“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

Joseph Balson

Dangerous Sky

  • Won Featured. September, 2016. Viewbug.
  • Won Contest Finalist in Celebrating The Sky Photo Contest, May, 2016. Viewbug.
  • Top Photo Winner in Into the sky photo contest. December 2017. Gurushots.
  • Won 1st place in Photocrowd contest "Beauty of Clouds"
Dangerous SkyWon Featured. September, 2016. Viewbug. Won Contest Finalist in Celebrating The Sky Photo Contest. May, 2016. Viewbug. Top Photo Winner in Into the sky photo contest. December 2017. Gurushots. Won 1st place in Photocrowd contest "Beauty of Clouds", September 2018

Location
This photo was taken on the east coast of Corsica in November 2015 during an aimless walk on the beach. That place is some kind of lake just beside the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. East: the sea. West: the mountains. At that time of the year, the place is totally deserted and super quiet.

Time
It was the end of the day, quite cold and damp. Not sunset yet, but not far. The sun was still over the mountains and already hidden by clouds. That made that very special light.

Lighting
The light was just beautiful: not too saturated but incredibly dense and soft at the same time: everything looked kinda brownish and dark, sort of like a blue night, but with brownish tint.

Equipment
A Nikon D3 and a Nikkor 35-70 f/2.8 with a B+W CPL.

Inspiration
Being lucky: at the right place, at the right time. Those clouds are uncommon in corsica. It was too beautiful to not shoot.

Editing Nothing complicated. Levels, white balance, contrast, and a selective mask on the sky. I just wanted to emphasize the mood of the moment.