I love clouds, all kinds of clouds in all kinds of weather. During my picture a day project with the Nikon Df I have had occasion to photograph a lot of clouds. So here is a selection. Two or three of these were put up in the picture a day with the Df but most have not been seen here before.
Morning broken clouds against a blue sky.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Sunrise and stratocumulus clouds, Piedmont of North Carolina.

“There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me’.”
― Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Full Moon, stars, clouds  in a winter evening, Piedmont of North Carolina.

Sunrise on a cloudy winter morning.

We all benefit from a space where clouds can be seen. The more open and expansive the better. There is something seemingly transcendent in the wonders of cloud formations. Oh yes the science has explanations for all the types of clouds, but that does not negate their art.

Fair weather cumulus clouds.

whispy cirrus clouds

Wispy Cirrus clouds and vapor trails at sunrise, Piedmont of North Carolina.

I expect, as long as I am able, to keep photographing clouds. Each day, every hour the skies remind us of the always changing nature of life on this wonderful planet. There surely is not another exactly like it in this whole enormous cosmos.


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  1. Real nice Dan. The camera in this case really means nothing to the sensitivity and emotional response. Wonderful, don

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