There is really something quite beautiful about the way that skies tell stories in landscape photography. Clear blue skies can often symbolize peace and calm, while cloudy skies can evoke feelings of uncertainty and unrest. Landscape photographer Arnaud Bathiard set out to capture landscape images before, during, and after rain storms to see what emotions and feelings his images would make people feel. After the break check out some of the beautiful, moody images that he was able to capture.
Arnaud Bathiard takes us on a rain filled journey with his project entitled ‘The Rain Song’. Through his landscape photography his images give us a glimpse of the scenery from his home town of Morvan in France, along with images from Brittany, France, the Azores and the Scottish Highlands.
As you can see, the landscape images Bathiard captured are simply stunning. With long exposures, Arnaud was able to capture both the calm, peaceful nature of a simple rain shower, and also the violent side of a storm too. It’s really quite amazing how weather events can add so much to an image, and how different they can make the viewer feel.
Before the rain starts, the images give off the feeling of peace and serenity, with whispy clouds floating above the land below, while the images captured during the storms can make the viewer feel a sense of chaos and restlessness as waves crash against the rocks and stir up the seas.
The black and white tones of the images are perfect for the subject matter too. The gorgeous light clouds and waves contrast perfectly with the dark tones of the landscapes which give the seemingly simple pictures so many layers of depth that just add to the overall feel and ambiance of the images.
Be sure to check out more of Arnaud Bathiard’s beautiful landscape photography over on his Behance profile, and on his website. Have you ever tried to capture the beauty of a storm before? How did your images make your viewers feel? Let us know in the comment section below.