Friday, June 26, 2009

Thematic Photographic: Cloudy

There are plenty of photos that fit the "cloudy" theme in my travel files. Even at the end of summer, there is no shortage of clouds in Scotland. (And of course we had more time to take photos when we were on holiday).

Before I drag out the travel photos though, I thought I would post a couple taken closer to home. I believe good photography is mostly about having a good eye, and lots of time and patience. Since I lack the last two, I have to hope I have at least some of the first, and rely mostly on luck, and on taking a lot of photos so I can choose the best.

The first two photos are taken in places I'd love to have time to go back to, and sit and wait for those perfect light conditions.

The first is at Godley Head near Christchurch, looking out over the Pacific Ocean, early to mid morning.

The second is taken outside the Christchurch Art Gallery. The kinetic sculpture is called "Reasons for Voyaging". I have other shots of it taken against a brilliant blue sky. About once a week, when the phase of the moon changes, the rotation of the crescent shapes is also changed.

This last shot is taken near my work, late afternoon, near Christchurch Airport.

For more cloudy photographs visit Carmi here.


Steve Gravano said...

I like the third photo. The clouds almost look painted. Nice colors.

Glennis said...

I like the third one, too - dynamic. But I love the second one with the odd shapes against the sky, too.

great clouds.

Vita Stunder said...

I agree, the third one is great! :)

Fine collection!
Thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Anna said...

LOVE no.3 hope you have a lovely weekend. dennis

Kay Cooke said...

Just beautiful, you have reminded me why I love looking at the sky, and do so every day ... thanks.