Sometimes Just The Sky

Changing of the year.

Colorful season. Today is the equinox. It is our signal that the seasons are changing despite the fluidity of time. Nature doesn’t need a calendar. She just rolls on. That’s probably a good thing.

Calendars are a man made contrivance, If it were up to us summer would last forever. Winter would be a day long.

Soon, the gulf coast will emerge from hurricane season. This has been a very busy storm year. As I write we will likely be hit by the outer bands of a tropical storm that is mostly headed to Texas.

It will also dump about six inches of rain on those poor people in the Lake Charles area. They aren’t even close to draining the flood waters from the hurricane that hit them earlier. They are still without power and drinking water.

In the Greater New Orleans area, it’s possible that autumn arrived a day or two early. We’ve had cool air with wind and a little rain.

The light is getting lower. It’s one of my favorite times of year to work. I’ll just have to wait until the cloud layer disappears, which might not be for a few days.

That’s the report from your man in swampville.

The picture. I hate to say this, but the image is one of last years. You haven’t seen it.

I’m doing something a little old school. In the days of yore, when magazines were printed only on paper seasonal work was photographed the year before it was due to be published.

That’s what I did.

I saw the scene and instinctively made the picture. I made a lot of tests files before I settled on this one. There’s a little post production hiding in there.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Enjoy all the beer.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

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