The Beauty Of Clouds

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I love the beauty of clouds.

In fact, I probably have more images of clouds than any other subject.

I have been known to take my camera outside and point it straight up in the sky to capture the beautiful glow of a sunset in the clouds.

I remember at the age of seven taking my mother’s Kodak Instamatic, lying on my back on the grass, and looking straight up at the clouds, and capturing images of them, one after another.

There is just something ethereal, eternal, and peaceful about clouds. They lift my sights from earth to heaven.

I remember one day a couple of years ago when a massive storm came to the desert where I lived. The clouds gathered all across the sky and the rain poured. The swirls and patterns in the clouds were so amazing that I took my Nikon camera, 24-120mm lens, and tripod and went out to capture some images. I took three different exposures of these clouds and bracketed them to bring out the different patterns. I processed with some new HDR software I have, Aurora HDR Pro, developed by Trey Ratcliff and MacPhun Software. I also like Photomatix Pro for High Dynamic Range processing of images, and have been using it for many years. Then, I brought the image into Adobe Photoshop for final processing. I love the result because you can almost feel the rain about to fall on you as it did on me.

So I encourage you to look up and drink in the beauty of clouds. And I can’t wait for the next cloudy sky that appears here in the desert Of California!

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


myPhotoWalk Devotional

He covers the heavens with clouds, provides rain for the earth.
Psalm 147:8 NLT

myPhotoWalk Technical

  • Title: When The Rain Pours Down
  • Description: Capturing a rainstorm below the clouds in Palm Desert, CA, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 05/24/14
  • Camera: Nikon D8OOE, Nikkor 24-120mm, FL 48mm, ISO 100, f/8, AEB.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk PhotoShoot in Palm Desert, CA, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Aurora HDR Pro, Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Nik Software, On1 Photo 10 Software, Topaz Software.
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin – myPhotoWalk™ – Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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