Saturday, October 30, 2010

Photo hunt — "dark"

"It was a dark and stormy night."
Actually, it really was.  We've been having some strange weather 
around here lately.  As if two tornadoes weren't enough, 
a couple of weeks ago I came out of the subway to find leaves 
and branches strewn everywhere—the aftermath of a torrential hailstorm,
with hailstones the size of eyeballs.  My building's super 
told me that every single car alarm on the block went off.  
Can't quite decide whether I'm grateful or disappointed that, 
once again, I was underground and missed the show.

[To see more "dark" or add your own, go here to tnchick's meme.]


  1. This is just an amazing night shot. Well done!

  2. More than dark ! With the "aftershock" impression, it is the dark side of darkness !!
    Hate hailstones. I'd rather be underground !!

  3. And I'm glad you didn't have a car out in that show, Alexa. Cars and hail aren't a happy combination. Lovely afterglow in your photo, though.

  4. Thank goodness for highlight all the debris you might have encountered in the dark. Perfect photo for the theme!

  5. Glad you missed the storm. Nice time to arrive on the scene - looks like it is out of the movies.

  6. Ooooh, this is nice. I am glad you didn't get bonked, but even gladder you got this photo.

  7. Such a fabulous shot! I gasped when I opened it...took my breath away.

  8. aloha,

    i like your take on dark, very creepy view too!

    my dark theme is on my sari blog.

  9. What an amazing photo,this looks like it could have been a shot from a movie. Lots of emotion in this. Well done.
    I also like all of your other photos, you have a great eye, for capturing a great shot.

  10. Stunning! People don't realize just how alone you can be on a New York street. And New York can be so beautiful!

    I remember back in the winter of 1996 my husband and I went in to Manhattan (we lived on City Island) and it was starting to snow. By the time we got into Manhattan, the snow was falling in large, fluffy flakes. We rounded the corner at "The Church Around the Corner" and the trees in church yard were lit up with fairy lights and it was magical!

    Of course, by the time we got back to City Island, people had stripped the shelves bare of milk and bread and they thought we'd been crazy for heading out in the snow. Hell, we're from Canada... it was just a small snowstorm for us.

    But we had the streets to ourselves and it was lovely!

  11. Superb - love it Alexa! Atmosphere oozing out of it :-) I'll have to do something like that here in Paris soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Beutiful image. Dramatic and amazing!


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