If I remember correctly, the weather was not only threatening, it was already pouring down quite heavily at the time. Or just about to do so after I snapped this pic - in which case it was indeed threatening :).
Well, true that it defies description, but it has inspired me so:
Such a great combination of tones and silhoutte combined with depth. The portal and the light rays are "moving" to behold, and the distant ridgeline just sits there timelessly, and quite as if it belonged in a Tolkien Story.
A lesson in composition and light, so simple to achieve, but not often found.
Well, many artists are natural. I neither have theoretical background. So unless there is something immediate to catch, I pan around a bit, try to get some foreground in, some depth and variation. Simple colours and combinations look good, and silhouettes can create good effects. I like vanishing points (tapering into the distance).
Though people portraits are often too small on the Site. I like to see people close up, like a 1/4 frame, though with the mountain still well defined. Not like the shot someone took of me on Velino - static, small, looking like a twot. I left the image there as a "how not to".
Take a look at Kenzo Akawa's Images. And his Four Girls portraits "A Tibetan girl-1. Now that's some photography.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe