A break in the clouds

Some days ago, I noticed some dramatic cloud formations in the sky. I grabbed my camera, took myself to the top of the house and started taking pictures out of a Velux window. This is one of about 20 images I took and in its physical form, the clouds and this break in the clouds looked incredibly ominous.

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A dramatic cloud formation that precipitated some incredibly heavy rain. I wasn’t convinced this picture was good enough to appear on my blog but Mrs Adams thought otherwise.

Sure enough, shortly after I took this image it rained. We’re not talking about a small shower either, I mean it was an incredibly heavy downpour.

The cloud images I took l looked very impressive as thumbnails, but once blown-up full size, I wasn’t sure any of them was good enough to be reproduced. I happened to be looking at this picture and attempting a subtle edit when Mrs Adams walked in to the room and voiced the opinion that it was a good photo. Based on Mrs Adams’ opinion, I’m reproducing the picture here to see what my readers think of it!

One thing does stand out for me, and that’s the break in the clouds right in the centre of the picture. The clouds were moving very fast and it was the only shot I got with a perfectly formed break between the darker clouds above and white clouds underneath.

Do tell me, do you think Mrs Adams was right? Do you like the drama of the image or do you find it just a bit grey?

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28 Comments

  1. September 9, 2018 / 6:16 am

    It’s an impressive photo to me it looks like an opening to another time and you have a short time to get through it before it closes. Very dramatic shot John

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Oh I did have to take that one very quickly Nigel, yes,. The skies were constantly moving.

  2. September 9, 2018 / 6:39 am

    The clear lines of the lighter clouds make it dramatic. I’d have been tempted to move the gap up off centre in the photo, but maybe it needs the contrast. So often get disappointed when I see the photo blown up on my screen. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:11 am

      I may just try that as an experiment. I can imagine your idea might work very well.

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank Mary, many people agree so it seems Mrs Adams was correct.

  3. September 9, 2018 / 7:45 am

    It is like a mouth of blue willing to break through, sounds like the rain won though!

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:10 am

      it is isn’t it? that’s kind-of what I was thinking when I took the picture.

  4. September 9, 2018 / 7:50 am

    I am fascinated by all skies. I like it! #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Glad to hear it. On this ocassion, I think you came to the right place.

  5. September 9, 2018 / 9:01 am

    such a great photo! I do love the sky before the rain

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:09 am

      Oh wow did it rain. Thanks for commenting.

  6. September 9, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Love the lighter clouds on the right hand side, trying but failing to push through

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:08 am

      They did, after many hours and a heavy storm, push through. But it took a lot of time!

  7. September 9, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Love the hope that the rain is going and the sun will be out.

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for joining in with #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Alas, rain came first followed by sunshine! Thanks for hosting your splendid linky.

  8. September 9, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    I love cloud formations and being a photographer myself they can make or break a wedding photograph. No cloud is the worst, with just a grey boring sky!

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Oh, yes, I find photography in grey skies very difficult too. I totally understand why you don’t like those conditions.

  9. September 9, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Yes she was spot on. It’s a really good picture and it looks like you could actually run on those clouds. A break in the cloud always looks doomy but always full of hope too!

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:06 am

      I love your perspective. I hadn’t thought of that, doomy yet full of hope. That’s great.

  10. September 9, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    I’m with Mrs Adams – I like it! For me, it’s the brightness on the lower clouds that does it.

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Yes, they really contrast with the darker, higher clouds don’t they?

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Well, yes, I can see why you’d say that Tom. Believe it or not, that pic was taken in mid-afternoon.

  11. September 10, 2018 / 8:49 am

    I’m with Mrs Adams on this one – great capture! Very atmospheric. #MySundayPhoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:04 am

      Yes, the picture definitely has atmosphere doesn’t it?

  12. September 11, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Its yin and yang. Dark and light. It deserves a space in your blog. I agree with Mrs Adams =)

    #mysundayphoto

    • John Adams
      Author
      September 12, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Glad to hear Mrs Adams got it right on this occasion!