Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chasing clouds

Down here in LA we don't get very many clouds. But drive north a couple of hours and the sky just explodes with puffs of awesome. On a recent road trip up to Bodie, a few friends and I had to stop and stare at all the cloud action we were being gifted. Coming from the east coast, I've just come to expect them up there but after 4 years of living in Southern California- I've learned not to take them for granted anymore!
The light becomes so different with clouds in the sky! At times it's like the world becomes a soft box and the light just touches everything so softly.
Then other times, it's so sharp and bright you think your head is going to explode! Days like this, I would rather shoot sky then anything down here. So here you have it, an abundance of big sky for your viewing pleasure :)

This Peterbilt shot snuck in here just because I love it :)
The Bristlecone Pine forest with the oldest trees in the world (i think?)

The tufas at Mono Lake were like being on Mars. Amazing clouds and light too, perfection. 
BTW- here is what a tufa is as per wikipedia...
Tufa is a variety of limestone, formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from ambient temperature water bodies.

Get out and shoot some big skies when you get the chance!


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