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Driving home on a typical spring evening in Texas...

I was stuck in a hail storm in Plano on my way home from work. I pulled into a gas station where I swear there were at least 459 other cars packed together under the roof in the most creative ways. I was the last one to squeeze in. Next to me was the Channel 11 News Spot reporter. I was interviewed. They asked funny questions for which there are no normal answers.

Them: So, what did you think as you were driving home?

Me: I thought I better get the f*ck out of here!

Them: So, did you have any idea what was about to happen?

Me: Sure, but I just sooo love putting my car under quarter sized hail!

Them: So, what do you think about all this rain?

Me: I think it's wet....and it makes really great On the Spot News Interviews. :roll:

Anyway, when I got home I took this picture. It was like being in the eye of a storm...a quiet eye. The entire sky was swirling all around me in the most fantabulous and surreal way.

I love weather.
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:icontp32:
tp32 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Gorgeous shot!!
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:iconpsychsg:
psychsg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
oh man great pic. i used to live in texas but now i live in illinois. NOTHING compares to skies like this <3
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:iconmorningglows:
MorningGlows Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010   Photographer
This is an amazing shot! I love it! ~ Winky
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:iconsteiner62:
Steiner62 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Heavenly, literally!
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:iconkimonokraken:
kimonokraken Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
That's just incredible... I have only once seen a sky so impressive, but it was very different to this. This looks like the crazy clouds in that cheesy Flash Gordon film with Topol in it. Haha, that is in no way a criticism! You captured it absolutely perfectly, by the way.
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:iconjaylun:
jaylun Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
thrilling..
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:icondefyinginfinity:
DefyingInfinity Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
amazing lighting:)good work:)i love it
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:iconishimarutsukiyo:
ishimarutsukiyo Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
It's beautiful, well taken.
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:iconlinkette:
Linkette Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Oh, it's SO lovely. The clarity! *dies* Just . . . wonderful job. I have no words worthy enough to describe this. T_T
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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on *Word-worth-1000-pics which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word : "SKY " :devart:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
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:iconlajvio:
lajvio Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... just breathtaking... A gorgeous picture :faint:
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:iconprometheanpenguin:
PrometheanPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
a ma zing!
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:iconcpt-smith:
cpt-smith Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
uao=D
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:iconboretotrome:
boretotrome Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Amazing!!!
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:iconarkosmr:
arkosMR Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Great - it's my wallpaper now.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent! thanks for visiting so I could see your work!
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:iconkonijntje:
Konijntje Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, thank you!
I had to see who you were because I always see your comments on some of the same artists I comment on. :)
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol..Yea I'm afraid I'm a bit of a 'commentholic" lol....Love your stuff
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:icondracung:
dracung Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: omg! awesome clouds! fantastic! :D
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:iconfenikzras:
FeNikzRas Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
nice color!
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:iconhector42:
Hector42 Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful..and a bit surreal, indeed.

Funny interview. :P
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:iconkarincharlotte:
karincharlotte Featured By Owner May 24, 2007   Traditional Artist
Awesome! Wow! Great photo, great story! :)
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:icon1uno:
1uno Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
The light here is completely amazing!
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:iconbakkily:
bakkily Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
I heard that Texas does'nt have much of mountains, but the sky makes up for its beuty.
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:icondimensionseven:
DimensionSeven Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
18 mm? OMG, drama!!
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:icontisbone:
tisbone Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
whoa! that's some awesome sky! I just wish you captured some more of the houses
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:iconbrunocze:
BrunoCZE Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
I want clouds like these above my head right now! Urgent! :wave:
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:iconbryan-cuttance:
bryan-cuttance Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
...and i love the way you capture weather.
yum.
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:iconjschneebs:
jschneebs Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Thats so intense!
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:iconkonijntje:
Konijntje Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:icondav71:
dav71 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
:wow: wow
fantastic shot :-)
I love this type of picture :-)

ciao
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:iconjozarte:
jozarte Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007   Interface Designer
wuau =) beautifulll
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:icontrance-vania:
Trance-Vania Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Wow, amazing! :D
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:iconceebab:
ceebab Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
I wish I was a better photographer.

I tried to take a photo of a sky like this once, but it turned out like this: [link]

Do you mind if I ask how you got this (and what I did wrong?) I'm very new and amature still in photography.
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:iconmand3rz:
mand3rz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
I featured this in my journal. :)
:wave:
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:iconcraftworker:
craftworker Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007   Photographer
..and the heavens opened...Beautiful shot
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:iconculturesafari:
Culturesafari Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
I'll feature this :)
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:iconkonijntje:
Konijntje Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, Max!
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:iconculturesafari:
Culturesafari Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
no melissa, thanks for that shot! It's so beautiful :)
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:iconlonelylovely00:
lonelylovely00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007   Photographer
your photography makes me shake with joy. it makes me soooo happy. all of it. this is SUCH a good photo.
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:iconcoralinecaroline:
CoralineCaroline Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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:iconstudiomaya:
StudioMaya Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007   Photographer
Wow, this is very beautiful :) I love clouds!
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:iconkhartikeya:
Khartikeya Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
wow!!! found my new desktop wallpaper. the feeling from the picture is very strong, love it! :)

:peace:
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Smuggler-Of-Mos-Espa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous, Melissa. The colors are fucking epic and it just draws you in. No complaints, just well done.
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:iconbritish-girl:
british-girl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007   Photographer
wow! that's an amazing shot!
instant :+fav:!
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:iconanti-praxe:
anti-praxe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
thats one delicious sky! :D
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:iconanonymousphotography:
AnonymousPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
wow definitely one of the best pure sky shots i've ever seen!
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
That sure is spectacular!!!! You can see the movement of the clouds! Enchanting colours!!! :clap:
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:iconwarren-wol:
warren-wol Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
that is just amazing color and texture!
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Phil776 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
Yep. Certainly has impact. Almost like an Old Testament epic. God's about to appear n the gap between the clouds...

Phil
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