Thursday, November 20, 2008

Shades Of Grey...


Welcome once again to Sky Watch Friday, for me this is my 13TH edition of sky watch. I would like to thank Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise for the great site and wonderful time. Don't forget to click the sky watch link and visit many more great sky watch photographs from around the world.

Today's photo comes from the Grand Tetons, this was one of only a couple of days with clouds during my two plus weeks in the area. Funny thing is before I really got into photography I wanted sunny skies and no clouds when I was on vacation. Now I find myself begging for clouds or overcast weather. Don't forget to click on the photo to make it larger.

49 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! I know just what you mean about wanting a few clouds in the sky to make a photo more appealing. What a difference a camera makes!

Dewdrop said...

I agree, Bradley, the clouds definitely help make the shots! This is amazing in B&W. Love the fair weather cumulus, and they just pop! Amazing! I must go there! Great capture!

Photo Cache said...

It's very dramatic in black and white. Hey, I too think clouds complete the shots.

Happy skywatching.

mirage2g said...

With or without clouds, the sky is always different but always beautiful! Happy SWF!

ReluctantFarmChik said...

Man - those clouds are worth watching! Love how they imitate the mountains. Excellent.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo, Brad!!
Take care

Petunia said...

I love grey! I always wear something grey, black or white...:)

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful sky indeed.

Yen said...

That is simply breathtaking! Beautiful sky!~

Leedra said...

Yes, and the non photographer with us does not understand that concept at all. They are also "What time did you say you want to get up to get the light right?"

You did good here.

Texas Travelers said...

Great b/w.
Terrific contrast and range of grays.
Well done.
Exposure is perfect !!!!!!

Troy

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

wow Brad, Larger it looks even More impressive, but small to I like B&W pics... Thanks

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Mary said...

Yes, I know what you mean. At this point, my husband and my daughter both let me know the moment they spy a "Skywatch-worthy" shot! LOL

Your photo is truly stunning! Happy SWF. :)

marina said...

Your mountains are smoking a lot!!!LOL!!!

Torsdag said...

Good job without colour, not that easy. I love this sceneries in black and white.

Lirone said...

Lovely contrast between the rounded clouds and the sharp peaks.

I like clouds, but they look prettiest with sunshine too!

Sandradb said...

I understand you - you find yourself addicted and looking at the sky during the day. Great picture.

Tanya said...

It looks wonderful in black and white. Ironic isn't it about the weather photographs,lol.

Max-e said...

These are awesome mountains Bradley. Nice atmosphere in black and white

fishing guy said...

Brad: What a neat capture of the mountains and sky.

Carletta said...

Looks like somebody is behind those mountains sending up smoke signals! Love it!
I don't like clear blue skies anymore since I started Sky Watch -they add interest for sure.

imac said...

Stunning shot Brad.Love B/w.

Kim said...

The Tetons are one of my favorite places. Great shot.

Carver said...

That's a wonderful shot and I like it so much in black and white.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

OH WOW... yeh, this is fantastic! Impressive in this shade... makes those clouds just pop out! Nice!

~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the B&W. and i am not sure how to take your comment with this comment you left me maybe you can enlighten me as i think i may be taking it the wrong way.

(you know many weeks I end up being your first freaking comment for sky watch. Why stop the string now.)

Anyway i love your photos

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photo with contrast between sky and horizon. Reminds me of Adams style photos. Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday and your kind comments on my post earlier.

Denise said...

Incredible in black and white. What awesome scenery and those clouds are magnificent. Great, great photo!

dAwN said...

Wow...That cloud face on the left ..with the hat on.. is giving us the peace sign...(did You see that?) very cool..

Mark said...

Beautiful shot - it reminds me of Ansel Adams.

Scotty Graham said...

Nice shot, Brad...

Scotty

Grammy said...

Amazing shot. I love mountains.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

That is a stunning picture!

babooshka said...

Excellent. Monochrome is so powerful for theis image.

gina said...

i'm not usually a fan of b & w. but this is beautiful!

Linda Reeder said...

Clouds do make the sky dramatic.

Tootie said...

The Tetons are really beautiful, but the clouds add to the photo, for sure. I like the different shades of gray too.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

a great b/w shot of the tetons...thanks for sharing with us.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

LOL I think you can tell a true photographer from their desire for clouds, I am just the same!

Great piccies and love the b/w

Tommy V said...

beautiful skywatch. I love the black and white. It is just not sued enough.

Mckay K said...

Striking landscape and the clouds just gives this shot so much depth!

starnitesky said...

The clouds certainly make this photo, they almost mimic the mountains.

April said...

Beautiful piled up clouds! Great photo! Happy sky watching in the week ahead.

Wren said...

Beautiful black and white sky.

I definitely understand about wanting ideal photo conditions instead of ideal weather for other activities.

Lew said...

The Tetons are a great place for photography and you have captured a beautiful sky above the mountains.

Patricia said...

very beautiful black and white photo! love the mountains,
Happy Skywatch!!

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful Skywatch! Love that your chose a B&W!

Lily Hydrangea said...

It is amazing how you've made this black & white look just as good as full color! Nice job.

Ivar Ivrig said...

A great photo. I am just waiting for the cowboys to come riding in this lovely scenery