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Hot temperatures and temperamental weather, is there anything not to love about summer squalls and cumulonimbus clouds? :D

I found a fantastic secret spot in my suburban sprawl that has a top-notch view of the surrounding region -- and I've captured a few cloud photos that I absolutely love. Normally not a fan of cloud pictures because they all look the same, but I thought these held enough quality to warrant sharing. Also, any tips on weather photography would be appreciated!

#1 -- Caught this summer squall last night. I envy the houses that have this view everyday

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#2 -- These rainy afternoons provide for interesting texture in the clouds, the moon just happened to be a bonus! This reminds me so much of Bespin(Cloud City) from Star Wars

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#3 -- Not as interesting, just reminded me of the Horse Head Nebula

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#4 -- Looming clouds at sunset

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Thanks for looking!
 

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I like #1 and #3. I love shooting clouds and particularly weather. I find that if I let the sky and the clouds dominate the image, it seems to work better. A lot depends on the type of weather you are going to photograph. I think if you google "weather photography tips" you will get a lot of stuff to look at. I have also found that I get ideas on composition by studying the works of others who shoot the weather. For me the draw is the clouds, so I tend to make them the dominant element in my images and of course - rule of thirds where feasible. Sharp focus is a must have. I also make good use of my wide angle lens. Practice - practice - practice. My 0.02¢ FWIW.
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I really like #1
 

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Wow! Looks like something you would see in space! And for number 1, in the bottom left corner, is that the rain?
 

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