It is interesting to see what motivates people to shoot. Inspiration to create comes in many forms, and nothing gets me more excited than seeing an interesting sky develop. I have never been interested in stripping in a sky that wasn’t there in my shot. I like some of these images, but I would rather have it in the frame when I take the shot. The other day we had some great clouds streaming overhead, and I had a portrait shoot set up with a local mountain biker. Right on cue the clouds filtered in for a great sky background. I did a time laspe to really highlight these clouds, it’s linked below. Elinchrom Ranger with a 39″ deep octa on the left, 20 degree gridded head and Ranger on the right. Triggered by Skyports. Tech: Nikon D200, 18-135mm, 1/160 at F13, ISO 100.