Monday, September 1, 2014

I've looked at clouds ...

"Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, I've looked at clouds that way ..."
Judy Collins "Both Sides Now" (1969)

I'm a self-confessed cloud watcher - I've been known to grab the camera when interesting cloud formations appear, out of the blue so to speak. As I returned from taking my grandson on a little picnic this past week, I pulled over along the side of the highway to grab a few frames of a scene I had made a mental note of on the way out. And tonight there was an interesting lit-up formation which reminded me of the cloud that lead the Israelites through the desert.

And I've looked at clouds from both sides too but it's the fascination I recall.



26 comments:

Stephanie said...

Stunningly beautiful on both images!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your first photo is magnificent - those reflections are stunning.

Lúcia said...

I can almost see a face on that moon! ;-)

mariiana capela fotografia said...

beautiful pictures Rick! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Both photos are beautiful. I love the top one though. So summery looking.

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Rick, I have never, ever seen a reflection as beautiful as the one in the first image here. Truly breathtaking beauty.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Michelle said...

The reflection on that first shot is just superb!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Keeping an eye on the sky is sure to give many photo opportunities.Both of these shots are amazing.

Katherine said...

Oh my goodness Rick...both images are beautiful but that first one...well, it's just glorious beyond description. As a fellow cloud appreciator from another part of this world...those clouds are breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing. x

Lasse said...

Very beautiful, and I am a bit like you, a cloudwatcher :-))

MARTY said...

oh là là comme c'est beautiful ces clouds qui se reflètent dans l'eau ! j'aime this very much ! la deuxième photo est magnifique aussi with the dark trees qui se découpent sur les couleurs !
les nuages make me dream !
happy september Rick

Teca M. Jorge said...

Outstanding, honey! Both!!! And how wonderful is your new blog header!!

Hugs, love and friendship!!
Beijo.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I'm with you. These are fantastic. I see so many wonderful formations, but never take pics because they change before I can get the camera.

S. Etole said...

Very expressive photos. Good to see you here.

papillon said...

Clouds can find a thousand forms, tell stories and just be wonderful. Great pictures.
LG J&C

Helma said...

Ohhhhh.....wat ontzettend mooi Rick!!! Die eerste foto met de weerspiegelingen van de wolken in het water is fantastisch.

Ook je prachtige gekleurde lucht van de tweede foto is geweldig. Dit zijn enorme mooie geniet foto's.
Een heel dik compliment.

Groetjes, Helma

Scott said...

From one cloud watcher to another, wonderful job on these. I love how you have the thistle in the foreground of the top one in perfect composition.

Leslie said...

Love that first shot, especially, AND the way you've joined your lovely photos to the perfect verse :)

victoria said...

Nunca me cansaré de decir que hermosa es la Naturaleza...Muy bién captada por tu cámara...Escelente fotos!!

Gracias por compartir y seguirme en el escondite

Con cariño Victoria

Cristina said...

Espléndida toma, es un placer pasar por tu sitio.
Abrazos.

Cath HC Photographie said...

Merveilleuse photo !

victoria said...

Gracias por comentar en mi blog Nos Necesitan,,,Un blog dedicado al maltrato animal..
Bravo por tu perro y por tu amor a la Natuareleza ello me dice que eres una maravillosa persona!!

Gracias por compartir

Con cariño

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, how you doing? I also MIA for over a month but I'm back again. Took a short break cos neglected my other hobbies for too long.:))

Amazing cloud pictures. They are really beautiful and well taken. You're good. 2 thumbs up for you.

Have a great day, regards.

Cristina said...

Sono rimasta senza parole per la bellezza di queste foto, la prima soprattutto! Complimenti, ciao e buona domenica! : )

Rebecca Rosenbaum said...

amazing! cool! very nice!

Hilde said...

prachtig Rick! dat jij dat hebt mogen aanschouwen, ik benijd je!
groetjes, Hilde