They say that’s the first step; admitting to the problem. To be clear, I have been photographing skies for some twenty-five years. That part is not new. But lately my interest in inclement weather has become chronic. When friends want to have you over for a barbeque – where you just eat, drink, and be merry - and you start thinking about how you’re going to miss that late day isolated thunderstorm activity if you take them up on the offer; you’ve got a problem. I’m an addict and I wonder if I’ll ever be the same again.
About five years ago, after decades of watching and photographing, I started to notice a trend in both the weather and my photography habits. I was looking for more dramatic cloud structures and decent light on them. I had, on a couple of occasions early on, captured some satisfying images when isolated thunderstorms rolled through late in the day and I could luck out and get that colourful waning light of day onto those immense cloud structures. I thought it was just serendipity that put those ingredients together and I was thankful for my good fortune. But once a pattern started to appear, I started thinking maybe this is something that isn’t just totally based on chance.
Yep – my name’s Alan, and I have a problem.
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