Sky Play: Rethinking the Cloudy Day

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In these last, dreamy days of summer, there’s nothing we’d rather do than lie around in the park and stare at the clouds.

And take pictures, of course!

Horst (hb19 on Flickr) has been doing just that, and it looks like he’s redefined the science of cloud manipulation*.

He finds the perfect sky or set of clouds and gives them their object counterpart. The cloud shooting out from a bottle’s top. The sun’s perfect, shiny orb behind his ET-like finger. The fluffy ice-cream cloud on top of its cone. hb19 gives new meaning to the art of cloud watching.

Summery skies abound. Take our advice and point your lens skyward before the winter chill descends.

hb19′s sky play photo set

via Crystal Ginn (You, too, can send us tips via twitter. Just start your tweet with @photojojo)

* Speaking of which, did you know China fired 1,104 rain dispersal rockets to prevent rain during the Olympics’ opening ceremonies? We live in the future!

p.s. Peep these pics from our lightpainting events in NYC and San Francisco last week!

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