Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: When clouds roll by  (Read 1700 times)

John R

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1352
When clouds roll by
« on: March 06, 2010, 08:22:27 PM »

If I am not at work and see clouds rolling by or wispy cloud streaks in the sky, I try get out of everything and head for the country or some conservation area. This is where I took these two.

JMR
Logged

Bill Caulfeild-Browne

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 313
    • http://www.billcaulfeild-browne.com
When clouds roll by
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 10:46:05 PM »

Quote from: John R
If I am not at work and see clouds rolling by or wispy cloud streaks in the sky, I try get out of everything and head for the country or some conservation area. This is where I took these two.

JMR

That first one is fabulous, John!
Bill
Logged

AndrewKulin

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 339
    • http://www.andrewkulin.com
When clouds roll by
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 12:03:59 AM »

John:

I prefer the first in B & W for its strong contrast and how you were able to position the white tree within the gap in the clouds which makes it stand out.
Logged

wolfnowl

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5821
    • M&M's Musings
When clouds roll by
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 02:09:19 AM »

Nice clouds!  Just to be different, I'll prefer the colour one.

Mike.
Logged
If your mind is attuned to beauty, you find beauty in everything.
~ Jean Cooke ~

My Flickr site / Random Thoughts and Other Meanderings at M&M's Musings

kikashi

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5311
When clouds roll by
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 04:16:19 AM »

Quote from: John R
If I am not at work and see clouds rolling by or wispy cloud streaks in the sky, I try get out of everything and head for the country or some conservation area. This is where I took these two.

JMR
I love the b&w! I suspect I'd like the second more if it weren't spoiled by the immediate comparison with the first.

Jeremy
Logged

John R

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1352
When clouds roll by
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 07:13:02 AM »

Thanks, Bill, Andrew, Mike and Jeremy. The bW looks pretty good in colour too, but I decided to try a bw version. I did a BW version of the farm scene, but the snow ends up looking too grey for my taste, and the white areas of cloud end up looking burned out.

JMR
Logged

popnfresh

  • Guest
When clouds roll by
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 01:34:10 PM »

John, your work continues to improve. I like both of these very much, with the B&W being my favorite of the two.
Logged

Slobodan Blagojevic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9281
  • When everybody thinks the same... nobody thinks.
    • My website
When clouds roll by
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 10:43:00 PM »

The B&W is stunning! Perfect positioning of the tree against the darker opening in the clouds makes it not only standing out, but looks like the clouds leak from the branches... surreal! I also like the timeless simplicity of using very basic elements: sky, clouds, tree, sunlight... the picture could have been taken million years ago (hypothetically) and million years from now (or so we hope).

francois

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8104
When clouds roll by
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2010, 05:34:27 AM »

I love the first one. The tree seems surrounded by moving clouds. The high contrast adds drama. Well, very well done.
The second photo is also very pleasing, especially the clouds in  the blue sky.
Logged
Francois
Pages: [1]   Go Up