Tuesday, 6 August 2013

TED Talk about Clouds

I often photograph the sky - it's always available, often interesting and sometimes fascinating. Gavin Pretor-Pinney founded the Cloud Appreciation Society to which many sky watchers, like me, submit photographs. I've been lucky over the last few years to have several of mine published on the CAS website. Recently Gavin gave a talk about clouds at TED Talks in Edinburgh which, the last time I looked, has been viewed over 200,000 times. Do watch it, linked here, it's well worth all of the 11 minutes. I was delighted that he used one of my cumulonimbus photographs as one of his illustrations.

If you've not yet come across TED I would encourage you to take a look. The short talks on and about every subject under the sun are splendid, challenging, inspirational, thought provoking, funny, infuriating, ...

Mono Dunstanburgh Skyscape published by CAS and NASA ESD

My monochrome Dunstanburgh Castle Skyscape (posted just below this) has now been published as Picture of the Day by both the Cloud Appreciation Society (in mid July) and NASA’s Earth Science Division (today). Thank you to both. The images are linked here for CAS and here for NASA ESD.

And these links (here and here) are to their daily refreshed pages where new images from around the world appear every day.

For those interested I have a twitter account @virtuallygrey to notify of any new work or updates to my website or blog. It is only used for my photo stuff - nothing else.