot of your craft. (looking back over the years of digital files will show that June is a bit of a show-off too:)

Posted by David Tinnon on June 12, 2012 12:07 AM

Dotted lines on such a well rendered approaching storm.

Posted by Therese on June 12, 2012 2:32 AM

Just Amazing!

Posted by Noreen on June 12, 2012 10:03 PM

What a beauty!

Posted by Lorraine on June 13, 2012 10:13 PM

What is so rare as a day in June
Then, if ever, come perfect days

Posted by Victoria on June 15, 2012 8:45 PM

This looks so much like the severe weather that my daughter and I went through on our trip up north last week. Pretty intense, but exciting just the same.
Sheila Winston

Posted by Sheila Winston on June 16, 2012 8:30 PM

Dear Mz V,

There is no price set on the lavish summer,
And June may be had by the poorest comer.


Posted by David Tinnon on June 17, 2012 4:27 AM

Joy comes, grief goes,
we know not how
Everything is happy now

Posted by Victoria on June 18, 2012 7:54 PM

Wonderful light in this powerful image.

Posted by Uwe on June 19, 2012 3:14 PM

Oh, how I love it. This is immense. In every meaning of the word.

Posted by Marta on June 20, 2012 6:27 AM

Mz V:
Food on the farm
Fish in the sea
Birds in the air
Leaves on the tree
Everything grows
Anyone knows
That's how it goes

Posted by David Tinnon on June 21, 2012 4:13 AM

I love a good stormy sky, and you've captured it beautifully here!

Posted by Leonie on June 24, 2012 6:44 AM

wow, awesome beautiful shot

Posted by omar on June 30, 2012 11:56 AM

tis safe to bet
t will soon pour
with camera set
on metaphor

A ukelele strums
"windy and warm"
as this way comes
the gathering storm

but soon its past
and good to remember
we've enough greens to last
till the end of December

Posted by david tinnon on June 30, 2012 12:01 PM

wide and beautiful :)

Posted by joshi daniel on July 2, 2012 5:59 AM

An incomparable scene of serenity before the storm.

Posted by Tate Mcgee on July 2, 2012 5:50 PM

This sky is starting to grow on me. A bit large, but I like a loose fit:)

Posted by David Tinnon on July 6, 2012 2:08 AM

Love the light, the clarity in the photo.

Posted by unsouthernbelle on July 10, 2012 6:27 PM

Very nice! It looks like it can be made into a postcard. It certainly qualifies as one!

Posted by Charles on July 26, 2012 9:48 AM

WOW!!! I just discovered your photography site, and I'm blown away. I also love photography, but don't think I am up to your you give lessons? I really like the fact that you don't alter your photos much. I look forward to enjoying your work.

Posted by Nancy V on July 30, 2012 9:22 PM

If ever I could paint a picture of clouds sweeping across the sky like this, it would be said it was just a figment of my imagination.

Posted by Lorraine on August 3, 2012 9:59 PM

You are blessed if you still do not need the rain. I am very fond of the photos you take of farm land. It brings back so many memories of my grandfather's farm in Virginia. The landscape in Virginia is pretty similar to that of Pennsylvania. We did not see him much, he had a heart attack when I was 8, but he did take me out on the tractor a few times and this looks so much like what I remember of those tractor rides. Thanks.

Posted by Ed on August 4, 2012 2:41 AM

So awesome! The contrast of the ground and sky is amazing! Great work.

Posted by Orange County Photographer on August 5, 2012 6:49 PM

Love the big sky over the flat plain.

Posted by buntagphoto on August 9, 2012 4:02 AM

Miss seeing your work ! Hope you are well and busy .
Fondly ,

Posted by Adolph on August 19, 2012 11:51 AM

very nice website and fantastic pictures!

Posted by kallopeter on August 21, 2012 7:23 AM

quel magnifique paysage

Posted by rem_la on August 21, 2012 7:36 AM

I'd only be repeating what the others said.... GOOD WORK!! Feeling photo: stormy

Posted by Jack Westhead on August 31, 2012 6:45 PM

WOW!!! I'm voiceless! Wonderful picture!

Posted by Marie-Charlotte on September 1, 2012 2:43 PM

I find it funny how powerful and destructive Mother Nature can be, but yet we manage to find some type of beauty in it all, much like what we see here in this photo. Thanks for sharing.....
Darlene MacKenzie

Posted by Darlene MacKenzie on September 9, 2012 1:29 AM

You have some great photos here! You should enter some in Canon's Project Imaginat10n:

Posted by Allie on September 11, 2012 12:51 PM

i like the brown stripes...

Posted by Project Public Domain Pictures on September 14, 2012 7:22 PM

Please come back! I miss your images... ; )

Posted by Fred (from Paris, France) on September 17, 2012 3:58 AM

Hi Kathleen - stopped by tonight for some eye candy - but nothing. Hope things are OK for you - busy I suppose. Just wanted to let you know you are missed.

Posted by Ed on September 23, 2012 1:51 AM

The official "Kathleen, Please Come Back" protest song which comes with some handy fashion tips.

(no pressure, we're getting by... barely:)

Posted by david tinnon on October 1, 2012 3:11 PM

WE MISS YOU ! Recovering from tunnel hand surgery .
A friend ,

Posted by Adolph on October 13, 2012 11:32 AM


Posted by Shilpa on October 15, 2012 7:46 AM

Many miss you , I'm one . HOPEING ALL IS WELL YOUR WAY !
Fondly ,

Posted by Adolph on October 15, 2012 10:38 AM

Please don't go! I've used your photos to teach myself to make photographs, and I've recommended your site to people who want to learn to take photos. So many of your images evoke serious photo envy in me.

Posted by BETTY on October 18, 2012 3:52 PM

Pea soup burned
Cause, yea,
I churned
Through Durham archives,
Noting berms of
Light and color,
Helping turn my
Instagram worm
Into eemoe therms.

Suspect, like me
You're lost in I.G.

Posted by Ellen on October 30, 2012 8:56 PM

Great landscape, So beautiful

Posted by Ali Saeedi on November 12, 2012 9:24 AM

You are greatly missed. I live vicariously in Durham and Williams Townships through your photos. Please, PLEASE, come back!

Posted by Josie on November 14, 2012 3:07 PM

Hi Kathleen,
Missing your photography. I hope you return soon.

Posted by Barbara Thorbjornsson on November 20, 2012 8:57 PM

I have no problem looking at this image for a year, and glad to see it each time:) Thank you Kathleen, for a good long run!

Posted by David Tinnon on December 9, 2012 3:35 PM

Good lord, this is beautiful, Kathleen.

Posted by Carmen on December 10, 2012 3:20 AM

Wherever you are, Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.
Thanks for so many beautiful images of this gorgeous area.

Posted by Noreen on December 20, 2012 8:15 AM

Your fans are begging for more and praying that all is well with you and yours. I keep checking back every now and then and see that there are so many more that are doing the same thing. You've got some good Karma flowing your way. Hoping your New Year is a bountiful one!
Darlene MacKenzie

Posted by Darlene MacKenzie on January 1, 2013 12:20 AM

Kathleen, hoping everything is good with you. Please leud know if we can expect you back.

Posted by Raquel on January 1, 2013 5:48 PM

Contrast and Composition are realy great.

Posted by sayrue on January 3, 2013 12:24 PM

I miss your photos :(

Posted by Me on March 10, 2013 7:03 AM

I miss your photos, too.
Please just one more for the road.

Posted by RĂ©mi on March 22, 2013 2:32 AM

I miss you, too. I check every day -- sort of hold my breath hoping to see a new photo.

Posted by melissa on April 6, 2013 2:01 PM

Where else can one spend such a beautiful year in early June? Aided perhaps by the storms of the past year, the dramatic impact has increased, and the hopeful horizon blue is all the more inviting. Kind of a prophetic piece, and not totally unexpected from you, Kathleen:)

Posted by david tinnon on April 24, 2013 4:55 PM

Beautiful image!

Posted by James on May 24, 2013 4:03 PM

Quite a storm; love the way the sky changes from one side to the other.

Posted by John on May 28, 2013 6:46 AM

Ok, it's been a year. Break's over - get back to

Posted by Ghengis Khan on June 11, 2013 10:04 AM

Very cool photo.

Posted by hoi on June 20, 2013 1:37 PM
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