Postcards From Rome: What’s the deal with clouds?

What’s the deal with clouds?

Valerie Jardin and I are besties, but differ in lots of areas. Like clouds! For me, a day like this one, taken at the Roman Forum, is heavenly.

It was later in the day than was ideal (to the point: that big, honkin’ shadow strewn across the bottom half of the image.). But the astounding skies more than made up for it, IMHO. It just made the entire experience of seeing this spot for the first time otherwordly!

Specs: Fujifilm X-Pro 2, 16-55mm lens
ISO 250, f/8
16mm (24mm full frame equivalent)
1/900 sec

But in street photography, it’s allll about the contrasts and dramatic lights & darks. Oh yeah… and local, authentic people! Which are sadly lacking (we’re not counting tourists). Seems they left a long time ago.

[Random note: Valerie can quote lines “The Gladiator” like no one I’ve ever met!]

We made this impromptu “Postcard” video to ‘splain the differences. 😀