Wednesday, 16 May 2007

You can't fence clouds

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Walking on the beach at Sunderland Point, Lancashire, I looked up and saw this cloud, apparently lower than its companions, drifting over the barbed wire fence that marked the edge of the cultivated land. It made me reflect that, just as you can't hold back the sea, you can't fence in the clouds!

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
John Lubbock (1834-1913), English banker, politician, scientist and writer

Mode: Aperture Priority
Focal Length: Zoom @ 22mm (35mm equiv.)
F No: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/400
ISO: 100
Exposure Compensation: -0.7EV
photograph (c) T. Boughen


Anonymous said...

Cool pic, great quote!!!!!

Tony Boughen said...

Thanks Anon. For more clouds go to