Perfect Shot: Lonely as a Cloud

Photos by Jennifer Fraser

One fine spring day, the weather was sunny with a chance of meatball clouds. That’s what Menlo Park photographer Jennifer Fraser thought when she spotted an unusually round cloud hovering above a similarly rotund boulder while walking with a friend through The Horse Park at Woodside. She dubs this image her “meatball cloud shot,” liking how its odd contours add a surreal note to the vivid hues of the flourishing landscape. “Spring in our California hills is such an intense season of super-saturated green that I always have to ‘desaturate’ my finished images to make them more credible,” she says.

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