Your Pictures: Cloudscapes—Nominees


This month, we challenged our readers to capture the dynamism of ethereal-looking cloudscapes. Here is a look at the nominees:

Honourable Mentions

Photograph/Asher Leo

Photograph/Tathya Macwan

Heavenly Abode
Tathya Macwan, Ahmedabad

“I was in Uttarakhand right after the 2013 floods. The extent of the destruction was colossal. Yet, the landscape before me said otherwise. The clouds emerging from the mountains gave the scene a peaceful and hopeful feeling, which I captured.”

Camera: Nikon D800E
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 28–300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed: 1/4000sec
ISO: 500

Photograph/Bijoykumar Jain

Photograph/Bijoykumar Jain

The View From Above
Bijoykumar Jain, Patna

“When I was flying to Leh, I was fortunate to observe this breathtaking view. Not many people have the opportunity to witness the sun rise over the mountains in such circumstances. It felt like as if the sky bestowed the mountains with an abundance of clouds.”

Camera: Nikon D3S
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24–120mm f/4G ED VR
Aperture: f/5
Shutterspeed: 1/160sec
ISO: 200

Photograph/Asher Leo

Photograph/Asher Leo

A Sky full of Stars
Asher Leo, Malaysia

“One night, I set out to capture the Milky Way. Unfortunately, it was a very cloudy night, but I still wanted to shoot. I set my camera on a tripod and waited patiently for the clouds to disperse. While I didn’t get a chance to observe a clear sky, I found this cloud formation and immediately shot the picture. I was quite happy with the result as it gives the impression of guiding the viewer to the Milky Way.”

Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed: 1/30sec
ISO: 400

Photograph/Karthik Jasti

Photograph/Karthik Jasti

In the Middle of Nowhere
Kartik Jasti, Dwarka

“When I was in Ladakh, this particular scene caught my attention because of the small cottage nestled in the middle of the endless landscape. The clouds, emerging from the far side of mountains, added to the sense of detachment. To capture this feeling, I made sure to include as much of the sky as possible to the composition and made the resultant image.”

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11–16mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/16
Shutterspeed: 1/200sec
ISO: 50

Find out who has won the contest in the April 2015 edition of Better Photography magazine!



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