Big Cloud

Posted by on March 11, 2012

By accident, I saw the moon rise the other evening. It was full moon, enormous and orange. When I was about 10, I remember an older teacher saying to me that the sky is so beautiful that if you could only see it in one place on earth that place would be a huge tourist destination. But because we can all see it anytime, we take it for granted. The moon rises every night, the sun every morning. Each time is a beautiful miracle, but I hardly ever take the time to see it.

Camille Seaman is best known for her photos of icebergs, but to me her photos of sky and cloud formations are even more compelling.

These photos were taken in 2008 as part of a storm-chasing crew across the midwest. These clouds can be enormously destructive, but the beauty is undeniable.

This is the sky I remember from childhood. The horizon is below eye level, and the scenery is the clouds.

All images from Camille Seaman’s website and Richard Heller gallery

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