The Beauty of Weather

By: pbcmedia

Jun 22 2009

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Category: Aging, Beauty, Creativity, DRIVING PHOTOS, Life, Personal, Photography, WEATHER


Focal Length:100mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

I am leaving the house in a moment to got to the wake of the 95 year old mother of my friend of over 45 years.  It is raining– as it has been raining for the past days–or has it been weeks?  It seems forever.

I’ll drive through twilight and stop at intersections and return to taking  photos in the rain which I started last year.  When I started they dazzled me–the headlights, the traffic lights, then, with taking too many of them, I seemed to capture less magic.  Perhaps. I was trying too hard?

I am a year older, closer to that purported burst of spectral white, so I think I’ll try again for weather magic on my way to bear witness to a natural beauty who did not have to try hard to dazzle.

Her name was Mona.

Sometimes thinking back and going back to beauty is the best way to honor a soft, sweet soul as she passes through the lights.

©Pat Coakley


©Pat Coakley 2009

Photographs Cannot Be Used Without Written Permission

10 comments on “The Beauty of Weather”

  1. like a cluster of emeralds and ruby
    sincere sympathies to you and your friend

  2. Sorry to hear about your friend’s mum but at least she had a good innings.

    Nice shot. It looks like an underwater dream or perhaps life seen through tears. Funny how even though we’re in the exact opposite seasons and hemispheres, we’ve been having the same type of weather.

  3. “seen through tears”

    Brilliant. I love the simplicity of the shot, Pat.

    Isn’t it neat, how we must exercise the effort to extract the good from a bad situation . . .

  4. obrigado……

  5. What a beautiful tribute & an even more beautiful shot. Even in the gloomy rain, there is an orb of hope.

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