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Cloudscapes - Photo Art by John N. Stewart

Updated on December 8, 2012

Clouds Seem To Speak To Me........

Clouds seem to speak to me. I'm sure that you have perhaps had similar experiences. When you live in a rural area as we do in Northern California and there are broad expanses of sky visible almost everywhere you are bound to see some dramatic things happening in the Heavens. I carry one or two cameras with me while driving, just in case I see something that warrants my pulling over and taking a shot.

Looking Up

It's amazing what we miss by simply not looking up. We get caught up in our everyday mundane activities and just forget about observing. This is a sky view in front of our home in Cottonwood, CA.

A Good Photo Spot.....

We have a large grass field at the end of a private airport near our house, and I've been able to get quite a few sky shots here.

Down Near Highway Five

This is one of the better vistas and I've taken a lot of shots here....as you are approaching highway five.

Angels Over Cottonwood

Across The Field (Echo)

Splash

I love the way this cloud splashes against the landscape.....gorgeous!

My Photo Equipment......

I've been shooting Digital for a number of years now, ever since my first Casio digital camera (3.2 pixels). I've had several since then and my favorite so far is a Sony DSC F828 with a Carl Zeis 7X Optical zoom lense on it. Although it is only 8 megapixels, it seems to be adequate to capture as large an image as I need. I also have a small Kodak 10 mpixel camera that I carry with me and I like it's picture quality, but prefer the Sony's color.

A Different Mood...............

There's a Little Storm Happening........

Storm Passing Over the Top

I am amazed by the beauty that happens in the sky on dark, gloomy days. Sometimes you have to hunt for it and at other times it hit's you in the face......

Distant Storm

My Favorite Shot......:)

Let's face it, we all have our favorites (excuse me while I pat my back). I'm not sure why but his one just happens to be mine.

Just Cotton Candy.......

Anderson Sunset

Igo Sunset

This one was taken in Igo, California, without a tripod.......

UFO Clouds

I think I counted five UFO Clouds in this one.....

A Wild and Crazy Sky........

Highway Five Storm Clouds.....

Cloud Meets Tescoflex

There's something about the delicacy and beauty of nature colliding with a man-made object.......

Sunset Over Rice Paddies

Was traveling between Grass Valley and Chico when we saw this amazing sunset behind the power lines and rice paddies.

Right Around The Corner

We always see a few deer in this vacant area near our home.

Standing in The Street and Looking Up........this could be dangerous :)

Pastel Sky

Across The Street

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @HorseAndPony LM: Thanks for Blessing, Liking, and Commenting on the lens. I really do appreciate it! :)

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @HorseAndPony LM: Thanks for looking at them. I never get tired of cloud watching. Have a great week! :)

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      HorseAndPony LM 4 years ago

      Love the cloudscapes. I need to take more photos. I'm adding that to my to do list for 2013. Thanks for sharing!

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      John Norman Stewart 4 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @ellagis: Denmark must be beautiful. Thanks for visiting the lens....:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just love these photos. They are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them.

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      ellagis 6 years ago

      Beautiful photos!!! Like you, I´d never get tired of looking at clouds and taking pictures of them (well.... sometimes I take good photos, but most of times just boring ones!!!)

      Since when I moved to Denmark, I was even more fascinated by clouds, because they can move so quickly and change so fastly, there....

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @caketech: I agree, Lisa, and I never get tired of sky watching......thanks for checking out the lens. :) John

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      caketech 6 years ago

      Beautiful cloudscapes..I have a few cloudscapes myself...there's something awesome about taking pictures of the sky in all it's different moods!

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @deyanis: Thanks Deyani, for blessing and liking this lens. It was a pleasant surprise to receive notification in my email box. I will check out some of your lenses. Have a wonderful weekend! John

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      John, you have captured the beauty of the clouds brilliantly! I love taking pictures of the clouds too, feels like we are capturing God's beauty in the pictures. My favorite one is the wild & crazy sky and right around the corner. Beautiful. ---Blessed---

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Cari Kay 11: Hi Cari: Thanks for the comments. Yes, Anderson is about 8 minutes from us. It's been raining a lot lately. Hope you are enjoying the holidays....:)

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @SandyMertens: Hi Sandy: Thanks for your appreciative comments. Hope you are enjoying the holidays....:)

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      Encourager LM 6 years ago

      Great photos! I am interested in clouds as well and keep taking shots as and when I can. At the moment we are covered by a blanket of snow so have switched to snowscapes fopr the moment! Blessings.

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      Kay 6 years ago

      My favorite is Anderson Sunset. Your photos are stunning. By the way, my husband has family around the Anderson/Redding/Burney areas.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Your cloud photos are amazing!!! I love to take sky photos too. It does speak for itself.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Geekgurl: Thanks Geekgirl: Appreciate your looking at them. Merry Christmas! :)

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @Encourager LM: We haven't gotten snow yet, but it could happen. Thanks for checking out my cloud photos, Encourager....appreciate it. It is raining heavily as we speak. Have a great evening. :)

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      Kimberly Hiller 6 years ago from Chicago

      Wow! These are some awesome pictures.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @anonymous: Thanks for that verse, Tipi. It's so true - I've gotten some amazing God messages from cloud gazing. Appreciate your comments and your insights.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I had to come back because a scripture has been running through my mind since I was just here. I think this version is from the Good News Bible, can't recall why I learned it from there and can't recall the reference other than one of the Psalms.

      "How clearly the sky reveals God's glory, how plainly it shows what He has done. No speech, no word is heard, no sound is made." The heavens do proclaim the glory of God.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh, how beautiful! I see you get lost in the clouds too! I would guess you have many, many more pictures that you could share as well. Love your comment about nature colliding with a man-made object. I go slowly on my way out.....

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      @julieannbrady: Hi Julie: Thanks for visiting "Cloudscapes", and for liking some of my other lenses. It was fun putting this lens together...:)

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      Oh gosh, but to while away the hours gazing at clouds and speaking of what they inspire in you ... sounds like heaven to me!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm a big fan of cloud photos too. Nicely done.

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      Light-in-me 6 years ago

      Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

      Nice job,

      Robin :)