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Textures in Nature - Sky Textures by Walter Ross

February 2021 - Textures in Nature - Sky Textures

About the Image(s)

Whenever I think of 'textures in nature' I'm always drawn not only to pictures of land or sea but to the sky and all the movement a cloudy day can add to a photo. Living in the mild southwest I have come to appreciate the variety of 'weather' seen by so much of the rest of the country. When we have clouds like these, I try to take advantage and get out to shoot. This day I was not disappointed. Sun rays were a bonus. This was taken with the D750 f 7.1 1/200 ISO 100. I cropped and added a tiny bit of Sat and burned in some of the foreground to keep the distractions minimal.

6 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
This is beautiful and peaceful scene. The sky is full of interesting cloud patterns. The sunrays are perfect. Did you use a polarizing filter to bring them out? I have trouble capturing sunrays. They look like a gentle blessing on the home in the foreground.   Posted: 02/10/2021 10:42:39
Walter Ross   Walter Ross
I sometimes forget its there but yes, I had a polarizing filter on the lens that morning.   Posted: 02/13/2021 23:03:57

Carole Kropscot   Carole Kropscot
Yes, for sure, you captured copiously patterned clouds! It pays to be attentive and check the skies often. Good for you! I wouldn't change a thing...although I probably would have taken various shots as the minutes ticked by. I am enjoying the view!   Posted: 02/14/2021 14:36:52

Ally Green   Ally Green
Skies are a wonderful addition to any photo and you have captured this one with the rays shining through beautifully! The landscape offers a nice backdrop to the clouds detailing a nice tranquil scene.   Posted: 02/14/2021 16:03:51

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
This is as lovely image. Good color and contrast. The sun rays add interest. When you see the rays shoot at f16 or higher and you should get good results in your image.   Posted: 02/15/2021 09:24:38

Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
Great photo. I wouldn't have that of that as texture so good idea. I really like the colors with blue and various colors of the clouds. The sun is an added touch.   Posted: 02/15/2021 17:59:11


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