Stormy Sky over Antelope Island State Park

////Stormy Sky over Antelope Island State Park

I went out to Antelope Island State Park yesterday hoping to put my newly repaired D300 through its paces and although I did get some images of birds and mammals, the light wasn’t very good for most of the morning because of storm clouds.

Antelope Island under stormy skiesAntelope Island under stormy skies – Nikon D200, handheld, f18, 1/20, ISO 250, +0.7 EV, Nikkor 18-200mm VR at 18mm, natural light

On the way to the island the clouds, beautiful light, silky smooth water and the reflections caught my eye and I knew I had to take a photo of the view I saw before me. I also like the American Avocets in the shallow water of the Great Salt Lake.

The clouds may have interfered with my bird photography but they sure made this image more interesting.



  1. Susan July 14, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    What a gorgeous image. I love the reflection of the clouds in the water and the windblown clouds in the sky.

    • Mia McPherson July 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Susan, you like what I like in this image. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Ingrid July 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I agree with Julie … your talent knows few bounds. 🙂

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Thank you Ingrid, that is a high compliment!

  3. Kathiesbirds July 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I miss that view! so lovely!

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      I’m glad I can share these views with you Kathie, I know how much you love them.

  4. Tammy Karr July 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Great lighting and beautiful reflections~Antelope Island looks gorgeous in all types of weather!

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Tamyy, Antelope Island certainly does look gorgeous in all kinds of weather! Thanks for commenting.

  5. Julie Brown July 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    A gorgeous scene, Mia!

  6. Stu July 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Great photo. Very Deep and Rich coloring. The water looks hand painted.

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Stu, the water does have a painterly look to it! Thank you.

  7. Syl Lobato July 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    What a fabulous sky and the water reflections are something to behold..and you are so right the Avocets add just a special touch to nature..Thank you for sharing.

  8. Kathleen Finnerty July 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Yup – you have that photography thing down just fine! Love this image!

  9. Bob Zeller July 12, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Awesomely beautiful, Mia.

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you Bob, the island and surroundings are inspiring.

  10. Julie G. July 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    One things for sure, you excel at both wildlife and landscape photography! My what a lovely sight captured beautifully!

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks Julie, as nature photographers our subjects are the best!

  11. Elijah Goodwin July 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Lovely light Mia!

  12. Carol Mattingly July 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

    You were so right Mia. I would have had to stop also and take a photo of this gorgeous scenery. You live in such a beautiful beautiful state. Carol

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      Carol, I do live in a beautiful state. The scenery still takes my breath away.

  13. M. Firpi July 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I like the colors and all the reflections and planes and how they interact.

    • Mia McPherson July 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you Maria, I like what you like too!

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