In a previous post, I mentioned that it was quite rainy here in Durham last week… Yeah, I know, weather is one of the typical boring topics some people start/restart conversations with in awkward moments. But regarding photography, weather can be a perfect excuse to take magnificent pictures of either weird clouds (cumulonimbus, altostratus, stratocumulus, you name them) or clean skies. For instance, what do you think of these dark stratus clouds entirely covering Lima’s sky (July 2012)?
Such a contrast with the SAME bright sky slightly covered by some cirrus in this photograph, right?
(Lima, Dec. 2012)
Sometimes, we consider skies as boring parts of photographs. And yes, sometimes they don´t add any potent element to pictures; however, by highlighting their powerful presence and giving them more room in an image than the usual, you can make the viewer pay more attention to a detail frequently overlooked. When was the last time you took a picture highlighting the sky? When was the last time you actually didn’t just see the sky but paid attention to it instead?