There are those days when the clouds in the sky remind you of the “Simpsons” intro segment: perfectly spaced fluffy clouds with a blue sky backdrop. With the sun leapfrogging behind clouds, this was a great opportunity for some high contrast compositions for possible monochrome/B&W conversion.
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I drove back to the same location I snapped photographs of the recent comet as the location was elevated, overlooking the surrounding hills below. Yet, as soon I was ready to shoot I was already looking directly overhead to the contrast in clouds types.
In between shots, I would just stand there and admire shadows moving across the landscape as well as the clouds overhead converge and diverge. It does make you think: When was the last time you took 5 minutes out of your day to watch clouds?
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 18mm, f/8, 1/250 sec
Latrobe (CA), Clouds, Monochrome. Latrobe, California. April 05, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.