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New Black and White Adventure: Formations

Larry Weidel


While photographing Pikes Peak, I became fascinated with these rock formations.

They reminded me of how wet sand forms when dripped from the hand of a child building castles. I noticed clouds were moving in and decided to see what would appear. I waited, camera in hand, hoping the clouds would cooperate by entering the frame in an aesthetically pleasing way.

The clouds soon covered the entire sky. Interesting, but not what I was going for. I took a few shots, but it wasn’t what I was after.

Then, moments later, a smaller cloud passed in front of the blanket of clouds in the back that mimicked the rock formations. I couldn't believe it! And that's how this photograph was born.