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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Swirling clouds

I shot this last summer as a nasty storm was passing through.  I looked up and saw this interesting, twisting cloud.  Fortunately, it did not turn into anything worse.

Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
18mm focal length
Exposure 1/8 sec @ f3.5
ISO 800

I decided to have some fun with the flash and manual focus while it was pouring rain.  I set the focal length to 28mm.  I first focused at infinity and took a shot.  Not what I wanted.  I then focused close up and took a shot, that didn't do it either.  I started focusing towards infinity taking shots ever so often.  I got several interesting ones, but I liked this one the best. 

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens
28mm focal length
Exposure 1/60 sec @ f4.0
ISO 400


Cezar and Léia said...

Both are splendid!
I loved the intesive mood sky and the second it's about busy life,power,the strength to do things together! :)
Wonderful post!

Sacred Ruminations said...

Methinks I could get lost in the first one ... amazing! Like the second photo too.
Hugs and blessings,

Marka said...

Nice photos! I especially like the wide range of blues in the clouds.

Earnest said...

wow... I learned something from you again... very good experimentation. I hope we don't see many clouds like that this year but this IS Oklahoma....

James said...

Brilliant shots Wayne!

Anonymous said...

That first one is absolutely mesmerizing!

Rebecca said...

Help me out here. I read a lot of references to focusing on infinity. What, exactly does that mean? Thanks! Love the sky photo.

Johnny Nutcase said...

that storm is awesome! Since living in Northern CA, I haven't seen any good storm clouds. But growing up in Tn and spending lots of time in TX, i miss those crazy clouds. Sweet shot! That second one is pretty cool, too!