Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Cloudspotting - Thematic Photography

Leaden, grey skies and rain make cloudspotting a difficult exercise this week; there is little promise of improvement tomorrow either. That's why I have raided my 2007 archive..

OK - so the clouds were in the shots by accident in all but the first.

Storm clouds gathering - Michigan, September 2007

Alnwick Castle in Northumberland is a photogenic subject - the clouds enhance the effect.

Alnwick Castle - Northumberland, July 2007

But does Harry Potter playing quidditch behind its walls add to the magic?

Alnwick Castle walls

Sorry - you have to imagine him.

The next two pictures were taken from a little steam boat on the Fowey estuary in Cornwall. There must be thousands of pictures of the town - these were taken in May 2007 when we were attending the Daphne du Maurier festival in her centenary year,

Fowey - May 2007

To see the results of more cloudspotting check out the links at Carmi's Thematic-photographic-296.


Karen S. said...

Thank you for sharing clouds from Michigan! Then what tremendous clouds and castle views too! Lovely captures every single one!

Gilly said...

Beautiful clouds at Alnwick - really "make" the picture. All lovely shots!

Little Nell said...

I do enjoy a good cloud. I just bought myself The Cloud spotters' Guide. I always enjoy your Fowey pictures.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I capture great skies over the castles here in Florida too.

Jo said...

I particularly enjoyed the pictures at Alnwick.

Michèle Dextras said...

Wonderful photos, so uplifting!

photodoug said...

Splendid photos, especially Alnwick Castle. Thanks for sharing.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob .. we have a lot of grey cover at the moment .. hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow and bring us some clouds to see!

Love your photos and it's always good to see Alnwick Castle .. and Fowey ... lovely time you must have had at du Maurier's centenary ..

Clouds are fascinating .. cheers Hilary

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Alnwick Castle is terrific.

I love Fowey, too. The water adds such a compelling quality to any shot.