Better brighter skys are just ahead

Similar to the Icelandic sky’s I was just recently fortunate enough to get to enjoy, the days ahead are bound to be unpredictable…..not bad per-say, just a bit unreliable. Like I have noted in a few posts recently, its what you do with what you have. Just like what seemed to be horrible lighting at the time for my images, it was actually perfect lighting for images that I wasn’t really looking for. It was up to me to use this lighting as for its own distinctive quality when it presented itself. It’s when you realize this and take advantage of the situation being presented to you that you excel and in turn, prosper in the long run. Just like all of you out there, I am joining you in this journey of hope and discovery. To look for new ways and choices to pull us through the tough times. The trick is to try to embrace every condition and look at each small roadblock as an opportunity to help create a better future for ourselves.

You know, every evening is usually my time to reflect on the day, grab an image, post it, and attempt to create some sort of descriptive caption. Sometimes, this comes quite easily and other times….well….I crack the knuckles, warm up the hands, extend the fingers to the keyboard, and……like a deer in the headlights, I freeze! Well, like tonight, after I do that…..I usually just ramble on like a lost goat. I just hope it somehow made sense!

So, what’s on tap for the weekend and next week… far as the blog that is?

Well, I think I’ll finish out the weekend with a couple of more from Iceland if you don’t mind. Into next week, I hope to play a little catchup with some images from a few recent shows……a wrap up if you would. I hope to clean out a few images out of my archives and post several on a few of the days. I also plan on a few self assignments to keep the creative energy flowing. Stay tuned for that 🙂

And, oh yeah, thanks for the great comments both here and on flickr as well as the emails. I appreciate it!

One last thing, I sold an image to Newsweek Poland of a Brazilian bridge that I took. Very cool 🙂

Well, enjoy the weekend folks, and as always, thanks for viewing!

For the real deal

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  • Flickr: Francisco Aragão - May 9, 2009 - 2:50 am

    Nice work !!ReplyCancel

  • You really cant beat that sky Mike. Nice work as usual man. I have been on a little bit of my own journey lately as indicated by my absence…it has really brought some things into perspective for me and made me realize a few things. Never give up realizing your dreams man, life is too short. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Zama Ree Do - May 9, 2009 - 3:47 am

    I loved this writing, lost goat~ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: SusanGary*GloriousNature* - May 9, 2009 - 4:43 am

    Oh these clouds are so 3D .. wonderful shot!

    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Eleets121 - May 9, 2009 - 6:15 am

    ~: Award Of Excellence :~ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Bill Hinton Photography - May 9, 2009 - 7:54 am

    great work here my friend,,,!! 🙂

    seen in EXPLOREReplyCancel

  • Flickr: rapis60  - May 9, 2009 - 8:17 am

    terrific sky!!!
    An Awesome Shot Award
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    invited with SICI (2009-03-14)ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Pixel Works - May 9, 2009 - 8:19 am

    ~: Award Of Excellence :~ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: BIG STEVE1 - May 9, 2009 - 8:22 am

    ~: Award Of Excellence :~ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Nounou 12 Maryse - May 9, 2009 - 9:28 am

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Vos plus belles photos (Nature only)/ Invite pictures only., and we’d love to have this added to the group!

    Which splendid photograph for this beginning of Weekend
    Last day to take part in the challenge of the week!!!
    Good day for this Saturday!

    Postez cette photo dans Vos plus belles photos (Nature only) ! s’il vous plait et rejoignez-nous/Please join us!.
    Ajoutez le tag VosPlusBellesPhotosReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Sareni - May 9, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Art by Beatriz - May 9, 2009 - 10:26 am

    The power of natural beauty reminds me that there is more to life than my own little insignificant troubles. In the big picture, I have so much to look forward to, so much to love. Even in this tiny way, looking at beautiful photographs, I have gained so much.

    So thank you for sharing your art with the world. For it is often through art, that we see ourselves in the context of the world around us.

    Fantastic job!ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Rachelle Vance - May 9, 2009 - 10:35 am

    nice BIG skyReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Fraggle Red - May 9, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Awesome sky! Great shot and processing, Mike.

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    please give awards to other images.ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Rober1000x - May 9, 2009 - 12:29 pm

    great workReplyCancel

  • Flickr: *~Tammy~* - May 9, 2009 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful sky and pov! Amazing capture~ Have a great weekend. :0)ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: *~Tammy~* - May 9, 2009 - 2:20 pm

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called The Favorite–Post 1, Comment 1, and we’d love to have this added to the group!ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Denis Collette...!!! - May 9, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    … one word my friend… IRRISISTIBLE…!!!
    … on Explore …!!!
    … champagne… peanuts… ice cream… chocolate…pop corn…!!! :)))

    Congratulations! Félicitation! Felicitazione! Felicidades! Felicitats! Glückwunsch! تهنئة 恭喜 Felicitação! Čestitke! Blahopřání! Gratulation! Felicitatie! Õnnitlus! Onnittelu! Συγχαρητήρια! כל הכבוד! Gratulálok! مبارکPowinszowanie! Felicitação! Честитке! Lyckönskningar! Поздравляю! Tebrikler! Поздравления! تبریک おめでとう Til lukku or til hamingju! GEFELICITEERD! Parabéns! Gourc’hemennoù! 축하합니다!ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Denis Collette...!!! - May 9, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Vision Quality Group / Invite only, and we’d love to have this added to the group!ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Denis Collette...!!! - May 9, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    Hi, I’m an admin for a group called First Quality (invite only) ~ New Contests!!! [Winners – soon!], and we’d love to have this added to the group!ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Linda Cronin - May 9, 2009 - 4:58 pm

    Seen in: " The Favorite"
    Thanks for sharing it with us! ReplyCancel

  • Seen in: " The Favorite"
    Thanks for sharing it with us! ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: tmphillips - May 9, 2009 - 11:50 pm

    wonderful scapeReplyCancel

  • Flickr: BearsTri - May 10, 2009 - 6:04 am

    one of the best pics I’ve seen so far, nice work!ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Eric Rousset - May 10, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Sky is stunning !!

    seen in FIRST QUALITY.

    **New Contests_Spotlight on the 3 WINNERS !!!**ReplyCancel

  • Flickr: Mizz S - May 10, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    What a stunning photo…those clouds and sky are dramatic!

  • Flickr: .natasha. - May 11, 2009 - 1:05 pm

    Wow that is just AMAZING! Nice work 🙂

    And super congratulations on the photo sale – that is very cool!ReplyCancel

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