Cloudscape Photo Essay–in 45 Minutes!

 Cloudscape, #3. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #3. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

 

A couple of evenings ago, I went on a photo stroll with my buddy Dana Bove. Our destination was the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve (Boulder County Open Space) near Louisville, Colorado.

The photographic tool I carried: the very capable, and easily pocketable, Sony RX100iv point-and-shoot camera.

There was not much that caught my eye–until, that is, the sky began to go nuclear as sunset approached. The result was a nice cloudscape photo essay completed in about 45 minutes time (well, not counting the post-processing). Each of these images could be printed nicely at 12×18–remarkable, given the mini-me-sized camera I was carrying.

The variety of cloud types and colors was absolutely spectacular. The idea of a 12-image cloudscape essay immediately entered my cranium. 

For those afflicted with historical curiosity within the realm of photography, you might recall and rediscover the Equivalent Series by Alfred Stieglitz…”the modern idea of equivalence, holding that abstract forms, lines, and colors could represent corresponding inner states, emotions and ideas.”

Is that what is happening here?

A few examples:

 Cloudscape, #2. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #2. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

 

Cloudscape, #5. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #5. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

 

Cloudscape, #7. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #7. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

 

Cloudscape, #8. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #8. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

 

Cloudscape, #15. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #15. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

 

Cloudscape, #19. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #19. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

 

Cloudscape, #21. Louisville, Colorado, 2017
Cloudscape, #21. Louisville, Colorado, 2017

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