Cloud Scupture.

Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 16 September 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Nathanael from Paris, France

So you choose black and white. Cela sert indéniablement le nuage, mais moins la montagne je trouve et notamment les deux taches plus claires sur le coté. Cela dit, quelle merveille ce cloud. Sur la droite on dirait l'angleterre... et sur la gauche on pourrait presque y voir l'irlande. Je pense qu'il y aura autant de propositions et d'interprétation que de messages. Have a nice sky day...

16 Sep 2011 8:43am

@Nathanael: Merci for the comment today Nathanael. It was nearly black and white, with only shades of mountain color in shadow, so I monotoned it, which made my favorite part, the whipped cream look of the clouds, pop. Also a mood, which is mixed of light and dark, but so is the state of our world, qui?

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Rick likes! Great light accents and a nice strong mountain foundation. Great stuff.

16 Sep 2011 9:39am

@Rick: Thanks. I want to reach into the image and embrace it, like the foam in a bubble bath. But also, it expresses a mood that I feel underneath the surface these days. Dark and Light and beauty all

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Beautiful, bold contrast between the silhouetted mountain and the dancing clouds!

16 Sep 2011 1:34pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks Judy!

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

looks ominous out there... great lighting and composition!

16 Sep 2011 2:08pm

@Photographs by M.E.: I just loved the illumination around those big puff balls. Black and white worked to enhance that. I think that they are thunderheads. Jason Politte if he sees this will let me know. Thanks for stopping by!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful Joyce - the layers in both the clouds and the hills compliment each other wonderfully!

16 Sep 2011 2:34pm

@Jason Politte: Thanks Jason. Cumulous or Thunderhead?

Don from Spokane, United States

This shows a masterful job of handling tones to capture the elusive and subtle shades in these clouds. Very effective job of shooting and processing.

16 Sep 2011 3:08pm

@Don: Thanks very much for the input Don. You have seen what I saw and wanted to express here.

Monik from PARIS, France

Wow...!!! La formation nuageuse et l'éclairage sont extraordinaires . Un grand BRAVO pour cette photo, elle est superbe!

16 Sep 2011 4:15pm

@Monik: Thank you Monik. I really love clouds, and have a child-like fascination with their... faces, which I do not wish to grow out of. :-)

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing rendering of this cloud formation! Superb job. It is very difficult to work with clouds and you have made a stellar image out of them.

16 Sep 2011 4:20pm

@Francisco Romero: So glad it pleases you. Thanks Francisco. Right now as we speak there are rainclouds slowly breaking up overhead, and the first snow on the peaks (yikes!) , but the daytime temps are predicted to be in 70s for the next 10 days or so. This is Fall, Indian Summer.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You nailed it! In b&w it does look solid like a sculpture.

16 Sep 2011 4:36pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks! A pile of whip cream hardly credits those clouds, but that's what I think of, silly me. Hey, we have snow on the peaks already. Sheesh, too fast it seems.

LauraS from Chico, United States

I like this as much as my own shot today! On my way to LA to visit sister and all the kids and grand kids.

16 Sep 2011 4:47pm

@LauraS: Yes I like your seascape of yesterday. Like the color one too. This image is almost naturally b&W.

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, very nice picture!

16 Sep 2011 8:24pm

@Victoria: Thank you for visiting Victoria.

Cruz from exurbia, United States

B/W makes this stunning image even better! The mountains look surreal too...great lighting!

16 Sep 2011 8:36pm

@Cruz: I appreciate your input. Glad my hunch panned out correct.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Cumulous - don't see enough vertical development to build a static charge. A true thunderstorm usually has enough height to produce an anvil.

16 Sep 2011 11:58pm

@Jason Politte: Anvil look is the key, ok. Some of these towering piles of cumulous are real powerful looking, but just playing around up there I guess.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Great title. The black and white treatment is well done.

17 Sep 2011 1:59am

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks Julie. Whip cream sculpture, but never the less, sky art.

myky from Ontario, Canada

Beautifully framed with the dark hills for context. You have a great eye for balance!

17 Sep 2011 2:43am

@myky: Thanks Deb. Where I am limited in camera features, I really enjoy framing composition and balance if nothing else. But I am shifting into more creativity as my learning expands from these blog pages.

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful sky!

17 Sep 2011 4:29am

@sunstonemaria: Hi fellow California Girl. Thanks for the visit.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, sculpture indeed !

17 Sep 2011 11:37am

@Hiro: But it also looks like you could just swing your arm through it and let the whip cream fly! I love clouds for the knowing that they are vapor, and yet the appearance that are "sculpted" into wonderful forms, and faces. :-D

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

i'm especially partial to this, being a cloud guy. i love this because of its sharpness and clarity. the lighting is really striking, too! bravo :)

18 Sep 2011 3:00am

@Tim: Thanks for your kind comment. Glad you like it as much as me, fellow cloud guy.

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