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I had a visit with a friend the other evening to welcome her to Edmonton and we both got something we will not forget. As we came up out of the river valley, the sun was setting and rain was drizzling. There was a glorious double rainbow in front of us , in fact we could see the end of the rainbow right in the bushes below us. That prompted a lot of comments from passers by about finding “the pot of gold.”

My friend couldn’t get the entire rainbow in the lens of her point-and-shoot and my camera was at home a couple of blocks away so I ran as best as I could knowing that I might miss it all.The light had changed as had the position of the rainbow that had mostly faded out I still got some images of wonderful colour and light.

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Summer Clouds, Evening Sky

What was I thinking? I took off with my camera the other night to capture images of the evening clouds. They are so amazingly HUGE at this time of year.

The reason why I say “What was I thinking?” was because I took my zoom lens  rather than my wide angle lens. I could not get the whole cloud and building in the photo. That predicament became the basis of my photo walk: how to get a decent composition of such of huge sky with a zoom lens.

I dared not go home to get my other lens for fear of missing the opportunity so did the best I could with what I had, keeping in mind that I wanted to portray the magnificence of the clouds as the sun was setting.

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Stormy Skies of Alberta

©Jane Chesebrough

I find the skies fascinating  the last couple of weeks -the clouds are HUGE and every chance I get I have gone outdoors to grab as many shots as I am able.Here is one of my favourites.

Stormy Weather

©Jane Chesebrough

It has been raining the past few days but I did get out for a walk and took these photos of the dramatic clouds last night. the clouds had the potential  to be more serious but just rained where I am.