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In Praise of Clouds

I guess we've all been going out less, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has created challenges for me with my photography.

In the early part of the pandemic, although we had no formal lockdown here in Japan, I was staying home most of the time. Trips out, during that time, were confined to my immediate neighbourhood.

More recently, I've started travelling a little more.

But wherever I've been, there's always the sky. And this summer we've been blessed with some very interesting skies over Tokyo.

So, a lot of the time, I was just standing outside my front door and shooting the clouds.

This shot is from September 4th and a particularly beautiful late afternoon/early evening sky. The colours and definition in the sky were exquisite that day.

Keeping it simple, shooting clouds for instance, and creating a series of photos - a 'typology' - could be a very straightforward way to keep yourself energised and creative. Typologies also become super interesting over time, as you build up a more substantial collection of images to compare to each other.

The Tech Stuff....

  • Nikon D800e
  • Nikkor 300m f/4 ED