17 hours ago
Thursday, 9 July 2009
The skies, in my part of Nevada, have settled down into their usual, bright blue, cloudless, summer mode.
After living here for a couple of years,I was beginning to think that our summer skies were, for the most part, pretty boring...
That was, until I got really interested in photography, joined SWF and a couple of other photo memes, and started looking at the world around me with new eyes..
It forces you to look at the sky with a new perspective and find other ways that you can highlight and compliment that unrelenting blueness..
(Click on any photo to enlarge)
I was sitting down at my local park, a couple of days ago, watching this one small, wispy cloud, float across the otherwise cloudless sky..
'Yeah, right,' I thought to myself, 'that one cloud is going to make an interesting photo, NOT !!'
Then it disappeared behind the roof of the shelter that I was sitting under. I glanced up and until that point, I had not realised that there were decorative lizards at each corner of the building..
I thought that the lizard definitely highlighted my blue sky and one, solitary, wispy cloud :-)
Taken at the Great Reno Balloon Race, a number of years ago.
I snapped this one with one of those little disposable film cameras, so I'm quite looking forward to going back this year and taking along my 35mm SLR and digital cameras. :-)
Somehow, those plain , blue skies are looking a lot more interesting, these days...
Go to SKYWATCH for views of the sky from all over the world !