Aug 102011

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Note the focal length of this image, cropped only from 3:2 to 4:3. The cloud formation was huge.

See the little tiny speck near the lower edge, toward the right? That is a bird. 🙂 There’s enough resolution in the original file to actually discern its shape.

Cloud Play №1 was photographed in the parking lot of a Walgreen’s drugstore, and Cloud Play №2 in the parking lot of a local shopping mall. This was photographed just before 6AM at an intersection one block from my house. Even living in a city, I’m discovering there are pockets of space in which to enjoy such glorious skies!

Nikon D300; f8 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 1250 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 48mm (72mm EFL); focus distance 21.13m

  5 Responses to “Cloud Play №3”

  1. Magnificent. Add an eagle carrying a Hobbit 🙂

  2. I’ll leave that to Ted. 😉

  3. This image and its expanse made me think of old movies like the Ten Commandment. Spectacular

  4. I always wonder how to combine the fragility and the vastness of clouds in the same time. I feel you did that very well here. The colors really add a olfactoric stimulus and I love that in a visual media.


  5. While a black and white conversion would probably work, the colors were so much a part of this early morning moment that I couldn’t envision otherwise. However, I’d never thought of them adding a dimension of scent! Freshening air and oncoming rain…

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