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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 20 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Camille Seaman, a fabulous photographer, says that she never photographs anything with a gorgeous blue sky. A part of me really understands that.

Canon PowerShot G10 1/125 second F/6.3 ISO 200 31 mm

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

The clouds in Corvallis were special today--I'm glad one of us had his camera with him. Well done, Jack. I like the inclusion of the runner in the foreground.

20 Jan 2010 5:15am

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill. That was taken a week ago. I'm too sick to go anywhere.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful veiw and beautiful sky , seems to be a nice place to be

20 Jan 2010 6:02am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely composition...a good picture with clouds -like this one- can make a picture very special.

20 Jan 2010 6:51am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Really great landscape with these incredble clouds!

20 Jan 2010 7:01am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Well, it ain't blue and it IS gorgeous...You have beautiful "sky" in your area.
I like your frame for this image, too.

20 Jan 2010 7:05am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

I really think the total blue can be a little flat...this sky has layers and brightness!! This is a wonderful shot....I love the sign, and the runner contemplating the run ahead!!

20 Jan 2010 7:06am

STEED from Gueret, France

Wow !!!!!!!! Excellent..

20 Jan 2010 8:46am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot. The clouds and light through the clouds are quite impressive.

20 Jan 2010 9:26am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What an amazing sky and you have captured it beautifully. I love the 3D feel this has.

20 Jan 2010 9:38am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Une jolie petite route qui invite à la randonnée

20 Jan 2010 11:45am

tataray from France

Wouahhhh .... j'adore le ciel !... Excellent .
Bonne journée.

20 Jan 2010 12:44pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the clouds in the background, very nice scene indeed.

20 Jan 2010 1:25pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

Such detail ... exquisite work :)

20 Jan 2010 3:23pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

a superb landscape well composed l and the sportsman who uses the armchair adds an originality to the photo

20 Jan 2010 3:48pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I love this photograph of the most monumental clouds, they look ominous rolling in so powerful. But also, I like blue skies???

20 Jan 2010 4:05pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful picture . Clouds are really perfect !
Hope you are feeling better, Jack !

20 Jan 2010 4:48pm

@MARIANA: Thank you. No progress on the health front. I see a specialist this afternoon.

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous light really enhances the clouds ~ excellent image Jack

20 Jan 2010 4:57pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Bella imagen y escena del deportista estirando

20 Jan 2010 5:19pm

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Bad weather, nice photo!

20 Jan 2010 5:28pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Yup!! Clouds really create the most beautiful photo's. Feeling better?

20 Jan 2010 5:43pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

I agree, cloudy dramatic skys are always more photogenic than blue skys. This one is really magnificent. But i wonder what the woman is doing... is it a chair ?

20 Jan 2010 6:49pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci. That is a bench along the trail. She is a runner using it for stretching.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

stunning this is so beautiful. 5 stars from me good luck with the specialist

20 Jan 2010 8:02pm

philippe from dijon, France

Hello , a beautiful photo, i like the light the colours and the composition, Well done, bye, Philippe.

20 Jan 2010 8:07pm

@philippe: Merci.

k@ from Paris, France

The sky is gorgeous for sure here, but the bizarre of the scene catches the eye first (well, at least mine) : what the hell is she doin' here with that chair ??? :)))) Love the bizarre mood of that superb compo

20 Jan 2010 8:08pm

@k@: It's a bench and she is stretching.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An athlete doing stretches and a magnificent presence of clouds that seem to go heavy with water! A very dynamic image! I like to master! Many kisses! Adela

20 Jan 2010 10:10pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the bright colors of her clothes, offer a stunning contrast with the landscape!
excellent photo, jack!

20 Jan 2010 10:23pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

I'm with you and Camille....nothing like clouds to liven things up !!! Beautiful shot, and sorry to hear you're not feeling well......Hope ya get back to normal quickly !!

20 Jan 2010 11:33pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful shot, Jack. That bright blue jacket makes a nice detail.

20 Jan 2010 11:45pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This is unusually amazing scene.

21 Jan 2010 1:23am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful clouds.

21 Jan 2010 1:34am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Your clouds are nearly mountains and your light like a white fire. It doesn't have to be blue to be great.

21 Jan 2010 1:44am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great capture of some very low-lying clouds. I thought it was smoke at first. I like the way the clouds highlight the horizon and bring out the detail seen in the canopy of the trees.

21 Jan 2010 2:19am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I really liked this cloudy sky.

21 Jan 2010 4:15am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Like a gorgeous painting! Wow! Magnificent

21 Jan 2010 5:37am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

It's one of those great photographic divides that has always perplexed me, Jack. I personally like to photograph what my eyes see, the reason being that if my eyes thought the view was worthy of a photograph, then I'd hope that the lens will capture what my eyes saw. If the sky is dul and overcast, if the clouds are full or wispy and cotton wool like, then I am happy with that. And yet so many photographers feel that a dull sky must be airbrushed or manipulated, that clouds should be tinted and spruced up to appeal.

Here, the sky is abounding with vibrancy and life, subtle colours peeking though those gorgeous thick, rolling clouds. Not a hint of blue anywhere. A fabulous shot that perfectly illustrates my personal opinion. And then there is the somewhat surreal flavour of the scene itself. Superb

21 Jan 2010 8:04pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Thanks, Paul. Like you, I don't manipulate my skies. I love dramatic, stormy skies. We get a lot of blah, gray skies, which I exclude as much as possible. The one positive aspect of a gray sky is that it creates a giant softbox which great for close-up colors.

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The sky and light is really beautiful.

21 Jan 2010 11:42pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U r on my list from now on

22 Jan 2010 3:50am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joliiiiiiii j'aime beaucoup

22 Jan 2010 6:25am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

fantastic clouds!!

22 Jan 2010 3:02pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

An excellent cloudscape capture.....very lovely....but i,m also intrigue by that runner with a chair?

25 Jan 2010 4:45pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fabulous sky, and original scene, with this person here, with flashy clothes.

25 Jan 2010 8:30pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Another wonderful shot.

26 Jan 2010 4:43pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

very interesting photo and sky... how do you make the edges of the photo... it looks nice !

27 Jan 2010 11:39am

@Jacqueline: The onOne software plug-in PhotoFrame 4.5 has well over a 100 frames that can be applied. This one is my favorite.