We all share a beautiful sky across the world!
Clouds over North Caolina's East Coast & Some bonus Clouds from other places!
Here are some of my best cloud photos! I LOVE clouds and if I can, I certainly do grab my camera and get photo's of them! I know they all have techie names, but I'm not a weather girl, so I don't know all of them and it's been a long time since high school when we had to learn them!
But they are beautiful, and I try not to get too many power lines in them, but sometimes it's unavoidable!
I also like night clouds, and at dusk when the colors come into them! Enjoy!
Above is on Hwy, 70 going West!
It's about 35 miles from town to town but so very worth it where I live. It's a small little country town, and plenty of room for sunsets and clouds! Being so close to the coast, it's ALWAYS changing! (like the weather, never predictable!) :)
Another view, same day on 70!
It's incredible at the changes when you live near the Ocean! I know the clouds are always constantly changing, but WOW, on the coastlines, it seems like they change so quickly! This photo was the same day as the one above!
I love photographing clouds, and have bunches, and snag a snap every chance I get! I didn't know so many others felt like I did until I read another hub, so I kinda dedicate this to her (Thanks SweetiPie) :) please check out her hub on clouds if you have your head in the clouds too! lol! :) Well, I mean as in, LOVING TO LOOK AT THEM, AND PHOTOGRAPH THEM! :)
But on the coast and the rapid changes, it has me photographing all sorts of things! I think the sky, just overall is intriging! I love the whole concept of nature photos! As you'll see below! :)
Cotton Candy Clouds! :)
I REALLY loved this one! Each cloud was spaced like Cotton Candy, it's giving me idea's on taking it into a graphic program and adding some color to them, maybe give them a little zip, but I'd always leave the main photo as is. Even though you can see the little dark area to the left, that's my finger as I got the snap, I just couldn't let it get away! :)
I love them all, I cannot pick a favorite!
Above and Below!
These two, above and below were taken within moments of each other, thus the trees not being in the bottom one!
Really, the photos don't do them justice! they were very low and the color had a pink hue over it. Since I live in the country, and was on the highway, I get many views of clouds! I'm glad the power lines are away from them, but sometimes they can't be helped to be in the photo, after all, we're not all connected via Wi Fi :) so we need those power lines! :) but the photo below I really love, I think because these two make me feel like that old saying "it's a small world" because it was as if the world was turning and almost visible with the clouds going in what could be construed as a circular motion!
Ah, the sun!
I'd forgotten, and was not going to put text here, but then I realized, I had to get this snap directly after that one, because the sun was peeking out to say hello! :) I love this photo, it would make a super pretty desktop theme, and since nature is free to us, you are free to right click and save it and I hope if you use it for your desktop or even on your phones background that it makes you have that "feel good" moment when you see it, then I feel I have given a piece of happiness to the world! :)
Hwy, 52, in the mountains!
This photo was taken in January of 2010. I was on my way home from Michigan to North Carolina after the death of my father. Oh how he would have loved this photo! Maybe he's peeking in from a cloud, who knows!
In either event, I had to get this snap because it reminded me of him and our many trips on back roads for the scenic route! Dad was notorious for traveling a different route when we traveled just to view more of our country!
I loved how, even though it was a chilly day, and I didn't really want to get out, I took this photo especially because when you're in the mountains, you feel as if you're so close to the clouds that you can actually touch one if it were possible. Of course it isn't, but even though it's a rough edge of a mountain, I LOVE traveling through them, and taking Hwy, 52 on my way back, and going through Charleston WV is my favorite short cut. It only takes out about an hour of driving (is supposed to take out 3 hours if you take a mapquest information seriously, I don't) LOL, but I'll never forget this day, it was quite memorable. There was a stream of water on the left side, and sparse housing on the right. I got some snaps of other things not related to clouds, but I had my dog with me, and when I pulled over to get a snap, there was a horse by a tractor! it was super funny because the horse was looking at us like "WHAT ARE YOU" and my dog looked at the horse like "WHAT A BIG DOGGIE" LOL. It was cute. I did photograph the horse! Maybe he'll turn up in another nature hub! :)
Michigan! This is Crescent Lk!
I'm going to toot my own horn here *TOOT* :) because I won a photograph contest with this picture. If you look very closely, you can see both sides are identical, but not right in the middle! I cloned the purple right side over on the left as well, which made it more symmetrical but you can't tell exactly where I cloned it. I did have to do a little bit of blending just under the sun, but I have to say, I do love this photograph! Really though, would you have noticed it was cloned and symmetrical if I didn't say so? :)
Hwy 70 over the Neuse River Basin
This was taken going over the bridge of the Neuse River basin in New Bern North Carolina. I know it seems plain, but it's really not. Where you can see land just outside of the photograph is a really nice hotel, with an outside lunch area and is a beautiful area with beautiful scenery! There is a place where boaters park everything from fishing boats to big yachts!
There is one boat, I really would just like to do a hub on boats, because some of them are very unique! One man I spoke with while over there, his boat was SO unique I had a million and one questions for him. I think he did like the fact that I was asking, he seemed to be lonely, but loved his boat. It was bigger than a good size boat, and smaller than a yacht! HE HAD BUILT IT HIMSELF! It was really amazing, as it stood out from the other boats. It was dark wood and almost had a Pirate-ish look to it! I didn't have my camera that day, but he does park it there, and as it warms up, I plan on going back down there just to get some photos for the people who might like the water scenes as well as the difference in unusual boats! He said he lived on the water, and didn't care for a real "home" but the boat he considered his HOME! I had everything of course, but the only thing he really needed to take with him was essentials, and clean water. The most amazing thing he told me about it, was THAT BOAT HAS BEEN AROUND THE WHOLE WORLD! He didn't bother with trying to go through the Panama Canal (as that's a story in itself, small boats have to have at least 7 crew members, be avid boaters, and you're lucky if you don't get squished by the bigger boats! There's tons of rules to go through the Panama Canal) but he said he went down around south America and it had been so many places! He was an interesting man, I hope he's there when I get a chance to go back! Maybe he'll let me come aboard and get snaps of it, and I will make a hub about it if I can! This plain looking body of water, and overcast clouds, has way more to it than meets the eye!