This photograph was taken last night around 5:15 p.m., just as the sun was going down in a blaze of glory on one side of the sky, and the (nearly-full) moon was coming up through some misty haze on the other. The clouds in this shot were sandwiched between the two events; I didn't know which direction to shoot first!
This area has a 360-degree view of the sky, and since we're expecting clear, calm weather, I'll be there again tonight watching the full moon rise, maybe with a tripod this time.
Post-processing: Shot with the Canon EOS 5D and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens at 24mm, ISO 400, shutter speed 1/200s and aperture f/10. Curves adjustments for contrast and saturation; color balancing for tone.
Thank you for visiting Durham Township!
Those clouds are awsome. They lead straight to where the Woot Shung Walking Stick (or javelin in my eye) will fly once released.
I like composition: the thin black line of the ground in like children drawing... great!
Beautiful colours! Lovely shot.
Like a scene from a childrens story book. Lovely painted sky. Just like brushstrokes from Heaven.
What a fantastic sense of space!!! I love how the clouds radiate from the person, making him (or her) seem at the same time very powerful and very small. What a great shot!
You have a real talent for capturing such unique scenes. The clouds radiating from the silhouette looks very cool.
Wonderful composition with excellent contrast and colors. I look forward to seeing your new photographs each day.
This shot is very powerful Kathleen. Nice job.
Yes! I love it, small people always get me.
Holy smokes, this one is amazing!
I love all of the energy in this. Very stirring.
Beautiful! The clouds are just amazing; I love the way they lead your eye right to the subject. Phenomenal work.
It almost looks like the person is "conducting" the clouds! An amazing shot!
There is something about such a wide expanse of blue beautiful sky, and seeing the person...so small. Gives it perspective for sure. Thus is life. My photo of the day.
The eyes bounce in this image-- they start at the top left, follow the clouds to the silhouette, then bounce back out. It's cool; it gives you two feelings of the image: focusing in and flying out.
Running figure, racing clouds, low ground, high tension, big sky over a slit of earth! Relaxing, calming--yet the runner interjects urgency. I have never considered the effect of this tension/balance as a compositional tool. Very Wow. Very Minimal. Stark.
N.C. Wyeth did some "small figure-big sky" pieces and this piece reminds me of them. Wyeth did a lot of story illustration and this image seems to demand that a story be constructed for it......come to think of it, figures (not to mention John Deeres and combines) are often pitched agianst a huge scape of land and sky when walking in Durham Township. And each has it's story.
Thank you for sharing another very thought-provoking work.
Great capture! Awesome color in the sky!
Amazing colors, thought provoking silhouette... damn it Kathleen, how do you do it?
Tena koe ehoa
The vast expanse of this image is not without it's own drama. Like a scene being acted out this fellow plays havoc with the clouds like they are his puppets!
Beautiful image and impression!
This shot just sucks you right in - great stuff - beautiful colours!
The clouds are truly wonderful, as are the blue tones.
Amazing sky, great capture.
With a sharp mind's eye, ndiginiz has nailed it! Our hero is chasing the clouds, he is Cloud Chaser. We do have a story!
Great composition and a awesome sense of scale.
Hi ya, another great shot.
As I'm soon off line for a bit, here's early best wishes coming your way for the festive season.
Merry everything.. have a fun time :-))
playing "Hit the Comet" or flying a smoke kite, I cannot be sure...wonderful image!
Amazing clouds! Nice detail of the silhouette. Great capture.
Great composition and the clouds and just amazing.
It's so excellent! Zdorovo!
I'm flying here.
Grrrrreat action! Absolutely gorgeous.
Kathleen must be a "Cloud Whisperer"
Wow, amazing photo, just enough ground and the small person with the stick really gives a feeling of the vast sky!