Tuesday, October 30, 2018

nature photography ~ with my head in the clouds

"You are always looking up" is a phrase that I am very familiar with. Since I was a child, I have had a love for the sky-- the sun, the moon, the stars... but above all-- clouds. When I was 6 my father gave me this little book of clouds and it showed all the cloud formations: cirrus, cumulus, cumulonimbus... all these names and shapes, only served to fuel my love with the sky. Now that I live in farm country in Minnesota, I have open expanses of wide open space which allows me to have a front and center view of mother nature being the ultimate Queen of Extra. 

The Midwest has some stunning sunsets and it is one of my favorite aspects of living here. Yesterday, the sky was amazing! I have come to learn that clouds in the sky on a sunny equal amazing sunsets. The first photo was yesterday and the second one was a few months ago-- just so you see the crazy cotton candy colors the sky can take. 













20 comments:

  1. I love sky watching and also have since I was a child...Michelle

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  2. I have always loved watching clouds too. I like to find pictures in the clouds and watch them change from one shape to another, or just disappear completely. Love your pictures and the colors in the sky. In your first picture, is that a church behind the house or does the house have a steeple?

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    1. Marti, that is a church behind the house, but it really looks like the house has a steeple. :)

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  3. Such beautiful colors in the sky! Great captures!!

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  4. Whoa... these are really neat skies. How grand it is to be able to 'capture' such shots!

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    1. Thank you, Stanley! I am pretty blessed with these amazing skies we get in the Midwest.

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  5. These are indeed beautiful skies! I also like the way you size your photos. They fill up my entire screen and make them very dramatic!

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  6. Your photos are stunning. Great that you had your head in the clouds! I photograph skies very seldom - so I enjoyed a lot!

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  7. With our crazy weather the sunsets have been amazing. Lovely photos!

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    1. When we have crazy weather, and I see a sliver of sun, I just know it will be a dramatic sunset!

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  8. Gorgeous skies. I look up all the time too! Keep looking up.­čśü

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  9. Wow - gorgeous clouds and skies.

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  10. Superbly captured. Not always easy to get the colours through a lense. It's the best time of day for light.

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    1. Thank you, Adam! Definitely got lucky with these shots!

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