Clouds and Upcoming Appearance...

by Tom Nguyen in


One of my absolute favorite things to do when I travel by plane is taking photos of clouds.  With the right texture and time of day, the mood that could be captured in their photographs can be very powerful, and can range from calming to intimidating.   

It is for this reason that I try to get window seating as often as possible during flights, and try to get a row away from the annoying view of the plane's wing (although the wing can add to the photo as you'll see below).   

Assuming that I get the row and window seat of my choice, the only other factors I have to worry about are the window's cleanliness and any internal reflections.  Sometimes you can't avoid them; minor reflections can be cloned out in Photoshop, and clarity/contrast can be boosted back in post-process if the window isn't terribly dirty and blurry toward its edges.

Here are some of my favorites over the past year; most were taken with the Olympus OMD-EM5: 

Autograph Signing/Sketching Appearance in Cedar Falls, Iowa 

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This Wednesday I will be back at Limited Edition Comics and Collectibles to meet, greet, and sign for the fine people who frequent the store.  Except this time I will be joined by fellow DC Comics pro buddy Keith Champagne to make it doubly-fun!  Keith and I have worked on many books together including Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, JLA, Ghostbusters, WWE Heroes: Undertaker, and Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters among others.   

You can read about my last experience at Limited Edition Comics from an earlier blog entry here.  I hope to see returning faces and meet new ones this week, and will blog about the experience along with custom sketches for fans afterward..!