When it comes to landscapes, the clouds are a key ingredient to adding drama, depth and character to photographs. Early mornings, water and clouds create a completely different atmosphere, a storyline and emotion all its own. While serving to add to a landscape scene, quite often, it is the cloudy skies that are stars of the light and water show – one that needs no other features than light, horizon and clouds.
Morning twilight hour, calm lake waters and sun lighting up the morning skies create an altogether different sense of renewal and the new day. A mundane white and gray become flaming colours, as if to indicate all of the possibilities the day has to offer. Energy and intensity, forcing us to take a deep breath, soak the energy in and seize the opportunitites ahead. Morning clouds, catalists of new opportunities.
Midday skies move slow and steady, assuring us of our course, direction and continued movement. In a harsh sunlight, or softened by the clouds, we are reminded of days passage, inevitability of movement and made to consider the advance of time. Subtle tonality of a day skies and clouds provide a comforting assurance. Move ahead, the results and possibilities are ahead. Calm confidence in the future, a settling presence of mid-day skies.
Closing hours of they day escorted with clouds backdrop. Last hours of daylight in a colourful and dramatic epilogue to a day. Waning light uplights the clouds yet again, slowing down the day, drawing a curtain of gradually darkening skies onto the day. The best close to the day, a palette of evening skies, colours and light that is slowly falling away into the night. The shifting stage for our reflection in days accomplishments, refuge from days disappointments.
Shifting canvas of cloudy skies are a privilege. A distant calm of a cloudy midday, dramatic prelude to a new day or calming close to a passing one. Cloudscapes give us more and keep on bringing out the emotions, thoughts and ideas. With photography, emotions encompassed in prints that convert the wall into that window on that frozen emotion.