Earlier today, I was riding my bike after thunderstorms moved through our area. As I got about halfway through the ride I came upon this field. It’s one of those quintessential New England hay fields. Behind it was the thundercloud that had created the storm earlier. It reminded me of the wonderful photos of thunderclouds that Ansel Adams made. Thunderclouds are great subjects for photos because of the size and shape and the power they represent. Though I only had my iPhone with me for a camera, I stopped to make this image which I processed later using a Photoshop App.

Below is a photograph by Ansel Adams… the master. This was made at Half Dome in Yosemite NP.

14 thoughts on “Thundercloud

  1. Sarah

    Wow! What a cloud! You seldom get to see clouds like that here in the city, there’s just too much architecture in the way. Ansel Adams really was one of the best. 😊

  2. Robin

    I love the black and white photo you took. I haven’t blogged in a while, but I always thought you have a good eye for composition. Your phone must have a decent camera. – Ansel Adams didn’t have Photoshop, and he still managed to get very stark contrast between the sky and clouds with camera and film.

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. Ansel Adams was such a master. There were was to duplicate some of the things we can do in Photoshop in the old days but it was much more of a craft than pushing a few buttons.


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