Just a quick sample shot taken from a Samsung ST96 freebie thanks to Samsung
Cloud chasing is the art of capturing clouds during the periods of dusk and dawn (well that’s my definition of it), the issue with this is there is known timeframe for this to happen. Take today for example, I was walking out my front door to the car, I noticed how brilliant the colours of the sky were, I jumped in the car and decided to drive no more than two minutes to where I believed I would grab a great snap, two minutes later I was at the destination out of the car, camera in hand and nothing to take a shot of. The colour had disappeared, I looked further up the road in the direction I travel to work and noticed the colour was getting deeper, so off up the road I went to my final destination. Even though the dangers aren’t there, well except for speeding and crashing, I class this exercise similar to Storm chasers, you are never quite sure if you will succeed or fail. I’ll let you be the judge on if it was worth the effort or not.
This image was taken on a recent trip down the South Coast, it wasn’t early in the morning, I was walking Kodi along the beach with my 5D bouncing around my butt via a rapid strap. Normally I would have my Vivitar manual 20mm attached but that day I chose the EF 28-135, this lens bugs me as the barrel is loose and lens extends on it’s own accord, anyhow the reflection, squiggly patterns and the red seaweed caught my attention and it was still early enough in the day for the light to still be soft.