This ongoing portfolio started during the pandemic restrictions of 2020, when for months my own travel was limited to walks around my neighborhood. Looking up, I was taken by the fascinating canvas of ever-moving cirrus cloud formations in the sky. So I began taking my infrared camera along on my walks, looking for compositions with foregrounds that complemented the clouds overhead, concentrating on the feathery cirrus and cirrocumulus in particular. Because IR renders the cold blue atmosphere as a deep black, even the wispiest patterns are revealed in stark contrast. Since then I've become a card-carrying member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, and continue my search for photographs in the heavens wherever I go.
© Rich Bergeman Photography