Big puff ball clouds cross the deep blue sky on a warm late summers day in the Big Hill Springs area of Alberta in Canada. Shot with a Canon 17-40 lens and a polarizing filter.


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  • Evan Ludes
    Evan Ludesover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Almost feels 3-dimensional, I love how the cloud seems to large and looming.

  • Thank you Evan, I appreciate your comments.

    – Michael Collier

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 3 years ago

    A lovely image!

  • Thank you Barbara.

    – Michael Collier

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    this is very beautiful, I love the effect of the polarizing filter. I wish I could used to mine. The composition is A1 in this image

  • Thank you very much Vickie. I am not sure from your comment if you are having trouble with you filter, or would like to get one.

    – Michael Collier

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesover 3 years ago

    simply superb. crisp, colorful, clear – couldn’t ask for more. you live in a most beautiful country, my friend!

  • Thank you Victoria.

    – Michael Collier

  • Roxanne Persson
    Roxanne Perssonover 3 years ago

    Magnificent! I saw this in the Alberta Group….glad I did, your work is amazing! Welcome to Redbubble :)

  • Michael Collier
    Michael Collierover 3 years ago

    Thank you Roxanne, I appreciate your comments.

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    I have a polarizing filter for my 150-500 Sigma and I’ve never given it much of a chance I guess, but I would love it to do what it’s supposed to do, as in your photo here.

  • Vicky, I assume it’s a circular polarizing filter (it screws into the end of the lens). If you line up your shot, then turn the filter clockwise until you see the sky darken and the colors enhance. If they won’t it is because you are at the wrong angle to the sun at that time of day. You can verify this by pointing your camera in a different direction and try it again. You will probably find it does what it’s supposed to do. Not much you can do about it except return to the same place at a different time of day when the sun will be in the right place. Another option is scope out a different angle and location to shoot the same scene, you might luck out and find a good spot where the polarizer will do it’s thing.

    – Michael Collier

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    many, many thanks MF,,,,,,I will certainly try that. It helps to talk to someone over reading those little instructional booklets :-))

  • GeoffSporne
    GeoffSporneover 3 years ago

    Good composition and detail

  • Thank you Geoff.

    – Michael Collier

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work here!!

  • Thank you very much Linda.

    – Michael Collier

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