Monday, 15 September 2014

Picture This #268 ~ Cloud Drama

Mitch, you provided a good choice for this week's theme. I recall the lyrics from the song Both Sides Now, sung by Judy Collins.
"Bows and flows of angel hair
and ice cream castles everywhere.."
The song deals with life's illusions and clouds do block the sun.

Here are my samples of cloud drama.

This photo depicts the most dramatic capture I've made of cloud formation. This is on the coast of Cape Cod. Soon after this photo there was a rainstorm.

Another photo from the Cape. This is in Provincetown. A storm was approaching.

This photo was taken in Tucson, AZ during the monsoon season. I was impressed on how the clouds formed over the mountain range.



11 comments:

  1. Hi Robert!! Good shots for this week's theme. I know the song you refer to. It was actually written by Joni Mitchell, but was recorded first by Judy Collins (1967). Fairport Convention also recorded a demo version the same year that Judy Collins recorded her version, but it was not released officially until many years later. Joni Mitchell did not record her own version until 1969, and it's her version I prefer.
    I really like the drama in all of your cloud shots, most particularly the first one. I wonder if the couple on the beach bothered to go find shelter or just let it rain on them?

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    1. Joni Mitchell is the songwriter and Judy Collins is only a performer. I never heard Joni Mitchell's version.
      I think the couple on the beach seemed oblivious to the omnious cloud.

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  2. Hi Robert! Good to see you back on here, sharing three good shots for Mitch's theme. I like the three but the first one is my favourite. Nice to see that couple on the beach and a few other people enjoying the pleasures of being by the seaside, perhaps all of them unaware of the rainstorm that was to come soon....

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    1. Thank you, Belita. I think this photo makes a good setting for a story.

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  3. Hi Robert. Your pictures all capture moody skies and I like them. In your first picture, the clouds are great, and the couple on the beach also add greatly to the scene. The church is just magnificent against the grey sky. I love the clouds over the mountain range and the different hues of grays and deep blues.

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  4. Thanks, Benni. I agree with you about the couple adding to the scene. I observed the different hues in the sky that early evening and saw an opportunity to photograph it.

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  5. Very good cloud captures. The first is promising a storm and the clouds are bearing down. A very good background for the church tower and the third is very mysterious and dramatic.

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  6. wow Robert these are all wonderful everyone of them my fav is the cape cod scene

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  7. Pretty shots, Robert! I know this is about the clouds but I love the couple off on the left side of the photo. I love shooting couples/sweethearts here in NYC.

    Nice steeple with clouds!

    I love the mountain range with clouds!

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  8. Beautiful blue clouds

    Dramatic skies

    Lovely shimmering shades of blue

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