Storm Clouds on the Lake

12 Sep

I think one of the most common mistakes a new landscape photographer makes is under-estimating the importance of a great sky.  Perfectly clear, cloudless blue sky?  Boring!  But if you are lucky enough to get the right mixture of light, colors and texture, magic happens.

Now, most people would have probably been anxious to hear they were flying into Chicago right as the aftermath of Storm Isaac settled over Illinois.  Those people are clearly not me. haha  I mean, don’t get me wrong…I obviously wanted a safe flight, landing, etc…but the potential in those clouds was exciting!

This is an image taken in one of the harbors of Chicago.  I know it looks a bit scary, but don’t worry…not a drop of rain.  The camera stayed dry! 🙂

Storm Row

Storm Row

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6 Responses to “Storm Clouds on the Lake”

  1. photosfromtheloonybin September 13, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    Beautiful, dramatic sky!! I love this photo :).

    • Nicole Ftacnik Photography September 14, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      Ditto! 🙂

  2. perfectlight September 13, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    for me is the perspective that makes the photo

  3. Victor Ho September 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    Shannon
    Thanks for visiting my blog. All the best to you. Your work is very good.

  4. 12thsonoflama September 18, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    Agreed – the sky is extremely important. Either minimize it so you can’t see it or make sure that there is something there worth having. Blue sky no clouds might be a ‘pretty’ day but it makes for some ugly pictures.

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