Steptoe Sky

On the last morning at Steptoe Butte, I was shooting a favorite scene when I looked to my left and spotted a great sky developing. What to do!? Do I stay or run? I grabbed a few more of my favorite scene and then ran! I only managed a few captures as the sky was moving and changing very quickly, ultimately casting a shadow on the land.



If you’ve not yet read Tony Sweet’s most recent blog post, I suggest you do. Thought provoking.

I would like to introduce you the the excellent work of Jim Lasala, a new friend that I had the pleasure of having lunch last week. My LINK takes you to his Haiti gallery page. However, be sure to look at both Haiti galleries, Cuba and all the others while you’re at it. Jim does some excellent work. You’ll be inspired.

I will be doing another Topaz Webinar on August 26th.  Click this link to sign up. Remember I have a number of FREE video tutorials on this website here including links to all past webinars.




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  1. lunalovegood August 6, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    Beautiful shot John…..Barclay clouds never disappoint…..

    • JB August 6, 2014 at 8:41 am #

      Thanks Ms. Luna! 🙂

  2. Rich Lewis August 6, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Worth the effort John. I’m glad you waited. It was worth the effort.

    • JB August 6, 2014 at 10:29 am #

      Thanks Rich.

  3. Barb Korman August 6, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    That sky, in lay terms, is called a mackerel sky and usually indicaters a change in the weather- generally rain! Makes for great photography though. See you soon.

    • JB August 6, 2014 at 10:29 am #

      Man Barb, you are HANDY to have around!

  4. Daniel Ruf August 8, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Gorgeous piece as always and yes, Tony’s blip is good reading. Thanks for sharing the work you do and those fabulous clouds. From the comments I get about my skies I get the feeling that people are too busy to look up anymore.

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