Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What do you see in the clouds?

Rainy days, cloudy days, depressing days. What kind of day is your character having today?

I decided to start taking pictures for my personal blog. But it developed into so much more. It's giving me ideas for capturing moments in time. Moments my heroine or hero might experience.

What would your characters feel if they saw this particular scene? Or how would this weather help you build ambience in your scene?

Would this next photo be a good one to set the scene in your black moment or in your finale? Or do you have a better place for it?

I have to admit a fascination for the clouds, rain, lightening, and wind. I LOVE this kind of weather. I don't know why, but the clouds are always gorgeous to me. Weather is exciting. Sunny days make me grin at heaven while cloudy days hold me mesmerized at the creativity of the Lord. I stare and stare. I can't soak in the beauty enough. How does it affect you? Do your characters reflect that feeling?

PS I've continued this idea over on my personal blog. You'll find it at
There's even a fun creativity excercise to get your writing muse going:-D


  1. Beautiful pictures!

    I am always in awe of God's work. Thanks for capturing it.

  2. Great pictues, Ang. And what a great idea to keep them on hand for writing.
    Rainy and cloudy days are my fav, too. Don't know why.

  3. Those are some great photos. My digital camera died on me during vacation. I have all these disposable cameras with film I'm getting developed. Urggh! Maybe I have the perfect excuse for getting a really NICE digital camera.


  4. My favorite is when the sun streams through an opening in the clouds with beams of light. I always think of it as God shining down on us. Love that! :)

    Great photos, Angie!