Another Beautiful Sunset (Time Lapse Video + Photos)

Back to back gorgeous sunsets on 8/8/13 and 8/9/13. What more could a photographer ask for? I was out riding my bike at the time. I didn’t have my tripod with me, so for the video I just steadied my camera on my bicycle’s seat cushion. The angle was actually pretty good at accenting the sunset, so I’m not disappointed. Photos and videos are below. I captured some pretty cloud scenes before the sunset as well. It was definitely great to experience. Feel free to share this article around! … Read More…


Beautiful Sunset 8/8/13

August 8, 2013 – I was treated to some nice cloudscapes, including an absolutely beautiful sunset. I decided to take the opportunity to capture things in a different light than usual. I was out riding my bike, and knew from looking at the approaching high clouds that the sunset would be quite a nice show. I rode up to one of my favorite spots in the country to capture what was to come. Slowly but surely the colors began to appear, and they became brighter, and deeper. I decided to go for many shots, including some new things like using my bicycle as a prop. I captured a photo I call “Cycling Dreams” and it has really taken off over on my facebook page. This photo is one of my favorites, because of all the emotions that come with it for many different people, from all walks of life. Cycling is a way to get back with nature, it is a way to stay in shape, to commute, to recreate, … Read More…


Introducing… StormyPleasures.com!!

Say hello to the all new Stormy Pleasures!! After 7 long years of operation with Charlesimages-Stormedia as the parent brand name, it has now been moved to a sub-brand name. Sort of how Coca Cola owns Dasani, Barq’s and so on. Stormy Pleasures will now be the parent brand name. Official Launch of Stormy Pleasures: August 1, 2013 I’m excited to bring you lots of new things with Stormy Pleasures, I hope you’re just as excited as I am. As I close the door on Charlesimages-Stormedia’s parent brand status and move it to a sub-brand, I feel somewhat relieved, and also a bit saddened. But this is definitely a new chapter that I look forward to writing in life. Reasons for Change Changing a parent brand in any form is a tough decision. Especially when you aren’t sure what you will go with, or what the public will think of it. I’ve been thinking about making some changes for about 3 years now. Let’s face it, who seriously looks forward … Read More…


Severe Thunderstorm, Rainbow, Sunset, and Sky 6/17/13

June 17, 2013 – I was tracking the potential for storms all day long, in hopes that something would either fire along the cold front close enough to my chase range, or survive the trip across Lake Michigan and allow me to get out ahead of it. The latter scenario began to take shape, and I headed out to a favorite spot of mine with fields like that of the central plains. The storm was severe warned primarily for the potential for gusty winds, and some hail. The storm remained a single cell with one parent updraft through the majority of it’s lifetime. It was fairly high based as well, with some decent structure. I was able to obtain some good shots during the storm’s passage, including the fantastic structure (by Michigan’s standards), a vivid rainbow, a nice sunset, and some nice updraft towers, etc. The storm dissipated and sort of became more of a squall line after it moved off to my ESE. I also captured some of the … Read More…