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Cream of the Clouds

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt Cream of the Crop.

Originally I decided to go with a small selection of the more memorable photos from this year. The first photo I picked was of clouds streaking across the sky at dusk. At that point the theme changed to some of the memorable clouds over the year.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

Clouds streaking across the sky at dusk. A photo from late spring and the first time I tried the Olympus Live Composite feature. The shot that changed the theme of this post.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Taken on a walk around the neighborhood shortly after Ontario went into lockdown in the spring. With the lack of aircraft flying at the time the sky seemed bluer and the white, wispy clouds and white Paper Birch trees were a nice contrast against the blue.

2020: Red Streak

Unusual lighting on storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in the autumn.

Colpoy's Bay at sunrise

A summer morning when I spotted the clouds as I was heading out and made a short detour down to the bay.

24 replies on “Cream of the Clouds”

Thanks Dale. It was an interesting exercise trying to limit myself to four photos with all the time I spent photographing clouds this year.

Wow, David. This set is gorgeous. I especially love the first shot with Live Composite. I must check out that feature and see if Fuji has anything like that.

Thanks Patti. I must admit, if I hadn’t been going stir crazy in lockdown I probably wouldn’t have tried Live Composite. As it is I can never remember how to change the base exposure when I want to use it now.

I think that the problem for me is that having been a photographer for so long I don’t see the point of most of the new features available so don’t try them. Most of the time my digital cameras are set up as if they were the film cameras I used for years.

It probably doesn’t help that for the past year I’ve been using Olympus and Sony cameras. So two different menu systems and different names for similar features.

It’s been like that in this part of Canada. I haven’t been down to the local bay for a sunrise since some time in November.

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