Pregnant Cloud Over Kyoto
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Ready to Burst over Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/1250 sec, f/9, ISO 200 — image data
Ready to Burst
over Kyoto, Japan


I've had my head buried in yet another new plugin for Adobe Lightroom (soon to join my 30ish other Lightroom plugins), but thought I should come up for air to post at least something. Took this quick shot the other day of a cloud pregnant with rain, with a nice silver lining from the late-afternoon sun behind it.

I'm not all that happy with the picture, and it's really better as part of a sequence telling a little story, but I don't have enough energy for that now, so I'll save that for another day.

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Goodness me! My word what a whopper – I quite see what you mean about it waiting to dump its contents…
Still I think it’s a lovely shot – you are always a bit self critical – did you shop it about? It has got that “hand of God” feeling to it with the Almightly about to emerge any minute to bless (or blast) us…
So what’s not to like from your perspective?
Interested to hear.

I dunno… I’ve seen so many similar shots that are so much better… this one is 95% of the way there, but it’s that last 5% that really makes it special. As it stands, I wouldn’t put this into a list of my better shots, but I like it for its story (which I’ve yet to post… I have a sequence of it turning into rain). —Jeffrey

— comment by Annie in London on August 29th, 2012 at 1:07am JST (11 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

So beautiful

— comment by kail on August 31st, 2012 at 2:27pm JST (11 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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