I'm mixing up my submissions at the moment with older and newer shots. I want to have some variety in my gallery and the shots I upload.
I took this on a recent trip around Andalucia in Southern Spain in the Los Alcornocales National Park, the largest forest in Spain, and one of the largest in Europe.
For the time I was there we had really poor weather, almost constant rain and cloud, but on this occasion as we were driving amongst the Pueblos Brancos (white villages) between Casares and Gaucin, the clouds amongst the peaks cleared momentarily and I managed to get a few shots of the clouds clinging to the forest on the slopes of the hills.
This was taken with a long telephoto lens, zoomed out to 400mm. The clouds are constantly changing, so I basically kept scanning the valley, looking for interesting abstract shapes. For a few seconds, the clouds rolled up the valley, cling to the trees and revealing these shapes, and I managed to shoot a few frames before the scene disappeared.
I was shooting handheld, so I used a wide aperture to try to keep a fast shutter speed.
The final image has been cropped, and then sharpened for the web.
Taken near Gaucin, Andalucia, Spain
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 80-400 ED VR
1/250 | f5.6 | 400mm | ISO200
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Thanks in advance for any comments or faves. Sadly, I no longer have time to reply to individual comments, but I do appreciate people taking the time to look.
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