Camille Seaman, a fabulous photographer, says that she never photographs anything with a gorgeous blue sky. A part of me really understands that.
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.
Beautiful veiw and beautiful sky , seems to be a nice place to be
20 Jan 2010 6:02am
Lovely composition...a good picture with clouds -like this one- can make a picture very special.
20 Jan 2010 6:51am
Really great landscape with these incredble clouds!
20 Jan 2010 7:01am
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
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
Wow !!!!!!!! Excellent..
20 Jan 2010 8:46am
Excellent shot. The clouds and light through the clouds are quite impressive.
20 Jan 2010 9:26am
WOW! What an amazing sky and you have captured it beautifully. I love the 3D feel this has.
20 Jan 2010 9:38am
Une jolie petite route qui invite à la randonnée
20 Jan 2010 11:45am
Wouahhhh .... j'adore le ciel !... Excellent .
20 Jan 2010 12:44pm
I like the clouds in the background, very nice scene indeed.
20 Jan 2010 1:25pm
Such detail ... exquisite work :)
20 Jan 2010 3:23pm
a superb landscape well composed l and the sportsman who uses the armchair adds an originality to the photo
20 Jan 2010 3:48pm
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
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.
Fabulous light really enhances the clouds ~ excellent image Jack
20 Jan 2010 4:57pm
Bella imagen y escena del deportista estirando
20 Jan 2010 5:19pm
Bad weather, nice photo!
20 Jan 2010 5:28pm
Yup!! Clouds really create the most beautiful photo's. Feeling better?
20 Jan 2010 5:43pm
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.
stunning this is so beautiful. 5 stars from me good luck with the specialist
20 Jan 2010 8:02pm
Hello , a beautiful photo, i like the light the colours and the composition, Well done, bye, Philippe.
20 Jan 2010 8:07pm
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.
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
the bright colors of her clothes, offer a stunning contrast with the landscape!
excellent photo, jack!
20 Jan 2010 10:23pm
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
A very beautiful shot, Jack. That bright blue jacket makes a nice detail.
20 Jan 2010 11:45pm
This is unusually amazing scene.
21 Jan 2010 1:23am
21 Jan 2010 1:34am
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
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
I really liked this cloudy sky.
21 Jan 2010 4:15am
Like a gorgeous painting! Wow! Magnificent
21 Jan 2010 5:37am
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.
The sky and light is really beautiful.
21 Jan 2010 11:42pm
U r on my list from now on
22 Jan 2010 3:50am
Joliiiiiiii j'aime beaucoup
22 Jan 2010 6:25am
22 Jan 2010 3:02pm
An excellent cloudscape capture.....very lovely....but i,m also intrigue by that runner with a chair?
25 Jan 2010 4:45pm
Fabulous sky, and original scene, with this person here, with flashy clothes.
25 Jan 2010 8:30pm
Another wonderful shot.
26 Jan 2010 4:43pm
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.
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