Summer Clouds, Evening Sky
What was I thinking? I took off with my camera the other night to capture images of the evening clouds. They are so amazingly HUGE at this time of year.
The reason why I say “What was I thinking?” was because I took my zoom lens rather than my wide angle lens. I could not get the whole cloud and building in the photo. That predicament became the basis of my photo walk: how to get a decent composition of such of huge sky with a zoom lens.
I dared not go home to get my other lens for fear of missing the opportunity so did the best I could with what I had, keeping in mind that I wanted to portray the magnificence of the clouds as the sun was setting.
Pretty amazing cloud formation. Beautiful colors.
July 30, 2013 at 7:44 pm
Just watched a special on TV last night. Alberta has the highest amount of hail in the world. Every second day, it will be hailing somewhere in Alberta at this time of year. The clouds are a result of a combination of proximity to the mountains, temperatures and geography, causing tremendous updraft and huge clouds and often hail.
August 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm
I lived in southern California for a few years, and I missed clouds while living there. It was so sunny… which is nice, but clouds are nice, too. The one’s in your photos are massive and majestic.
August 1, 2013 at 10:10 am
I would miss them if they were not there at all. I also think that they lend something to an overall composition of a photograph.
August 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm
August 2, 2013 at 4:18 am
thanks Matti! Will have to get some more.
August 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm
Jane I think that you did exceptionally well even leaving the wide angle lens at home. I like these.
August 2, 2013 at 9:58 am
Thanks Mia. I found that with the zoom, I was limited with what I could do yet it helped me think of ways to focus on the clouds with everything else being secondary.
August 4, 2013 at 2:05 pm
Wow those clouds are enormous! I have been in the same predicament…travel light and brought the wrong lens. That’s when we have to get really creative. I like how you captured all the layers of light in the clouds!
August 5, 2013 at 7:07 am
Yes it came out as it looked-the setting sun reflected in the layers.
August 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm