Last friday I went on a trip with my best friend Bas. The weather wasn’t very good during the day, but the weather-forecast was promising. We planned to go out to the beach of the North Sea where we wanted to capture some of the shapes in the sand. This should be the place to be that evening, because in the rest of the Netherlands it would be clouded with no sun at all.
During our trip we noticed the clouds were moving to the east very rapid and more than we expected. We changed our plans and agreed to go to the beaches of the IJsselmeer. We made some nice pictures of shapes in the sand over there too.
When we arrived at the IJsselmeer we were surprised by the strong wind which pushed al the water to the shoreline. Photographing the shapes in the sand there was no option too, because they good parts were covered with water.
We decided to go to the Waddensea and try our luck over there. During the ride to the Waddensea was saw the clouds disappear. We didn’t have much luck this evening. A sky with no clouds looks dull and was not an option for us for our landscape pictures.
When we arrived at the Waddensea there was only one big cloud behind us. We knew this cloud would pass behind us and wouldn’t go over the Waddensea. We decided to chase the cloud.
The cloud moved very rapidly, so we knew we had to do our best to get in front of the cloud. We also had to find a good spot to capture it before the light was at its best.
Finding a good spot was a big problem and we didn’t have much time before the sunset. Finally we decided to drive onto one of the small roads though the fields and hoped to see a spot with a good foreground subject. We ended up at a spot with a fence and some Common Hogweed around the ditch.
We took out our gear and as soon as we started taking pictures the sky turned red. We were lucky this time and were able to chase the cloud.