This Too Shall Pass by George Cousins

It pays to always have the camera in the car. Yesterday we had the most amazing mixture of clouds, as a storm front passed over southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Looking around in a circle, I could see dozens of different sky-scapes, ranging from mist and fog to clear blue skies, and everything in between.
Sitting on the seawall at the town of Sidney, I spent over an hour shooting frame after frame as waves of clouds went past, mixed with sudden rain showers and gusts of wind. The most interesting thing, to me, was the yellowish-brown hue near the horizon, which I have never seen before except in watching a hurricane approaching on the Atlantic Coast.

Feb. 16. 2011
Fuji S100FS camera, 1/800 sec., F.8, ISO 100, 25mm., multi-segment metering

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Featured in Retired and Happy, Daily Double Feature, Feb.18, 2011
Featured in New Creations of Beautiful Color


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting Ann!

    – George Cousins

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 4 years ago

    18th February 2011

    Congratulations George.

    Please enter our Daily Doubles Monthly Challenge

    Irene and David

  • Hi Irene and David, and many thanks. I’ve also entered it in the Monthly Challenge..thanks for the invitation!

    – George Cousins

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago


  • Glad you liked it Carolyn, I love nature in it’s wild moods, I’d drive miles to get storm! But this one was on the way to get groceries..haha!! You just never know!

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 4 years ago

    mmmmmm,,wonderful George. I can see and feel the beauty in this wonderful capture. The colors are amazing and you really did capture the essence of what you wanted here. A fave.

  • Good morning Vickie..well you know how I love storms and dramatic skies, and I was really in my personal heaven when I realized what was happening. Usually I can get a few nice ones but this storm front lasted several hours and it was quite breath-taking. Many thanks for the fave!

    – George Cousins

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    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    lovely George!!!

  • Thanks so much Sherri, and especially for a double feature…I’m truly honoured!

    – George Cousins

  • leonie7
    leonie7about 4 years ago


  • Many thanks Leonie, and really appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • edesigns
    edesignsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful cloud formation and colours, well captured

  • Thanks very much, glad you liked it..those fast-moving storms really are great for sky-scapes!

    – George Cousins

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Outstanding!

  • Hi Jimmy, many thanks my friend, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • Shienna
    Shiennaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours and light!!!!! Really nice capture.

  • Many thanks Shienna, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 4 years ago

    Top Ten – February 2011 – Daily Double Challenge

    Many congratulations George.

    Irene and David

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