Not only was this an unusual cloud effect, but the way it echoed the vineyard below really caught my eye.
Of course, the vineyard is man-made, or at least man-cultivated, and the clouds, as far as we know, are not!
This kind of symmetry is my favourite kind….the kind where one part of reality echoes another.
There’s something else though about this image, or at least the taking of this image, and that’s the “exposure” readings for the vineyard and the sky. They were very, very different. With my camera I took a number of shots, exposing primarily for the sky, which darkened the vineyard considerably, exposing for the vineyard, which obliterated the cloud pattern in the sky, and a “weighted” exposure, which is the one you see here.
What strikes me about this is how when I just look at the same scene, without a camera, I don’t have any of those exposure problems. As I look at the vineyard and the clouds above I see them all perfectly clearly. I don’t have to choose.
How do our brains do that?
Isn’t something as everyday as vision just astonishing?