One of the things that amazed and delighted me about Hamilton Island was the clouds. When we arrived the sky was bright blue and full of these white fluffy puffy clouds which rolled through as the day went on.
They changed to a big bank of shapeless grey when a storm blew in, but this was the last morning, after the sun was above the horizon. It was still quite windy and the clouds had stacked up nicely to be lit up by the golden glow of early morning light.
I love clouds and it was great to discover how the ND grad filter in Lightroom can be used to enhance the texture and detail to give them real substance and a 3D volumetric effect which feels very present to me in the big cloud on the left.
It also picks up all the different colour tones as well as you can see above with white and shades of grey all in the same cloud.
Sometimes its worth sticking around after the pretty sunrise colours have faded and you move into that “golden hour” – I am glad I did this time!