Clouds Surround Some Skyscrapers by taffy

Clouds Surround Some Skyscrapers

The half-and-half theme is interesting as typically one of the most common ways to compose is using the rule of thirds. In this image, I was struck that the left hand side follows the 50-50 rule and as my eye moved to the right, two-thirds takes over. Lesson learned is that I should think outside the rule of thirds, at least sometimes.
Wow! Wow! Err... did I say Wow? You don't usually do B&W... but on this showing you should do it all the while!
May 4th, 2019  
Rules or no rules, this is a perfect photograph. The depth on the left, between the taller buildings, the clouds on the right, one can’t compose it better then this.
May 4th, 2019  
Awesome black and white, and great half and half
May 4th, 2019  
Amazing
May 4th, 2019  
I think it's harder to stick to the half and half composition when using the rectangular landscape shot. I try to imagine what my picture will look like when it's in a square to compose mine. What I love about this picture is the building peeking through the clouds- that is a TALL building! Or the clouds are quite low. Either way this is an excellent shot- so dramatic!
May 4th, 2019  
This is stunning ...
May 4th, 2019  
OMG what a stunning image Taffy! Just love the Hancock Building peeping out from the clouds! Rules? Sometimes those rules are made to be broken! Lol!
Another image heading for the TT if I’m not mistaken!
May 4th, 2019  
Blame the clouds for the 1/2 and 1/2 !! Stunning skyscrapers with their heads in the clouds !!
May 4th, 2019  
this is brilliant - great shot
May 4th, 2019  
Superb capture...great composition, lines
May 4th, 2019  
Wonderful city capture and I love those clouds.
May 4th, 2019  
you certainly wouldn't want to chop the top off those big clouds tot he right, so you have the composition just as it should be. I don't think I would want to compromise a photo just to fit one rule or another. This is wonderful.
May 5th, 2019  
Terrific capture :)
May 5th, 2019  
well done ...
May 5th, 2019  
Fabulous image
May 5th, 2019  
amazing capture of the city clouds!
May 5th, 2019  
Fav
May 5th, 2019  
I see what you mean but, wow, I llove this shot with the clouds making it magical
May 5th, 2019  
nice b&w cityscape
May 5th, 2019  
Absolutely stunning with those amazing clouds swirling around the buildings. The b&w really shows up the terrific focusing you had.
May 5th, 2019  
Wow
May 5th, 2019  
Love the low clouds and the B&W. Interesting observations on the half-and-half vs the usual rule of thirds. Fav.
May 5th, 2019  
Wow
May 5th, 2019  
Outstanding
May 5th, 2019  
A fabulous capture of this wonderful sight.
May 5th, 2019  
Love the contrast with crisp sharp foreground and skyscraper coming out of the cloud,
May 5th, 2019  
wow those clouds!
May 5th, 2019  
Stunning fav
May 5th, 2019  
Amazing! Fav.
May 5th, 2019  
This shot is awesome!
May 5th, 2019  
Fabulous capture, love the contrast between the sharp lines and shapes of the human made objects and the fluent lines and shapes of the clouds - fav
May 5th, 2019  
Such great detail capture in this shot, Love the clouds. fave
May 5th, 2019  
Wonderful...Fav
May 5th, 2019  
oh my. this is spectacular
May 5th, 2019  
Well done!
May 5th, 2019  
Great capture of those beautiful clouds and that big city. Great 1/2 + 1/2 too.
May 5th, 2019  
Amazing shot, the clarity is superb
May 6th, 2019  
Awesome shot!
May 6th, 2019  
Love this in black and white.
May 6th, 2019  
Black and white works so beautifully in B&W. You should do this more often since you live in a city with such great architectural possibilities.
May 6th, 2019  
Stellar!!
May 6th, 2019  
This is fabulous. Your city photos are breathtaking.
May 6th, 2019  
Wow...what a shot. Fav
May 6th, 2019  
Great shot and processing.
May 6th, 2019  
Wonderful shot
May 6th, 2019  
This is outstanding
May 6th, 2019  
A fabulous shot for the half and half - and it was interesting to read your reflections on the composition. :)
May 6th, 2019  
Wonderful cityscape! I love how the top of the building pops through the clouds. Fav
May 8th, 2019  
Whoa! This is amazing.
May 8th, 2019  
Amazing capture of the clouds. What is it like being in the buildings when this happens?
May 8th, 2019  
@angelar Thanks, Angela. It can be surreal in a whiteout where everything disappears, but mostly it's just interesting to see the different patterns over time as the clouds move across the sky.
May 8th, 2019  
Well deserved #1!
May 10th, 2019  
@jgpittenger Thanks Jane!! It was exciting to see this one on TT as I had been so pleased by how it turned out. And congrats on you too.
May 10th, 2019  
had to be number one - well deserved :)
May 10th, 2019  
Congratulations Taffy another number 1 as I predicted!! Such an amazing image!! Thanks for letting me know I am there too - a lovely surprise!!
May 10th, 2019  
Love this! I found my eye being drawn from the bottom left hand corner up to the right hand corner. My dream shot is to be up the Hancock or Sears Tower when all you can see is the tips of the tallest building sitting just about low cloud cover.
May 11th, 2019  
What an incredible shot that I somehow missed! Congrats on TT!
May 11th, 2019  
Fabulous. Congratulations on topping TT!
May 12th, 2019  
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