B & W Clouds from the Prairie

B & W Clouds from the Prairie

I was recently contacted by a perspective client, looking for b&w photographs of clouds for his book cover. As I went through my image library I came across a few I’ve never shared on my blog.

Cloud gazing is one of my favorite things to do and the open view of the Northern Great Plains is a wonderful place for viewing, especially in the spring. The temperatures start to warm and we’re itching to spend more time outside.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
– John Lubbock

Black and white photographs show off the texture and shape of clouds so well. They allow the viewer to really take in the form without distraction of color. I love the colors in the clouds at sunset and sunrise but sometimes it’s nice to change perspective.

There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
– Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Devils Tower

The sky gives us a chance to pause and rest, basking in the beauty above. I hope these photographs inspire you to enjoy the simple moments of cloud gazing in our ever changing sky!

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