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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Cloud Appreciation

In NYC we often find that large and interesting clouds suddenly form - they frame and temporarily become part of the architecture and filter the light in interesting ways (this one was above the new NYU student center facing Washington Square Park). Certain painters who lived in NYC for many years such as Willem de Kooning would mention the quality of the light, created by the interaction of the weather and air, as being important to their work. If you are very high up in a skyscraper, or at the edges of Manhattan facing one of the rivers, the light is sometimes reflected strongly into the glass of the buildings adding to the intensity of the atmosphere. Here is a link to an organization, The Cloud Appreciation Society, based in Great Britain. The organization celebrates the best clouds seen in various locations around the country and has members worldwide. Great Britain having an island/maritime temperate climate not so dissimilar to New York made me realize that perhaps we should participate more in cloud appreciation ourselves ...

15 comments:

Lisi said...

really great photo and that cloud looks like it goes all the way down...

Edwin Sumun said...

another lovely shot. i've looking at clouds lately...dreamy!

Kathrine said...

Thank you so much for the link - I have loved clouds for years. Now I know I'm not alone :)
And your shot is brilliant by the way!

/Kathrine

Alex said...

It seems like fluffly clouds are inspiring city bloggers these days ;-) This one is quite impressive.

Helen said...

WOW! I love clouds. I have quite the collection of photos of them but none are quite as fluffishly effective as this.

Brian said...

The clouds were more brilliant than my shot. They were startling when I saw them!
Brian

luggi said...

Wow. Thanks for the link to the cloud appreciation society.

Kala said...

this cloud looks very powerful! Moonsoleil of Saarbrücken (Germany) also postede a cloud pic - coincidence? or planned hmmm

piika said...

looks like vanilla ice cream

Olivier said...

Tres belle photo, et superbe rendu avec les nuages.

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