I have admired many a photograph featuring beautiful cloud formations and colors. My attempts at trying to capture the beauty of clouds had been disappointing until last weekend. While attending a concert on Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville, New York, I noticed these clouds being lighted by the setting Sun.
Clouds in the distance being lighted by the setting Sun to the east of the village of Baldwinsville, New York, on Saturday, July 17, 2010.
Using my venerable Nikon 18-200VR lens, I switched to manual mode and exposed for the brightest of the clouds and zoomed in to focus on the area above the Seneca River bridge.
Clouds as seen from Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville, New York, on Saturday, July 17, 2010. Nikon D70, 18-200VR, 1/125s, f/11, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 105mm focal length.
I zoomed in further to photograph this most interesting area of the beautifully lighted clouds. For another beautiful cloudscape, visit Birgitte’s post called A view.
Cloudscape by Scott Thomas Photography. Nikon D70, 18-200VR, 1/125s, f/11, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 170mm focal length.