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Cloudy Clouds

By ChiliMan
Hey, people…long time no see. I hope everyone’s well.

This shot is for Necia who asked me whether I’d got any cloud shots when I’d told her how there’s been LOADS of clouds recently. I’d composed this shot and heard something from behind. It was this cement mixer. I turned back, recomposed the shot and waited till it got into the frame Smile Hope you like the clouds, Neeks.

As for Vs 2-4 (taken by my mum), here’s the story: En route to picking up the parents from a medical appointment, I became the filling in a 3-car sandwich. The car in front had jammed on his brakes. I jammed on mine and stopped short. Unfortunately the car behind ploughed into me…not only knocking the sunglasses off my face but sending me right into the front car.

All in all, though, it was a good day. That may sound strange but here are the facts:

(A), my parents weren’t in the car with me. (B), no one was injured. (C), it wasn’t raining (making it easy to get out and exchange driver details) and (D), the car was driveable afterwards so I could go pick up the parents.

So why the tow truck in V4 if the car was driveable? Everything was fine until a few minutes from the house. The temp gauge went up bit by bit, even after I turned off the aircon. Just as I parked the car in front of the house, some steam appeared. Obviously the radiator was hit.

But hey…going back to Points (A) – (D)…sing it with me, people: “Always look on…the bright…side of life”…*and then the whistling* Smile

Drive safe, all.


Tags: Mono Street photography Photo journalism Clouds Black and white Digitally manipulated Cloudscape Landscape and travel

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 3:32PM
I guess that was a day to forget Andrew!Grin
Like V1 for the composition, brave man standing in the middle! or silly..I wonder which today........Wink

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 3:34PM
Oh - what a story! Now I won't be able to stop singing that song... Smile
PS - the clouds are great!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Jul 2011 3:39PM
Clouds are great Andrew-- You can always fix a car-- so glad no one was hurt!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 4:25PM
Version 1 is an excellent mono.

The crash could have been a lot worse so you are correct in thinking of looking on the bright side!

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 4:29PM
V1 - fabulous cumulus clouds (identified yesterday for me by a friend who used to work in the Met Office).
V2 - V4 - ouch!
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 4:45PM
Firstly, can I say that V1 is a superb composition, it works well in mono and those clouds are wonderful.
As for the rest, well "ouch" indeed! At least no-one was injured and your words made me smile (the bright side of life indeed!). I hope you can it fixed, and get back on the road soon.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Jul 2011 5:09PM
Good to see you back, Andrew, and with quite a tale to tell Sad. Glad you weren't hurt Smile. A wonderful cloudy image. Carol
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 5:25PM
"Some things in life are bad, they can really make you mad.
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble give a whistle.
This will help things turn out for the best."

Great clouds. Ooops to the rest.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
28 Jul 2011 5:28PM
hey glad you are ok. hope the car is sorted soon.
like the tones in this, and some good clouds, lesley
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
28 Jul 2011 5:52PM
Really like the comp of V1. Works so well in mono. As for the story and the other 3 images, oh my! So glad it more of less turned out well though. Poor car!!

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 6:03PM
If we'd had such bright clouds so high up this afternoon I should have been very happy Sad
I once had a car radiator boil over and scald my feet. Fortunately an ambulance was stuck in the traffic jam that had caused all my woes........

Far safer to have the car towed away!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jul 2011 8:44PM
A fine view of the highway Andrew, those cloud formations are fabulous. It looks like you had a lucky escape
Neeka 9 16 Wales
28 Jul 2011 9:57PM
Awwwww ~ thanks for the cloud shot. It is great.
Wow, what a story. Glad you are okay and glad about all the other things you mentioned. I love that you look on the bright side of life!!
Thanks ChiliPeep.

Neeks :0)
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 10:48PM
Great to see you uploading and as you say a pretty good result all round considering! Love the clouds in V1, the image has a timeless quality which I really enjoy. Mind you what a wonderfully clear road! The M25 which circles London is known a the worlds biggest car park, as quite often after a minor shunt it can grind to a standstill with bumper to bumper vehicles! Wink
JustDucky 7 8 Canada
28 Jul 2011 11:24PM
wow, glad everyone is fine - V1 is stunning, fabulous set
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Jul 2011 1:30AM
Excellent mono, ....Sandy
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
29 Jul 2011 2:45AM
I like your mono cloud shot.
I am pleased that everybody was OK, and you were not injured. The shots of your car were poignant , if that is the word, to me as I have a Honda, it is a hybrid,Insight.
Regards, Brian
29 Jul 2011 8:44AM
A wonderful mono version, Andrew, glad everyone was ok after the accident.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 5:19PM
As you said
Always look on the bright side of life x x x x
Great clouds by the way

and thanks for your last comment on mine ..... that was sweet!!
Herge88 11 40 4 England
30 Jul 2011 5:52PM
Works very well with the mono treatment.

Best Matt
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 9:58PM
glad everyone was ok... I have a sticker on the back of my van that says sh*t happens, says it all
brilliant shots
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
31 Jul 2011 3:46PM
V1 is outstanding in mono.. love the processing..
So sorry to read of the accident.... but so thankful you are all right..
Thankful too that your parents are alright as well..
Vehicles can always be fixed or replaced as look as you are alright that is all that matters...
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
31 Jul 2011 7:28PM
super mono
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2011 4:54PM
Cool Story there Smile

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