Friday, February 5, 2016

Sky's the Limit: My Favorite Cloud and Sky Images

A sky can transform a scene completely. It's always amazing how one landscape can look so much different when you shoot it with blue sky, overcast sky and with moody clouds. The light plays a big role in that as well. When the winter days are long, and there isn't much to see on the ground, you can always rely on the fact that an interesting looking sky can pull your shot together. So in that sense I want to show some of my Favorite Cloud and Sky Images that I have collected over the years.

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Summer skies and Sunset Goodbyes

Summer brings with it some lightness and that's clearly recognizable in the sky and clouds on those days. I love the shot coming up next, of my sister Jasmina in her red dress against the big puffy white clouds. It almost looks like a white cloth that is behind here, but then you see the blue of the sky behind it. I framed the shot in a way that I was at eye level with Jasmina, but left enough space on top and sides so that I could really show the scope of the image. These next two shots were taken in Sibenik, Croatia, during our summer vacation. When returning back to our apartments, a glorious sunset greeted us.



Full Moon at Dusk

When the day comes to an end, the sky and therefore the scenery transform. If you have a full moon in the image then you have another bonus to it. These shots were taken not far from home actually. I took these in the surrounding mountains of Mostar. The shoot out occurred mostly because of the full moon, but I also love the colors in the sky here.



Puffy White Clouds and Moody Times in the Mountains

Next up are two shots from our visit to the old village Lukomir. Of course the village was THE highlight of that trip, but the stunning nature surrounding it could not be ignored. I loved that the day started out with blue sky and puffy white clouds and eventually ended up being moody and foggy which gave a whole new look to the landscapes when we made our journey back home.



Natural Beauty Galore

Moody skies might be my most favorite part of landscape photography. I like them as a backdrop of course, but somehow they draw my eye in first. The next three shots were taken in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina in the village Krusevljani. These are some of my favorite landscape shots that I took over the past years, simply because they show so much beauty of nature and it really surprised me to see how much natural beauty waited to be uncovered so close to home.




A Threat in the Sky

An who could forget this upcoming shot of the mysterious cloud, hanging over the city of Mostar. If you are interested in finding out more about it click the link above. It will take you to that post. In retrospect, this might be my favorite cloud image of them all. It's for sure the most unusual one.


Warm Greetings from Afar

In the end I want to share the red hot sunset sky over the Neretva River CanyonThe enticing low sun, made me pull up my car to the side of the road, step out and take it all in for a moment. A picture had to be taken as well of course.


I hope that you enjoyed this look back at some of my favorite cloud and sky images. Let me know if you have any favorites in the comments below.

38 comments:

  1. Stimmt absolut, Wolken und Himmel machen viel aus und du hast es wieder prächtig gezeigt. Danke nochmal für die tollen Fotos.

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Danke für deinen Besuch. Wünsch Dir ein tolles Wochenende!

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  2. Wow! I love your landscapes and how much colour or south that you manage to capture! I especially love the reflected sunset!

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  3. Wow! I love your landscapes and how much colour or south that you manage to capture! I especially love the reflected sunset!

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  4. I find your images perfectly, thank you for sharing.
    I particularly like this picture with the old hut on the mountain edge, around only sky - just great.
    Sadie

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  5. These are all wonderful, but the one of the storm cloud over Mosar is stunning in its power! Wow!
    Please come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/abstractions.html

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    1. Thanks Sue. Yes I think that's as threatening as simple clouds go.

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  6. These images are all stunning, but mt favourite is last one.

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  7. Ich kann mich immer nur wiederholen: traumhaft schöne Bilder sind es.
    Liebe Grüße

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  8. Fantastic collection of great photographs, love how you caught the light. You are a true master!

    I hope to be leaving early today and be able to catch a few good clouds at Schönbrunn. It's April in February again, so there's hope!

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    Merisi

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    1. Wonderful. Have a great time out with your camera.

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  9. A beautiful selection of skyscapes - skyscapes are some of favourite pictures so seeing these makes me happy. In particular, I love the fourth picture and the last - just stunning.

    Sharing snapshots at Captured By Jade

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  10. the sky does set the mood and does make for interesting shots. i have two favorites today. the beautiful girl in red against that wonderful sky and the house on the cliff

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  11. Nice collection of photos!

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  12. beautiful landscapes, beautiful skies. That blue sky shines so bright anywhere in the world. We are all under one sun, one sky. Amazing.

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  13. AWESOME!AWESOME!AWESOME! Loved each one of them!!

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  14. I love all cloud/sky shots. So much beauty right before our eyes,if only we take a moment and look.

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  15. Incredible shots! The one with Jasmina is wonderful! The dark clouds...wow! They are all amazing, and I love how you explain the techniques used. I got off-track this time, and I apologize! I guess I'm excited that we confirmed the move...the sadness of leaving what we have here, but the joy of going to our new place. And that new place will be very much like the first shot in this series. I look forward to making such photos to share!

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    1. I'm looking forward to it them. Changes can be hard, but there is also beauty in discovering a new place and making a fresh start.

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  16. The last two shots are wonderful! The strange cloud would make tornado alarms go off throughout the American Midwest!

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    1. Believe me, it's wasn't thrilling to have it over our heads here either.

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  17. Such wonderful photos. You showed many sides of the season in photo. I love the crispness of the moon.

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  18. I absolutely loved reading through your post and seeing your beatuiful photographs! My LOVE them all, but my favs are the ones from the old village of Lukomir and that mysterious cloud! So cool!

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  19. Beautiful views captured! Amazing nature is the key element for making your photos so incredible; like the moody skies specific for the months of may...
    Greetings in february!

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  20. Hello Mersad, beautiful landscapes and lovely sky captures. Thanks for sharing the beauty! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  21. Wow- can I just say AWESOME! These are super shots, Mersad...I like each and every one. The mountains are gorgeous. The shot of your sister is fantastic- just a super capture of the clouds behind her. Any other color outfit would have paled to that red- it was perfect.

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  22. Love this post

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  23. Beautiful Photographs - absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing these and your experiences!
    Happy Travels

    Vicki @ MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld

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  24. Those are great images! It takes a strong sky to compete with a pretty model like that.

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  25. Wonderful examples of a variety of skies, Mersad!

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  26. I can see why these are some of your favorite sky shots. They are all fantastic!

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  27. Great photos! I especially like the second to the last. What a cloud!

    The red outfit against the white clouds makes a great contrast photo, nicely done!

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  28. Fabulous images, Mersad! I love those huge skies, beautiful sunsets and stunning scenes!

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  29. beautiful images...all, but I love the full moon image and the very last one best.

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