Who needs Hollywood special effects when Nature can produce such amazing cloud formations as I witnessed one day in Spring? I have always liked this location for its gently rolling sinuous curves, which were, on this occasion, being echoed in the dramatic cloudscape. With the rapidly approaching rain clouds threatening to obliterate the already weakening sunshine, I knew I had to act fast to capture the image before the forces of nature overwhelmed scene. The sunlit barley contrasted markedly with the brooding clouds, giving eye popping colours and creating this luminous landscape. Moments later, the rain hit and the cloud textures fused to a uniform grey. The performance was over. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.