This past weekend it stormed around these parts, pretty bad – and somehow that’s now turned into oppressive heat. Luckily the storms didn’t last long and afterwards I decided to head out as the sun fell and capture a few images of the retreating storm clouds. I’m never inspired by a clear sky – it’s the clouds that make it, and storms make great clouds.
I managed to snap a few decent photos, two of which I developed into black and white images with a look similar to the older metallic black and white prints.
I am really happy with the result of these first attempts and will refine the technique as time goes on. I learned the basics while browsing the many Photoshop CS4 tutorials out there – can’t remember which YouTube user it was but if you’re interested in the process, let me know and I can certainly tell you what I know.