These clouds started as white and fluffy and grew to dark and stormy, signalling the possibility of a rain storm. Such a sight is common on Long Beach, an expansive sandy beach in Tofino, B.C.
Clouds are a fascinating inspiration for photographs. They can imply mood—fun and whimsical (white and fluffy), eerie (veil-like and wispy ) or dramatic (dark and ominous). Using black and white photography with cumulonimbus clouds adds to the drama of the image, as if there is something pending and yet wondrous about to occur.