The last several weeks have been very rainy in Salt Lake City. Which is a good thing considering the very dry winter we had. We’ll take all the moisture we can get. During those last few weeks, I took the time to focus more of my attention on the sky and attempt to capture its natural beauty.
I recall in my aviation meteorology class back in college making cloud charts of the different types of clouds. I have always had a keen interest in the sky and the beauty of our atmosphere, so it is natural for me to curiously watch and admire it.
While most would consider the unsettled weather incompatible with photography, I beg to differ. Clouds add drama and dynamic attributes to photos. Gaping holes in clouds allow in distinctive pillars of sunlight and add nice effect. At sunrise and sunset, clouds can deliver beautiful colors and tones when the low angle of the sun illuminates particles in the atmosphere differently. If you enjoy watching clouds, the time-lapse video I created for the Salt Lake City International Airport nicely demonstrates cloud formations and color changes during sunrise and sunset.
I love spring. Temperatures are pleasant for wandering around. I enjoyed taking these photos in the Salt Lake area during the last few weeks:
Lastly, I couldn’t leave out some other favorite photos of mine from the past featuring clouds: