Rural farms in the North Carolina mountains midst greenery, clouds and blue sky
Heavy clouds create shadows over the rural mountains of North Carolina
Low clouds hover over the valley surrounded by North Carolina mountains
Colorful flowers in the foreground enhance the beauty of the North Carolina mountains
How can one not admire the rural beauty of North Carolina!
Grandfather Mountain is an iconic peak 75 miles north of Asheville, North Carolina. The area is known for its incredible vistas and unmatched ecological diversity. The area is called Grandfather Mountain because of early pioneers who recognized “the face” of an old man on one of the cliffs. Can you see it?
Dramatic clouds grace a blue sky over the mountains in North Carolina
Midst the mountains, clouds, and greenery of North Carolina, a lone leafless tree stands out
A picture-perfect composition of clouds, blue sky, mountains, lush greenery, and natural color, all reflecting the rural beauty of North Carolina
The unusual cloud formations and their reflections in the pond caused by moonlight almost makes this a rendering by Monet
The brightness of the moon lights up the surrounding clouds
The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic. Here is a reflection of the landscape at sunset in a small body of water.
Images of clouds while flying with them and above them create cloudscape images from a higher altitude
Soft clouds at dusk, bathed by rays of the setting sun against a dark blue sky, create an artsy cloudscape image
Layers of clouds with different shades display impending, furious weather over Hickory, North Carolina
Striking rain clouds over New Mexico create an interesting image for cloudscape photography
Sunset accentuates these clouds creating a magical aura
Dramatic clouds enhance this image of the mountain ridges in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Cloudscape photography is photography of clouds or sky. The sky is the single most abstract and dynamic canvas that a photographer has at his disposal. It is an endless source of inspiration that can change a boring photo into one of tremendous interest. Clouds can really either dominate an image or they can enhance the background.
Will be posting this week images of clouds as the dominant feature. Here is one with striking cloud formations in the blue sky.
Colorful flowers provide an attractive foreground to the water, sky, clouds and landscape at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina