This moody sunset was photographed one evening as dark clouds shrouded the mountains. The sun created a strong silhouette of this ridge that was burned in a forest fire, with the clouds adding contrast and gloom to the scene.
It’s always puzzling when photographers say they hate cloudy days.
Clouds soften the sunlight, like a soft box diffuses our flash, so gorgeous light can be photographed even during noon hours!
Not only that, but the most gorgeous sunsets often have plenty of clouds in the sky to cast different colors and add interesting shapes. They can be photographed sharp, or slow to create a ‘blanket’ look across the sky!
They also can add tremendous mood to an otherwise rather ‘clean’ scene.
So next time we see a ‘nap day’ on the weather forecast, or see clouds rolling on the horizon, let’s get excited and get outside to see what those beauties in the sky have in store!
Let’s just remember to bring a jacket and an umbrella in case the clouds bring something extra!
It can be easy to start feeling trapped and like we’ll never be able to travel. We want to see the world and experience new things, but let’s remember it doesn’t have to be on a large scale.
Let’s start exploring now, and experiencing what’s available to us at this moment. Let’s keep dreaming of Scotland, Iceland, and France, but let’s get out today and see what gorgeous and new views are already at our doorsteps.
The beautiful thing about the world is that it’s different every time we look at it.
Let’s enjoy the present while we hope for the future, and not leave travel and exploration for ‘someday’.
So it’s Spring here in Colorado! Although sprinkled with beautiful warm days, half the year is still a long time to have cold conditions when you’re a lover of warm weather! At least we’re able to enjoy a great amount of sun year round.
Cold weather has made getting outside much harder. Though, since spending more time in nature is a major goal, it’s definitely time to find more weather-appropriate clothes.
If we find ourselves avoiding the outdoors during Winter (and Spring), let’s get ourselves to the thrift shop to find some proper boots, coats, hats, and gloves, so we can bundle up and stay warm during this beautiful season.
This week brought us the first heavy snow of the year in the mountains!
It’s been quite cloudy these past few days, and when they parted enough to see the Peak a few days ago, it was absolutely stunning. The most beautiful I’d ever seen the mountains, though it was spotted without my camera on hand, and the sky was too socked in later that day to see.
A great reminder for an avid photographer to always have a camera on hand, even and especially when running errands!
Today the skies were clear, revealing the gorgeous mountains still covered with snow at the higher altitudes. The mountains are gorgeous enough all season, but there’s something especially magical about snow and clouds blowing over the ridges~
Let’s enjoy the changing colors and weather of the new season. Let’s also keep our eyes open and cameras ready for the beauty to admire. Wishing all gorgeous views, wherever we find them!