Clouds can be one of the most important features when making photograph and they are actually the noble contributor for awesome pictures. Come in various forms, they add so much to a photograph especially when they are formed just right. Beauty of the shape and color, power to change the weather, cover the sun, produce mood swings and deliver the dramatic effect are some of natural characteristic of clouds which can be seen only in certain weather, times of the day and places, and the weirdness of clouds comes from their unusual aspect at times.
So, take a wonderful cloud formation and add a beautiful sunset or sunrise, expansive landscape or a stunning cityscape and you’ve turned a good photo into a great one.
This was taken at Labuanbajo before the sun set..
Actual local time Exif + 1hour
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dta (77590) 2013-03-22 11:42
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Wow ! As a "clouds'lover" , i can appreciate this picture . This cloudy foramtion is just awesome . As you say in your interesting note , the combination with the evening light provides a gorgeous effect .
Thanks for the share .
rychem (35313) 2013-03-22 11:50
Beautiful cloud, fantastic warm light, splendid photo with great composition
cornejo (41761) 2013-03-22 12:00
Abmdsudi Hello, I love this beautiful view of the interesting composition, superbly captured in this beautiful and interesting post. A great picture with very good sharpness, depth, light and color. It is an interesting and beautiful work with very good quality, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this good work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Best regards from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (31002) 2013-03-22 12:02
You certainly have a wonderful knack for capturing the most beautiful cloud formations, as I have seen in so many of the shots in your gallery, and again here. This almost reminds me fingers, pointing out at something in the distance. The tinge of yellow in the base is like fire. Thats a wow cloud if ever I saw one.
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-03-22 12:23
this cloud is spectacular! Its shape and colors are really captivating - it was very good idea to give it so much space in this composition. Great light and colors! The tiny boat adds an extra charm.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-22 12:23
questa di oggiè straordinaria non solo per la composizione e il paesdaggio eappresentato, ma soprattutto per i colori che derivano da una luce particolarmente calda.
Ma il vero soggetto della foto è questa splendida nuvola che fa la protagonista con le sue infinite sfumature tra i toni del bianco e del giallo e la sua forma particolare.
Bene hai fatto a darle spazio in tutta la composizione perchè ne valeva la pena.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
JFS (32459) 2013-03-22 12:31
Another festival of light and color, a marvel, a delight for our eyes. thanks!
siudzi (34141) 2013-03-22 12:36
Another amazing landscape post taken with a special light and fantastic vivid tones. The clouds look really unique and interesting here. Very well seen and captured. TFS.
cargus (10227) 2013-03-22 12:48
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
PaulVDV (28805) 2013-03-22 13:33
You really are a master of clouds photography!
Once more on this picture it's that wonderful big cloud that dominates the entire scene. The longer you look at the cloud, the more beautiful it looks. In addition the gold like tones at the underside reflect beautifully in the sea.
Best regards, Paul
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-22 13:45
This photo is really breathtaking and the immense fluffy cloud here is a well worthy subject in itself - so exquisitely shaped and tinted lightly by Sun's golden rays. I also like the whole composition a lot with the boat placed very successfully to one side of the photo and the distant green hills that seem to be dwarfed by the size of that golden huge cloud!
Such a great moment captured!
npecanhuk (75110) 2013-03-22 18:45
Wonderful clouds up in that glorious sky!
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
kabel (1926) 2013-03-22 20:38
Hello, excellent landscape image of sea and sky and clouds. Beautiful colors and your notes are quite right about adding color to the clouds for a more dramatic image.
Have a great day,
gus72 (3719) 2013-03-23 1:44
Hi abmdsudi !!!
as an ignorant photographer that I was 3 years ago...... I took no notice of the clouds.... but now...... I have learnt to appreciate them
This cloud formation is spectacular and is your photo...... perfect time of the day...... you got everything going for you
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-03-23 4:13
Hello Abmdsudi - What a spectacular skyscape, the details captured in the clouds are really finely managed and I just love the way the warm light is bounced back in the reflections on the water. The boat and thin strip of land add the extra interest to a fine shot. Warm regards rosemary
Nard (6972) 2013-03-23 6:04
What a wonderful golden light and stunning cloud. I like how the relief appear. You're right this cloud make the picture fantastic.
Fis2 (96773) 2013-03-23 6:38
Excellent colors and light.
Very impressive picture!
holmertz (52022) 2013-03-23 6:40
Your note provides a good description of this photo, as you dwell on the marvellous shapes and colors that can sometimes be found in clouds. You have already said what is needed. It's just that towards the end of the note you make it all sound so easy. In fact, observing those magnificent clouds at exactly the right moment, with the right complementary features available in the right positions is not at all easy. Any lucky amateur can be successful once or twice, but to find these great shots over and over again you need to have real talent, like you.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-03-23 7:07
the photo is all about the weather phenomenons.This cloud formation and the way it´s illuminated by the sun makes it one of a kind experience.Just love your composition and strong emphasize on the sky in this image.Was a good choice to concentrate on it and to utilize in this case the water and boat just as a backdrop for this amazing looking phenomenon.
Have a nice weekend
ourania (45002) 2013-03-23 7:59
this huge cloud makes an overwhelming spectacle which must have captivated you for a long time, not only with its fascinating shape and volume but also with the gradual or abrupt changes in its colours. I like very much the large portion you've given it in your composition showing how imposing it was over the landscape. The lower part of the frame provides a deep, detailed and pleasant view. The light is warm and bright yet quite gentle. The colours are beautiful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-23 10:33
The light on that white boat is breathtaking with small golden ripples on the surface. The cumulus formation is unique and puffy hanging up against that beautiful sky. Lovely shot and sweet dream my friend.
pajaran (60081) 2013-03-23 12:49
Dobar tekst o oblaku, i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na camac i interesantan oblak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan oblak, i trenutak.
Good article on the cloud, and the time ...
Nice view of the boat and interesting cloud ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work, beautiful cloud shown, and the moment.
All the best.
thebest (4276) 2013-03-23 21:22
WOW!! Wonderful clouds - magnificent light management & a lovely image.
Congratulations it is beautiful.
CLODO (34096) 2013-03-24 1:34
The cumulus are gorgeous and well lit by the sun.Storm is not far away.
bukitgolfb301 (41448) 2013-03-24 2:28
Hi dear Abmdsuid YTH
So nice and typical Indonesian image indeed! This posting awaken my nostalgy for my second birthcountry, great indonesia. Ya I want to go back sonnest.
Thanks a lot and have a nice Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo full of Sakura but cold
delpeoples (57636) 2013-03-24 5:53
I agree, clouds will make or break a photo. And here they most certainly make it. The golden light they reflect is another stunning element, but their shapes, size and light are mesmerising. I could look at them for hours and still see something different in them. A superb shot, which once again exemplifies the wild beauty of nature and your skill as a photographer.
Thanks for sharing, have a good weekend
josepmarin (58357) 2013-03-24 6:11
the beauty of the landscape, the warm light of the sunset, the nice colors, and of course, the breathtaking white cloud which stands out on the blue sky, create an image really wonderful, very pleasant at sight.
You have combined all these elements cleverly, in an efficient framing, and have obtained a great photo.
A fantastic work.
emilbo (22616) 2013-03-24 11:05
Magnifique photo et c'est surtout la formation de nuages qui attire l'attention. Les couleurs du soir sont merveilleuses et agréables à regarder. J'aime beaucoup.
Bravo!... et bon début de semaine,
COSTANTINO (64754) 2013-03-25 9:20
you are right about the clouds ...clouds can be
one of the most important features when making
photoa...shot with excellent sharpness and
lightness,I love this breathtaking view
amazing presentatio of this dreamy sky
have a nice evening
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-03-25 9:23
Wow! You certainly captured the beauty of the tropics! The scene looks like it is glowing. Awesome lighting and sharp details. Great composition. Very well done, tfs.
tatadalou (7459) 2013-03-25 15:38
Nice light on the cloud, it enlightens the whole composition and gives vivid colours. Regards,
macjake (67534) 2013-03-25 15:52
wow, that cloud looks like Iceland!
and I just came back from there :)
what a subject! no wonder you wanted to capture this beauty! I have to agree with you 100% about your comment regarding clouds being one of the most important features in a photo.
the large cloud dominates and demands attention immediately, without it, the 'great' photo would be 'good'
Cricri (118835) 2013-03-26 5:58
Quel spectacle merveilleux de la lumière qui filtre ce gros nuage blanc, illumine le bateau et donne des reflets a l'eau, magnifique
adores (45243) 2013-03-26 16:26
A great light here and specially a magnificent sky! That huge white cloud above the little boat is just amazing and gave you a great shot! Impressive! A very good work!
kato (11630) 2013-03-27 5:34
You're capturing well this scape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm bay around the island, coastline with greenery and artistic clouds dyed to setting sun. This is a pastoral and beautiful landscape as if timeless. It's interesting for me to see the expression of clouds change every moment, as you note, too. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color combination of each elements.
mkamionka (36250) 2013-04-05 7:35
spectacular sky. You were so lucky and you have well used the opportunity here. The clouds make a very unusual pattern. The light was fantastic. I like also how the white cloud reflects in the surface of the water.
Kielia (24077) 2013-04-05 7:39
this impression is so typical for your region - you have captured this special mood excellently! The light and the colors are really wonderful. The cloud makes the image very attractive but it is the lonely boat that I like best! My compliments also for the nice notes!
daddo (26754) 2013-04-12 17:46
Is it you or the place or both factors that go into the creation of such spectacular marriage of sky/light and water/reflection? You truly are a master of this genre. Salam. Klaudio.
Urs (14082) 2013-04-23 1:16
Clouds I love a lot especially those during monsoon. This huge cloud and the superb warm light are the key to the success of your shot. Absolutely well done
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-27 19:08
i like the warmth in this picture.like the composition and the ratio of the sky to land you have maintained in the pic.the cloud is big and beautiful indeed.the boat and its placement in the frame completes the pic.
papagolf21 (100944) 2013-05-12 14:27
Quelle image ! La lumière est spectaculaire et magnifie l'ensemble de la composition.
Les mots sont inutiles, l'image parle d'elle-même.
Un pur régal pour les yeux.
jemaflor (96775) 2013-05-21 11:15
Impressive cloud, well taken and managed, the light is warm and pleasant as the well balanced composition with the boat, tfs.
ikeharel (70725) 2015-06-24 7:49
WOW, an imaginary Pudel-dog shape of a big cloud, Abmdsudi - all in the eyes of the beholder...
The boat made a good scale upon the whole landscape and sky scenery.
*** How close can one get near a small and swift bird...?
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (53655)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 100 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-03-22 11:20