Latrobe (CA), 2.01 Clouds, Polarized Sky, Monochrome

ISO100, 90mm, f/4.5, 1/250 sec
Latrobe, El Dorado County, CA

They seemed so much larger 10 minutes prior.  And they were almost completely gone 15 minutes later.  Maybe it was due to the colder air they encountered traveling towards the Sierra Nevada mountains.

(Click thru the image for the 700px view)

When given the choice to process these types of clooud-in-the-clear-sky photographs, I tend to gravitate towards the white on black sky approach, reducing the composition to very simple elements.  Other monochrome combinations are aesthetically pleasing, but it does potentially cause the viewer to look elsewhere in the image.  There is not a correct choice, just a preference.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 90mm, f/4.5, 1/250 sec

Latrobe (CA), 2.01 Clouds, Polarized Sky, Monochrome. Latrobe, California. September 17, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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