Wednesday, May 5, 2010


"I'd finally do something I had in mind for years. I'd make a series of cloud pictures. I told Miss O'Keeffe of my ideas. I wanted to photograph clouds to find out what I had learned in 40 years about photography. Through clouds to put down my philosophy of life— to show that my photographs were not due to subject matter—not to special trees, or faces, or interiors, to special privileges—clouds were there for everyone—no tax as yet on them—free." -Alfred Steiglitz

I've seen Steiglitz' series on clouds in person. They are quite amazing. Like he says, anyone can shoot clouds, so it is a good gauge of your ability to photograph. Since seeing his work I have continually photographed clouds, or at least kept my eyes on them. But it wasn't until the other night, when I was standing on top of "A" Mountain, here in Tucson, that I looked at the clouds, and was instantly awe struck with their beauty. I took a ton of shots, this is what came of it. Hopefully there will be more to follow.

Tyler Gates
Good Life Photography

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