|Storm Clouds Backlit by the Sun|
As a fine art photographer I like to have my images reflect the most pleasing of compositions and that means that a boring or overcast sky would need to to replaced to make the best looking large fine art image. Many afternoons during Monsoon season I will drive five minutes down the road from my home to capture a library of cloud photos that can be used to impart a certain look in a photograph being created at other locations.
Other times might require a sunrise or sunset mood over a scene. I sometimes shoot real estate shots for local realtors and these often require sky replacement to enhance the image.
A side by side comparison of one of my photographs with sky replacement. What a difference it makes.
|Avalon Bay with Clouds|
|Avalon Bay Overcast|
I currently have about 700 cloud images in a folder that I can use in a variety of circumstances to enhance an image. The beauty of Arizona is that many locations that I shoot come with their very own beautiful cloud formations in the shot as I originally capture it.
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