I love photographing dramatic weather conditions, and the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast is a great location for cloud spotting.
On this particular occasion the cloud shapes and patterns of light and dark were so dramatic that I made the sky the whole emphasis of the photo, with the beach forming just a small border at the bottom of the shot.
By the way, that glistening surface that was reflecting the drama of the sky above wasn't sand, but thick, gloopy estuary mud into which I and my tripod were slowly sinking.
Disgusting I know, but worth putting up with to get a shot like this.
Filename - beach clouds 06.jpg
Camera - Canon 5D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 20mm
Exposure - 1/13sec @ f16, ISO100
Location - Talacre, North Wales
This image - 533x800px JPEG
Conversion - ACR & PS-CS2
Comments - ND grad filter used to balance exposure.
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