Building a castle or a chateau in the clouds is an idiom in German for working on an obviously unrealistic dream. I’m quite sure, that idiom has its origin in distinct clouds and cloudscapes.
A few years ago, I was sitting on the balcony of our hotel room looking out at the sea and saw this castle, illuminated by the setting sun, floating up in our direction.
I was waiting there for the blue hour to photograph the castle. As I’m unable to read clouds, I wasn’t aware a thunderstorm was coming closer. Fortunately, it passed without starting to rain or throwing more bolts of lightning than this single one.
I experienced this dramatic sky when I was in Iceland. After more than a week of more or less constant rain, finally some light.
The most beautiful cloudscapes can be found at the sea.
But, clouds are also nice when they lay to your feet like a carpet.
Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between the sky and the sea.
As usual, click on the images to enlarge them.
Thanks, Amy for this wonderful challenge this week.
Maybe, I inspired you to dig in your archive and find some images, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Amy’s inspiration post. Don’t forget to tag it with LENS-ARTIST, so we can find it.