Clouds

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As a photographer I love photographing clouds, they can make an ordinary image have the wow factor!

Nature is amazing and often rewards us with incredible opportunities for photographing sunrises, sunsets and sun rays piercing through the clouds, creating stunning views. I love to go out on cloudy days to be rewarded with dramatic and vivid images. Clouds make sunrises and sunsets look stunning.

As the Sun is low on the horizon at sunrise & sunset, sunlight has had to travel through more of the atmosphere to reach us.

When light hits the atmosphere it is scattered, particularly when dust, smoke &

other particles are in the air.

This scattering affects the blue part of the light spectrum the most. So by the time the sunlight reaches our eyes there is generally more of the red & yellow parts of the spectrum remaining.

Dust and smoke particles commonly build up in the atmosphere beneath high-pressure systems, which are generally associated with dry & settled weather.

Dramatic clouds at sunset, North Yorkshire. SJB Photography
Dark clouds building in the evening sky.
A rainbow of colours in this sunrise image.
Wild clouds looking over the landscape from the top of Buttertubs.

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