Photo of the Day Contest
Concerned by Kirk Jordan
Friday, 24th April 2009


by Kirk Jordan

Mammatus clouds break and swirl behind the south wing of the Arkansas State Capitol Building (Little Rock, USA.) As "cold" Spring makes way for warm Spring. Mammatus clouds are sometimes considered tornado indicators, however, this storm broke into a bold blue day. For the purists out there... I did give a minor dodge to the building, but this is virtually untouched, and shows the clouds as seen by the eye.
Equipment: Nikon D-300, 12-24 zoom
Kirk Jordan
Kirk Jordan is a photographer for the State of Arkansas. As is, my day job involves a lot of grip and grins of persons in suits, so I relish the after-hours photo hobby when I frame Arkansas' flora and fauna. I particularly like to take pictures of natural things in less conventional ways. I try to press beyond pure naturalism, to suggest the blending of the material and spiritual worlds.

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24th April 2009 at 2:00 am

This is a really very beautiful photo. Great job.

24th April 2009 at 3:31 am

Crazy cloud patterns – not even the mind could imagine something like this. An incredible display and well captured!

angelina McCrillis

24th April 2009 at 3:53 am

This is a very majestic looking photo. I love the intesity, and contrast between the sky and the building… just love it


24th April 2009 at 6:26 am

the clouds look great at first thought a little HDR but then read your writing if its naked eye then its pretty neat


24th April 2009 at 7:21 am

Forget the purists.
This is one hell of a sky!!! Looks so evil, Looks like Satan himself is arriving, ala ghost busters. It looks like a scene straight out of a Hollywood flick.
A terrific image!!!!

24th April 2009 at 7:45 am

You could definitely use this shot in a horror film.

24th April 2009 at 8:39 am

interesting shot. Very intriguing clouds indeed. Would have given some more saturation to bring out the blue and darken the midtones.

Mandy Kilpatrick

24th April 2009 at 9:30 am

“Something wicked this way comes…..”, actually it is a very emotional shot. Amazing you captured it with your naked eye at just the exact, prtfect moment. Certainly looks like a storm brewing. Makes one think of dark tales. Excellent shot!! Thanks for sharing natures wonders!


24th April 2009 at 9:54 am

without the building and the tree, it would have been Sci-fi or 3D. I love the different nuances of grey and blue. Great !


24th April 2009 at 11:50 am

Pauline Jones Said:

You could definitely use this shot in a horror film.

Or in a alien invasion movie too. The strength of nature live


24th April 2009 at 12:51 pm

These clouds look like a something from the movie “The Mask”, where emotional energies were amplified many fold and toxic thoughts became obvious …


24th April 2009 at 2:02 pm

Awesome shot. I can even see a dog paw on the top of the clouds formation :) .

planet lover

24th April 2009 at 2:09 pm

Great photo. Should be placed inside the state house to warn politicians of things to come if they misbehave ;0


24th April 2009 at 2:12 pm

Makes me think of an exterior shot from The Rocky Horror Picture Show… Fantastic stuff. You’ve pretty much made all the right decisions here, congrats.


24th April 2009 at 3:05 pm

Very cool! I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s awe inspiring.

I see the dog paw too and the same echoed in the tree branches at the top of the shot.

Thanks, Kirk.

wanda krack

24th April 2009 at 3:28 pm

Wonderful catch on some awesome clouds!! Interestening you chose a building to point to, LOL.

24th April 2009 at 4:02 pm

Looks like a ‘ for the shelter’ picture! Wonderful shot!


24th April 2009 at 8:38 pm

That is a stormy place. But I really enjoy it…Thank You !


25th April 2009 at 4:20 am

Great angle! I kept looking for Doc Brown, or at least a Delorean.

26th April 2009 at 4:37 am

There were some interesting clouds in the sky tonight as I drove home, and I always think of you and wish you could see them and take pictures! Tonight it seemed as though through the dark clouds a bright cross was in the center streaming through with those brilliant rays….it didn’t last long, but I so wished I had a camera and could have stopped to capture it! You’re Brilliant, Kirk! Just Brilliant! (LOL-smile!) MOM


26th April 2009 at 11:54 am

It didnt look like a dog paw to me but a clawed hand about to rip that building right out of the ground, Fantastic.


27th April 2009 at 3:21 pm

Very incredible love it!

27th April 2009 at 5:43 pm

looks like made out with a computer

27th April 2009 at 5:45 pm



29th April 2009 at 3:59 am

thats so good..!!! seems like the clouds are going to drop down as huge droplets…

Sue Gagnon

12th May 2009 at 3:08 pm

Looks so ominous, quite a nice shot!


24th April 2010 at 9:52 am

Really great shot


24th April 2010 at 7:30 pm

still a stunning shot.

25th April 2010 at 3:16 pm

What a shot!

22nd April 2011 at 1:19 pm


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