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Saturday, August 02, 2008

PhotoHunt: Clouds

It's Saturday, which means it's day. I absolutely love this week's theme. Clouds are one of my favourite photographic subjects.

This sunset shot was taken at Swansea Marina. I managed to get a long aircraft trail in the shot, as well as some clouds.

Here's a shot taken looking across Swansea Bay, towards the city itself. I was standing on the promenade at Oystermouth at the time.

All of the following shots were taken at Rhossili, on the Gower Peninsula, about 20 miles from where I live. I love the way the clouds cast dark shadows on the ground below them, which move along as the clouds move, like some dark, supernatural entity creeping along the beach. I hate taking landscape shots when there's a perfect blue sky. Clouds add such interest, don't you think?

I just love to see fluffy white clouds against a nice, blue sky. If you look at the wire fence in the foreground, you can see where some sheep rubbed themselves, and left behind little hanks of their fleece.

I remember thinking the sky looked rather ominous at the moment I shot this. I feared it was about to rain.

Shortly afterwards, I noticed the clouds starting to thin a little, as the sky brightened, just over the island of Worm's Head. As beautiful as Rhossili is, these cliffs are not a nice place to be during a rainstorm. As you can imagine, I was relieved when the clouds began to dissipate.

Oh well, that's my PhotoHunt for this week. I've set this blog entry up to auto-post at 6 AM UK time. I'm off to bed now, but I'll be visiting other PhotoHunters sometime during Saturday afternoon, UK time. Have a lovely weekend!


Anonymous said...

Well, I think you can guess my response... fabulous selection.

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful collection of shots! Have you ever tried selling some for postcards? No idea how you'd go about it, but I'm sure they'd sell. I love the first one.

Greyscale Territory said...

Just fascinating! Amazing what brilliant artists clouds can be!

Hootin' Anni said...

I LOVE the very top photo....the contrail from the airplane...that's beautiful!!

My 'colored clouds' are posted. A bit different in the 'take of the theme' this week. Come by, join me, if you can find time!! Happy weekend.

Daisy said...

It has been fun to see clouds all over the world today! This was our first time photographing clouds.

jams o donnell said...

That is a beautiful selection Siani. Wonderful!

Pato N Pearl said...

these are really pretty shots of the clouds Siani!. Great images. I love ALL of them...;)

Pearl - have a good weekend

Nita said...

Beautiful shots! Have a great weekend!