One of the things I'm much more aware of now that I'm enjoying photography so much is the sky. I'm always aware of what a difference it makes in photos to have some blue sky behind your subject. And often the sky itself, and its cloud patterns is a worthy photograph. Here are some nice sky photos from around the valley recently.
There are almost always turkey vultures soaring somewhere nearby when I look up at the sky. I caught this one when I was out shooting some of the streams of spring. Changed to 'sports' setting and quickly snapped off a few photos. Remarkably, it turned out well. When they're close enough you can see the dramatic colour difference in their wings; they're not all just black.
This photo was taken right at the end of our driveway one sunny afternoon as I arrived home. Decided not to deal with the hydro wires; the sun shining on them is part of the view too.
Took this picture just yesterday, during a brief break in the clouds. This barn is on one of the properties owned by the Bruce Trail and is being retained and used for hay storage. It's currently being repaired, so I dropped by to say hello to the contractor we've hired.
Ok, these ones are not in the valley, but driving home from seeing the dentist in Guelph last week I drove through the big wind farm near Shelbourne and snapped a few photos. I liked how these ones lined up into the distance.
And just in case you get the wrong idea, valley skies are often not blue at all. We're in a discouraging run of cloudy, wet, cold, drizzly days at the moment; this was the sky yesterday. Not much good for the gardening I need to do!