I was looking for a sky photo in my hard drive for this week’s Photo Friday challenge and the most recent is a wide shot of the Victorias sugar refinery and thick white clouds in the sky. The original and unfiltered photo would have sufficed but I wasn’t sure if, to the ordinary viewer, the series of buildings was more noticeable than the sky. So, I went about making the sky more noticeable.
The three images in this post come from a single snapshot of the Victorias Milling sugar refinery on a blistering summer day. A SINGLE SNAPSHOT.
So, my theory is that the more noticeable the clouds, the more likely that the eyes will focus on them and the sky. Texture, color, size or shape makes anything more, or less, noticeable. In this series of photos, I focused on texture to make the clouds pop.
Using digital filters (Snapseed), the texture of the clouds were altered so that the clouds appear to be hard, medium and light, or something to that effect. To my eyes, the clouds are most noticeable in topmost photo, they are fairly noticeable in the second photo and they are least noticeable in the third and last photo.