Assembly of Clouds

Whenever I’m in a location with a clear westward view, I always check the sky about an hour before sunset. If I’m lucky enough to spot some clouds, I make sure to have my camera out of the bag and ready to shoot.

The reason I appreciate clouds so much? They add so much texture, drama, and magic!

You can see in this image how the cloud floating between the viewer and the setting sun creates depth and contrast. And you may also notice how the delicate highlights reflecting off each cloud edge make this shot unlike any other sunset. Never before have the clouds assembled like this and it’s safe to say there will never be another sunset quite like this ever again.  I can rely on the Jemez mountain range to remain predictable and steady, but the secrets contained within each cloud are revealed and rapidly change with every passing second.

Where are the mountain ranges in your life right now? Are you keeping an eye out for (and taking advantage of) the unpredictable opportunities with each assembly of clouds?

This is the second in a series of images I’m posting this week – see the first here.

Photo Credits: Santa Fe Sunset 2 by Susan J. Preston, Aspen Vista, New Mexico © 2018, all rights reserved
Technical: Fuji X-T2 | 100mm (XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR)| ISO 640
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