Gateway to the heavens….

If you’d like to see some incredible cloud-scapes and sunsets, visit Ordered Chaos at his site.Β  Many of his shots are from what appears to be the high-rise roof-top or balcony where he lives, which provides an amazing vantage point for his beautiful photography.

These are some of my shots taken in Salt Lake City, Utah, the other day while on my lunch-time walk.

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26 responses

  1. I take lots of shots of clouds too. I think they’re interesting and beautiful.

    April 18, 2012 at 7:36 am

    • I agree…thank you, Allen.

      April 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

  2. I just love clouds.. Nice captures πŸ™‚

    April 18, 2012 at 8:11 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook. πŸ™‚

      April 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

  3. Clouds amaze me…so simple, yet so pretty. Great pictures.

    April 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

    • I agree with you, Cold Dead Heart…and thank you. πŸ™‚

      April 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

  4. Nice shots. That last one looked a mite threatening. Hope you didn’t get wet.

    I wonder what it is about clouds that fascinates us so? Came across a site with another great shot of the lenticular formations around Rainier: http://tinyurl.com/7j9ysqw

    April 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

    • Thank you, Gunta, and I agree, the last one did look more serious than the others. I managed to get back to the office without getting wet, but was a bit late…as it was my first forray into that part of town on my lunch-hour with my camera…spent too much time taking photos and not walking.

      I think the clouds’ ephemeral quality, their slightly substantive form, and their ability to change and come and go so quickly are what fascinates me about them…and their barely restrained power, too, sometimes. I hadn’t given it much thought before…so thank you for the prodding. πŸ™‚

      And thank you for the link to the lenticular formations around Rainer. It is a stunning photo…National Geographic gets some fantastic images.

      April 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      • That and the fact that a sky without clouds just seems boring… (could that be a philosophy for life as well???) Something to think about, but don’t want to stress the brain. πŸ™‚

        April 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm

        • Very boring, Gunta…and yes, an appropriate philosophy for life, as well. How base and inane our lives would be without the frequent visiting of clouds in their various forms. Thank you. πŸ™‚

          April 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm

  5. George Weaver

    Watch where you’re walking, Scott. You’re gonna’ walk off into a sewer hole! πŸ˜‰ I like these. I love watching cloud formations too. There is a robed Roman character in the lower left third of the first one here.

    April 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

    • Thank you for the warning, George…I have had to make a habit of stepping a little higher here in SLC when walking the sidewalks…more of them are raised from tree roots than I’m used to. And I love the clouds, too…amazing. I hadn’t noticed the Centurian before…thank you for pointing him out. πŸ™‚

      April 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      • George Weaver

        “Centurian”. Yes, that’s the word I was looking for! I always see people and animals and all sorts of things in clouds. I spent a good portion of my childhood lying in the grass, chewing on clover and watching the cloud formations. They “spoke” to me, I think! πŸ™‚

        April 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

        • I’m glad they spoke to/with you, George…. What would life be like if they hadn’t? πŸ™‚

          April 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

  6. I love clouds…:)

    April 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    • Me, too, Ginny…thank you. πŸ™‚

      April 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm

  7. I like to collect cloud photos to use when I get an image that has a bland sky, then I try and change it for one with clouds, can be really effective. You were right about the other blog, pretty amazing. I need to buy a ladder.

    April 18, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    • I like to collect cloud photos, too, Leanne…because I like to collect cloud photos. πŸ™‚ I’m not skilled with the computer or editing programs to the degree that my collection could help me as you described…but it’s nice seeing the images on others’ blogs. I’m glad you liked Ordered Chaos’s photos…incredible stuff. And yes, wouldn’t a ladder be wonderful for this? πŸ™‚

      April 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

  8. Those clouds are great! We are seeing some like that here now too; such a welcome sight after the solid gray ones of winter!

    April 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    • I love the winter and am quite fond of gray skies…but am so looking forward to more of the blue sky and occasional or stormy clouds. Thank you for the nice words.

      April 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

  9. I love clouds! Thanks for the link to Ordered Chaos, too!

    April 19, 2012 at 1:32 am

    • You are very welcome for the link…and thank you for your visit today, Dreams and Zeros. πŸ™‚

      April 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

  10. Thank you so much, seekraz
    I enjoy your beautiful picture too πŸ™‚

    April 19, 2012 at 3:02 am

    • You are very welcome, Ordered Chaos…and thank you, too; I’m glad you enjoyed my pictures, too. πŸ™‚

      April 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

  11. Beautiful shots Scott! I love looking at clouds, always something to see. πŸ˜€

    April 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

    • Yes, Eve…there is always something to see up there…thank you. πŸ™‚

      April 19, 2012 at 8:24 am

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