Great clouds, for me are just as essential as a great subject. No two are alike,kind of like humans. I just never know what kind of clouds will be hanging around near sunset? During the day there may be excellent clouds around but come sunset,they may not be there? So I keep a good eye on the satellite feed to see what’s coming my way and what I can expect.
Whether I go out on a shoot, is very dependant upon the clouds. I want Goldi loks clouds…..not too many (overcast conditions) and not too few,………..just right!
These shots are of my fine feathered friend,Romeo! I think the clouds enhance his beauty.
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Yes, those dramatic clouds are a perfect background for Romeo. There were great cumulus clouds around Victoria today, like giant popcorns.
Good eye Audrey! I’m sure you already know this, but If you look directly below those popcorn clouds one generally sees darker land. This darker land heats up and sends a warm but moist air aloft.. As it rises It gets cooler reaching dew point and so condenses.
Eagles and other birds use these thermals to lift them high into the sky. They use them like an escalator. Once at the top, they soar off in the direction they wish to go. By doing this they conserve energy!
Hi Wayne, these are gorgeous pictures. I came to realise the importance of clouds in interesting landscape pictures when I was away at Shepherd’s Hill earlier this year. In South Africa, we often have periods of no rain and clear blue skies. This year we had heavy rain and I was there the day after a bad storm. I got the most stunning shots of the sky with the clouds an explosion of pink, orange, and red. PS, My new children’s book, Haunted Halloween Holiday, has gone to my publisher and I’ll be doing a cover reveal soon.
All that rain evaporated and ascended into the sky, where it chilled and condensed.
The rain that fell from the sky, went back up into the sky!
OH,…I’m looking forward to seeing your book Robbie! You are such a creative soul!
Thank you, Wayne. I really appreciate that comment coming from you.
I found some gorgeous ones today and your pictures of them are very beautiful. :)
Thank you Lynette! We all are lovers of clouds! We for the most part take them for granite.
Love seaward with the eagles Wayne. Amazing.
Thank you Cindy!
The perfect setting for Romeo… He seems well at home there…
Oh he is, this is his and Juliette’s domain! He loves being out there more then me I bet because he lives there 24/7.
I can tell!
Your cloud shots always honor them!
Thank you Annette!
Hi Wayne, yes clouds and Romeo, perfect!
Thank you Marje! Romeo is always a cheerful soul to be around!
Ah indeed. :)
May I use your center photo for my Farewell Salutes?
Of course GP,I will send a larger file
I copied the image from your post and it really looks terrific. Thank you.
Any time you need a shot GP just let me know!
The larger version you can use as a screen saver.
I see what you mean. I’ll keep that in mind. Thanks.
Just WOW! Clouds as a backdrop give the eagle even more magnificence.
Yes Jennie they do,which is why I am careful about what kind of backdrop will be around sunset time. Tricky stuff to be sure.
That’s why you’re the pro!
Yes the clouds are enhancing his beauty. Such lovely photographs captured, Wayne.
Thank you Kamal! Both Romeo and the clouds share the beauty of the day!
You are always welcome Wayne and yes I completely agree with you.
Now that you mention it, I see how clouds add visual interest to your photos.
Glad I pointed that out Liz,clouds really enhance a good shot and take it to the next level!
I think clouds are as much characters in your photos as Romeo! And so beautifully captured!
well said Noelle, they most certainly do!
Clouds are the special touch to a sunset and here they are so beautiful with the light in and around them as Romeo shows off his talent and you , yours! I love how the clouds change at this time of year and bring some needed rain.
you nailed it Jane! It’s a win win situation!
On overcast days I do not even think about taking shots and on those days with zero clouds I feel the same way. I want something in between!
Stunning as always… clouds can be so dramatic as well as life giving for many.. Romeo of course lights up the sky.. x
Thanks Sally! I never know exactly how the sunset will unfold?
Thank goodness you have a camera to hand to capture them as they do x
Have camera,..will travel!
These are great, Wayne! I don’t like the overcast days, and we seem to be heading into a few of them…
Let’s hope this wet Spring means far fewer forest fires this year?
I’m with you there – a silver lining?!
You bring out the best in clouds and eagles.
Your clouds are gorgeous and Romeo just adds to it. As always you captured the evening mood perfectly!
Thank you Sabine,hard not to take a great shot of Romeo!
Yes, but you have a special knack for these kinds of photographs!
Beautiful photos! Love the colors in the sky behind Romeo. This is my favorite type of lighting conditions to shoot in. 😎
I would of liked a bit more light and a bit less cloud. God rays would of been perfect! I did see a bit, but nothing serious.
I know exactly what you mean about the rays. That would have been spectacular. Anything with the eagles in it still looks awesome. 😊
The clouds and Romeo both are dramatic and make your photos stunning.
thank you Linda
You’re welcome Wayne – they were beautiful shots. I’d ask you if you were going out to see the Blood Moon/eclipse tomorrow, but I know you’re not interested in that. Ours will be 10:30 and we’re having a storm. I will not look for it.
looks like it’ll start when the sun is setting here but I won’t be able to see it anyways as the weather will be overcast and raining.
They said we might still see it even with a cloudy and rainy/stormy forecast, so you might be okay later in the evening.
not a chance, it was raining all night and morning
Same here – rained/stormed last night, thru the night and this a.m. No pictures by anyone of the eclipse.
oh well,I’m sure pictures will surface sooner or later
Hello Wayne! I hope you are well, and enjoy the paradise. Thank you for sharing these very impressive and emotional photos. Let me wish you a wonderful week! xx Michael
thank you Michael and I hope your week is a smiling one!
Sometimes, it seems, clouds reflecting a mood.
yes,they do at times don’t they!