“Competing Clouds at Sunset” : Hiroshima, Japan, 25th October 2011
At the end of the summer Japan runs into typhoon season, and while there isn’t much fun to be had in weather systems which at best cause transport delays, at worst, loss of life, there are still some great photographic opportunities to be had.
This is one of only two new pictures I’ve produced since early September.
I can’t remember if the typhoon had passed or was on its way, but I glanced out of the window and saw this unusual sight.
Rushing out onto the balcony of my house I was able to capture these two competing cloud formations, the dark grey in the foreground heading one way and the more distant red in the other, both at considerable speed.
You may wonder why I chose such a strange aspect ratio for this particular image. Well, it wasn’t out of any artistic considerations, but because the lower portion of the sky was full of the overhead electrical and communication cables the Japanese are so fond of suspending everywhere, restricting my view considerably.
Luckily this particular typhoon didn’t pass directly over us, so there was no local damage.
You should really check out the larger version of this photo here.