Cloud Study by Roger Fenton (1859)

“Cloud Study” is a photograph by Roger Fenton from the year 1859. It is a monochrome image that primarily focuses on the sky, capturing the detailed formations and textures of clouds. There is a relatively narrow dark strip along the bottom, which appears to be the silhouette of a landscape, possibly a tree line or horizon, providing contrast and emphasizing the vastness of the sky above. The photograph exhibits the characteristics of the early days of photography, with a certain graininess and some marks that might be due to the age of the print or the photographic process used at the time. Overall, the image conveys a sense of tranquility and might have been part of Fenton’s exploration of the natural world through the medium of photography.

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