Clouds and Dreams

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Clouds and Dreams

This is one of those images that can never be recreated.  The reason being is the purely random pattern of the clouds.  The landscape itself hasn’t changed for hundreds if not thousands of years but the sky is always changing.   Creating images like this involves embracing the change and working with it rather than against it.  Clouds can be problematic when composing an image because they are in constant motion.  If you can anticipate the movement, you can compose your image and wait for the clouds to reach the desired point.

In this image I saw the clouds approaching from the left in the distance and worked out a composition before they reached the desired location before I took the image.  I liked the look of the clouds.  The reminded me of quick brushstrokes across a canvas.  My desire was to have them fill the sky above the unique rock formation and the desert landscape.  The contrast between the blue sky, soft white clouds and the harsh parched landscape was compelling.  I couldn’t help but think about the beauty of the landscape and its enduring nature and the beauty of the sky and how fleeting it was.

 

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