I also like small, wispy, patterned cloud days.
I still hold to the theory that the best big sky photos are done at the beach. Many photographers like to use wide angle lenses to capture big sky photos. Sometimes that works for me, too. But if you don't want too much distortion, and you don't need a close up, using a prime portrait lens still offers you the chance at capturing big sky. The photo above is a landscape photo with a dog in it. There are many things to see here, including the big sky. This particular photo can tell whatever story you want it to. Ask yourself the questions: Why is the dog on the beach? Does the dog belong to the umbrella? Did the dog come down the path along the dunes?
On the otherhand, the photo below is clearly about the dog, and there just happens to be a good sky behind him.
My next set of experiments will involve the night sky. Maybe someday soon I will be blogging about that adventure!
For more big skies, remember to visit the blog circle and take a peek at how other photographers interpreted the theme. Start with Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography, presented by Shae Pepper Photography . I hope your weekend is dry and sunny. I hope mine is too. Pennsylvania has been under siege of some angry clouds with water guns, and a warm, dry weekend is on everyone's wish list.