Cloud volcano and chasing stormy clouds
I LOVE California. I love the weather, the people and the inexhaustible variety of almost everything. From food, to landscape, to entertainment options – the choices are varied and delightfully bountiful. California is a wonderful place to call home.
There is, however, a constant absence here which I note quite frequently: the absence of clouds. Yes, I am spoiled and I do want it all.
As someone who is constantly chasing a pretty landscape picture, I find myself wanting to scream at times. You know, those times when you have a beautiful shot just begging to be captured: the sunset hits the mountains just at the right angle, the flowers glow, the water shimmers and a bird flies as on cue into your frame. You take the shot and end up with a beautiful composition, great colors, dreamy lighting and… a gaping blue hole up top. The missing sky. It is painful, endlessly frustrating and, I must admit, I have even considered pasting skies in. Yes, yes I did. I even have a full stock of skies for pasting. I just can’t do it or, maybe, I can’t do it just yet. Another year or two of this drought and I’ll be ready though.
For now, I chase clouds wherever I find them. This amazing stormy cloud covered mountain in the Grand Tetons looked just like a cloud volcano. It was a great sight to see a great privilege to photograph.