Camera and Lens: Bronica SQ-Ai, Zenzanon PS 150mm f/4
Film stock: Ilford FP4+
Developer: Kodak D76
Notes: an orange filter was used
While photographing the Oregon Dunes, I noticed this cloud that was forming a few miles away. It was just behind a hill and I couldn't tell if it was touching the ground or not but in any case, it was very low.
Everything happened really fast: I was taking shots of the ground behind a big dune, the shape of the cloud quickly changed to what you see here, almost like ready to hug or eat the grove of trees (I swear I can even see a face).
I took 2-3 shots of it trying to use the dune to my advantage, hiding the otherwise very busy foreground to keep the cloud as the main and only subject of the image.
I wanted more exposures without that dune though, but by the time I as able to go around it the cloud had already changed to something different and not as interesting.
Another lesson to be learned: when there's weather like this, windy and clouds forming and dissapearing so fast, keep an eye on them at all times and be ready!
Watch the video about this trip: American Road Trip Journal #8: Oregon Dunes and Heceta Head Lighthouse.