Clouds from my back garden.
I completely love clouds. They take my breath away and in the same way that the sea does I find them very soothing and they really concentrate my mind. When I walk I am constantly looking into the sky to see what the clouds are doing and because I live so close to the North sea there are usually some stunning cloud formations here in the different weather conditions.
I snapped these from my back garden yesterday. I am starting a new mini project where I am going to photograph anything different that is happening in the sky from my garden and these wispy clouds gently swirling around the sun was such a lovely sight.
These are Cirrus clouds and are very common if you take the time to look into the sky. They are composed of ice crystals and are a sign of an approaching warm front.
I used my Zoom lens on the first shot and then switched to my 18-55 for the second one because I wanted to get the whole cloud in, which I personally think looks rather like a baby alien. There is also a demonic face in there on the left hand side and you could play the ink spot game for ages with this photograph.
I am hoping that there will be some more interesting clouds to snap from my garden in the coming weeks for this mini project and I look forward to finding out a bit more about what they are called and what they tell us about the weather because I am actually quite a geek in that respect.