Floating On A Dream


The last day sundown of July was quite something special. From my backyard I cannot see the sun itself set as it slips behind a wooded hill and neighbouring houses. Yet last night the way the lowering sun reflected its dying light off the clouds it was almost like a 360 degree sunset. The sky in the image was taken facing the east.

I am always taken by clouds, and the different types and layers that decorate the sky, and how the changing light interplays with all these elements. Sometimes it is like peering out the window of our world with fresh, clean eyes, making a connection with the cosmos that stirs the emotions perhaps on a primitive level. After all, that window out is the very same window that humankind has been looking through from the dawn of ages. And maybe, just maybe, it is that recognition that we are a part of something much bigger and that sense of ‘feeling’ and connection that trully makes us human and what and who we are.


July Sunset

The Sky Stallion


I have a thing about clouds and how their formations pull on the imagination. I see a mighty horse rearing up and trying to pull itself free from the clouds, being born of the elements.


Sky Stallion cloud formation

© Peter Hillman ♦ 3rd August 2016 ♦ Bournemoth, Dorset ♦ Nikon D3200


An Opening In The Clouds


I have a thing for shafts of sunlight as they break through cloud. It can happen and change so quickly the moment is over all too soon. And as the old saying goes, considering the goings-on around the world at present, ‘every cloud has a silver lining’.


Llandudno, Wales

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38
Date taken: 21st April 2011
Place: West Shore Beach, Llandudno, Wales


Gateway To The Sun

Storm Clouds

I love dramatic skies, especially as storms are looming or lumbering past. I love the way you can see the silver linings on clouds and the peeking sun and reflecting light amidst these huge and dark, floating behemoths.

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June 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.