We probably all romance about the carefree days of our youth, when we’d lie back in the grass, gazing out into the infinity of the sky, dreaming, or playing the imagine game with the shapes of drifting clouds. Storms brought a frisson of excitement, sometimes fear, and one night, veils of light dancing across the sky above Wisconsin seemed to take me with them out to our upper atmosphere. But I never took pictures of those skies – they were experiences, not things, and their images live on in memory as vividly as the moments I was in them.
The advent of a digital camera in my life changed my attitude toward the recording of skyscapes. Where once I would have taken only a miserly few shots of the most significant places and things I saw on my travels, I now found myself rushing to the door to try capturing a storm rolling in, or the almost invisible specks of kites flying kilometres up in the watery blue tropical skies above Colombo. Most of these have been used to illustrate various posts over the last year or so, but there are some I like and since I’ve missed many of Ailsa’s Travel Theme challenges in the last several months, I’d like to post them in response to her Sky theme this week.
PS – Still having difficulties with my banner shot – please imagine vivid pink clouds floating in the appropriate place above this page!