Gavin Pretor-Pinney, or as I’ve been calling him “the guy who’s as enthusiastic as me when it comes to clouds”, which is a nice change from the eye rolls I usually get, talks about the everyday beauty of the sky above and asks the question “why do clouds have such negative connotations?”
This is literally a quick post to share the video, shown previously on TED (It’s only 10 minutes long – give it a watch). I feel everyone should take on Gavin’s attitude to clouds (or should I be saying: my attitude). Since, I have downloaded the app CloudSpotter and have had my eyes constantly skyward, in an attempt to capture all the wonders of the sky. I am now also a member of the cloud appreciation society, this too is Gavin’s creation . I just cant seem to help it; clouds, weather they be (don’t excuse the pun) what we see everyday or the extraordinary are always a reminder of the worlds natural beauty:
the nostalgic, (trying to see pictures in clouds is possible one of my favourite things to do):
the out of this world:
is the sky falling:
I really could go on for ever. There are so many types some of which haven’t been classified as real types yet such as the asperatus cloud, as its a rare sight.
I know what your thinking the above cannot be real…well think again.All pictures courtesy of The Cloud Appreciation Society.
All in all I think what I am trying to get at is don’t keep your eyes to the pavement, there’s a lot to see above.
Even if its bad news.
- The joy of cloudspotting: 10 incredible visions in clouds (ted.com)
- Live with your head in the clouds: Gavin Pretor-Pinney at TEDGlobal 2013 (ted.com)