Friday, September 4, 2009

Organic Clouds

Professional photographers will tell you to only display your best work, your most compelling images. I suppose that in marketing speak that would be called 'building a brand'.

For today's Skywatch Friday, I break that rule. This image is not good. There is no real subject, its chaotic and its rather boring.

That is, perhaps, until it is explained. Call this a documentary photo rather than an art photo.

What you see here are clouds of small flying bugs back lit by the westering sun. We saw these bugs on an evening drive through Waterton Park in Canada. This cloud went for miles! I can truthfully say that I've never seen anything like this.

Be sure to visit Skywatch Friday for less buggy skies.

11 comments:

Louise said...

Uh.... although it makes for QUITE an interesting photo, I hope I NEVER see anything like it!

Sylvia K said...

That is, indeed, a VERY interesting photo! Wow! And I do hope if I ever do see it, it's from a long distance away! That is amazing!

Enjoy your weekend -- hope that it's bugless!

Sylvia

chrome3d said...

Chaotic and boring? No way! It´s a cosmic swirling organic mass hypnotic experience like no other. This is the real deal, you just have to believe it!

Gaelyn said...

You're right Russ, not a very good photo until you explained. Was it just one species or many?

Amanda said...

I disagree that it's boring. It's actually rather intriguing, and I was interested in your explanation! Happy skywatch =)

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I can believe it! We have swarms of black flies up here in Maine, but at least they are tiny.

VioletSky said...

This is indeed interesting - if I were to come across such a swarming my eyes and mouth would have closed as I silently screamed.

Danton said...

Interesting photo.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Fascinating. I had no idea such things existed. Who knew they could be captured in a photograph?
Hugs and blessings,

Linnea W said...

I've never seen anything like this either. But you captured it well!

Russ said...

Thanks!