Crazy Clouds!

Photographic challenges – there are many!  One that I find particularly frustrating is when you are driving along a highway at speeds of around 100 km/hr, you can’t easily pull over, and you see an incredible scene before you.  I really hate trying to get good shots from a moving vehicle, especially if they have to be taken through the windshield, but sometimes you just have no choice.

Such was the case on Saturday, driving home from a trip to the Mandarin Restaurant.  As I mentioned the other day when I posted my rainbow picture, I didn’t have my DSLR with me at the time, but luckily I had my trusty little point and shoot in my purse.  We were on a very busy highway where I don’t even think you are allowed to pull over unless it’s an emergency, so I broke my personal photography rule and took photos out the open window and even sometimes through the windshield (don’t worry, I wasn’t driving LOL).

We had one of Daniel’s friends with us who had never met us before that day, and I’m sure he thought I was a little bit strange because I spent the entire hour and a half drive home snapping pictures, but let me tell you it was definitely a cloud lover’s dream come true.  Here are some of the results.  I can only imagine how they might have turned out if I had been able to stop and set up a tripod.

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30 Responses to Crazy Clouds!

  1. Wow – beautiful landscapes Cindy!!! Very dramatic clouds!! 🙂 **

  2. TBM says:

    Those are beautiful. I really love the last one. I wouldn’t have found you strange snapping photos from the car, unless you were in the way of my camera 🙂

  3. tremendous – clouds are unbelievable sometimes –

  4. bulldogsturf says:

    These photos sure look good to me… how marvelous they might have been from a tripod… but still good as is…

    • Thanks! I took these at various stages on an hour and a half drive. Can you imagine how long the drive home would have taken if I stopped each time to set up my tripod? My hubby is patient with my photography to a degree, but I don’t think he would have been too receptive to that LOL!!

  5. You took these from a moving car??? Wow I’d say they’re pretty awesome.

  6. zelmare says:

    Ooooooeeeee…I absolutely LOVE them!!!! Very well done doing this from a moving car! They’re all stunning, but no.3 is my personal fave… 🙂

  7. benzeknees says:

    Aren’t clouds amazing? I could watch clouds all the time! Great pics!

  8. restlessjo says:

    Funny, I was thinking clouds today, and here they are- real beauties!

  9. dorannrule says:

    Wowy Wow Wow Wow! 🙂 But, 100 miles an hour? Naaaah…..

  10. zannyro says:

    Oh my gosh, they’re fantastic..especially the next to last…gorgeous!

  11. Tammy says:

    I read this earlier on my phone and thought the pictures did not look through a window. Now that I see them on the computer they are even better.. wow.. Nice!

  12. crimsondaisy says:

    beautiful photos and the clouds are stunning

  13. What makes the third picture is the way the sun lights up those three red buildings, which then contrast with the dark blue above them.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

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