cloud gazing is good for the soul

By: Kirsty

May 01 2010

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Category: bush magic, Daily Photos, skies

7 Comments

Aperture:f/18
Focal Length:135mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/160 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II

cloudscape

This is the beautiful Yarra Valley, looking towards Yarra Glen. It is autumn here now, the season of ‘controlled burns’. There is often smoke in the air, making it an unpleasant place to be if you get asthma or hay fever. Luckily there are pills and puffers for that. On the up side the smoke adds drama to the landscape, particularly in the late afternoon. I took this shot because I loved the layers of hills separated only by tone and the lovely smoky colours in the sky. I jumped out of the car, grabbed the shot and jumped back in before a truck could wipe me out. I didn’t stop to gaze at the clouds. I didn’t really notice them until I downloaded the photograph.

This is a pity, because they are definitely gaze worthy. I can see so many things in them. There is nothing like cloud gazing to get the imagination’s juices flowing. And it was recently suggested to me that our imagination IS our soul. In which case cloud gazing is soul food.

Although it’s not the same looking at a picture, I’d still love to know – what do you see?

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7 comments on “cloud gazing is good for the soul”

  1. Beautiful picture, as usual Kirsty! I see something with wings – could it be an angel? Pegasus? – quite lovely 🙂

  2. When I first clicked on this I wa amazed at the tones of color.It reminded me of pearl, beautiful smokey pearl. What I see. The head is at the left and the body trails behind and I see “Falcor” from “The Neverending Story”.

  3. how amazing! I saw falcor too, before I read this comment.
    but in a different spot I think.

  4. Nice. I am an unrepentant cloud fanatic, so gazing has become somewhat of a personal hazard…sweet.


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