February 16, 2014

Cloud Fish

Photograph by Steven Chou, National Geographic Your Shot

"That day was a dual lucky day," says Your Shot contributor Steven Chou, who captured this shot of a "delicacy in the air" while walking around the ancient camp at Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia, in the hinterland of Badain Jaran Desert. Chou had finished taking sunrise shots of the ruins of the camp and, on seeing the formation, switched to a wide-angle lens to capture the cloud and towers in one shot.

During the shoot, Chou learned that it pays to linger. "Don't leave in such a hurry after you've done your main work," he says. "Take a walk a little bit farther and try a cool new perspective—that's when you'll probably get your 'wow' shots."

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41 comments
Howard Mcallister
Howard Mcallister

Wonderful imagery. I will try to remember the advice to look at scenes from as many angles as possible. It will pay off in some great photos.

Drkamal Mohanani
Drkamal Mohanani

WHAT A AMAZING MOVEMENT AND WONDERFUL SHOT -DRKAMAL MOHANANI

Sam Luo
Sam Luo

Do you guys stop hi-res downloading for wallpaper.

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Cloud formations always intrigue me. I have loads that I have taken myself and would have liked to share. This is a great shot together with the foreground.

Francesco Sinibaldi
Francesco Sinibaldi

Source of memories.


Flying over

the country a

little emotion

returns in my

mind with

a delicate

sound.


Francesco Sinibaldi

Tina Marie S.
Tina Marie S.

If wishes were fishes and I had a net........

It is quite lovely to linger over this shot.

James Osborne
James Osborne

What a great shot!  Takes a great eye, anticipation, patience and just plain talent.  I wish!

Sergio Rota
Sergio Rota

Amazing ...good shot ..patience sorts  out always a gift  ;-)

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Magnifique!  Fishing in the sky is a new thing,right? Steven Chou can say 'been there done that' and he has done it so well. A wonderful picture that was worth the wait, I'm sure.  Each day brings new pictures, new surprises, today was not less, indeed it brought one of the best shots yet.  j.e.s.   

A. Isnaini
A. Isnaini

good job good pict... love it ^^

Agung Christian
Agung Christian

i has a cloud picture, i thing my cloud picture formation like a twister, i take my cloud pic in the morning 2012, i dont gine effect, if ishare for national geographic, i get fee for my photo or not?
i hope national geographic make a photo contest about cloud,
and send by internet upload.


Agung Christian
Agung Christian

i has a cloud picture, i thing my cloud picture formation like a twister, i take my cloud pic in the morning 2012, i dont gine effect, if ishare for national geographic, i get fee for my photo or not?
i hope national geographic make a photo contest about cloud,
and send by internet upload.


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