When I walk out the back door of my home, I tend to look up and see what’s happening above. Sunset clouds like these will always send me sprinting back inside looking for the camera. Mind you, a photo like this is a lot harder to take than what it looks, as I’m surrounded by urban furniture, such as power lines, telephone poles and the roofs of houses. Ideally, I wanted more of the cloud on the left in the picture, but a distracting cable was in the way.
Essentially, it’s like I’m looking at the sky in the same way a horse views the world with its blinkers on.
Ah yes, I can relate to the difficulty of trying to take a nice sky shot without urban "furniture". I'm not usually successful. There's always something in the darn way. 🙂 Heritage buildings and fence lines can be quite nice to include but traffic lights and power lines can spoil the mood a bit, unless you are aiming for that urban look of course.
Looking up can be a good way to help ease the blues. Sometimes I forget that. Stormy weather here at the moment but that can be exciting too. Lovely pic, Greg. So many different "textures" of clouds and subtle differences in colour set against my favourite colour background. Funny to think that to ease the blues some of us turn our gaze upwards to look up at a blue sky. Thanks. Jane
The thing I liked about these clouds were the three layers at different heights of each. It would have been great to see them in a coastal location or somewhere like that, but one can't have it all. Anyway, with a cloud photo like this, I could have said I was in a remote location and no one will be none the wiser. As it was, I was hemmed in-between the garage and house wall 🙂
Heather, yes, I reckon you would have enjoyed seeing these ones!
Seems you suffer from cloudaphilia. Nice shot.
Thanks Ian. I guess cloudaphilia is terminal?!
Clouds are such a wonderful photographic topic, no matter whether it is sunrise, sunset gloomy, sunny or anywhere in between, I could probably fill a book with photo shots.
Now you're talking! I've also got a folder full of my better sky shots with the idea one day they'll fit into a self-published book or similar.
What I like about pictures such as this, is it could have been taken anywhere. It gives a sense of freedom, as it can appear I'm in the middle of nowhere, when in fact, I'm stuck in the backyard of suburbia.