WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

19 July 2013


Cleansing After the Storm, iPhone 4s, June 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Cleansing After the Storm, iPhone 4s, June 2013; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2013

Let me know what you think about my photograph.


In the Lens section is my entry for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. Immediately, this image appeared in my mind.

In June we had unseasonably heavy thunderstorms that swept with a vengeance through the Mid-Atlantic region. Our small town had its share of turbulence (tornadoes and heavy sheets of rain) and after effects (trees uprooted and gardens washed away).

This particular afternoon the rip was pounding and strongly pervasive. Then the light appeared as if to freshen our hearts and landscape. Its glow hid the back story, and rays filtered through my home with an instant catharsis and cleansing. It was meditative.

Note: As always I welcome any comment about this post or any part of my blog.

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28 Responses to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

  1. Amy says:

    The image is just poetic! The light after the storm is calmly beautiful.

  2. Woolly Muses says:

    A powerful photograph.

  3. It gives us hope and assurance that after every storm comes calmness. Beautiful my friend….thanks.

  4. Su Leslie says:

    Wonderfully mysterious photo; I almost didn’t want to read what you had written about it.

  5. Love this dramatic photo!

  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Love the photo! It has a mysterious feeling to it! 🙂 Great job and very creative!

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  8. Sally, I can understand how the light was very cathartic for you. We have been having rain for 2 months straight now and this girl, could use some rays of light.The moodiness of this picture…tells a story of its own.

  9. Geoff says:

    I adore that sunshine that beams clear and bright directly after a thunderstorm …so crisp and the air so cleansed.

  10. Great shot. I love the light streaming in and all the negative space around it.

  11. Tina Schell says:

    Well said, nicely captured Sally!

  12. elisaruland says:

    I love the peachy glow that saturates the area when the sun pops through the clouds after a storm. I understand why this post-storm light made you feel relieved and renewed. Fresh.
    (I’m glad everyone was safe!)

  13. Marso says:

    The image stirs an intuitive feeling–I can’t put into words. It’s such a wonderfully poetic photo.

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