Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sky Watch: Sea of Clouds, II

Today's Sky Watch is another interpretation of the scene in my previous post.  A good example, I think, of how extremely different the same thing can look from different points of view (not just in photography, I might add:)  This one was shot from exactly the same spot and at the same time, but this time directly into the sun and with a short telephoto lens to bring the clouds and ridge closer together. Shooting at the sun (with my hand extended as a shade) caught these beautiful, fiery highlights on the fast moving wisps of cloud rushing across the scene just below the ridge.
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12 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

The clouds are like flames dancing across the tree tops! Beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous capture, Mark! The clouds are indeed like flames across the tree tops! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo,Mark!Perfect for SWF!Have a great weekend!

chromatic vista said...

Beautiful light capture Mark - really accentuates those clouds. Well achieved.....regards,wayne.

Wenche said...

Lovely shot, great capture :0)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mark, and what a wonderful celebration of sky~

Andrea said...

Hi, they look like swirling seas and not clouds! beautiful

Liza said...

What a beautiful sky. Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Martha Z said...

It is dramatically different from the previous post.
At 300 feet above the Sacramento Valley I am too low to be above the clouds, often I find myself right in the middle this time of year.

WildBlack said...

WoW! Very dramatic :)

Hildegarde said...

(I try again) The turbulent cloud-fire-sea contrasts so well with the quiet forest and what I particularly like about that is that you also catched light on the tree edges. Sublime ! Hildegarde , http://flanders-inside.skynetblogs.be (Each week I visit 3 skies that draw my attentionà

icedgurl said...

wow! amazing photos!! i love it! keep it up! ...TREK...