Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chasing Clouds

Some days the best picture is up. Clouds can be an important part of a landscape shot. The evening that I shot the blog picture was one of those days. I really had no plans to go out that evening, but the clouds were just too good to stay home. If you have ever driven on the road to Old Rag Mountain you will find this landscape familiar. I had noticed this barn several times over the years, but without the right sky it is not a compelling photograph. On the night I shot this picture I was chasing cloud scenes throughout Madison County, thinking this might be a good night I drove over to Rappahannock County to get this shot.

I have also posted a gallery on Flickr of some recent landscape shots with prominent clouds.


BillG said...

Wow! This is a really cool pic! I love that road and almost crash my car every time I drive it (watching the scenery instead of the road). I always wanted to stop and shoot here, I just never saw any good places to pull over.

I love this shot and the treatment is fantastic. This place has a ton of potential with clouds like these and an eye for balancing the frame (like yours). Another inspiring shot.

Don Rosenberger said...

Thanks Bill, There really is no good place to pull off, so you just have to pull into the field.