Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon

Horizon

Horizon

Well this was an easy one! One of my favorite subjects is the horizon on the east side of my home. With our expansive views, I’m always tempted to keep my camera on hand. I hope I’m not boring you with these shots, as I’ve posted many on this site. But how could I resist with this challenge? I have so many in my Lightroom Catalogue!

This particular shot was taken at dusk of an unusual cloud formation. I loved the thin, soft veil on the top of the larger anvil forming as my husband, Peter, says “to hammer the plains” with an evening rainstorm.

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63 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon

  1. I never tire of these photos, Cathy. Another gorgeous shot!

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  2. I agree with Bumble Cathy. I never tire of your shots either. They’re always pretty Life magazine crossbred with National Geographic to me. I love the red orange glow you captured in the clouds.

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  3. Brigitte says:

    Ditto on the above. I bet you and Peter do some serious cloud-busting, huh? Beautiful pic, Cathy and they are NEVER boring.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Well, I do cloud-busting, I’m not sure Peter does. We have a wonderful paved bike path on this same prairie and when I go running, I like to pic a few small clouds and make them disappear. It’s fun and I like to remind myself I can do it! 🙂 Thanks so much, Brigitte!

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  4. Cloud formation is a beauty.

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  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    I agree with Brigitte–never boring!

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  6. That cloud formation is stunning! Where do you live?

    janet

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Janet! Fort Collins, Colorado.

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      • That’s a beautiful area. I lived in Steamboat for two years many years ago and then in Greeley for a year. So sorry about all the flooding this year. I hope you escaped!

        janet

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        So you know exactly where I am! I love Steamboat and we try to get over every year or two. We did escape the floods as did most of Fort Collins. The main areas of flooding were north of town by the Poudre River and parts of Greeley got some flooding by the Poudre and also the South Platte. It’s amazing how quickly things are recovering. I heard last week that HWY 34 up to Estes Park is expected to re-open before the end of the year!
        Thanks so much, Janet!

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      • Fort Collins is a great little city. I’m thinking it might be in the running for a possible retirement place. It’s near the mountains, near Wyoming where we go every summer, has lots of bike paths, cool shops and restaurants and some great microbreweries! 🙂

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Yes! We have ALL of that and more microbreweries every week it seems! 🙂 For several years there, it was ranked number one by Money Magazine as the place to retire! But we’re trying to keep that a secret…

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  7. I find it beautiful, especially the light of the cloud contrasting with the comparative darkness of the plain.

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  8. Agree with Brigitte–never boring but always beautiful

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  9. Not bored at all! I love getting to see your beautiful view! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  10. mimijk says:

    Yet again, I am late to the conversation – I echo the sentiments of all those who have written before me. This is just absolutely exquisite!

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  11. unfetteredbs says:

    Love love this Cathy. Such a beautiful shot.

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  12. With a view like that I’d keep a camera handy as well. Beautiful. I get fascinated by cloud formations.

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  13. vastlycurious.com says:

    The clouds look like mountains! Just beautiful. !

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  14. Never, ever boring! In fact, I have come to love this view too. The clouds here almost look like a mt peak… so sharp and contrasted against the sky. Wow!

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  15. aFrankAngle says:

    Boring? Oh no … and I’m learning why the camera wants to be in hand. Love the brightness of the puffy clouds, and the combo with the thin, dark clouds.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Frank. That view to the east with the mountains (to the west) blocking the sun early creates these great contrasts. It makes for very interesting sunsets to the east (?!). 🙂

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  16. What an amazing photograph!

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  17. Bastet says:

    Gorgeous indeed…I think one thing you don’t lack is beautiful horizons and you’ve picked a beautiful one here! Loved it!

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