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Ironically the only time I saw great skies was when we were driving on the motorway. Just before sunset clouds appeared from nowhere, but the only place I could find to stop before the sun went down was a motorway service station. Its not exactly an ideal place to shoot from, surrounded by high wire fences, tall lighting structures and dusty grass with lumps of concrete. The one picture I did take is pretty weak, but I couldnt let a sky like that go to waste.
Handheld, no filters. I just metered the sky and let everything else become silhouette..the foreground really was too ugly to include and behind the tree there are lots of high wire fences. I cut as much of them out as possible by getting close to the ground and hiding them behind the slightly raised bank that the tree was on.