***Mini-Challenge #503*** Mother Nature's Paintbrush - Weather

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***Mini-Challenge #503*** Mother Nature's Paintbrush - Weather

Mother Nature's most spectacular paintbrushes are weather events. Show me weather in your area in an artistic manner. There can certainly be other things in the image, but am interested in them only to assist the viewer to experience the weather as if he/she were actually there at the time.

Obviously, the image must be on point to the Challenge. As usual, I will eliminate technically flawed images from the running (unless the "flaw" is deliberately intended to enhance the artistic experience). After that, I will look for composition and a generally attractive and interesting image that I'd be willing to hang on my wall. The final round of elimination will be purely subjective (ain't it great to be the host!), based on how much of the weather I experience vicariously by looking at your image.

By way of example, probably the two most interesting weather events that occur with any regularity around here are snow and fog. Each can create a soft, silent peace at times. This image of the pond on the farm shows both:

This Challenge will run until 5:00 PM EDT on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Winners will be selected from among the entries; Mentions from among the exhibits. I look forward to seeing your entries.

And... heeeere comes the blurb:

1. Photos must have been taken by you but can be from any camera, including cell phones, and may have been taken at any time.
2. There are no restrictions on brand of equipment used, processing or the like - it's all good. It's the image that counts, not how it was created.
3. Please state in the header of your post, or in the comments bar below each image, whether they are "Entry" or "Exhibit". Non-labelled submissions will be assumed to be Exhibits.
4. Please post all images using the "Reply to thread" button below this first post.
5. At the end of this challenge, I will announce First, Second and Third places from the Entries and I might select some other entries or exhibits for Honorable Mentions.
The First Place winner earns the "privilege" of being the host of the next challenge and has 3 days to begin it. The winner can respond to the challenge setter with a forum post or PM. If that individual doesn't respond in 3 days, or has to decline to serve, the Second Place winner becomes the next host. If that individual declines to serve, the Third Place winner becomes the next host.

Good luck!


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