03 Sep 13. For most of the last decade I've been planning on cataloging all my images of clouds for use as backgrounds whenever I need one. It's been one of those plans that just gets moved to the bottom of the list because there always seems to be something more important to do than that. Recently a very good friend commented on one of my images that he was going to steal the sky from it for use at a later date. That prompted me to get off my butt and get all the clouds copied to a single location as well as offer them for his use. I'm now 2/3 of the way through the project having copied all the images from 2004 - 2010. Just 2+ years to go to finally get the project accomplished. So far the files amount to 12.7 G of clouds and another 21.2 G of sky images which contain at least 50 % clouds. By the time I finish I expect to be able to fill a 50G small portable HD. While copying some of the images this evening I thought it might be fun to try a B&W cloud image of just clouds. So far this year I've shared close to a dozen B&W images that featured clouds as a major part of the landscape, but never one of just clouds, so this is a first attempt at so doing. The two areas in this image (5 & 9 o'clock) that look like areas of poor cloning, i.e., repeated pattern, are actually ice crystals. This is straight from the camera save for the B&W conversion. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 320; 1/400 sec @ f /10.