Sunlight Through Clouds

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Landscapes, Mountains, Photography | 21 comments

I’m back from my blog break, and madly sorting through photos. I spent two weeks away in July – one week in Breckenridge, Colorado with my husband’s family, and one week in Los Angeles/Anaheim at a convention with my critique partner Robin and two thousand other writers.

The above photo was, obviously, from the first leg of our trip. To be more specific, I took it one evening from the porch of Quandary Peak Lodge, the house we were staying in. It was a beautiful location, and we had a wonderful time.


  1. Wonderful light Caryn. That fog sets a nice mood.

    • @Len Saltiel, Thanks! As soon as we saw the fog, we all rushed out onto the porch and started snapping photos. It was quite a scene (both on the porch and in the mountains)!

  2. welcome back.. :) love how the godrays illuminated this landscape.. great shot! :)

    • @rian, Thanks! It was lucky timing for sure. I couldn't wait to get back home, hook up my camera, and start playing with this set of photos.

  3. Beautiful! Welcome back!

    • @Creepy Query Girl, Thanks! It's fun to be back. I missed it.

  4. welcome back also, love the view stunning landscape.

    • @shooter, Thanks! Though it's pretty here, too, I miss the view there already.

  5. you are back with a stunning photo

    • @Chantal, Thanks! Thought I'd start with something a little different.

  6. What a magnificent capture. Something amazing about the light coming down through the clouds in this photo … love it.

    • @emily, Thanks, Emily! There were a lot of afternoon thunderstorms when we were there, but nothing like this one!

  7. What a magnificent capture. Something amazing about the light coming down through the clouds in this photo … love it.

  8. Caryn, it must have been a wonderful place to stay with this panorama outside your house! This is a great photo – the light is amazing. Hope to see more photos from there…. :-)

    • @Truels, I'll definitely post more photos from there! I just have to upload them first. I was focusing on family snapshots first. Next up – scenery shots!

  9. This is a great photo to post on our day back. Excellent!

    • @ken bello, Thanks! I thought I'd go for one that captured the spirit of the trip.

  10. What a beautiful composition of the mist in the valley and the mountains above Caryn… it reminds me of our Canadian Rockies… thanks for your visit it it's nice to meet new people through our photoblogs….peter:)

  11. a magical phenomenon of light

  12. Nature always gives extraordinary performances

  13. Caryn:

    Had this in my inbox because I really like the shot and didn't have time to comment when I first saw it. Really majestic scene. Very nice!

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