I love clouds. Thin ones, fat ones, wispy ones, colourful ones, especially the dramatic ones.
There is something magical about lying on your back looking up at the sky. I love how you can see dragons, feel like you are under a breaking wave in the ocean or imagine an Earnest Hemmingway portrait in the clouds and 20 seconds later they are completely different.
Unless you save a picture it only ever existed in your mind and you will never see the same shapes and colour combination again.
I have been photographing cloudscapes and storing them on backup drives for years, there are hundreds more that are waiting to be edited when I have time.
I tried to come up with a great name for each of the images, but after pulling my hair out I decided to use a naming convention based on the date of capture and number of images for that date. For example: 28 11 2012 #3 (#3 would be the number of shots on that date). P.S. 28 11 2012 #10 is one of my favourites.
MY CLOUDSCAPES WEBSITE
These beautiful scenes shouldn’t be stored on a hard drive or in “the cloud”, so I have decided to make them available as fine art and canvas prints so you can look at them and also imagine dragons and Earnest Hemmingway portraits like I do.
You can find your favourite on www.cloudscapes.co.za
I only use Canon Professional cameras and the legendary Canon “L” series lenses to capture the subjects I photograph. And when it comes to printing my images it stands to reason that the printed media should also be Canon professional print media.
This ensures that the printed artwork captured on a Canon camera and printed on Canon professional print media is of an exceptionally high quality and colour accuracy because they were designed to be used together for best results.
I have curated the cloudscapes into the following categories. Even this process is tricky as many of the images fall into multiple categories. The tempest at sunset for example :-).
It is pretty obvious that i like a good tempest image…
A violent windy storm.
“a raging tempest”
These images are the dramatic, goose-bump inducing storm clouds I love so much.
When I look at these images I am reminded of the cool breeze on my skin and the anticipation of a thunderstorm.
Adjective: cloudy; comparative adjective: cloudier; superlative adjective: cloudiest
(of the sky or weather) covered with or characterized by clouds.
“a very grey, cloudy day”
Synonyms: overcast, clouded, clouded over
As above, only more cirrocumulus, cirrus, cirrostratus, altocumulus and altostratus, stratus, cumulus, and stratocumulus coverage.
The colours and light visible in the sky on an occasion of the sun’s disappearance in the evening, considered as a view or spectacle.
“A blue and gold sunset”
Have you ever tried to reproduce a sunsets colours, they always seem to fall short of the real thing. Possibly our brain has a saturation filter to enhance things like sunsets, but I suspect if you could experience the sounds, temperature, wind on your skin at the time you captured the sunset, it would reproduce quite close to the real thing.
If you love cloudscapes and lying on your back looking up at the sky trying to see dragons, feel like you are under a breaking wave in the ocean or imagine an Earnest Hemmingway portrait visit the cloudscapes.co.za and enjoy.
If you love one (or two) you can order a print and hang it on the wall in your home or office and imagine…
You can also download one of the free wallpapers and stare at it all day 🙂
Your office space definitely feels less stressful when you have a feature wall and a cloudscape is a fantastic option.
Please contact me if you have any questions, I am happy to consult in any way i can.
Have a great day!