Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
February 1, 2009
Image Size
267 KB
Resolution
800×800
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,802 (1 today)
Favourites
477 (who?)
Comments
101
Downloads
187
×
Cloud Forest by AndyMumford Cloud Forest by AndyMumford
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.

Location

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.

The Photo

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.

Metadata

Taken near Gaucin, Andalucia, Spain
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 80-400 ED VR
1/250 | f5.6 | 400mm | ISO200

Workflow in Apple Aperture 2. Title in PS

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.
Any questions, please note me.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconminastir:
minastir Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Photographer
Your incredible photo has been featured in my journal [link] ! :clap:
Reply
:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new exhibition...[link]
Reply
:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Thankyou
Reply
:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Andy...
Reply
:iconjpthart:
JPtHart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Photographer
FEATURED: [link] :heart:
Reply
:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Thankyou :-)
Reply
:iconedelweiss26:
edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Beautiful photo!! I like these rolling clouds. (this is also the title of one of my photographs)
Reply
:iconteyasaveleva:
teyasaveleva Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's an amazing shot.
I love the mild trasience of it.

:heart:
Reply
:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Thanks so much
Reply
:iconmissjessicajoy:
missjessicajoy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is breathtaking!
Reply
Add a Comment: