The photographic explorations of a former film student.

Posts tagged “clouds

Computer Wallpaper and Clouds

Anyone remember the cloud desktop wallpaper from Windows 98? It’s been awhile hasn’t it. Six years ago, I got my laptop and headed off to college. It was a beautiful, brand spanking new Windows XP machine, and I disliked every wallpaper on it. I wanted the old cloud wallpaper from Windows 98, but not quite. Something more realistic. I tried one or two of the XP options, but after the first year I went out and took a picture of some clouds. That was my wallpaper for years. I loved it. Recently, I decided it was time to upgrade my computer. Not that I hated my little laptop, nothing could be further from the truth. She just didn’t cut it anymore. She could hardly run Lighroom or Premier Elements 4, let alone anything I’d want to download a trial of or maybe buy. So I upgraded, and I got a better screen. My old cloud photo looked a bit grainy on my old computer, so I knew it wouldn’t work on the new one at all. After a month and a half of substituting, I again went out and turned my camera to the sky. Here they are. I think I’m using number 4 at this time.

Next Time: Old Cars or Rings


There have been some amazing cloud formations around my area in the last couple of weeks. Soon, Fall will turn rainy and we’ll be faced with mostly drab grey skies, but not for now. I took the opportunity to capture the moment.

Oftentimes, there are several layers and types of clouds present at the same time. The bottom layer in this photo forms a nice ledge, you could almost imagine yourself sitting on it.


Several layers of clouds means that sometimes, clouds are in the shadow of other clouds.


I normally don’t look for animals in the clouds, but I think I see a cat. Eyes, nose, mouth, even swishing tail. Kitty is either upset or curious.


And there you have it: the advantage of living in an area without tall buildings or mature trees.


Next Week: Fall leaves

Fall color came, pretty much just in time for the winds to blow the leaves off.