I’ve never been happy with the quality of the clouds that I’ve photographed in the past. I took the opportunity of storm clouds over town at lunchtime (and one cloud shot this evening) to practice. Most shots were under-exposed 1 to 2 stops to prevent the bright white parts of the clouds from burning out the cloud detail.
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A storm front approaches the town.
Dark and ominous …
… yet white and fluffy.
The cloud’s underbelly hints of rain…
… yet remains bright and light above.
This scene was taken in the fading natural light, and lit by sodium light. The storm has passed. [1/4 sec, F4.5, ISO 1600]